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(February 23, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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You have a style. You have a style of clothing, you have a hair style, and perhaps most importantly of all, you have a style of music. Depending on your individual personality, you might simply enjoy listening to your music or you might live through your music. While the teenage world seems to revolve around rock, pop, and R&B, there is much more than that out there to choose from.

Rejection

Of course, if you are forced to listen to something other than your personal favorite, your immediate response is to reject it – loudly and to anyone who'll listen. After all, how can you like country, ANY country song, when it is so obvious you are into heavy rock? If you haven't already figured this out, you will eventually – sometimes a song is just good. You might like it even if you hate every other rap song out there. It's just part of life and most folks catch on to that sooner or later.

The Genres

Diversity aside, there are clear categories of music, and often you can pick out the style a person likes just by looking at them – or can you?

Country

– Slow melodies with just a hint of a twang are now mixed with electric guitar and some pretty funny lyrics. Country songs often tell stories that average people can relate to. The style of country with its drawl and guitars are usually met with an "I love it!" or a definite, "I hate it!" Occasionally, there are the folks who only like the love songs, because nobody can belt out a ballad like a country singer.

Oldies

– As much as your parents may hate to hear it, anything from the 1980s and beyond are now considered oldies. Some people may even consider music from the 1990s oldies, but many of those bands and singers are still around and rocking, so we consider them contemporary for now. Golden oldies were popular in their day, and many of them still are. These are favorites at dances as they are so non-threatening and fun, even for people who are still working on their master dance moves – YMCA, anyone?

Rock

– Rock, or Rock and Roll as it was once called, is actually a very wide category of music. There is pop rock which is the Top 40, Brittany Spears, style of rock, and there are much heavier styles of rock ranging from punk rock, to hard rock, and even into the scary realm of death metal. It's rather odd to think that Celine Dion's soft rock and Marilyn Manson's odd rock could be remotely related, isn't it?

Jazz

– Believe it or not, there are some people under the age of fifty who can get into jazz music. Some people believe jazz music is the foundation for almost all contemporary styles including rock and R&B. jazz has a funky beat and fun tempos. It might be performed by an instrumental band, or by a solo artist – either on an instrument such as a saxophone or as a singer. Entire clubs and festivals have sprung up to pay homage to this legendary style.

Classical

– Classical is as "old-school" as it gets. The first classical piece was probably beat out on rocks with sticks by our ancestors, but the most famous of the classical composers include the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi. Classical is closely tied to the instrumental music of today, and it is a wide net across all the generations and centuries of composers. Classical is another style of music you either love…or hate.

R&B

– Rhythm and Blues is another wide variety of music. R&B includes everything from the Motown hits of the 1950s to the hard-hitting gangsta rap of the current day. Despite the style, most R&B can be tied together by the rhythm and groove of the tunes. R&B is another cultural icon and has had a great impact on almost every other style of music including rock and country.

Of course, you are not just your music – even if you want to be. Everyone is made up of a complicated mix of likes, dislikes and emotions. These will change hundreds of times throughout your life, and it's probably already fun to look back and wonder why you EVER liked the Backstreet Boys and wonder how anyone can avoid the charm of Chris Brown. Whatever your style, find outfits and personalities to match here on the Doll Palace.


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bunnypixie

106/Female
Galt, CA
Posted On: February 26, 2007
Love almost all styles of Music some more than others od course and Some Just because of the words in the song no matter the style of Music!
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Roseh

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: February 26, 2007
You forgot techno, trance, etc.
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Keanelover1289

21/Female
Posted On: February 25, 2007


I like a lot of different types of music - U2, Keane, Evanescence, Jewel, The Fray, Shinedown.......
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islay12

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: February 24, 2007
Go Billy Talent!!!!!!!!!!!!
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crazykiek

45/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: February 24, 2007
i ahve to diagree wtih your line about classical music u eihter love it or you ahte it. theres soo mcuh variety adn fierent forms of classical it sint nesceasily old school tehrs alot of contemporary classical comsposers out there. evry composer hasd his own style wich is influenced by their environment and otehr composers. some people love beethoven adn hate tchaiskovsky while others feel teh opposite (me) if u just give it a chance im sure evryone could find some classical pieces tehy would love.
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pirategirl101

20/Female
Byron, CA
Posted On: February 24, 2007
I like metal and alternative.
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Hollimer

22/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: February 24, 2007
Xiolin Showdown, I LOVE UR ICON!!!
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Hollimer

22/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: February 24, 2007
i like punk rock music
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lissymarie

22/Female
Granada Hills, CA
Posted On: February 24, 2007
what happened to techno? hey kittykat, luv the icon!
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: February 24, 2007
nice article! i love all music.. except clasical, it gets annoying
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cheesy_fruitca

19/Female
Gurnee, IL
Posted On: February 24, 2007
Nice article, I love all music!
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Ginger_Snap93

20/Female
Dayton, OH
Posted On: February 24, 2007
Nice actical. I perfer Heavy Metal myself but all of them r good
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: February 23, 2007
Cool article I love all types of music!
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countrydiva

19/Female
LA
Posted On: February 23, 2007
LOL I like Alternavite(msp),country,pop,and cajun.

There all good!!!
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Punky_Colleeni

18/Female
Glen Burnie, MD
Posted On: February 23, 2007
Nice! But as previously stated, there's no techno! Techno rules.
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