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From stints in hard rock bands, to traveling the long and dusty road with country legends and lower Broadway, to the R&B clubs of Memphis and Virginia to the “skating rink” circuit of the late 60’s to the oldies revival circuit and the industrial dungeons of the 80’s, the members of Two-Bit Eddie have seen a lot.

“The five musicians who are Two-Bit Eddie bring a wide variety of musical influences and professional performing experience to our little family.”

This special blend of musicians have come together to play what has become their own particular blend of rockin’ rhythm, rollin’ blues;and butt-thumpin’ rock ‘n’ pop….all guaranteed to keep your body movin’ and put a smile on your groovin’ little soul!

Where Music Takes You

John Thomas

John played in various hard rock / psychedelic bands from 1967 – 1970 in Clarksville, TN. Those bands included legendary gatherings of musicians playing under the names of The Sound System, Yellow Kangaroo and Cuzin’ Hog.

Rick Brady

Rick began playing drums in the 5th grade wile growing up in Virginia. He progressed into the Concert & Marching Band in Junior (that’s middle school for all you youngsters out there) and high school.

April Smith

After being groomed for singing stardom as a child…modeling, acting, going through all the trials and tribulations of getting a record contract – April Michelle Smith decided to become a musician and singer, not a star.

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Music genres can be differentiated one from the other in diverse ways. Difference between genres could be pointed out from tempo, to song structure to rhythm to lyrics and finally by sound.

Each music genre has its peculiarity

Presently, a distinct method by which genres can be identified has not been established as each genre has its peculiarity. So the only approach to identifying your music genre, presently, is to identify some big genres (e.g jazz,electronica and rock), then understand the subtle differences between those genres, this would give you a clue or clues that would help you identify the genre your music belongs to.

Musical genres have a unique pattern or combination of:

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Dynamics
  • Instrumentation
  • The ways an instrument is used (unconventional or conventional)
  • Tempo
  • Attitude or Mood
  • Lyrics
  • Harmony
  • Language
  • Subjects depicted, musically or lyrically

Listen to the Music to know the genre

The profiles of different genres could be analyzed here, but it does not really contribute to identifying your music genre. It is quite difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate genres or styles by reading or discussing about them, especially if you’re not listening to the music that belong to the various genre being read or talked about at the same time. It has been said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the approach just does not work that way. You have to listen a lot, listen actively, with time, you will be able to distinguish the different genres and styles in music.  Just as it is that, you do not learn how to ride a bicycle by reading or talking about it, you learn by riding; the more you ride, the perfect you become in the art of riding.

Get a music library

So you are advised to get a huge music library or service where you can listen to different genres of music. Attending musical concerts is great as well. Someone once said “I actually learnt a ton from a music appreciation class I took in college, where the instructor would play several examples of different genres and talk about them. But playing the examples was very important – discussing them was only meaningful after listening.”

Differentiate between two or more music genres,

Listening is an important skill you must develop, as it will help you understand the tempo and dynamics of various songs. You will get to understand why a particular genre of music is referred to as ‘soul’ or ‘blues’ or ‘jazz’. A very good starting point would be to find out what Jazz bands and Rock bands are, find out the difference between this genres of music. While it is a known fact that Jazz is practically, very complicated music but gracefully made with various instrument and classical music,  Rock is a little heavier, and is majorly based on electric guitars and 4/4 signatures. You are encouraged to start listening to your favorite genre and start exploring it, listen actively, compare with other genres of music you have listened to recently, then, you would find it very interesting and easy to differentiate between two or more music genres, thus, enabling you to know your music genre.


Difference between Jazz and Rock


Rock and jazz music are among the most popular music genres in the world. They are very different. Even a young child can tell the difference between the two. They both have many subgenres.

Rock music

Rock originated from the united stated in the mid-20th century. Itspread to Europe in the ‘60s and many were celebrating it worldwide in the ‘90s. In its early stages, it consisted of jazz,country and blues. Later it developed some hardedge and electric guitars,drums and bass were introduced. This later led to heavy metal and hard rock. This is where the music band hop and sing madly giving rock its dark tone and rude attitude.

Rock is understandable. It mostly consists of three standard chord sequence. Rock is accessible and poetic. It is unique and different from all the other genres. It has some sense of sexual freedom as is illustrated by its’s assertive nature.Most people think of it as entertainment.

Jazz music

This genre of music has a rich heritage. It originated from the American,European and Africa slave music. It emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was played during work,in the plantations, after harvests,in celebrations,mourning and after work. This was the foundation of blues and ragtime and later all the subgenres of jazz.

This music used pianos,expensive and gallant trumpet,saxophone and bass. It is hard to perform and requires a lot of practice. It also demands a lot of concentration from the audience since catching the concept is a bit hard. To be a successful jazz artist you have to understand that you cannot choose a tune to produce jazz. You must first create an ideal in your mind and then willed to play it. It is a result of passion and love for the music. This music exhibits emotion. It is intimate. Gives a story. It connects to one’s soul.

Difference between jazz and rock.

Jazz was developed in the early twentiethcentury and is a product of different cultures while rock wasdeveloped in the mid-twentieth century and it originated from America and late spread to other places.

Jazz is complicated. It needs more attention and concentration to understand. Rock is more understandable and the audience can easily tell what the music band is singing.

Many think that Jazzis very hard to perform. To be a good performer you need to do a lot of practice. Rock is more accessible. It is easier to perform than jazz.

Music bands that play jazz music value the trumpet more. Without the trumpet, we cannot have jazz music. For rock stars,it is the electric guitar. This is the main instrument used during theperformance.

Jazz is cool. It has a lower pitch. Both the audience and artist are composed.Rock is very loud and mind-blowing. There is a lot of jumping and shouting.

  • Message characteristic.

Jazz musicexpresses a lot of emotion. There is a lot of soul-searching and thinking. Rock exhibit sexual freedom. It is very assertive.

With the above differences in mind,it is so easy to distinguish jazz music from rock music. See more about music genres:

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Music Genres

A music genre is an ordinary classification that recognizes a few bits of music as having a place with a mutual custom or set of traditions. It is to be recognized from a melodic frame and melodic style, despite the fact that practically speaking these terms are once in a while utilized interchangeably.

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