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  1. acoustic music a.k.a. acoustic pop is a sub genre of pop that combines many backgrounds of music into one. Alternative, pop, acoustic, folk, techno, hip-hop, R, soul, rock, and many other genres influenced this genre.
  2. Acoustic music is music that solely or primarily uses instruments that produce sound through acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means. The retronym "acoustic music" appeared after the advent of electric instruments, such as the electric guitar, electric violin, electric organ and synthesizer.

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Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

In the case of the former, the stereotypical argument has been that jazz is fundamentally an acoustic music, made on acoustic instruments, and that the employment of electric instruments represents a corruption of the essential qualities of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Music (2010)

by Emmett G. Price, III, Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille

In contrast to techno, house music reflects a preference for using sampled acoustic music or sounds. The history of house is closely connected to developments in music technology, and production value improved over time. House music uses ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

They included the National Son Festival, the Rumba Festival, the Electro- Acoustic Music Festival in Varadero, the Chamber Music Festival in Camaguey, the National Choral Festival in Santiago de Cuba, and others. Based on the Amateur ...

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Acoustic Music Jam with Doug Welch

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I mean, there's times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music. (Graham Nash)
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