The History of Five Music Genre Names

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PHOTO: Thibault Trillet | (cropped)

Ever wondered about the etymology of music genre names?

In this video, Samurai Guitarist Steve-san Onotera offers a quick but detailed history of five: rock and roll, jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal and djent.

As you’ll see, the roots aren’t always easy to trace, and some of the details are lost to history. But Steve-san’s presentation is great, and you’ll come away with a greater sense of the histories behind these popular music forms.

Take a look, and be sure to check out his SamuraiGuitarist channel on YouTube for more of his videos.