Modern & Classic

Pop Music

The term popular music encompasses many different styles and the genre is more diverse than any other. The guitar is an integral part of this music and its triumph as one of the most popular instruments of the 20th century is thanks to bands and artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Large bands, stadium-sized shows and sprawling rock solos characterize the genre – it is appealing to transfer these complex arrangements into the intimate format of the guitar duo, preserving the essence of the songs and giving the listeners a recognition experience

Cat Stevens achieved his commercial breakthrough in 1970 with “Wild World” . The “Strings of Berlin” have given the folk classic a funky new coat of paint.

Other titles from this genre:

  • Africa (Toto)
  • Another day in Paradise (Phil Collins)
  • La isla bonita (Madonna)

“Love yourself” is a collaboration between pop superstars Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran from 2015. The catchy guitar riff develops into a melodic, grooving arrangement.

Other titles from this genre:

  • Shape of you (Ed Sheeran)
  • Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Let her go (Passenger)

Many people know “Comptine d’un autre été” from the film “The Fabulous World of Amelie”. The pianist Yann Tiersen has written a calm, flowing piano piece whose atmosphere is wonderfully transferred to two guitars. 

Other titles from this genre:

  • How deep is your love (The Bee Gees)
  • Mad World (Tears for fears)
  • Can you feel the love tonight (Elton John)

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