While this is completely justified considering that these are the genres of music which are most popular, other types of music bands also do exist and their presence cannot be ignored. For the sake of convenience we shall begin by speaking about the more popular rock and pop type of bands, and follow up on the rest subsequently.
Rock music bands have never really gone out of flavour ever since they first started blossoming in the latter half of the 20th century. Coming up around the hippie period, it maintained the momentum which the hippie movement failed to sustain.
Synonymous with head banging and terrific guitar play, rock bands are found in almost every nook and cranny in the world and not a piece of Americanisation as a lot of people would like to believe. Metal music is alternately considered a variation of rock and a separate form of music altogether depending on whom you ask.
Pop music bands are slightly varied across the globe, but on an average have a universal appeal across cultures. Ideally, pop music is something which promises to lift a person’s spirits and helps him unwind after a tiring day. The major difference between rock and pop music is that rock is a much harsher form which is often viewed as a way for people to take out their frustrations.
Blues is another genre of music popular amongst music bands and their listeners. Starting somewhere towards the end of the 19th century, blues is a form which used to be native to the African-American community in Sothern U. S. A, before its popularity sky rocketed. The characteristic feature of blues music is the fact that the music contains a lot of rhythm and flow. A much later variation of blues is termed R&B, which means rhythm and blues, which is often seen as a more popular form than blues today.