What is Fusion Music?

The definition of the word fusion is: the merging or blending of two or more things. So when we talk in terms that a certain type of music is fusion, we are actually saying two or more types of music are being composed together to form one sound. This is a diverse form of musical expression that has been around for such a long time. For instance, many don’t recognize it as a fusion sound, but R&B and Rock’n Roll as well as other genres are fusion.

The most popular fusion is jazz fusion music. If you head on over to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_fusion) you’ll learn about jazz rock fusion, which is fusion of jazz and R&B.

The blending of musical sounds can be to the extreme or to the simplest composition.

So if you are a composer as I am, when you compose your next piece, allow yourself to wonder into the creative thought patterns and fusion your way to a song that is so different but yet familiar. Think how different it would sound if you put your drum beat on 2 and 4, then run a bass line on top of that is 6-8 and some augmented 7th and 13th’s chords on top of that. Try that and let me know how that works out for you, check this out: if you don’t fuse you might lose.

 Peace to you,

Deryo

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