Can you tell where some foreign music come from?

@youless (93111)
Guangzhou, China
November 14, 2012 10:32pm CST
When you listen to the foreign music, can you tell where they come from? I do not have this ability. However, usually I can tell the Japanese music from the foreign music. Its music is very typical.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Well there are several factors on how to determine foreign music from mainstream music, a good way to identify it is the use of language. Language can detect whether a song varies from another song, it can also show identify its authentic musical roots by its language and its lyrics. Another way to distinguish foreign music it its intricate harmonies, some diverse cultures have different form of musical tones, harmonies, and arrangements which varies timely for the songs or music intended to be play on various occasions. It also arranges a wide range of different cultures, countries, religions and customs so most likely; it can be recognizable if you would compare it to new music. Furthermore, foreign music demonstrates diversity in local musical creativeness that shows different influences in cultural artistic history and character.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Nov 12
It sounds like you are a musician
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Hello, not really but i love art! any form of art be it sound and visual art that's why. Have a great day! :D
• China
15 Nov 12
Well, i can't do that either. Despite my two months'experience of studying Japanese, it is hard for me to get what a Japanese says. Korean is pretty special, at least for me. Therefore, I don't think there is any problem for me to tell Korean songs from others. As to Italian, Russian, German, Spanish etc, i am not able to distinguish them.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
Perhaps you can understand the lyrics of Gangnam Style
• China
27 Nov 12
Not all the lyrics. But I am rather familiar with one sentence, which goes 'Hey,sexy lady'. LOL
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 Nov 12
Do you mean the exact region? Not particularly. I listen to Latino as well as Dutch music but I couldn't tell you from what specific country an artist is from just by their voice. I'd have to go online and check for myself to see.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
If you have heard Japanese music before, perhaps you could find it is different from other music.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 Nov 12
I have heard some Japanese melodies, but it's more the "soothing / relaxing" kind. I don't believe I've ever heard any with singing, unless it's on an anime, and I don't really watch those.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 12
Its not often I get to hear foreign music to be honest, I have a few auto-surf programs which I run to clock up credits to some of my affiliate links, and when I have the volume, a lot of the sites are Youtube and are foreign, but I know what countries they are from because the website is mainly German, so there is a mixture of Youtube videos playing music in German and French. I tend to find Irish music is best if I need relaxing.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 12
You are much more familiar with the languages in Europe.
@Paper_Doll (2375)
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
I can only distinguish few words in English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish so when I heard a word from those languages, I would know that they are from this country.
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Nov 12
It is not easy
• United States
15 Nov 12
I can tell where most music is from. You not only listen to the language but to the instruments that are more used in a country or region of the world.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
You are professional.
• Greece
15 Nov 12
Well some songs have distinctive tune that make you recognize on which country they came from. Indian song actually have some similar tunes which upon hearing it will make you know that it's from india. Chinese music too.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
Yes, Indian music is also special.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
15 Nov 12
I usually tell from the language and the accent where it is from, but I can not say that it is 100 percent correct. When I must tell where a person comes from, I pay attention to the person's accent and usually I can tell correctly. So based on this way, I do the same guessing where some foreign music come from. Have a good day.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
Even if there are no lyrics, I still think it is easy to tell the Japanese music because it has a different rhythm.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
15 Nov 12
I myself cannot tell where it comes from..like for gangnam style I thought it was Japanese..hahha.. I am really bad at it. ..Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead..
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 12
Gangnam style music is an interesting song