The Historical Evolution of “Popular”
— Historical Review and Performing Research on Popular Songs in Mainland China after the Reform and Opening
Abstract: This paper reviewed the historical background of “popular song” in mainland of China, elaborating the pop song from its “stage show” to “Deng Tang Ru Shi” (means to reach a higher level in its studies or become more proficient in its profession); musicological investigating and analyzing the Chinese pop song on its aspects of performance characteristics, creative themes and others. It is believed that the pop songs has been an important social musical culture life since Chinese reform and opening, and it has great contribution to the song’s writing, performing and teaching in the new era of China.
Key Words: pop song, popular music, music performing, teaching of vocal music, musical history