Music from 1970 -1979, and probably some from outside this date range, but sounding similar. Music of the 1970s saw the rise of experimental classical music and minimalist music by classical composers. funk, disco, art rock, progressive rock, hard rock, glam rock, and punk music were also popular. Emerging genres included jazz-rock fusion, 'chamber jazz', reggae and hip-hop. The seventies were a time when a new generation of young people were exposed to new media and hence newer ideas in almost every field.