Beach Music

South Carolina State Popular Music

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; photo by Jon Ashley on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Beach Music

South Carolina designated beach music as the official state popular music in 2001. Beach music is primarily a rhythm and blues style based on 4/4 rhythm with a moderate to fast-paced tempo. Beach music is closely associated with the shag dance (also a symbol of South Carolina).

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