All You Can Hear - Different Ringtone Genres By Philip Nicosia It may come as a surprise for
people who are not very involved in personalizing their mobile phones that
choosing a ringtone can be a very tiresome and confusing task. Why? Because of
the sheer amount of choices that a mobile phone user has to wade through in
order to get the ringtone that he wants.
First of all, he has to consider what type of ringtone he wants to use. Does he
want the old school monotone ringtone that was made popular by the early Nokia
mobile phones? These are the ringtones that play melodies one note after the
other. He may also choose a polyphonic ringtone, which is a more melodic choice
compared to the drab monotone ringtone. Of course, if his mobile phone is
capable of supporting it (which most new models can) he can opt to use music
ringtones, which are actual pre-recorded pieces of the actual music. This is the
best available ringtone type out there and is the acknowledged favorite,
especially among people who really love music.
Having gone through the ringtone types, the choice just gets wider. There are so
many companies online that are specializing in bringing ringtones to your mobile
phone that each one would offer unique ringtones that would catch the attention
of consumers and hopefully entice them to buy the ringtone. But aside from the
many companies out there, a mobile phone user has to choose from so many
available genres of ringtones available, especially those for music ringtones.
The choices are so varied and so many that one would be hard pressed to choose
which ones a mobile phone user would like to install on his phone as a ringtone.
Some of the most popular ringtone genres are:
Funny ringtones - These are ringtones with an obvious comedy bent. These could
be hilarious one liners, missives or dialogues. It is not uncommon to hear funny
ringtones that try to parody certain scenes in famous movies or TV shows or
maybe even funny sounds.
Bollywood ringtones - These ringtones are all about the magic that is brought by
Indian films. Indian films are a strange and wonderful film genre. The formula
that Indian films follow are quite different. Whether it be drama, comedy or
even action, a movie will not be complete without song and dance numbers. Most
Indians believe that a movie without this element makes it incomplete. These
fun-filled Bollywood songs are now considered as great ringtones because it
exudes the tongue-in-cheek fun and bombastic romp of those crazy Indian films.
Music ringtones - Music is by far the most popular ringtone genre that mobile
phone users prefer. Every single person has a particular song or type of music
that he loves and these preferences can act as great ringtones. Of course, music
ringtones have as many genres as there are different types of music out there.
Whether you like pop, rock, reggae, or even classical,, there most likely be a
ringtone that you can download or buy online. Based on a recent study, the most
popular genre that mobile phone users choose as ringtones are music in the
rap/hip hop category.