List of music styles
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- Arabic music
- Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced
- Easy listening
- Electronic music
- Folk song
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This is a list of music styles. Music can be described in terms of many genres and styles. Classifications are often arbitrary, and may be disputed and closely related forms often overlap. Larger genres and styles comprise more specific sub-categories. Applicable styles are classified in this list using AllMusic genre categorization.
Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded from this list, as follows: Music written for the score of a play, musicals, or similar: Filmi, incidental music, video game music, music hall songs and showtunes; Ballroom dance music: pasodoble, cha cha cha and others
Ashik – music performed by mystic or traveling Turkish, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Armenian, and Iranian bands, using vocals and the saz, performed since ancient times. Assyrian folk/pop music – pop, folk and dance music informed by traditional Assyrian styles. Australian country music – country music performed by Australians musicians.
- Classical and art music traditions, Classical music, Opera, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Electro, EDM, Hardstyle, House, Industrial, Techno, Trance, Folk, Traditional, Jazz, Popular, Blues, Country, Hip hop, Pop, Reggae, R&B, Rock, Progressive, Psychedelic, Martial
- Microgenre, List
Music is an art form, and a cultural activity, whose medium is sound. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound).
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
Modern popular dance music initially emerged from late 19th century's Western ballroom and social dance music. By genre. Dance music works often bear the name of the corresponding dance, e.g. waltzes, the tango, the bolero, the can-can, minuets, salsa, various kinds of jigs and the breakdown.
- Eras of music
- Western art music
- Popular music
- Classical music outside Europe
Music is found in every known society, past and present, and is considered to be a cultural universal. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world. Consequently, the first music may have been invented in Africa and then evolved to become a fundamental constituent of human life, using various different mater
Prehistoric music, once more commonly called primitive music, is the name given to all music produced in preliterate cultures, beginning somewhere in very late geological history. Prehistoric music is followed by ancient music in most of Europe and later music in subsequent Europ
"Ancient music" is the name given to the music that follows music of the prehistoric era. The "oldest known song" was written in cuneiform, dating to 3400 years ago from Ugarit in Syria. It was a part of the Hurrian songs, more specifically Hurrian hymn no. 6. It was deciphered b
According to Easton's Bible Dictionary, Jubal was named by the Bible as the inventor of musical instruments. The Hebrews were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole history and literature afford abundant evidence of this. After the Deluge, the first mention of music
While musical life was undoubtedly rich in the early Medieval era, as attested by artistic depictions of instruments, writings about music, and other records, the only repertory of music which has survived from before 800 to the present day is the plainsong liturgical music of th
The beginning of the Renaissance in music is not as clearly marked as the beginning of the Renaissance in the other arts, and unlike in the other arts, it did not begin in Italy, but in northern Europe, specifically in the area currently comprising central and northern France, th
The music of the Classical period is characterized by homophonic texture, or an obvious melody with accompaniment. These new melodies tended to be almost voice-like and singable, allowing composers to actually replace singers as the focus of the music. Instrumental music therefor
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training. The original application of the term is to music of the 1880s Tin Pan Alley period in the United States. Although popular music sometimes is known as "pop music", the two terms are not interchangeable. Popular music is a generic term for a wide variety of genres of music that appeal t
Sub-Saharan African music is by a strong rhythmic interest that exhibits common characteristics in all regions of this vast territory, so that Arthur Morris Jones has described the many local approaches as constituting one main system. C. K.[full citation needed] also affirms the
Byzantine music is the music of the Byzantine Empire composed to Greek texts as ceremonial, festival, or church music. Greek and foreign historians agree that the ecclesiastical tones and in general the whole system of Byzantine music is closely related to the ancient Greek syste
Asian music covers the music cultures of Arabia, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. See also: Gagaku, Gamelan, Music of Korea § Classical music, and Japanese music
Polka Varieties was an hour-long television program of polka music originating from Cleveland, Ohio. The show, which aired in several U.S. cities, ran from 1956 until 1983. At that time, it was the only television program for this type of music in the United States.