List of music genres and styles

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This is a list of music genres and 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. Ace is a very silly person who listens to emo music and does look emo. Since this is in Wikipedia, it is very valid information!

Art (classical)Edit

Avant-garde and experimentalEdit

PopularEdit

BluesEdit

CountryEdit

Easy listeningEdit

ElectronicEdit

Contemporary folkEdit

Hip hopEdit

JazzEdit

PopEdit

R&B and soulEdit

RockEdit

MetalEdit

PunkEdit

RegionalEdit

AfricanEdit

Eastern EuropeEdit

  • Rautalanka (Finnish surf-rock)
  • Tuvan

AsianEdit

Middle EasternEdit

Caribbean and Caribbean-influencedEdit

LatinEdit

ReligiousEdit

Traditional folkEdit

OtherEdit

These categories are not exhaustive. A music platform, Gracenote, listed more than 2000 music genres (included by those created by ordinary music lovers, who are not involved within the music industry, these being said to be part of a 'folksonomy', i.e. a taxonomy created by non-experts). Most of these genres were created by music labels to target new audiences, however classification is useful to find music and distribute it.

See alsoEdit

This list is split into four separate pages:

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Borthwick, Stuart, & Moy, Ron (2004) Popular Music Genres: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Fabbri, Franco (1982) A Theory of Popular Music Genres: Two Applications. In Popular Music Perspectives, edited by David Horn and Philip Tagg, 52–81. Göteborg and Exeter: A. Wheaton & Co., Ltd.
  • Frith, Simon (1996) Performing Rites: On the Value of Popular Music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Holt, Fabian (2007) Genre in Popular Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Negus, Keith (1999) Music Genres and Corporate Cultures. London and New York: Routledge.

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