First of all HAPPY WORL”S MUSIC DAY!! I love music so much…I know everyone does! So on this music day, why don’t we look into various music genres?
I know there are many music genres that we cant even list. They combine two or more geres to form a new one. Music is eternal, we cant draw boundaries to it. But there are the Popular music genres. It would be nice to explain them but it would become very lengthy like 12 pages!! So I am just given out the names for you ^_^
CLASSICAL / ART MUSIC
Classical music is the art music produced in, or rooted in, the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 11th century to present times
RHYTHM AND BLUES
Rhythm and blues is a name for black popular music tradition. When speaking strictly of "rhythm 'n' blues", the term may refer to black pop-music from 1940s to 1960s that was not jazz nor blues but something more lightweight.
Rock, in its broadest sense, can refer to almost all popular music recorded since the early 1950s. Its earliest form, rock and roll, arose from multiple genres in the late 1940s
Country music is usually used to refer to honky tonk today. Emerging in the 1930s in the United States, honky tonk country was strongly influenced by the blues, as well as jug
Electronic music started with the invention of the synthesizer. Some subcategories of electronic music include electronic dance music, space, new age, ambient, and the catch-all "electronica," which can sometimes include all of the above electronic sub-genres.
ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
Although many artists in the 50s and 60s created pure electronic music with pop structures, fully formed electronic dance music as we know it today really emerged in 1977 with Giorgio Moroder's From Here to Eternity album.
Electronic music that does not fall into the new age, techno or dance categories are often referred to as "left-field" or "electronica" (although there are critics who maintain that the term "electronica" is an invention of the media). Styles of electronica include ambient, downtempo, illbient and trip
Melodic music is a term that covers various genres of non-classical music which are primarily characterised by the dominance of a single strong melody line.
REGGAE, DUB AND RELATED FORMS
In Jamaica during the 1950s, American R&B was most popular, though mento (a form of folk music) was more common in rural areas. A fusion of the two styles, along with soca and other genres, formed ska, an extremely popular form of music intended for dancing.
Dub emerged in Jamaica when sound system DJs began taking away the vocals from songs so that people could dance to the beat alone.
Reggaeton is a fusion of reggae and rap, popular in Latin America, but gradually appearing in the mainstream charts.
Punk is a subgenre of rock music (see below). The term "punk music" can only rarely be applied without any controversy. Perhaps the only bands always considered "punk" are the first wave of punk bands, such as the Clash and the Ramones
HIP HOP / RAP
Hip hop music (also commonly referred to as "rap") can be seen as a subgenre of R&B tradition (see above). Hip hop began in inner cities in the US in the 1970s.
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MUSIC
Since the 1960s, most African popular music incorporates traditional local vocal, instrumental, and percussive styles, but also draws heavily on rock, reggae, and/or hip hop.
Disco never died, it split. At the beginning part became Hi-NRG and part became house. Now Hi-NRG took additional techno sound.
This is by far; the most popular dance format. So much so, that there exists over a dozen related branches including New York dub, Chicago, New Jersey, Miami, garage, tribal, acid...
It has to be clarified that Robert Miles is not the original creator of the DREAM MUSIC. Usually down-beat, with soft melodic sounds (a piano is characteristic and practically a mandatory section), and a sharp pounding drum beat
This sound originated from Chicago in the mid-'80's. It's phased and gated quarter note percussion patterns generated by the Roland TR 808 and 909 drum machines marked a milestone advancement in synthdriven dance music.
Its characteristics are a lot of bass, vocals, keyboards and sometimes, even violins. These days Garage is popular in the UK and is slowly spreading across the European continent.
In the city of Chicago, many DJ's started to experiment with old disco records and mixed them with samples from bands like Kraftwerk and New Order. Through this, a new style evolved
This is misleading name. There is nothing "acid like" about acid jazz. It is actually a fusion of old and new classic jazz
Disco house borrows heavily from classic late '70's e discos and funk, and is indicative of the current shift toward music with strong hooks and melodies, and a comfortable familiarity
Tribal music is defined by its percussion. The arrangements are often simple and repetitive and the energy is primal and driving..
This is music that is too progressive to fit the general house definition yet not as dark or hard as trance or techno-house.
Hard synth-keyboard riffs, pounding Belgian style bass, often combining male rap and female vocals and always delivering the most intense, frenetic energy possible.
Gabber is basically the Dutch form of house music. Imagine house music at 33RPM playing at 45RPM. In other words, it is very fast
Trance evolved from German Techno, using the rolling bass and sizzling keyboards of techno to give the music a hypnotic flowing effect
Goa is known for the peace, love, and sun. Trance was played on a lot of beach parties and because of its warm climate of "goa" vinyl would melt.
JUNGLE / DRUM N BASS
Jungle is quite chaotic and has a breakbeat of 160BPM with the bass drum on half speed. If you're not used to it, it's hard to predict when there is a beat and/or bass.
Happy Hardcore, also known as 4-Beat is a style of techno music that is very fast, very bouncy and a riot to dance to (IMHO). It's extremely high-energy and when one dances to it, you feel almost like a puppet on strings moving uncontrollably to the music with your hands in the air and a smile on your face!
Sexcore is a sub-category hardcore/terrorcore but with sex samples from old porno records.
Breakbeat evolved from late '80's rave by combining hip-hop rhythms and mixing tricks (back, spins, etc,) with techno-rave keyboards and sampling techniques.
These are titles that simply don't fit a simplified house, high-energy, dance-rock or techno definition
Ambient is music that you can't dance to, or can you? It may or may not have a beat, and is primarily designed for a chilled out trip to synth-driven fantasy. Often combining natural and "found sounds.