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12 Types of Classical Music

12 Types of Classical Music

Music of the European tradition written using an established form is known as ‘classical’ music. The conventions often include parameters of not just pitch and musical key, but also dynamics, tempo, and mood. Listening to classical music has multiple positive effects on the brain. Not only is it incredibly ...

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20 Types of Blues Music You Should Know About

20 Types of Blues Music You Should Know About

Blues music originated in the Southern states of the United States of America in the mid-1800s. It was derived from hymns, chants, field hollers, and work songs of formerly enslaved African-Americans.  The genre is identifiable by its use of certain notes, scales, and chord progressions. The 12-bar blues ...

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24 Types of Rap and Hip-Hop Music

24 Types of Rap and Hip-Hop Music

Rap and Hip-Hop are more than genres but lifestyles for most, as they have their unique subcultures. Since its birth around 40 years ago, rap and hip-hop have separated into many different branches, giving birth to more than 20 sub-genres from underground New York hip-hop to UK Drill. Today, all these sub-genres ...

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What is Jazz Fusion?

What is Jazz Fusion?

Jazz fusion is a popular subgenre formed by contemporary jazz improvisation on dance rhythms. It has a heavy emphasis on rock-style electronic instruments to create a fusion of jazz, rock, Latin, and funk, fueled by simple vamp chords and straight rhythms. Jazz's lasting heritage gained a new chapter thanks to the ...

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What is Emo Music?

What is Emo Music?

Emo music originated from post-hardcore and punk music. It started as music defined by heavy emotional expression during the 1980s and the early 1990s. Short for “emocore”, which refers to emotional hardcore, emo is a term used to describe this particular genre’s music. Punk, indie, and alternative rock subgenres ...

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14 Instruments Used in Country Music

14 Instruments Used in Country Music

There are plenty of different types of instruments played across the diverse genre of country music. Here are 14 of the most common ones. Of course, some will be used more commonly in some 'sub-genres' of country (see our section on Traditional Country vs Modern Country Music later on in the article for more ...

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What Is Grime Music? All You Need to Know

What Is Grime Music? All You Need to Know

Grime music is a subgenre of electronic music that gained popularity in the UK two decades ago. It was influenced by multiple genres in the late 1990s, only evolving into a separate genre a few years later.  The genre is relatively new compared to other styles of music, but it managed to acquire a reasonable ...

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The Origins of Rap Music

The Origins of Rap Music

There’s no doubt that rap is one of the most popular music genres today. It’s widely believed that rap as we know it originated in the 1970s in New York. However, the roots of rap music date back way further. The Roots of Rap Music Unlike what many people think, rap music didn’t appear in the 70s out of the ...

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Medieval Music – All You Need To Know

Medieval Music – All You Need To Know

Medieval music is classified as music composed and performed in the Middle Ages until the Renaissance. Have you ever wondered what Medieval music was really like? This article explains everything you need to know about this type of music, from the instruments used, to its characteristics, most popular songs, and ...

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What is Merengue Music?

What is Merengue Music?

Merengue is a type of music and dance belonging to the Dominican Republic as a cultural heritage since 2016. People tend to use the term “Latin-American” as it sounds more familiar but “Afro-Caribbean” is the right term to define the genre. It includes merengue besides salsa, reggae, calypso, and many other ...

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What is Drill Music?

What is Drill Music?

One of the more popular music genres that we often hear today is Drill Music. But since it is a pretty new genre, not everybody knows what it actually is. Drill music is a variation of Trap music, which is a subgenre in hip-hop. The first examples of the genre were created in the early 2010s in Chicago. It is ...

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20 Types of Metal Music (Metal Sub-Genres)

20 Types of Metal Music (Metal Sub-Genres)

Whether you're a certified Metalhead or you're just curious about the genre, here is a breakdown of some of the most popular metal subgenres. I'll also include some info about how they emerged and how they are radically different from one another. Metal is perhaps one of the most misunderstood genres of music. ...

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