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  • Alternative

    Alternative (also called Alternative Music, Alt-Rock, or Alternative Rock) is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s. Referring simply to the do-it-yourself ethos of their musicians, Alternative consists of music differing greatly in terms of sound, social context, and regional roots.
  • Blues

    Blues is a musical form that originated in the African-American communities in the South of the United States around the end of the 19th Century. With its roots in Traditional African Music and European American Folk Music the Blues genre is characterized by its scale, chord progressions, groove, blue notes, and call-and-response format.
  • Country

    Country music originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s, having its roots in the American Folk Music and Western Music. The genre is characterized by songs with simple form and harmony, extensive use of blues modes, and the use of instruments like the banjo, electric and accoustic guitar, dobro, fiddle, and harmonica.
  • Drum and Bass

    Drum and Bass (also called Drum & Bass, Drum'n'Bass, D&B, DnB, and D'n'B) is an electronic music style that emerged in England during the early 1990s from the Rave and Oldschool Jungle scenes. The music may be characterized by fast breakbeats with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sound sources, and synthesizers.
  • Electronic

    Electronic music makes use of musical instruments which create the sound on either electromechanical or purely electronic base. The genre was born at the end of the 19th century, but began having significant influence on pop music in the 1970s. Electronic music comes in a vast variety of different forms.
  • Electronic Dance Music

    Modern dance music emerged from Western ballroom and social dance music in the late 19th century. It is made specifically to accompany dancing, and is either recorded or performed live (DJ's). The genre has changed throughout the decades going through eras like Swing (1920s & 1930s), Rock and Roll (1950s), R&B (late 1960s), Disco (early 1970s), and today Electronic Dance Music with its many subgenres.
  • Folk

    Though the term was shaped in the 19th century, folk music describes traditional music that may be older than the term. Traditional folk music is oftentimes transmitted orally or performed by custom within a region or community of people over a long period of time. Ocassionally artists merge folk music with other genres, building fusion genres like e.g. folk rock or folk metal.
  • Hard Rock

    Hard rock has its roots in the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements in the mid-1960s. It became a major form of popular music in the 1970s, bearing derivative forms like Glam Rock, Punk Rock, Power Pop, and Grunge over time. The genre can be characterized by heavy use of agressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, piano or keyboard.
  • Hip-Hop

    Hip-Hop (or Hip Hop) emerged during the early 1970s from the African-American community in New York City. Its chracteristics are the underlying beats, which are created from small portions of songs, that are looped to emphasize rhythmic patterns. The musical background is accompanied by a rhythmic recitation of chanted poetry called rapping amoung other vocal techniques.
  • House

    House music originated in Chicago in the early 1980s, coming from electronic dance music and disco styles. The characteristics of this genre is the repetitive 4/4 beat and the off-beat hi-hat cymbals mainly produced by drum machines, as well as the synthesized basslines, creating a danceable, electronic, and minimalistic music.
  • Industrial

    The term industrial music was introduced in the mid-1970s by a label called Industrial Records, but the roots of the genre were defined by artists with an interest in the potential of noise as music, and at times in the presentation of extreme topics. Industrial music is the fusion of rock and electronic music into an aggressive and harsh sound, created by using mechanical and electric machinery, and later advanced synthesizers, samplers and electronic percussion.
  • Jazz

    Jazz originated in the African American communities of New Orleans at the early 1910s. The genre combined brass-band marches with biguine, ragtime, blues, and collective polyphonic improvisation with the latter as the key element in defining the genre. Over time the different national, regional, and local musical cultures gave rise to many styles, like e.g. the swing (1930s), bebop (1940s), free jazz (1950s), jazz-rock (late 1960s) and smooth jazz (1980s).
  • Metal

    Metal (or Heavy Metal) paralelly emerged in the late 1960s in the United Kingdom and the United States as a genre of rock music with roots in blues and psychedilic rock. The genre's character is shaped through a thick and massive sound created through highly amplified distortion, flavoured with accented drum beats and extended guitar solos. Since then many different styles arose, like e.g. thrash metal (1980s), nu metal (1990s), deathcore (2000s), and djent (2010s).
  • New Wave

    New Wave originated in the late 1970s with its roots in punk rock in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. The sound of the genre transports an agitated feel with choppy rhythm guitars and fast tempo. Later New Wave incorporated elements from electronic and experimental music, disco and pop, building fusion genres like e.g. electropunk and new rave.
  • Pop

    The pop music genre (also referred to as popular music) emerged during the 1950s and 1960s in the Western World deriving from rock and roll. The genre incorporates many styles like urban, dance, rock, latin and country, but can be characterized by its short to medium song length and its song structure, which commonly employs verses and repeated chrouses, as well as melodic tunes and hooks.
  • Punk

    Punk or punk rock developed in the mid-1970s in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia with roots in garage rock. The music in this genre is usually short and fast-paced with almost minimalistic instrumentation and hard-edged melodies. Punk bands (and musicians) often embrace the do-it-yourself ethic with e.g. self-produced recordings.
  • R&B

    R&B, RnB, or rhythm and blues originated in the 1940s from the jazz and blues music of the African-American communities. With an emphasis on the electric guitar as lead instrument, the music often makes use of guitars, piano, bass, drums, saxaphone and background vocals. The genre went through several re-definitions incorporating music styles like rock and roll (1950s), soul (1960s), funk (1970s), and dance and pop (1980s).
  • Reggae

    Reggae has its origin in Jamaica and was developed in the late 1960s with roots in African and Latin American music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Its music is defined by the concept of "call and response", and its rhythm created through rotation of a dominant bass guitar with drum beats, and disrupted through an off-beat placed rhythm played by guitar or piano. Reggae often employs multiple vocalists, congas and keyboards.
  • Rock

    The rock music genre originated in the United States from rock and roll in the 1950s with a wide range of influences like blues, country, folk, jazz and classical music. The genre primarily makes use of electric and accoustic guitars, bass drums, piano, synthesizer and keyboards. Its songs are often based on a 4/4 time signature and verse-chorus structure. After the classic rock period in the 1960s many diverse subgenres emerged.
  • Rock'n'Roll

    Rock'n'Roll (or rock and roll, rock & roll) evolved in the United States during the late 1940s with influences from genres like blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, gospel, swing and country. Originally the piano and saxophone provided lead melodies, which was overtaken by the guitar in the late 1950s, while the music also makes use of rhythm guitar, stringed bass, and drum kit. Songs often incorporated a blues rhythm with accentuated backbeat produced through a snare drum.
  • Soul

    Soul originated in the United States in the late 1950s combining elements from the African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues, and jazz. The music transports catchy rythms often accompanied by hand claps, and uses the call and response format between the lead vocalist and the chorus, which may be enriched with background vocals. Ocassional improvisation and auxiliary sounds add to the style.
  • Trip Hop

    Trip Hop originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, more precise in Bristol in England. The genre can be characterized as a fusion of hip hop and electronic based music styles with influences from soul, funk, and jazz. The music of the genre is oftentimes melancholic, gaining atmosphere from vocal and instrumental passages. Its sound is created by use of slow or mellow and bass-heavy breakbeats, turntable scratching, and samples from e.g rhodes pianos, saxophones, trumpets, flutes, etc.
  • Vocal

    Vocal music includes music that is intended to be performed by one or more singers, and may either contain sung words or non-linguistic syllables, sounds, or noises. Vocal music can be found in many world traditions, e.g. the Indian classical music, the Scottish mouth music (Puirt à beul), or throat singing performed by cultures in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa.