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Genre Timeline

  • 1400

    Renaissance music

    Renaissance music
    Renaissance music is vocal and instrumental music written and performed in Europe. Renaissance, music became a vehicle for personal expression. Composers found ways to make vocal music more expressive of the texts they were setting.
  • Baroque Music

    Baroque Music
    Baroque music is a style of Western art music. Composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentation, made changes in musical notation, and developed new instrumental playing techniques.
  • Latin American Music

    Latin American Music
    Latin American music is the term used when referring to music from the Spanish or Portuguese speaking countries of Mexico most of Central and South America and the Caribbean islands. These countries were once part of the Spanish and Portuguese empires.
  • Classical music

    Classical music
    Conventional music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.
  • Gospel Music

    Gospel Music
    Gospel is the teaching or revelation of Christ and the record of Jesus' life and teaching in the first four books of the New Testament.
  • Romantic Music

    Romantic Music
    Freedom of form and design. Song-like melodies (lyrical), as well as many chromatic harmonies and discords. Dramatic contrasts of dynamics and pitch. Big orchestras due mainly to brass and the invention of the valve.
  • Boogie-Woogie Music

    Boogie-Woogie Music
    Boogie-woogie is a style of blues music usually played on the piano that is closely related to jazz forms such as ragtime and stride piano.
  • Ragtime Music

    Ragtime Music
    Ragtime is rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment in stride-piano style and music having ragtime rhythm.
  • Country Music

    Country Music
    Country is a form of popular music originating in the rural southern US. It is traditionally a mixture of ballads and dance tunes played characteristically on fiddle, guitar, steel guitar, drums, and keyboard.
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz Music
    Broad style of music characterized by harmony, rhythm, and improvisation. Black musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana developed the jazz style.
  • R & B Music

    R & B Music
    Rhythm & Blues Music.
    Comes from African American culture and is usually soulful and moving.
  • Soul Music

    Soul Music
    Started in African American gospel singing and is closely related to R & B music.
  • Pop music

    Pop music
    Pop music is the genre of popular music that produces the most hits. Pop music is the genre of popular music that produces the most hits.
  • Rock n Roll music

    Rock n Roll music
    Rock n Roll is popular music usually played on electronically amplified instruments and characterized by a persistent heavily accented beat, repetition of simple phrases, and often country, folk, and blues elements.
  • Blues Music

    Blues Music
    Blues is an African-American music that traverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles. But blues is also a raucous dance music that celebrates pleasure and success.
  • Funk Music

    Funk Music
    Funk music is dance music that mixes rhythm and blues music with soul music. Funk bands use many rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboard instruments, mainly synthesizers and electronic organs.
  • Reggae Music

    Reggae Music
    Reggae is based on ska, an earlier form of Jamaican popular music and employs a heavy four-beat rhythm driven by drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, and the scraper a corrugated stick that is rubbed by a plain stick.
  • Hip Hop Music

    Hip Hop Music
    Hip Hop music commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.