Musical Genres

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Wikipedia DefinitionGenrePopular Musicians
adaptations of old stories that were passed from generation to generation.The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Mamas & the Papas
a music form that developed in the mid 20th century out of Kaiso music.Attila the Hun, Roaring Lion, Harry Belafonte, and Lord Invader
a somewhat somber, quieter style of music whose name refers to the unhappiness of the performer, and which gained popularity in the early 20th century alongside Jazz, and influenceFats Domino, BB King, W.C. Handy, and Stevie Ray Vaughan
once referred to any popular music during the time period, though the term has slowly gained use as a more specific genre descriptor for music with a catchy, relatively consistent Michael Jackson, Fallout Boy, and Justin Timberlake
a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s.Bob Marley, Matisyahu, and Ziggy Marley
a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s.Daft Punk, Leftfield, and Moby
an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century.Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel
Wikipedia DefinitionGenrePopular Musicians
a musical form which originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music tOscar Peterson, Chuck Mangione, Scott Joplin, Dave Brubeck, and Glenn Miller
the art music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 9th century to present times.Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms
music originating from folk and blues that used newer electrical instruments instead of relying solely on the classical woodwinds and stringed instruments.The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Clash, and Rise Against
an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (called a libretto) and musical score.Claudio Monteverdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Richard Strauss, and Gioachino Rossini
a more rhythmically-based, mostly urban-derived genres, with a wide array of subgenres between them.Black Eyed Peas, T.I., The Game, Chingy, and Grandmaster Flash
a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.Catch 22, The Toasters, Streetlight Manifesto, The Specials, and Agent Bulldog

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