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▪2-step garage
▪2 tone
▪4 beat
▪4 to the floor
▪4x4


A
A cappella - any singing performed without instrumental backing
▪Aak - Korean court music
▪Aboriginal rock - rock and roll mixed with Australian aborigine music, began in 1980s
▪Abstract hip hop
▪Abwe
▪Acid house - house music using simple tone generators with tempo-controlled resonant filters
▪Acid jazz - jazz mixed with soul, hip hop and funk
▪Acid punk
▪Acid rap
▪Acid rock
▪Acid techno
▪Acoustic music
▪Adai-adai
▪Adult Album Alternative
▪Adult contemporary
▪Afoxé
▪African Rumba
▪Afrobeat
▪Afro-Cuban jazz
▪Afro-juju - style of Nigerian popular music, a mixture of Jùjú music and Afrobeat
▪Afro-punk
▪Aggrotech - an evolution of electro-industrial and dark electro with a strong influence of techno music
▪Aguinaldo - folk genre of Christmas music
▪Ahouach - refers to a style of music and associated dance from southern Morocco
▪Air - a variant of the musical song form (Classical)
▪Akyn - Kazakh folk music made by travelling musicians also called akyn
▪Aleatoric music - music the composition of which is partially left to chance
▪Alborea (palo of flamenco)
▪Alegrías (palo of flamenco)
▪Alpine New Wave
▪Alternative country - reaction against the 1990s highly-polished Nashville sound
▪Alternative dance
▪Alternative folk (Alt-folk)
▪Alternative hip hop - opposite of gangsta rap, usually includes socially or politically aware lyrics (also known as alternative rap or Bohemian hip hop)
▪Alternative metal - catch-all term for heavy metal mixed with punk, funk, hip hop or other influences
▪Alternative rock (Alt-rock) - broad movement born in the 1980s generally relegated to the underground music scene and operating outside of the mainstream, ironically catch-all term for all rock music after 1980 ...
▪Ambient (Ambient music)
▪Ambient dub
▪Ambient electronica
▪Ambient house
▪Ambient groove
▪Ambient jazz
▪Ambient techno
▪Ambient trance
▪Americana
▪American fingerstyle guitar (American primitive guitar)
▪American folk revival
▪Anadolu rock - Turkish rock music
▪Anatolian folk (Anadolu halk müziği)
▪Anarcho-punk - 1970s mixture of punk rock with anarchist lyrics
▪Andean music
▪Andean New Age - a mixture of native Peruvian and Western musics which arose in tourist areas in Lima, Cuzco, and Ollantaytambo
▪Angklung - Osinger and Balinese style of gamelan performed exclusively by young boys
▪Anti-folk
▪Antiphonal
▪Apala
▪Arabesk - A versatile collection of music fusing eastern folk music, Arab classical music and various other genres
▪Arabic music
▪Argentine rock
▪Ars antiqua
▪Ars nova
▪Art rock
▪Ashiq - Azeri bards who sing and accompany themselves on a saz (a kind of lute)
▪Australian country music (see also Country music)
▪Australian pub rock
▪Australian hip hop
▪Australian humour
▪Avant-garde jazz
▪Avant-garde metal
▪Avant-garde music - any kind of experimental music incorporated bizarre ideas, structures or instrumentation
▪Axé - pop music from Salvador, Bahia


B
▪Bachata
▪Bachaton
▪Baião
▪Bakersfield sound - gritty, hard-edged reaction against 1950s pop country (Nashville sound)
▪Bakshy - Turkmen folk music made by travelling musicians also called bakshy
▪Baila - Sri Lankan dance music derived from African slaves held by the Portuguese
▪Baile Funk - Brazilian dance music literally means "ball", as in "dance party", and "funk"
▪Baisha xiyue - a song and dance suite from the Naxi of Lijiang, China
▪Bajourou
▪Bakou - trilling vocals that accompany Wolof wrestling
▪Bagad
▪Bal-musette
▪Balearic
▪Balakadri
▪Balkan folk music
▪Ballad - generic term for usually slow, romantic, despairing and catastrophic songs
▪Ballata
▪Ballet (music)
▪Balss
▪Bambera (palo of flamenco)
▪Bamboo band - originally from the Solomon Islands, music played by hitting bamboo tubes with sandals
▪Bambuco
▪Banda - Mexican brass norteño pop music invented in the 1960s
▪Bangsawan
▪Bantowbol
▪Barbershop music - extremely melodic a cappella vocal style
▪Barndance
▪Baroque music - 17th-18th century European classical music
▪Bass music (Miami bass, Booty bass) - electro influenced form of hip hop dance music arising in Miami, Florida
▪Bastard Pop
▪Batá
▪Batá-rumba
▪Batcave (club)
▪Batucada
▪Batuco
▪Beach music
▪Beat (music)
▪Beatboxing - Music performed by producing percussive and melodic sounds with the mouth alone, often mimicking instruments, recorded samples and other sounds not typically associated with vocalization.
▪Bebop - 1940s jazz style with complex improvisation and usually a fast tempo
▪Beiguan - Taiwanese instrumental music
▪Bel canto - Italian vocal style which arose in the late 16th century and which ended in the mid-19th century
▪Bend-skin
▪Benga
▪Bhajan - a northern Hindu religious song
▪Bhangra - originally Punjabi dance music
▪Bhangra-wine
▪Bhangragga
▪Bhangramuffin
▪Big band music - large orchestras which play a form of swing music
▪Big Beat - 1990s electronic music based on breakbeat with other influences
▪Biguine - Martinican folk music
▪Bikutsi
▪Biomusic
▪Bitpop
▪Black ambient - blackened form of dark ambient music
▪Blackened death metal - a fusion between death and black metal
▪Black metal - highly distorted and swift form of heavy metal
▪Black music
▪Bluegrass - American country music mixed with Irish and Scottish influences
▪Blue-eyed soul
▪Blues - African-American music from the Mississippi Delta area
▪Blues ballad
▪Blues-rock
▪Bocet
▪Bohemian Dub - Contemporary music style that blends Hip Hop, Dub, Funk, Pop and Klezmer music
▪Boi - Central Amazonian folk music
▪Bolero - Spanish and Cuban dance and music
▪Bomba
▪Bombay pop
▪Bongo - distinctive African drum and style of drumming
▪Boogie woogie - style of piano-based blues popular in the 1940s US
▪Boogaloo - soul and mambo fusion popular in 1960s United States
▪Bossa nova
▪Bothy ballad
▪Bouncy techno
▪Boy band
▪Brass band
▪Brazilian funk
▪Brazilian jazz - bossa nova and samba mixed with American jazz
▪Breakbeat
▪Breakbeat hardcore
▪Breakcore
▪Brill Building Pop - named after New York's Brill Building at 1619 Broadway
▪Britfunk
▪British blues
▪British folk revival
▪British Invasion
▪Britpop
▪Broadside ballad
▪Broken beat
▪Brown-eyed soul
▪Brukdown - rural Belizean Kriol music
▪Brutal death metal - a subgenre of death metal that focuses on a greater emphasis of heaviness, speed and aggression in its delivery
▪Bubblegum dance
▪Bubblegum pop - sometimes synonymous with pop music, especially that performed by teen idols; can also refer to specific styles of South African or Japanese pop
▪Buiasche
▪Bulerías (palo of flamenco)
▪Bumba-meu-boi
▪Bunggul
▪Bunraku - Japanese style originated from a kind of puppet-theater.
▪Burger-highlife
▪Burgundian School


C
▪C-pop
▪Ca din tulnic
▪Ca pe lunca
▪Ca trù - (hat a dao) Vietnamese folk music
▪Cabaret
▪Cadence
▪Cadence-lypso - guitar-dominated Cadence music combined with calypso horns
▪Cadence rampa
▪Café aman
▪Cai luong - Vietnamese opera
▪Cajun music
▪Cakewalk
▪Calenda - Trinidadian drum dance
▪Calentanos - folk music of the Balsas River Basin, Mexico
▪Calgia - traditional urban ensemble music from Macedonia
▪Calipso - Venezuelan calypso music
▪Calypso - Trinidadian folk, and later pop, genre
▪Calypso-style baila - Sri Lankan baila mixed with calypso influences
▪Campursari - Indonesian modern folk music, a fusion of dangdut, langgam, and pop music
▪Campillaneros (palo de flamenco)
▪Caña (palo de flamenco)
▪Candombe
▪Canon
▪Cantata
▪Cantautore
▪Cante chico
▪Cante jondo
▪Canterbury Scene
▪Cantiñas (palo de flamenco)
▪Cantiga - Portuguese ballad form
▪Cantique
▪Canto livre - Portuguese modernized fado
▪Canto nuevo - Bolivian pop-folk music which evolved out of Chilean nueva cancion
▪Canto popular - Uruguayan singer-songwriter nativist music
▪Cantopop - western-style pop music from Hong Kong
▪Canzone napoletana - urban songs from Naples
▪Capoeira music
▪Caracoles (palo de flamenco)
▪Carceleras (palo de flamenco)
▪Cardas
▪Carimbó - dance music of Belém, Brazil
▪Cariso
▪Carnatic music
▪Carol
▪Cartageneras (palo de flamenco)
▪Cassé-co
▪Cassette culture
▪Cavacha
▪Ca..Doncaster rovers
▪CCM (Contemporary Christian Music)
▪Celempungan
▪Cello rock
▪Celtic
▪Celtic fusion
▪Celtic metal
▪Celtic punk
▪Celtic reggae
▪Celtic rock
▪Cha-cha-cha
▪Chakacha
▪Chamamé - Argentinian folk music
▪Chamber jazz
▪Chamber pop
▪Chamber music
▪Champeta - Colombian musical form derived from African communities in Cartagena
▪Champloo
▪Chalga
▪Changuí
▪Chanson
▪Charanga
▪Charanga-vallenato - 1980s mixture of salsa, charanga and vallenata
▪Charikawi
▪Chastushki - humorous Russian folk songs
▪Chau van - Vietnamese trance music
▪Chemical breaks
▪Chèo
▪Chillout
▪Chicago blues
▪Chicago house
▪Chicago jazz (Dixieland jazz)
▪Chicago soul
▪Chicha - a Peruvian fusion of rock and roll, cumbia and huayno
▪Chicken scratch - Arizona-based Native American music
▪Chilean music
▪Chimurenga (mbira)
▪Chinese music
▪Chinese rock - rock and roll from China / Taiwan, often with protest lyrics
▪Chip music
▪Chongak - Korean aristocratic chamber music
▪Chouval bwa
▪Chowtal
▪Cho-kantrum - the most traditional form of Cambodian kantrum
▪Chopera - Church Opera
▪Chorinho
▪Choro - Brazilian folk music
▪Christian alternative
▪Christian black metal (known as Unblack metal)
▪Christmas carol
▪Christian electronic music
▪Christian Hardcore
▪Christian hip hop
▪Christian Industrial
▪Christian metal
▪Christian music
▪Christian punk
▪Christian rock
▪Chylandyk - type of xoomii which sounds like the chirping of crickets
▪Chumba
▪Chut-kai-pang
▪Chutney - popular Indo-Caribbean music
▪Chutney-bhangra
▪Chutney-hip hop
▪Chutney-soca - Chutney mixed with calypso and other influences
▪Cigányzene
▪Cînd ciobanu s-i a pierdut oile
▪Cîntec batrînesc
▪Ciobanul
▪Classic country
▪Classic female blues - early popular form of blues
▪Classic rock
▪Classical music
▪Classical music era (~1730-1820), for what's popularly known as "classical music", see European classical music or List of musical movements
▪Clicks n Cuts
▪Close harmony
▪Club
▪Cocobale
▪Coimbra fado - a form of refined fado from Coimbra, Portugal
▪Colombianas (palo de flamenco)
▪Comedy rock
▪Comic opera
▪Comparsa
▪Compas direct
▪Compas meringue
▪Concert overture
▪Concerto
▪Concerto grosso
▪Congolese music
▪Congo - Panamanian dance music
▪Conjunto
▪Contemporary Africa music
▪Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)
▪Contemporary R&B
▪Continental jazz
▪Contonbley
▪Contradanza
▪Cool jazz
▪Corrido
▪Coladeira
▪Combined Rhythm - music of the Dutch Antilles
▪Corrido - storytelling ballads from Mexico
▪Corsican polyphonic song
▪Cothoza mfana
▪Country blues
▪Country dance
▪Country Gospel a.k.a. Christian Country
▪Country music
▪Country rap
▪Country rock
▪Countrypolitan
▪Couple de sonneurs - Breton dance music
▪Cowpunk
▪Crag
▪Cretan folk
▪Crossover music
▪Crossover thrash
▪Crunk
▪Crunk'n'b
▪Crust punk
▪Csárdás
▪Cuarteto - Argentinian folk music
▪Cuban jazz
▪Cuban music
▪Cuban Rumba (yambu, columbia, and guaguanco)
▪Cueca
▪Cumbia - popular dance music, originally Colombian but now popular across Latin America, especially Mexico
▪Cumbia panameña - Panamanian cumbia
▪Cumfa
▪Cumbia villera - Argentinian type of cumbia which contains marginal lyrics
▪Cyber grindgore


D
▪Dabka (Dabke) - Palestinian dance music for weddings
▪Dadra
▪Daina - Latvian sung poetry
▪Daino - Lithuanian traditional music
▪Dalauna
▪Dance (musical form) - dance (form of musical composition)
▪Dance music - any rhythmic music intended for dancing
▪Dance-pop - comtemporary form of dance music with pop music structures
▪Dance-punk - fusion of punk rock, funk, disco, and electro music (also known as disco-punk, punk-funk, and indie-dance)
▪Dance-rock
▪Dancehall
▪Dangdut - popular Indonesian dance music with influences from Arabic and Indian music
▪Dansband
▪Danza
▪Danzón
▪Dark ambient
▪Dark cabaret
▪Darkcore (hardcore techno)
▪Darkcore (drum & bass)
▪Dark jazz
▪Dark pop
▪Darkwave
▪De codru
▪De dragoste
▪De jale
▪De pahar
▪Deathcore
▪Deathgrind - a fusion between death metal and grindcore
▪Death industrial
▪Death metal
▪Death/Doom - a fusion between death and doom metal
▪Death rock
▪Debla (palo de flamenco)
▪Décima
▪Degung
▪Delta blues
▪Deep house
▪Deep soul
▪Dementia - relating to the style of music popularized by the Dr. Demento Show
▪Descarga
▪Desi - Indian folk music
▪Detroit blues
▪Detroit techno
▪Dhamar - a type of highly-oranemented dhrupad
▪Dhimotiká - traditional Greek songs
▪Dhrupad - Hindustani vocal music performed by men singing in medieval Hindi
▪Dhun
▪Digital hardcore
▪Dirge
▪Dirty rap
▪Dirty South (also known as Southern rap)
▪Disco
▪Disco house
▪Disco polo - Polish nightclub dance music.
▪Dixieland jazz (Chicago jazz)
▪Djambadon
▪Dodompa - Japanese tango
▪Doina
▪Dombola
▪Dondang sayang - slow folk music that mixes Malaysian forms with Portuguese, India, Chinese and Arabic music
▪Donegal fiddle tradition
▪Dongjing - Chinese Naxi form of folk music, related to silk and bamboo music from Chinca
▪Doo wop
▪Doom jazz
▪Doom metal
▪Doomcore
▪Downtempo
▪Dream pop
▪Drone doom (Also known as Drone metal)
▪Drone music
▪Dronology
▪Drill and bass
▪Drum and bass (DNB)
▪Dub
▪Dub house
▪Dub rock
▪Dub techno
▪Dubstep
▪Dubtronica
▪Dunun - Yoruba drum music
▪Dunedin Sound - early 1980s alternative rock sound based out of Dunedin, New Zealand and Flying Nun Records
▪Dutch jazz


E
▪Early music
▪East Coast blues
▪East Coast hip hop
▪East Coast rap
▪Eastern mediterranean music
▪Eastern Tradition of Sephardic music
▪East European folk
▪Easy listening
▪ECD (English country dance)
▪Elafrolaïkó
▪Electric blues
▪Electric folk
▪Electro
▪Electro Backbeat
▪Electro grime
▪Electro hop
▪Electro-maximal
▪Electro-industrial
▪Electro punk
▪Electroclash
▪Electrofunk
▪Electronic art music
▪Electronic body music (EBM, also known as industrial dance)
▪Electronic dance
▪Electronic luk thung - Dance-ready form of Thai pleng luk thung
▪Electronic music
▪Electronic rock
▪Electronica
▪Electropop
▪Elevator music (or Muzak)
▪Emo
▪Empfindsamer Stil
▪English country dance (ECD)
▪Enka - Japanese pop music, using native forms
▪Equdorian Moggadawn Power Stomp
▪Eremwu eu
▪Erhu - Chinese instrument
▪Esperanto music
▪Ethereal wave
▪Euba
▪Eurobeat
▪Eurodance
▪European folklore
▪Europop
▪Eurotrance (traditional dance music)
▪Exotica
▪Experimental music
▪Experimental noise
▪Experimental rock
▪Extreme Metal
▪Ezengileer - type of Tuvan xoomii said to imitate the trotting of horses


F
▪Fado - Portuguese roots-based popular music
▪Falak - Tajik folk music
▪Fandango (palo de flamenco)
▪Fandanguillo (palo de flamenco)
▪Farruca (palo de flamenco)
▪Filk - modern, science fiction-oriented music
▪Film scores
▪Filmi - Indian film music
▪Filmi-ghazal - filmi based on Hindustani ghazal
▪Finger-style
▪Fjatpangarri - Aboriginal Australian music local to Yirrbala
▪Flamenco
▪Flamenco jazz
▪Flamenco rumba
▪Flower power
▪Foaie verde - classical form of Romanian doina
▪Fofa
▪Folk (Folk music)
▪Folk blues
▪Folk country
▪Folk metal
▪Folk pop
▪Folk punk
▪Folk rock
▪Folktronica
▪Forró - extremely popular music of Northeastern Brazil
▪Franco-country
▪Freakbeat
▪Freak folk
▪Free folk
▪Free improvisation
▪Free jazz
▪Free music
▪Freestyle
▪Freestyle house
▪Freetekno
▪Frevo - folk music from Recife, Brazil
▪Fricote - dance music from Salvador, Brazil
▪Fuji - Yoruba vocal and percussion music
▪Fulia - Afro-Venezuelan percussion music
▪Funacola
▪Funaná
▪Funeral doom - an extremely slow version of doom metal, most commonly made at the "pace of a funeral march"
▪Funeral jazz
▪Funk (Funk music)
▪Funkcore
▪Funk jazz
▪Funk metal
▪Funk rock
▪Funky house
▪Furniture music
▪Fusion (jazz)
▪Future jazz
▪Futurepop


G
▪Gaana - Tamil folk/rap from Chennai, India
▪Gabber (also spelled as Gabba)
▪Gagá
▪Gagaku - Japanese classical music derived from ancient court traditions
▪Gaikyoku
▪Gaita - Afro-Venezuelan form of percussion music
▪Galante music
▪Gamad - Malay-style
▪Gambang kromong - popular, highly-evolved form of kroncong, originally adapted for the theater
▪Game
▪Gamelan - diverse Indonesian classical music, making use of a vast array of melodic percussion
▪Gamelan angklung - Balinese gamelan played for cremations and festivals
▪Gamelan bebonangan - Balinese cymbal-based processional gamelan
▪Gamelan degung - a form of popular Sundanese gamelan
▪Gamelan bang - Balinese sacred gamelan played for cremations
▪Gamelan buh - Balinese form of gay
▪Gamelan gede - ceremonial gamelan from the temple of Bator
▪Gamelan kebyar - an energetic form of large Balinese gamelan
▪Gamelan salendro - gamelan dance music from Sunda, known as lower-class music
▪Gamelan selunding - possibly the oldest style of gamelan, played only in the village of Tenganan in Bali
▪Gamelan semar pegulingan - sensual form of gamelan from Bali
▪Gammeldan
▪Gandrung - Osing music performed at weddings and other waste of time.
▪Gangsta funk (G-funk)
▪Gangsta rap - American form of hip hop music which focuses on underground lifestyles and illegal activities
▪Gar - Tibetan classical music
▪Garage rock
▪Garrotín (palo de flamenco)
▪Gavotte
▪Gelugpa chanting - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting, very austere and restrained
▪Gender wayang - Indonesion gamelan that accompanies shadow plays and other puppet plays
▪Gending - a distinct gamelan music from southern Sumatra
▪G-funk
▪Gharbi
▪Gharnati
▪Ghazal - vocal form originally Persian but since spread to Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and India
▪Ghazal song - a modernized version of ghazal influenced by filmi
▪Ghetto house - form of Miami bass influenced by house music which arose in Chicago
▪Ghettotech - form of Miami bass which developed in 1990s Detroit
▪Girl group - Girls singing rock songs
▪Girl Talk
▪Glam metal
▪Glam rock
▪Glitch
▪Gnawa
▪Go go
▪Goa (also known as Goa trance)
▪Gong-chime music
▪Goombay - Bahamanian percussion music
▪Goregrind
▪Gore Metal
▪Goshu ondo - a form of popularized Okinawan folk music
▪Gospel music
▪Gothenburg Sound
▪Gothabilly
▪Gothic metal
▪Gothic (rock)
▪Granadinas
▪Granaína (palo de flamenco)
▪Greek blues (Rembetika)
▪Gregorian chant (plainchant)
▪Grime - emerged from East London, dark electronic beats with rapping, related to UK Garage and 2 step
▪Grindcore
▪Grindie
▪Groove metal
▪Group Sounds - Japanese pop music from the 1960s, which included Appalachian folk music and psychedelic rock
▪Grunge
▪Grupera - a mixture of Mexican ranchera, norteño and cumbia
▪Guaguanbo
▪Guajira (palo de flamenco)
▪Guasca - from Colombia
▪Guqin - Chinese instrument (a 7-string bridgeless zither)
▪Guitarra baiana - from Pernambuco, Brazil, a style of playing frevo using electric guitars
▪Guitarradas
▪Gumbe
▪Gunchei
▪Gunka - military marches with Japanese influences, created during the Meiji Restoration
▪Guoyue - invented conservatoire style of national Chinese music
▪Guzheng - Chinese instrument (zither)
▪Gwo ka - Guadeloupan percussion music
▪Gwo ka moderne - modernized gwo ka
▪Gypsy jazz
▪Gypsy punk
▪Gypsy rumba (Flamenco rumba)
▪Gypsy swing
▪Gyu ke - form of Tibetan Tantric chanting


H
▪Habanera - Africanized danzón
▪Haiducesti
▪Hajnali - Hungarian-Transylvanian wedding songs
▪Hakka
▪Hambo
▪Hands Up
▪Hapa haole - a mixture of traditional Hawaiian music and English lyrics
▪Happy hardcore
▪Haqibah
▪Hardcore hip hop
▪Hardcore metal
▪Hardcore punk
▪Hardcore techno
▪Hard bop (hard bebop)
▪Hard house
▪Hard rock
▪Hardstyle
▪Hard trance
▪Harepa - harp-based music of Pedi people of South Africa
▪Harmonica blues
▪Hasaposérviko
▪Hat cheo - an ancient form of Vietnamese stage opera
▪Hát cai luong - Vietnamese popular opera
▪Hat chau van - a popular spiritual folk music of Vietnam
▪Hát tuồng (Hát bôi) - Vietnamese operatic music
▪Hawaiian
▪Hazzanut
▪Heartland rock
▪Heavy metal
▪Hesher
▪Hi-NRG
▪Highlands
▪Highlife
▪Highlife fusion
▪Hillybilly music
▪Hiplife
▪Hip-hop
▪Hip-hop soul
▪Hip house
▪Hip pop
▪Hindustani classical music
▪Hiragasy
▪Hiva usu - unaccompanied vocal Christian music of Tonga
▪Honky tonk
▪Honky tonk
▪Honkyoku
▪Hora lunga
▪Hornpipes
▪Horrorcore rap
▪Horror punk
▪House (House music)
▪Hua'er
▪Huasteco - folk music from Huasteco, Mexico
▪Huaynos - Andean dance music now most widespread in Peru
▪Hula
▪Humppa
▪Hunguhungu
▪Hyangak - Korean court music
▪Hymn
▪Hyphy


I
▪Ibiza music
▪Ibo
▪Igbo-highlife
▪Ijexá
▪Ilahije
▪Illbient
▪Impressionist music
▪Improvisational
▪Incidental music
▪Indietronica
▪Indian Classical (Ghazals)
▪Indian pop
▪Indie folk
▪Indie music
▪Indie pop
▪Indie rock
▪Indo jazz - jazz mixed with forms of Indian music
▪Indo rock
▪Indoyíftika
▪Industrial dance (or EBM, electronic body music)
▪Industrial hip-hop
▪Industrial music
▪Industrial musical (also known as corporate musical)
▪Industrial metal
▪Industrial rock (or coldwave)
▪Instrumental pop
▪Instrumental rock
▪Intelligent dance music (IDM, also known as intelligent techno, listening techno or art techno)
▪International Latin - pop ballads from various Latin countries, especially Colombia
▪Inuit music - music of the Inuit
▪Iranian classical music
▪Irish folk
▪Irish Rebel Music
▪Iscathamiya
▪Isikhwela jo
▪Island - mix of reggae,ska,latin; music sounding from the island
▪Isolationist
▪Italian folk music
▪Italo Disco - Italian nightclub music
▪Itsmeños - folk music of the Zapotecs of Mexico
▪Izvorna Bosanska muzika - modernized folk music from Drina, Bosnia


J
▪J-Pop - Japanese pop music
▪J-Rock - Japanese rock music
▪Jabera (palo de flamenco)
▪Jaipongan - unpredictably rhythmic dance music from Sunda, Indonesia
▪Jaliscienses - Folk music of Jalisco, Mexico, and the origin of mariachi
▪Jam band
▪Jam rock
▪Jamana kura
▪Jamrieng samai
▪Jangle pop
▪Japanese pop (J-Pop) - Japanese pop music using Western structures
▪Japanese rock (J-Rock) - Japanese rock music
▪Jarana
▪Jariang - Cambodian folk narratives
▪Jarochos - folk music from Veracruz, Mexico
▪Java
▪Jawaiian - Hawaiian reggae
▪Jazz
▪Jazz blues
▪Jazz-funk
▪Jazz fusion
▪Jazz hop
▪Jazz Metal
▪Jazz moustache
▪Jazz rap
▪Jazz rock
▪Jegog - Giant Bamboo ensemble of Bali, Indonesia
▪Jenkka
▪Jesus music
▪Jesuscore
▪Jibaro
▪Jig
▪Jig Punk
▪Jing ping
▪Jingle - form of music used in television commercials
▪Jit
▪Jive
▪Joged - a generic term for various types of dance music all over Indonesia
▪Joged bumbung - a popular form of joged ensemble
▪Joik
▪Joropo
▪Jota
▪J'Ouvert
▪Jug band
▪Juke joint blues
▪Juju
▪Jump blues
▪Jungle
▪Junkanoo
▪Juré
▪Jtek


K
▪K-pop
▪Käng
▪Kaba - Southern Albanian instrumental music
▪Kabuki - lively and popular form of Japanese theater and music
▪Kadans
▪Kagok - Korean aristocratic vocal music accompanied by strings, wind and percussion instruments
▪Kagyupa chanting - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting
▪Kaiso
▪Kalamatianó
▪Kalattuut - Inuit polka
▪Kalinda (kalenda, ti kannot)
▪Kamba pop
▪Kan ha diskan
▪Kansas City blues
▪Kantádhes
▪Kantrum
▪Karaoke
▪Kargyraa
▪Karma
▪Kaseko - Surinamese folk music
▪Katcharsee - lively, celebratory Okinawan folk music
▪Katajjaq - competitive Inuit throat singing
▪Kawachi ondo - a form of modernized Okinawan folk music
▪Kayōkyoku - traditionally-structured Japanese pop music
▪Ke-kwe
▪Kebyar - see gamelan gong kebyar above
▪Kecak - Balinese "monkeychant"
▪Kecapi suling - instrumental, improvisation-based music from Java
▪Kélé
▪Kertok - Malaysian xylophone music played in small ensembles
▪Khaleeji - popular folk-based music of the Persian Gulf countries
▪Khap
▪Khplam wai - a type of mor lam with a slow tempo which originated in Luang Prabang, Laos
▪Khelimaski djili - Hungarian Gypsy dance songs
▪Khene
▪Khrung sai - type of Thai classical music
▪Khyal - Hindustani vocal music that is informal, partially improvised and very popular
▪Khoomei
▪Khorovodi - Russian dance music
▪Kĩkũyũ pop
▪Kilapanda
▪Kinko
▪Kirtan
▪Kiwi rock
▪Kizomba
▪Klape - Dalmatian male choir music
▪Klasik
▪Kléftiko
▪Klezmer
▪Kliningan
▪Kochare - Armenian folk dance
▪Kolomyjka
▪Komagaku
▪Konpa
▪Koumpaneia - Greek Gypsy music
▪Kpanlogo
▪Krakowiak
▪Krautrock
▪Kriti (krithi) - a Hindui hymn
▪Kroncong - popular Indonesian music with strong Portuguese influence
▪Krzesany
▪Kulintang - Traditional gong-chime music of the Philippines, Eastern Indonesia, Eastern Malaysia, Brunei and Timor
▪Kulning - Swedish folk songs
▪Kumbiaton
▪Kumina - music (and religion) of the Bongo Nation of Jamaica
▪Kun-borrk
▪Kundere
▪Kundiman - traditional Filipino songs adapted to Western song structure
▪Kussundé
▪Kutumba wake
▪Kvæði
▪Kveding - traditional Norwegian songs
▪Kwaito
▪Kwassa kwassa
▪Kwela


L
▪La la - Louisianan Creole music
▪Laba laba
▪Laïkó (pop)
▪Lai
▪Lam
▪Lam saravane - Laotian ensemble music from a town of the same name in southern Laos
▪Lam sing
▪Lambada - Bolivian and Brazilian dance music which arose from sayas and became internationally popular in the 1980s
▪Lancer
▪Langgam jawa - type of kroncong mixed with gamelan, popular around Solo, Indonesia
▪Latin (music)
▪Latin American music
▪Laremuna wadauman
▪Latin house
▪Latin jazz - jazz mixed with Latin musical forms like bossa nova or salsa
▪Latin rock
▪Latino metal
▪Lavlu
▪Lavway
▪Le leagan
▪Legényes - Hungarian-Transylvanian men's dance
▪Letkajenkka
▪Lhamo - form of Tibetan opera
▪Lied
▪Likanos
▪Light Music - 20th Century light orchestral music (mainly British)
▪Liquindi
▪Liviana (palo de flamenco)
▪Llanera - Venezuelan music
▪Llanto - a flamenco-influenced genre of Panamanian folk music
▪Lo-fi music
▪Loki djili - traditional Hungarian Gypsy songs
▪Long-song - traditional Mongolian slow songs
▪Louisiana blues
▪Lounge music
▪Lounge jazz
▪Lovers rock
▪Lowercase
▪Lu - unaccompanied Tibetan folk music
▪Lubbock country music
▪Lucknavi thumri - a type of thumri from Lucknow
▪Luhya omutibo
▪Luk grung - Popular Thai music from the early 20th century
▪Lullaby
▪Lundu
▪Lundum


M
▪Madchester
▪Madrigal
▪Mafioso hip hop
▪Maglaal (tuuli)
▪Magnificat
▪Mahori - type of Thai classical music
▪Makossa
▪Makossa-soukous
▪Malagueñas (palo de flamenco)
▪Malawian jazz
▪Maloya
▪Maluf - evolved form of al-andalous classical music which developed in Constantine, Algeria
▪Mambo
▪Manaschi - Kyrgyz folk music made by travelling musicians also called manaschi
▪Mandarin pop - early Taiwanese pop sung in Mandarin and popular with young listeners
▪Manding swing
▪Mangue Bit - African style beat music style from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
▪Mangulina
▪Manikay
▪Manila sound - Early 1970s development in Pinoy rock which mixed Tagalog and English lyrics
▪Manouche jazz
▪Manzuma
▪Mapouka
▪Mapouka-serré
maluka Motown
▪Marabi
▪Maracatu - African and Portuguese music popular around Recife, Brazil
▪Marga - Indian classical music
▪Mariachi - pop form of son jalisciense
▪Mariana (palo de flamenco)
▪Marimba
▪Marrabenta
▪Martial industrial
▪Maskanda - popularized Zulu-traditional music
▪Mass
▪Martinetes (palo de flamenco)
▪Matamuerte
▪Mathcore
▪Math rock
▪Maxixe
▪Mazurka
▪Mbalax
▪Mbaqanga (township jive)
▪M-base
▪Mbira (Chimurenga)
▪Mbube
▪Mbumba
▪Medh
▪Media (palo de flamenco)
▪Media Granaína (palo de flamenco)
▪Meditation
▪Medieval music
▪Mejorana
▪Melhoun
▪Melhûn
▪Melodic black metal
▪Melodic death metal
▪Melodic music
▪Melodic trance
▪Memphis blues
▪Memphis rap
▪Memphis soul
▪Mento
▪Merengue
▪Merengue típico moderno
▪Merengue-bomba - Puerto Rican fusion of bomba and merengue
▪Merenhouse
▪Méringue
▪Meringue
▪Merseybeat
▪Metal
▪Metalcore
▪Mexican son - a broad group of Mexican folk music
▪Meyjana
▪Mezwed
▪Miami bass (booty bass) (Bass music)
▪Milongas (palo de flamenco)
▪Mineras (palo de flamenco)
▪Mini compass
▪Mini-jazz - Caribbean jazz
▪Minimalist music
▪Minimalist trance
▪Minneapolis sound
▪Minstrel show
▪Minuet
▪Min'yo - Japanese folk music
▪Mirabrás (palo de flamenco)
▪Mirolóyia
▪Mittelalter rock
▪Modal jazz
▪Modinha
▪Modern classical music
▪Modern Laika
▪Modinha
▪Mohabelo - neo-traditional music from South Africa and Lesotho
▪Mor lam - Laotian ensemble music for vocals with accompaniment
▪Mor lam sing - popular form of Laotian traditional music developed by Laotians in Thailand
▪Momedy
▪Morna
▪Metalcore
▪Mozambique
▪MPB (música popular brasileira) - catch-all term for multiple varieties of Brazilian pop music
▪Mugam - classical music of Azerbaijan, featuring sung poetry and instrumental passages
▪Muntuno
▪Murga - Uruguayan street carnival dance with heavy percussion, also popular in Argentina.
▪Musette
▪Mushroom jazz
▪Music drama
▪Music from Corsica
▪Music from the Andes
▪Music Hall
▪Music noir
▪Música campesina - Cuban rural music
▪Música criolla - a coastal Peruvian music from the early 20th century, consisting of a variety of Western fusions
▪Música de la interior - indigenous folk music from Colombia
▪Música llanera - harp-based form of folk music from Los Llanos, Colombia
▪Música mapuche
▪Música mestiza
▪Música nordestina - Northeast Brazilian popular music, centered around Recife
▪Música popular brasileira (MPB)
▪Música tropical - a form of Colombian salsa music
▪Musiqi-e assil - Persian classical music
▪Musique concrète
▪Musique d'ameublement
▪Mutuashi
▪Muwashshah
▪Muzak (or elevator music)


N
▪Nafratala-Mexican sex music
▪Na trapeza - Greek-Turkish slow songs
▪Nagauta - Japanese style of shamisen-playing
▪Naghmehs
▪Nakasi - Taiwanese musical form
▪Naked funk
▪Nana (palo de flamenco)
▪Nangma - Tibetan dance music
▪Nanguan - Taiwanese instrumental music
▪Narcocorrido - Spanish for "Drug ballad", this Mexican music's theme was equivalent to gangster rap
▪Narodna muzika - (Serbian) Folk music
▪Nasheed - a capella music closely related with Islamic revival in the 20th century
▪Nashville Sound - pop-country music based out of Nashville, Tennessee
▪National Socialist Black Metal - NSBM Nazi black metal
▪Native American gospel - gospel music performed by Native Americans
▪Native American music
▪Naturalismo - a term for the 2000s folk movement also referred to as New Weird America or Freak Folk
▪Nederpop - popular music of the Netherlands, especially in the Dutch language
▪Neo-classical
▪Neofolk
▪Néo kýma
▪Neo-Medieval
▪Neo-prog
▪Neo-Psychedelia
▪Neo-romanticism
▪Neo Soul (Nu Soul) - late 1990s and early 2000s American fusion of contemporary R&B, 1970s style soul music, hip hop music, jazz, and classical music
▪Neo-swing
▪Neo-tango
▪Nerdcore hiphop
▪Neue Deutsche Härte
▪Neue Deutsche Welle
▪Neue Musik
▪Neue Volksmusik
▪New Age (music)
▪New Beat - a downtempo music style from Belgium, contemporary to Chicago House and Detroit Techno
▪New Edge
▪New Instrumental
▪New Jack Swing (New Jack R&B, Swingbeat) - late 1980s and early 1990s American fusion of hip hop music, R&B, doo wop and soul music
▪New Orleans blues - piano and horn-heavy blues from the city of New Orleans, Louisiana
▪New Orleans contemporary brass band
▪New Orleans jazz
▪New Pop
▪New prog
▪New Rave
▪New Romantic - popular British New Wave from the early 1980s
▪New rumba
▪New school hip hop - generic term for hip hop music recorded after about 1989
▪New Taiwanese Song - modern Taiwanese pop music which combines ballads, rock and roll and hip hop
▪New Wave bhangra (Fusion bhangra)
▪New Wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) - mid- to late 1970s heavy metal coming out of the United Kingdom
▪New Wave - melodious pop outgrowth of arty punk rock, also used as description of an emerging sound in any genre (e.g. Alpine New Wave)
▪New Wave of New Wave
▪New Weird America - term to defining emerging folk/psychedelia/drone/noize influenced by pre-war country-folk-blues & 1960s counter cultural underground music.
▪New York blues - jazzy, urban blues from the early 20th century
▪New York House (also known as US Garage)
▪Newgrass - progressive bluegrass
▪Nganja
▪Nhac dan toc cai bien - modernized forms of Vietnamese folk music which arose in the 1950s
▪Nhac tai tu - Vietnamese chamber music which accompanies cai luong
▪Nha Nac
▪Niche - sub-genre of UK Garage and Bassline House, name derived from the club in Sheffield, that first started putting on regular bassline nights
▪Niko - Chinese instrument
▪Nintendocore
▪Nisiótika - folk songs of the Greek islands
▪No Wave - avant-garde late 1970s outgrowth of New Wave and punk rock
▪Noh - highly-stylized Japanese theater and music style
▪Noise music - style of avant-garde music, most closely associated with Japan
▪Noise pop - experimental 1990s outgrowth of punk
▪Noise rock - atonal punk rock from the 1980s
▪Nongak - Korean folk music played by 20-30 performers on different kinds of percussion instruments
▪Norae Undong - Korean rock music with socially aware lyrics
▪Nordic folk music
▪Nordic folk dance music
▪Nortec - electronic style from Tijuana, Mexico
▪Norteño (Tex-Mex) - Modernized corridos pop music of Mexico
▪Northern harmony
▪Northern Soul - late 1960s variety of soul music from northern England
▪Northumbrian smallpipe music
▪Nota
▪Nova canção - popular 1950s and 60s fado in Portugal and folk-based singer-songwriters in Spain
▪Novokomponovana narodna muzika - modernized Serbian folk music
▪Nu bossa
▪Nu breaks
▪Nu jazz - fusion of late 1990s jazz and electronic music
▪Nu metal - fusion of heavy metal music with genres such as hip hop, funk, grunge and electronic music
▪Nu-NRG - a harder and faster version of Hi-NRG
▪Nu soul (neo soul) - popular fusion of hip hop music and soul music
▪Nueva canción - Chilean pop-folk music which influenced by native Chilean and Bolivian forms
▪Nyingmapa chanting - form of highly rhythmic and elaborate Tibetan Buddhist chanting


▪O
▪Obscuro
▪Oi! - 1980s style of British punk rock
▪Old school
▪Old school hip hop - generic term for hip hop music recorded before approximately 1989
▪Old time country
▪Old-time - archaic term for many different styles that were an outgrowth of Appalachian folk music and fed into country music
▪Oldies
▪Olonkho - Yakut epic songs
▪Oltului
▪Ompa - Music by the Kaizers Orchestra
▪Omutibo
▪Ondo
▪On ikki muqam - Uyghur classical music suite in 12 parts
▪Oom pah band
▪Opera - theatrical performances in which all or most dialogue is sung with musical accompaniment
▪Oratorical calypso
▪Oratorio - similar to opera but without scenery, costumes or acting
▪Orchestra - a large ensemble, especially one used to played European classical music
▪Orchestre
▪Organ trio - a style of jazz from the 1960s that blended blues and jazz (and later "soul jazz") and which was based around the sound of the Hammond organ
▪Organic ambient - often acoustic ambient music which uses instruments and styles borrowed from world music
▪Organic house
▪Organica - A genre music created by SLIPS INTO SPACE in 2007, it is written without predetermining the outcome of the overall sound.This music causes audible hallucinations.
▪Organum - Middle Ages polyphonic music
▪Oriental Foxtrot
▪Oriental metal - a subgenre of folk metal that incorporates elements of traditional Middle Eastern music.
▪Orovela - eastern Georgian work songs
▪Orgel (Organ Orgue) - keyboard instrument with/without pedals
▪Orquestas Tejanas
▪Ottava rima - Italian rhyming stanzas
▪Outlaw country - late 1960s and 70s form of country music with a hard-edged sound and rebellious lyrics
▪Outsider music - generic term for music performed by outsiders
▪Özgün
▪Ozwodna


P

▪P-Funk - 1970s fusion of funk, heavy metal and psychedelic rock, most closely associated with the bands Funkadelic and Parliament, who shared many members collectively known as P-Funk
▪Pachanga
▪Padams
▪Pagan rock
▪Pagode - Brazilian style of music which originated in the Rio de Janeiro region
▪Paisley Underground - 1980s style of alternative rock that drew heavily on psychedelia
▪Pakistani pop
▪Palm wine - fusion of numerous West African, Latin American and European genres, popular throughout coastal West Africa in the 20th century
▪Palos (styles of flamenco)
▪Panambih - tembang sunda that uses metered poetry
▪Panchai baja - Nepalese wedding music
▪Panchavadyam - Temple music from Kerala, India
▪Pansori - Korean folk music played by a singer and a drummer
▪Paranda - Garifuna form of music
▪Parisian soukous
▪Parranda - Afro-Venezuelan form of music
▪Parody - humorous renditions of various songs
▪Payada de contrapunto
▪Pambiche (Merengue estilo yanqui)
▪Paranda - Garifuna music of Belize
▪Parang - Trinidadian Christmas carols
▪Partido alto
▪El pasacalle
▪Paseo (music)
▪Pasillo
▪Peace Metal
▪Peace Punk
▪Pedo punk
▪Pelimanni music - Finnish folk dance music
▪Pennywhistle jive
▪Peroveta anedia
▪Persian music
▪Petenera (palo de flamenco)
▪Peyote Song - a mixture of gospel and traditional Native American music
▪Phil - noisy noise from the 2000s where noise from Saskatoon met noise from France
▪Philadelphia soul - soft 1970s soul that came out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
▪Phleng luk tung
▪Piano blues
▪Piano rock
▪Piedmont blues
▪Pineal Polka
▪Pinoy rock - rock and roll sung in Tagalog from the Philippines
▪Pinpeat orchestra
▪Pipa - Chinese instrument
▪Piphat - ancient form of Thai classical ensemble
▪Pirekaus - traditional love songs of the Purépecha of Mexico
▪Pisiq - Greenlandic folk song
▪Pixiefunk - fusion of funk,afrobeat,celtic balad,pop-rock,drum'n'bass and jungle. Usually performed live and free style. Origin:London
▪Piyyutim
▪Plachi - melancholic Russian folk songs
▪Plainchant (particularly Gregorian chant)
▪Plena
▪Pleng phua cheewit - Thai protest rock
▪Pleng Thai sakorn - a Thai interpretation of Western classical music
▪Plunk-Folk - energetic double-bass driven folk, with the 'plunk' of the double bass sound.
▪Poco-poco - Indonesian modern music which fuses disco with eastern Indonesian dance music
▪Polihet
▪Polka
▪Polo (palo de flamenco)
▪Polonaise
▪Pols - Danish fiddle and accordion dance music
▪Polska
▪Pong lang
▪Pop folk
▪Pop latino
▪Pop-makossa
▪Pop melayu - Malay pop music with dangdut overlay
▪Pop mop - Mongolian pop music
▪Pop music
▪Pop Progressive - Pop accompanied by guitar/bass riffs and speedy drum patterns
▪Pop punk
▪Pop rai
▪Pop rap
▪Pop rock
▪Pop sunda - Sundanese mixture of gamelan degung and pop music structures
▪Popular music
▪Porngroove - A variation on Funk-Hop with a distinctive emphasis on 'Bow Chicka Bow Wow' pioneeredby Northwood Hills super group GGNXTMAP
▪Pornocore
▪Porro - Colombian big band music
▪Portuguese Shangaan - South African and Mozambiquan mixture of traditional Tsonga and Portuguese music
▪Post-grunge
▪Post-hardcore
▪Post-Jam - Next Wave Jambands like the Slip, Lotus, STS9 and The Duo. Electronic and Indie Rock stylings.
▪Post-metal
▪Post-minimalism
▪Post-punk
▪Post-rock
▪Post-romanticism
▪Post-traumatic-stress core - A variation of Post-hardcore generally characterised by aggressive breakdowns and very loud bass levels
▪Power electronics
▪Power metal
▪Power noise (or rhythmic noise)
▪Power pop
▪Powerviolence
▪Pow-wow - Native American dance music
▪Ppongtchak - Korean pop music developed during the Japanese occupation
▪Praise song
▪Pre-Computer
▪Prison metal
▪Program symphony
▪Progressive Acoustic Urban Math Folk
▪Progressive electronic music
▪Progressive folk music
▪Progressive house
▪Progressive industrial beatbox-jambalaya
▪Progressive metal
▪Progressive bluegrass
▪Progressive rock
▪Progressive trance
▪Protopunk
▪Psychedelic music
▪Psych folk or Psychedelic folk
▪Psychedelic rock
▪Psychedelic trance (Psytrance)
▪Psychobilly
▪Psychosomatic trance
▪Psych-pop
▪Psytrance
▪Punjabi thumri - a type of thumri from Punjab
▪Punk blues - a US music genre that developed in the 1980s, which mixes elements of blues with the aggressive sound of punk.
▪Punk Cabaret - a fusion of musical theater and cabaret style music with the aggressive, raw nature of punk rock.
▪Punk jazz
▪Punk musette
▪Punk rock
▪Punta
▪Punta rock - 1970s Belizean music
▪Puke-a-Billy - genre created by Nathan Payne in the late 1990s. Mix of rock-a-billy, punk, country, and blues.

▪Q
▪Quan ho - Vietnamese vocal music which originated in the Red River Delta
▪Qasidah - Epic religious poetry accompanied by percussion and chanting
▪Qasidah modern - Qasidah updated for mainstream audiences
▪Qawwali - Sufi religious music updated for mainstream audiences, was originated in India
▪Quadrille
▪Queercore
▪Quiet Storm


R
▪Rada
▪Raga rock - Swiss soul, rock and Indian music fusion
▪Raga Metal - Welsh, Notable Band Skindred
▪Ragas
▪Raggamuffin (Ragga)
▪Ragga-chutney
▪Ragga Jungle
▪Ragga-soca
▪Ragga-zouk - a fusion of reggae, dub music and zouk
▪Ragtime
▪Rainbow Rave
▪Rai - Algerian folk music now developed into a popular style
▪Rake-and-scrape - Bahamanian instrumental music
▪Ramkbach
▪Ramvong
▪Ranchera - pop mariachi from 1950s film soundtracks
▪Random dance
▪Rap
▪Rap dogba
▪Rap metal
▪Rap rock
▪Rapcore
▪Rapso
▪Rara
▪Rare groove
▪Rasiya
▪Rateliai
▪Rave
▪Rebetiko (Rembetika)
▪Rebita
▪reel
▪Reggae
▪Reggae dancehall (see Dancehall)
▪Reggae highlife
▪Reggaecrunk
▪Reggaeton
▪Reinlender
▪Rekilaulu - Finnish rhyming sleigh songs
▪Rembetika
▪Renaissance music
▪Requiem
▪Retro Acoustic Steel Guitar
▪Rhapsody
▪Rhyming spiritual - Bahamanian hymns
▪Rhythm and blues (R&B)
▪Rhythm & grime
▪Rhythmic noise (or power noise)
▪Ricercar
▪Rímur - Icelandic heroic epic songs
▪Ring Bang - the Barbadian sound of soca
▪Riot grrl
▪Rock
▪Rock opera
▪Rock and roll
▪Rock en español
▪Rock sureño - 70's Rock from Andalusia with Flamenco influences
▪Rockabilly
▪Rocknoir
▪Rocksteady
▪Rococo
▪Rodeo music
▪Rokon fada
▪Romance
▪Romance (palo de flamenco)
▪Romani music
▪Romantic era, Romanticism
▪Romeras (palo de flamenco)
▪Rondeaux
▪Rondeña (palo de flamenco)
▪Ronggeng - a folk music from Malacca, Malaysia
▪Roots reggae
▪Roots rock
▪Roots rock reggae
▪Ruan - Chinese instrument
▪Ruem trosh - Cambodian traditional music
▪Rumba
▪Rumba (palo de flamenco)
▪Rumba gitana - French Gypsy music
▪Rumbaton
▪Runddan
▪Runolaulu - Finnish folk songs
▪Runo-song - Estonian folk music


S
▪Sabar - drumming style found in Senegal
▪Sacred Harp
▪Sadcore
▪Saete (palo de flamenco)
▪Saibara
▪Salegy
▪Salsa - fusion of multiple Cuban- and Puerto Rican-derived pop genres from immigrants in New York City
▪Salsa erotica - lyrically explicit form of salsa romantica
▪Salsa gorda
▪Salsa romantica - a soft, romantic form of salsa music
▪Salsaton
▪Saltarello
▪Salve
▪Samba
▪Samba-reggae - a genre of samba with a choppy, reggae-like rhythm. samba and reggae fusion
▪Samba-canção - traditional samba in slow tempo and with romantic lyrics. influenced by bolero
▪Sambai
▪Sanjo - Korean instrumental folk music
▪Şarkı müzik
▪Sato kagura
▪Sawt - urban music from Kuwait and Bahrain
▪Saya - Bolivian music derived from African rhythms
▪Schottisch
▪Scottish Baroque music
▪Schranz
▪Scrap (music)
▪Screamo
▪Scrumpy and Western - folk music from West Country of England
▪Sea shanty
▪Sean nós
▪Second Viennese School
▪Sega music
▪Seguiriya (palo de flamenco)
▪Seis
▪Semba
▪Sephardic music
▪Serialism
▪Serrana (palo de flamenco)
▪Set dance
▪Sevdalinka - Bosnian urban popular music
▪Sevillana (palo de flamenco)
▪Shabab
▪Shabad
▪Shalako - Armenian folk dance
▪Shan'ge - Taiwanese Hakka mountain songs
▪Shango
▪Shape note
▪Shlager
▪Shibuya-kei
▪Shidaiqu - Hong Kong-based form of traditional music updated for pop audiences and sung in Mandarin
▪Shima uta - a form of Okinawan dance music
▪Shock rock
▪Shoegaze
▪Shoka - Japanese songs written during the Meiji Restoration to bring Western music to Japanese schools
▪Shomyo - Japanese Buddhist chanting
▪Showtunes
▪Sica
▪Şiftetelli
▪Siguiriyas
▪Silat - Malaysian mixture of music, dance and martial arts
▪Sinawi - Korean religious music meant for dancing; it is improvised and reminiscent of jazz
▪Singer-songwriter
▪Sirtaki
▪Ska
▪Ska punk
▪Skacore (third wave of ska)
▪Skald
▪Skate punk
▪Skiffle
▪Skronk - popular music originating in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in the late 1990s having elements of ska, rock, and funk.
▪Slack-key guitar (kihoalu) - Hawaiian form invented by retuning open strings on a guitar
▪Slängpolska
▪Slide
▪Slowcore
▪Sludge metal
▪Smooth jazz smyrniotika/smyrnaika
▪Smyrniotika / Smyrnaika
▪Soca (Soul calypso)
▪Soft rock
▪Soleá (palo de flamenco)
▪Son, Son cubano
▪Son batá (batá rock)
▪Son montuno
▪Sonata
▪Songo - a mixture of changuí and son montuno
▪Songo-salsa - a mixture of songo, hip hop and salsa
▪Soukous
▪Soul (Soul music)
▪Soul blues
▪Soul calypso (Soca)
▪Soul jazz
▪Soul rock
▪Soundtrack
▪Southern Gospel
▪Southern Harmony
▪Southern hip hop
▪Southern rock
▪Southern soul
▪Space age pop
▪Space music
▪Space rock
▪Spacesynth
▪Spectral music
▪Speedcore
▪Speed garage
▪Speed metal
▪Spirituals
▪Spouge - Barbadian folk music
▪Square dance
▪St. Louis blues
▪Steelband
▪Stoner metal
▪Stoner rock
▪Straight edge
▪Strathspeys
▪Stride
▪String - 1980s Thai pop music
▪String quartet
▪Suite
▪Suomirock
▪Sublow
▪Super Eurobeat
▪Surf ballads
▪Surf instrumental
▪Surf music
▪Surf pop
▪Surf punk
▪Surf rock
▪Swamp blues
▪Swamp pop
▪Swingbeat (New Jack Swing, New Jack R&B)
▪Swing music
▪Swing revival
▪Sygyt - type of xoomii (Tuvan throat singing), likened to the sound of whistling
▪Symphonic black metal
▪Symphonic metal
▪Symphonic poem
▪Symphonic rock
▪Symphony
▪Symphusion
▪Synthpop
▪Synthpunk


T
▪Taarab
▪Tai tu - Vietnamese chamber music
▪Taiwanese pop - early Taiwanese pop music influenced by enka and popular with older listeners
▪Tala - a rhythmic pattern in Indian classical music
▪Tambu
▪Tamburitza
▪Tamil Christian keerthanai - Christian devotional lyrics in Tamil
▪Táncház - Hungarian dance music
▪Tango
▪Tango (palo de flamenco)
▪Tango argentino
▪Tango porteño
▪Tanguillo (palo de flamenco)
▪Tanguk - a form of Korean court music that includes elements of Chinese music
▪Talempong - a distinct Minangkabau gamelan music
▪Tappa
▪Tarana - form of vocal music from northern India using highly rhythmic nonsense syllables
▪Taranta (palo de flamenco)
▪Tarantella
▪Taranto (palo de flamenco)
▪Tech house
▪Technical death metal
▪Technical metal
▪Techno
▪Techno metal
▪Techno rock
▪Technoid
▪Tembang sunda - Sundanese sung free verse poetry
▪Teen pop
▪Tejano music or "Tex-Mex", sometimes confused with norteño
▪Texas blues
▪Third stream
▪Thrashcore
▪Thrash metal
▪Thresher
▪Thumri - a type of popular Hindustani vocal music
▪Tibetan pop - pop music heavily influenced by Chinese forms, emerging in the 1980s
▪Tientos (palo de flamenco)
▪Thillana - form of vocal music from South India using highly rhythmic nonsense syllables
▪Timbila - form of folk music in Mozambique
▪Tin Pan Alley
▪Tinga
▪Tinku - traditional music and dance from Potosi Bolivia
▪Toadas - traditional music and dance from Brazil
▪Togaku
▪Toeshey - Tibetan dance music
▪T'ong guitar - acoustic guitar pop music of Korea
▪Toná (palo de flamenco)
▪Township jive
▪Traditional pop music
▪Trallalero - Genoese urban songs
▪Trance
▪Travesty
▪Tribal house
▪Trillera (palo de flamenco)
▪Trip-hop
▪Trip rock
▪Trikitixa - Basque accordion music
▪Trompetenpunk
▪Trop Rock
▪Tropicalia
▪Troubadours
▪Truck-driving country
▪Tumba
▪Turbo-folk - aggressive form of modernized Serbian music
▪Turkish music
▪Turntablism
▪Tuvan throat-singing
▪Twee pop
▪Twist (also a dance style, early 1960s)
▪Two tone (second wave of ska)


U
▪UK garage
▪UK pub rock
▪Unblack metal (also know as Christian black metal)
▪Underground music
▪Unknown
▪Urban Cowboy
▪Urban Folk
▪Urban jazz


V
▪V-pop
▪Vallenato - accordion-based Colombian folk music
▪Vaudeville
▪Venetian School
▪Venezuelan folklore
▪Verbunkos - Hungarian folk music
▪Verdiales (palo de flamenco)
▪Verismo
▪Vidalita (palo de flamenco)
▪Video game music - Melodic music as defined by its media.
▪Viennese waltz
▪Vietnamese music
▪Viking metal
▪Villanella - 16th century Neapolitan songs
▪Virelais
▪Visual Kei
▪Visual music
▪Vocal house
▪Vocal jazz
▪Volksmusik


W
▪Waila (chicken scratch) - a Tohono O'odham fusion of polka, norteño and Native American music
▪Waltz
▪Warabe uta
▪Wassoulou
▪Were music
▪West Coast hip hop
▪West Coast house
▪West Coast jazz
▪West Coast pop
▪West Coast rap
▪Western blues
▪Western swing
▪Wizard rock
▪Women's music or womyn's music, wimmin's music--1970s lesbian/feminist
▪Wong shadow - 1960s Thai pop music
▪Work song
▪Wood - Sounds of organic synthesis recorded on organic medium such as tape
▪World (World music)
▪Worldbeat
▪World fusion music
▪World roots music


X
▪Xoomii (khoomii, hoomii) - a type of Tuvan throat singing
▪Xhosa music
▪Xian rock


Y
▪Yalelli
▪Yang - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting
▪Yangqin - Chinese instrument
▪Yé-yé
▪Yorubeat Funk and Afrobeat influenced
▪Yo-pop
▪Yodeling
▪Yukar


Z
▪Zajal
▪Zambra (palo de flamenco)
▪Zapin - derived from ancient Arabic music, zapin is popular throughout Malaysia
▪Zarzuela - a form of Spanish operetta
▪Zeuhl
▪Ziglibithy
▪Zolo - characterized by hyper bitchy rhythms and cacophonous/ harmonious bleeps and bongs
▪Zorongo (palo de flamenco)
▪Zouglou
▪Zouk - Antillean dance music
▪Zouk chouv
▪Zouklove
▪Zulu music
▪Zydeco - popular Louisianan Creole music

list edited and expanded from wikipedia


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  • Tides_of_Time

    What for a great idea!

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • elocinegnem

    Thank you Sir! ;)

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Xelias11

    Hi all :) I must say this group looks really appealing to me :)

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bnlzobknza

    the most motherfucking motherworld of all motherfucking motherships in the motherfucking world. 'once it has set its presence into the world, the world will not be the same' lol are you a psychopath, sir?

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    sure, will take me some time ...

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • emaskye

    very interesting idea... please let us know if you make any progress on this :D

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    welcome to all new members.

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
  • delfina999

    krass!

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • JayRivero

    wow this group project is awesome. There is so much good music in the world to get to know it all, i just wish i had more time for it! I hope this place will help me ... when it is more advanced. Thank you very much for the effort!

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    we have to be patient, a cathedral isn't built in just a couple of years. but once it has set its presence into the world, the world will not be the same.

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    this is it.

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Babs_05

    what's this?

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    this is the übergroup on last.fm ...

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
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