Synonyms of 'music: Popular music types'
acid houseacid jazza type of music, popular in the 1980s and 1990s, that combines jazz with genres such as funk, hip-hop, and electronic dance music acid rocka type of rock music characterized by electronically amplified bizarre instrumental effects ambientambient music bebopbhangraa type of Asian pop music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western pop bluebeata type of West Indian pop music of the 1960s; a precursor of reggae bluegrassa type of folk music originating in Kentucky, characterized by a simple harmonized accompaniment bluesa type of folk song devised by Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century, usually employing a basic 12-bar chorus, the tonic, subdominant, and dominant chords, frequent minor intervals, and blue notes boogie-woogiea style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues bopa form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity bubblegumCajunthe music of this ethnic group, combining blues and European folk music calypsoa popular type of satirical, usually topical, West Indian ballad, esp from Trinidad, usually extemporized to a percussive syncopated accompaniment cool jazzcountry and westerna fusion of cowboy songs and Appalachian music country bluesacoustic folk blues with a guitar accompaniment country rocka style of rock music influenced by country and western Cu-bopmusic of the 1940s in which Cuban rhythms are combined with bop death metala type of heavy-metal music characterized by extreme speed and lyrics dealing with violence, satanism, etc discoa type of dance music designed to be played in discos, with a solid thump on each beat Dixielanda form of jazz that originated in New Orleans, becoming popular esp with White musicians in the second decade of the 20th century doo-woprhythm-and-blues harmony vocalizing developed by unaccompanied street-corner groups in the US in the 1950s duba style of record production associated with reggae, involving the removal or exaggeration of instrumental parts, extensive use of echo, etc folk musicmusic that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition folk rockfree jazza style of jazz in which improvization is dominant funka type of polyrhythmic Black dance music with heavy syncopation fusiona kind of popular music that is a blend of two or more styles, such as jazz and funk gangsta rapa style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes glam rocka style of rock music of the early 1970s, characterized by the glittery flamboyance and androgynous image of its performers gospelBlack religious music originating in the churches of the Southern states of the United States Goth(of music) in a style of guitar-based rock with some similarities to heavy metal and punk and usually characterized by depressing or mournful lyrics grungea style of rock music originating in the US in the late 1980s, featuring a distorted guitar sound hardbophardcorea style of rock music characterized by short fast numbers with minimal melody and aggressive delivery harmolodicsheavy metala type of rock music characterized by a strong beat and amplified instrumental effects, sometimes with violent or nihilistic lyrics hip-hopa US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing HouseIndieindustriala form of dance music characterized by pulsating rhythms, fragmented vocal lines, and distorted electronic sounds including urban sound effects jazza kind of music of African-American origin, characterized by syncopated rhythms, solo and group improvisation, and a variety of harmonic idioms and instrumental techniques. It exists in a number of styles jazz-funkjazz-rocka style of popular music that combines jazz improvisation with rock rhythms junglea type of fast electronic dance music, originating in the early 1990s, which combines elements of techno and ragga mainstream jazzMerseybeatmodern jazzany of the styles of jazz that evolved between the early 1940s and the later emergence of avant-garde jazz, characterized by a greater harmonic and rhythmic complexity than hitherto Motown(trademark)music combining rhythm and blues and pop, or gospel rhythms and modern ballad harmony Muzak(trademark)recorded light music played in shops, restaurants, factories, etc, to entertain, increase sales or production, etc New AgeNew Countrya style of country music that emerged in the late 1980s characterized by a more contemporary sound and down-to-earth rather than sentimental lyrics New Orleans jazzthe jazz originating in New Orleans from about 1914; traditional jazz new romanticNew Waverock music of the late 1970s, related to punk but more complex: sometimes used to include punk P-funkpopmusic of general appeal, esp among young people, that originated as a distinctive genre in the 1950s. It is generally characterized by a strong rhythmic element and the use of electrical amplification progressive rockpsychobillyloud frantic rockabilly music punkraggaa dance-orientated style of reggae rapa fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental trackravea professionally organized party for young people, with electronic dance music, sometimes held in a field or disused building reggaea type of West Indian popular music having four beats to the bar, the upbeat being strongly accented rhythm and bluesany of various kinds of popular music derived from or influenced by the blues rockany of various styles of pop music having a heavy beat, derived from rock and roll rockabillya fast, spare style of White rock music which originated in the mid-1950s in the US South rock and rolla type of pop music originating in the 1950s as a blend of rhythm and blues and country and western. It is generally based upon the twelve-bar blues, the first and third beats in each bar being heavily accented salsaa type of Latin American big-band dance music skaa type of West Indian pop music of the 1960s, accented on the second and fourth beats of a four-beat bar skifflea style of popular music of the 1950s, played chiefly on guitars and improvised percussion instruments soula type of Black music resulting from the addition of jazz, gospel, and pop elements to the urban blues style surf musica US West Coast style of pop music of the early 1960s, characterized by high harmony vocals and strong trebly guitar riffs swinga kind of popular dance music influenced by jazz, usually played by big bands and originating in the 1930s swingbeata type of modern dance music that combines soul, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop technoa type of very fast dance music, using electronic sounds and fast heavy beats thrash metala type of very fast, very loud rock music that combines elements of heavy metal and punk rock trad jazza kind of jazz based on the jazz that was played in the 1920s world musicpopular music of various ethnic origins and styles outside the tradition of Western pop and rock music zydecoa type of Black Cajun music ▷ See music
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