Genres of music. Amazing!

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Cant resist posting this! Hahha, so many genres! and this is only up till alphabet F!


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
Adai-adai
Adult Album Alternative
Adult contemporary
Anti-Serious Music
Afoxé
Afrobeat - African rhythms mixed with American funk
Afro-Cuban jazz - jazz mixed with merengue, salsa or other Latin forms
Afro-juju - style of Nigerian popular music, a mixture of Jùjú music and Afrobeat
Afro-punk - refers to African Americans and other black people in the punk subculture
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
Alpine New Wave
Alternative country - reaction against the 1990s highly-polished Nashville sound
Alternative dance
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 - broad movement born in the 1980s generally relegated to the underground music scene and operating outside of the mainstream
Ambient - atmospheric electronic music combined with jazz, New Age and other influences
Ambient dub
Ambient electronica
Ambient house
Ambient Johncore
Ambient groove
Ambient techno
Ambient trance
American fingerstyle guitar (American primitive guitar)
Americana
Anadolu rock - Turkish rock music
Anarcho-punk - 1970s mixture of punk rock with anarchist lyrics
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 Turkish folk music, Arab classical music and various other genres
Argentinean rock
Ars antiqua
Ars nova
Artcore
Art metal
Art punk
Art rock
Ashiq - Azeri bards who sing and accompany themselves on a saz (a kind of lute)
Asian Underground - British-based form of Indian and Western fusion
Astral Electro - music discovered by music band SAMARKAND.
Australian Breakcore-see breakcore-Usually harsher and faster.
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
Bachata
Baião
Bakersfield sound - gritty, hard-edged reaction against 1950s pop country (Nashville sound)
Bakshy - Turkmen folk music made by travelling musicians also called bakshy
Baiáo - Dance music created by a trio of triangle, bass drum and accordion
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 granmoun
Bal-musette
Balakadri
Balkan brass
Ballad - generic term for usually slow, romantic, despairing and catastrophic songs
Ballad calypso
Ballata
Ballet (music)
Balss
Bamberas
Bamboo band - originally from the Solomon Islands, music played by hitting bamboo tubes with sandals
Bamboula wake
Bambuco
Banda - Mexican brass norteño pop music invented in the 1960s
Bangsawan
Bantowbol
Barbarian black metal - extreme black metal about paganism and barbarism
Barbershop music - extremely melodic a cappella vocal style
Barndance
Baroque music - 17th-18th century European classical music
Baroque metal
Bass music (Miami bass, Booty bass) - electro influenced form of hip hop dance music arising in Miami, Florida
Batá
Batá-rumba
Batcave (club)
Batucada
Batuco
Bayin - Taiwanese Hakka instrumental music
Beach music
Beat
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 a fast tempo
Bedoui
Bedoui citadinisé
Beguine (biguine)
Beguine moderne
Beguine vide
Beiguan - Taiwanese instrumental music
Bel canto - Italian vocal style which arose in the late 16th century and which ended in the mid-19th century
Belair
Bend-skin
Benga
Bhajan - a northern Hindu religious song
Bhakti
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
Big Hip
Biguine - Martinican folk music
Biguine moderne - Martinican biguine adapted to pop forms and including reggae and other influences
Black ambient - blackened form of dark ambient music
Black Rock - a fusion of metal and original rock and roll, resulting in something akin to Hard Rock's younger brother.
Blackened death metal - a fusion between death and black metal
Black metal - highly distorted and swift form of heavy metal
Bleak house - downbeat techno
Blair beat a little known type of music founded by Sir Blair Mason
Blasmusik
Bloco afro
Bluegrass Gospel
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
Blurcore
Big Drum Dance
Bigono duu
Biomusic
Bitchcore
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
Bongo wake
Boogie rock
Boogie woogie - style of piano-based blues popular in the 1940s US
Boogaloo - soul and mambo fusion popular in 1960s United States
BooM Rock-Persian Melodies & Sounds and world Funk-Rock BOOMBAND for example.
Booty bass (Miami bass, Bass music)
Borbangnadyr
Borbannadir - type of Tuvan xoomii said to sound like the rapids of a river
Border ballad
Bossa nova
Bothy ballad
Bouncy techno
Boy band
Brass band
Brass Hop
Brat Rock
Brazilian funk
Brazilian jazz - bossa nova and samba mixed with American jazz
Breakbeat
Breakbeat hardcore
Breakcore
Bright disco
Brill Building Pop - named after New York's Brill Building at 1619 Broadway
Britfunk
Britpop
British blues
British dance band
British folk
British Invasion
Broadside ballad
Broken beat
Brown-eyed soul
Brukdown - rural Belizean creole music
Brutal death metal - a subgenre of death metal that focuses on a greater emphasis of heaviness, speed and aggression in its delivery
Brutal prog
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
Bikutsi
Bulerias
Bumba-meu-boi
Bunggul
Bunraku - Japanese style originated from a kind of puppet-theater.
Burger-highlife
Burgundian School
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
Caña
Candombe
Canon
Cantata
Cante chico
Cante jondo
Canterbury Scene
Cantiñas
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
Carceleras
Cardas
Carimbó - dance music of Belém, Brazil
Cariso
Carnatic music
Carol
Cartageneras
Cassé-co
Cassette culture
Cavacha
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 house
Chicken scratch - Arizona-based Native American 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
Chicago blues
Chicago house
Chicago jazz (Dixieland jazz)
Chicago soul
Chicha - a Peruvian fusion of rock and roll, cumbia and huayno
Chillout splatter thrash
Cho-kantrum - the most traditional form of Cambodian kantrum
Choctaw Social Dance
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
Crust opera
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
Codecore - The band 'Codeca' are famous for perfecting this sub genre of emo.
Coimbra fado - a form of refined fado from Coimbra, Portugal
Colombianas
Comedy
Comedy rock
Comic opera
Comparsa
Compas direct
Compas meringue
Concert overture
Concerto
Concerto grosso
Congo - Panamanian dance music
Congolese sound
Conjunto
Conscious Reggae
Contemporary Africa music
Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)
Contonbley
Contradanza
Cool jazz
Corrido
Coladeira
Coldwave (or industrial rock)
Combined Rhythm - music of the Dutch Antilles
Corrido - storytelling ballads from Mexico
Corsican polyphonic song
Cothoza mfana
Cowboy ambient
Country blues
Country funk
Country Gospel a.k.a. Christian Country
Country music
Country rap
Country rock
Countrypolitan
Couple de sonneurs - Breton dance music
Cow punk
Crag
Creative jazz
Creole
Crossover music
Crunk
Crust punk
Csárdás
Cuarteto - Argentinian folk music
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
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
Dance-rock
Dancehall
Dangdut - popular Indonesian dance music with influences from Arabic and Indian music
Dansband
Danube New Wave - mixture of Viennese schrammelmusik and American blues and rock and roll
Danza
Danzón
Dark ambient
Dark cabaret
Dark trance
Darkcore (hardcore techno)
Darkcore (drum & bass)
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 (also known as death punk)
Death techno
Deblas
Deboche - Brazilian fusion of electric frevo and ijexá
Décima
Degung
Delta blues
Deep house
Deep soul
Dementia - relating to the style of music popularized by the Dr. Demento Show
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
Dialect rock - rock music sung in various Swiss-German dialects
Digital hardcore
Din Dain- Ambient blues trance
Dirge
Dirty rap
Dirty South (also known as Southern rap)
Dirty Pop
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 metal
Doomcore
Dopé
Downtempo
Dream pop
Drill and bass
Drone doom (Also known as Drone metal)
Drone music
Dronology
Drum and bass (DNB)
Dub
Dub techno
Dubstep
Dunun - Yoruba drum music
Dunedin Sound - early 1980s alternative rock sound based out of Dunedin, New Zealand and Flying Nun Records
Dutch jazz
Dutch trance
Dziesma
Dzoke - type of yang chanting
Early music
East Coast blues
East Coast hip hop
Eastern Tradition of Sephardic music
Easy listening
Ecocore - A subgenre of black metal containing hardcore elements and lyrics concerning the ecosystem
Elafrolaïkó
Electric blues
Electric folk
Electro
Electro Backbeat
Electro hop
Electro-industrial
Electroclash
Electrofunk
Electronic alternative
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
Electronicore - digital hardcore
Electropop
Electrowaltz
Elevator music (or Muzak)
Emeba
Emo
Emo Appalachian folk song
Emo rap
Endecasillabo - Central Italian 11-syllabic song form
English funk
English madrigal
Enka - Japanese pop music, using native forms
Éntekhno
Ethereal wave
Euba
Eurobeat
Eurodance
Europop
Eurotrance (traditional dance music)
Euroworld
Exotica
Experimental music
Experimental noise
Experimental rock
Extreme Computer Music
Extreme Metal
Ezengileer - type of Tuvan xoomii said to imitate the trotting of horses
Fag (music) - Music from Fetcham, usually involving lots of banjo riffs, 'Fag Music'
F-Step - variant of hardcore jungle with simultaneous, overlapping beats
Fado - Portuguese roots-based popular music
Falak - Tajik folk music
fandango - Spanish dance music
Farruca - a genre of flamenco
Fart on Snare Drum - farting on a snare drum
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 - dance music of Andalusia, Spain
Flower power
Foaie verde - classical form of Romanian doina
Fofa
Folk metal
Folk music
Folk pop
Folk punk
Folk rock
Folktronica
Fonn Mall
Forró - extremely popular music of Northeastern Brazil
Foxcore - a specific style of grunge played by all-female bands
Franco-country
Freakbeat
Freak-folk
Free improvisation - freeform musical improvisation
Free jazz - improvised 1960s jazz
Free music
Freestyle
Freestyle house - a cross-culture mix of hip-hop/electro/house/pop
Freetekno
Frevo - folk music from Recife, Brazil
Fricote - dance music from Salvador, Brazil
Fuji - Yoruba vocal and percussion music
Fulia - Afro-Venezuelan percussion music
Funeral doom - an extremely slow version of doom metal, most commonly made at the "pace of a funeral march"
Funk - a bass-heavy outgrowth of soul music
Funkcore
Funk metal - 1980s combination of funk, heavy metal and punk rock
Funk rock
Funky breaks - a type of breaks electronic music
Funky highlife - fusion of funk and Ghanaian highlife
Furniture music - Erik Satie's invention of Background music
Fusion bhangra (New Wave bhangra) - bhangra combined with rock and roll, reggae, hip hop, ragga and funk
Fusion jazz - mixture of rock and jazz
Future jazz
Futurepop - outgrowth of synthpop, EBM and darkwave