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A music genre is a conventional category that identifies pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

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Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. As ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Latin American music encompasses rhythms and styles originated or related to Latin America and its influence in the United States and several European countries such as Spain or Portugal. Some ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Jazz is a type of American music that originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the Southern United States as a combination of European harmony and forms with African musical ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Hip hop music is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Genre

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