What is a Music Genre?
To put it simply, the word ‘genre’ means a category, class, style or variety, usually that of a form of art.
The term Music Genre or Genres of Music is used to refer to the different styles of music that exist & are recognizable based on their own distinctive theme, form & format, time period & technique, etc.
People across the globe listen to and enjoy different genres of music. Music artists across varying genres are given music awards & are recognized for their contributions to the ever growing music industry.
What Defines a Genre of Music?
Though there are a number of factors that contribute in defining these music genres, it is generally seen that pieces of music that share a similar style and technical musical language are clubbed together under one genre of music and narrowed down to sub genres.
Often, there may be some close similarities and a tendency of overlapping across two different genres.
This is the reason why there are many different views about how musical pieces should be clubbed into genres.
Irrespective of alternating views, there are a few genres of music which are universally accepted & recognized.
Here is a list of some of the popular Genres of Music, India & International –
Various Music Genres
- Boogie Woogie
- Classical – Western Classical & Indian Classical
- Hip Hop
- Heavy Metal
- Latin American
- Latin Pop
- Latin Jazz
- Religious and Devotional
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