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Types of Music

Music has been an integral part of human existence ever since the early stages of civilization. Over the years music has evolved to become an inseparable part of national cultures all over the world. Music binds a soul and has the power to establish a divine connection with God. Music can be considered as a panacea for many diseases and plays an intrumental role in receovery of patients in prime hosiptals all over the world.

There are innumerable genres of this art form but some of the main categories may be listed as below:
  • Instrumental Music:
    Instrumental music is a genre where vocals are not used and only one or some instruments feature throughout the composition. At times these compositions also include vocal inputs that are non-articulate in nature. Some of the leading names in this form of music are Roger Williams, Morris Stoloff, Nelson Riddle, Perez Prado and Les Baxter. Read More

    Types of music
  • Trance Music:
    Trance is a type of electronic dance music and was developed during the 1990s. Its most identifiable characteristic is its tempo, which varies between 125 and 150 beats per minute. The most famous names in this genre nowadays are DJs Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Sasha, Paul van Dyk, John Digweed and Armin van Buuren. Read More

  • Country Music:
    Country music originated in southern USA during the 1920s and since has become one of the more popular genres all over the world. Instruments that feature typically in this category of music are guitar, piano, mandolin, electronic keyboards, double bass, drums and fiddle. John Denver, Taylor Swift and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood are the most well known stars of country music.Read More

  • Hip Hop Music:
    Hip Hop music is also referred to as Rap and has been developed in USA. In this form of music the performer keeps on chanting a rhyming speech in a definite rhythm and is accompanied by musical instruments like turntables, guitars, synthesizers and drums. At present the leading artists in this genre are Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z and 50 Cent. Read More

    Types of music
  • Techno Music:
    Techno music developed in Detroit, Michigan during the later half of 1980s and is a sub-genre of electronic dance music. The instruments normally used in this form of music include synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, and keyboards. Well known artists of this genre are John Acquaviva, James Pennington, Dave Clarke, Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin. Read More

  • Avant-garde Music:
    The term avant-garde music can be used to denote any genre that is more advanced than its contemporaries. It could be a fusion of different styles or innovations within a particular genre. The word avant-garde music is also used interchangeably with experimental music though the difference between the two is in the use of tonality. Read More

  • Pop Music:
    Pop music is a commercial form, which primarily targets the youth. This genre normally has simple and comparatively short songs, which feature technological improvements to provide variations. The top names in this form of music are Elvis Presley, Elton John, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Madonna, Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Usher, Enrique Iglesias and Boyzone. Read More

  • Latin Music:
    The music of Latin America combines various genres and styles that are found in different countries in South and Central America. This genre has been influenced significantly by Spanish and African music and features elements of local musical traditions. The most well known styles in this genre are Nueva Cancion, Reggaeton, Salsa, Latin Ballad and Tejano music. The leading artists in this genre are Pitbull, Don Omar, Wisin and Yandel, Marc Anthony and Julion Alvarez. Read More

  • Rock Music:
    Rock music developed during the 1950s and 60s in UK and USA and its origins lie in rock and roll. The instruments that feature usually in rock compositions are guitars, drums and key boards with vocals playing a major role. The most famous names of this genre are Beatles, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Metallica, U2, Queen, Eagles and Scorpions.

Last Updated On : September 21, 2011

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