Music Genre Guide — R&B Music

Rhythm and blues, more commonly known as R&B, is an extremely broad genre that encompasses or is closely tied to various popular styles, including soul and Motown music. Originating as early as the 1940s, R&B has constantly changed its meaning as the genre evolved, so we are going to start right off with classic rhythm and blues. Classic R&B Rhythm…

Music Genre Guide — Folk Music

Technically folk music encompasses an extremely wide range of music and traditions from around the world, including many of those mentioned in the World Music Guide as those are musical traditions of the people passed down through generations. However, the genre we are going to be focusing on today is probably what comes to mind when you hear the term…

Music Genre Guide — Electronic Dance Music

As the name would suggest, electronic dance music is centred around dancing and producing music that is heavily rhythmic and can be played in clubs or at social events. The genre links back to elements that were present in 70’s pop and disco music however, it wasn’t until the 80s with the advent of machines such as the Roland TR-808,…

Music Genre Guide — Rock Music

Having already started with a tour of the development of metal styles, we will be continuing our deep dive of music genres with rock music. Today we’ll explore some of the biggest and most influential examples from the rich plethora of subgenres rock has to offer… Blues Rock Taking influence from the popular style of 40s and 50s rock &…

Music Genre Guide — World Music

Taking a detour from the more modern popular trends in music, today we are going to be briefly introducing some historically underrepresented musical traditions from around the world. These traditions span thousands of years and have much to offer beyond the typical stereotypes such as the use of a sitar signifying Indian music. In this brief starter to global music…

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