Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 9th century to present times. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period.
European classical music is largely distinguished from many other non-European and popular musical forms by its system of staff notation, in use since about the 16th century
“Contemporary classical” describes music composed in the classical tradition by composers of the latter half of the 20th century and current times. Contemporary classical music incorporates technological developments of the modern era (recording, electronic instruments) while maintaining a composition style rooted in notation
Country music is a broad term, covering a great many styles of music predominantly created in the United States of America - however there are growing traditions of country music elsewhere, particularly in Canada and Australia and Njgeria
Country music is generally characterized by its use of the guitar and its heavily-accented vocals describing life’s hardships
In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. In its current use, it can sometimes have a pejorative meaning — implying that the original recording should be regarded as the definitive version, usually in the sense of an “authentic” rendition, and all others are merely lesser competitors, alternatives or tributes (no matter how popular)
A cover is a version of a song which is performed by a different artist or band than the original song.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music.
Dance music works often bear the name of the corresponding dance, e.g
Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed in the late 1970s, initially as a more sparse and less political and religious variant of reggae than the roots style that had dominated much of the 1970s.
In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms with little connection to earlier reggae rhythms
The music characterized by sinister themes: eerie and gothic.
Dark ambient is a subgenre of ambient music that features foreboding, ominous, or discordant overtones. Dark ambient emerged in the 1980s and 1990s with the introduction of new synthesizer and sampling technology in the electronic music genre and other technical advances in music. Dark ambient is a diverse genre, related to industrial music, noise, ethereal wave, and black metal, yet generally free from derivatives and connections to other genres or styles.
Dark ambient evolved partially based on several of Brian Eno’s early collaborations that had a distinctly dark or discordant edge, notably “An Index of Metals” (from Evening Star (1975)), a collaboration with Robert Fripp that incorporated harsh guitar feedback, the ambient pieces on the second half of David Bowie’s Low(1977), and Fourth World, Vol
Dark electro is a genre of electronic music, developed in the mid-1990s in central Europe. The term describes groups such as yelworC and Placebo Effect, and was first used in December 1992 with the album announcement of Brainstorming, yelworC’s debut. The style was inspired by the electro-industrial of The Klinik and Skinny Puppy
Darkwave is an umbrella term which refers to a movement that began in the late 1970s, coinciding with the popularity of new wave and post-punk music. Building upon the basic principles of those musical movements, dark wave evolved through the addition of dark, thoughtful lyrics and an undertone of darkness
Death metal is a subgenre of metal, most easily identifiable by its utilization of bass-heavy guitar distortion, harsh, often growled or grunted vocals, and particular brand of compositional density. Better known death metal bands include Morbid Angel, Autopsy, Suffocation, and Entombed, all of which had in their earliest years contributed codifying releases to the subgenre.
In the middle of the 1980s, the stylistic origins of death metal manifested; 1984 saw the release of a few EPs (Slayer - Haunting the Chapel; Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales) and several demos (Necrophagia - Death Is Fun; Possessed - Death Metal) from which the subgenre would initially draw its compositional and lyrical motifs
Deathcore is an amalgamation of two musical styles: metalcore and death metal.
Deathcore is heavily influenced by modern death metal in its speed, heaviness, and approach to chromatic, heavily palm muted riffing and dissonance. Traditional growls, and screaming are prevalent, and sometimes metalcore yelling or shouting vocals are included
The Tag ‘deutsch’ describes on the one side music sung in German or written by German composers, on the other side artists who come from Germany or who live (or lived) there.
(This is the German equivalent of the English tag ‘German’.)
Disco is a genre of dance-oriented music that originated in African American, gay and Hispanic American communities in 1970s. In what is considered a forerunner to disco style clubs in February 1970 New York City DJ David Mancuso opened The Loft, a members-only private dance club set in his own home
Doom metal is a form of heavy metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. Generally, doom metal features very slow tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much “denser” or “heavier” sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of dread or impending doom, and often an atmosphere of despair.
Musically, doom metal is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath
Downtempo (or Downbeat) is a laid-back electronic music style similar to ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove unlike the beatless forms of Ambient music. The beat is sometimes made from loops that have a hypnotic feeling. Sometimes the beats are more complicated and more featured instead of being in the background, but even then they are usually less intense than other kinds of electronic music like Trance
Dream Pop or dreampop (take your pick) is a genre of music where timbre and texture are as important, if not more so, than melody and song structure. Vocals when present are subsumed within the music and act as another texture or instrument. For example guitarists in Dream Pop played with feedback and effects to blur and mutate notes, to produce pure iridescent noise, not memorable melodies and toe-tapping tunes, although these were present they weren’t the focus
Drone music is a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained, repeated sounds, notes, or tone-clusters called drones. Music that is based on drones can consist of pure drones, slowly changing drones, or drones augmented with more transient sounds. It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with slight harmonic variations throughout most pieces.
The preeminent innovator in drone-based music is composer La Monte Young, who, in the 1960s, composed very long pieces for clusters of sustained tones; Young himself defined drone music in 2000 as “the sustained tone branch of minimalism”
Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, d’n’b, drum n bass, drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music which emerged in the mid 1990s. The genre is characterised by fast tempo broken beats (generally between 160–180 beats per minute, but also having occasional differences in some older compositions), with heavy sub basslines.
The genre roots itself in the UK rave scene, and has spread around the world, notably to Europe, Russia, and the USA.
Up until the late 1990s/mid 2000s, drum and bass remained a relatively underground genre
Shortened/slang form of the “drum and bass” tag.
Dub is a form of music which evolved out of reggae in the late 1960s. The dub sound consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, emphasizing the drum and bass frequencies or ‘riddim’, adding extensive echo and reverb effects, and dubbing occasional snippets of lyrics from the original version.
It is widely accepted that Jamaican musicians Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock, and Lee “Scratch” Perry pioneered the style in the 1960s and early 1970s
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music described as tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals.
Dubstep’s early roots are in the more experimental releases of UK garage producers, seeking to incorporate elements of drum and bass into the South London-based 2-step garage sound
Easy listening music is a style of popular music and radio format that emerged in the mid-20th century, evolving out of swing and big band music, and related to beautiful music and light music. easy listening music features simple, catchy melodies, soft, laid-back songs and occasionally rhythms suitable for couples dancing
Electro is a type of electronic dance music which emerged with the development of early sampling technology and the introduction of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and is closely associated with Hip Hop’s formative years in the early to mid 1980s. The style is defined by the 808 and 808 drum samples arranged in syncopated rhythm patterns often resembling the Funk breaks used in Hip Hop beats with simple, funky basslines
Electroclash is a style of music that fuses new wave and electronic dance music. Larry Tee coined the term, but DJ Hell from Gigolo Records is also often regarded as one of the pioneers of the genre.
The term “Electroclash” first rose to media attention in 2001, when the Electroclash festival was held in New York
Electronic music refers to music that emphasizes the use of electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology as a central aspect of the sound of the music. Historically, electronic music was considered to be any music created with the use of electronic musical instruments or electronic processing, but in modern times, that distinction has been lost because almost all recorded music today, and the majority of live music performances, depend on extensive use of electronics
Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing. The term was first used in the United States in the early 1990s with regards to post-rave global-influenced electronic dance music
Electro-Pop is a type of electronic pop music characterized by a distinctive low frequency synthesizer sound which might variously be described as crisp, crunchy, crackly, fuzzy, warm, distorted or dirty. Not to be confused with the cleaner sounding dance-pop or the sparser sounding synthpop.
Despite first emerging as early as the 70s via artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Telex and Yello, Electropop only achieved significant mass market popularity during the 2000s, thanks in part to the renewed popularity of the electro sound in a mainstream dance music style known as electro house (e.g
Emo is a style of rock music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as “emotional hardcore” or “emocore” and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace
Emocore or “emo” for short, is a style of rock music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as “emotional hardcore” or “emocore” and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace
English music may refer to the music produced in England, or to a lesser extent, performed in the English language.
Epic music is typically longer in length, incorporates “grand” elements such as wall-of-sound/layering, reverb, choral or orchestral accompaniment, and unconventional song structure. It generally starts relatively small, contained, and quiet, but builds to an outspread, voluminous peak.
The term “ethereal” is used in attempt to describe a sort of other-worldly, heavenly sort of beauty in music that is difficult to grasp. The music often sounds lush, hazy, spaced out, and distant and echoing guitars and registered highly or breathy vocals.
Experimental music refers, in the English-language literature, to a compositional tradition which arose in the mid-twentieth century, applied particularly in North America to music composed in such a way that its outcome is unforeseeable. Its most famous and influential exponent was John Cage (Grant 2003, 174)
Artists tagged with this tag are female.