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Trio sonata

A trio sonata is a type of music for four instruments which was very popular during the 17th century and early 18th century: the period known as the Baroque period. A trio sonata is written for three voices three parts, in other words, it can be ...

                                               

Variations (music)

In music, the word variation is to play a piece of music and change the notes or add parts into it but also making it sound like the piece of music in another way. Many composers wrote pieces which are examples of theme and variation. Sometimes t ...

                                               

Voluntary (music)

In music a voluntary is a piece of music, usually for organ, which is played as part of a church service. The word" voluntary” can be used for the title of a piece of music. The title was often used by English composers in the late Renaissance or ...

                                               

Musical genre

A musical genre is how people describe different styles of music. Some of the most common music genres are: pop soul music Hip hop jazz rock alternative rhythm and blues Plus there are several more common music genres. Religious music is also com ...

                                               

African-American music

African-American music is types of music that were mostly developed by and for African-Americans. The main modern types are jazz, blues, gospel, soul, rock and roll, and hip hop. Other types such as ragtime also used to be popular.

                                               

Art music

Art music is a term which includes classical music, and various kinds of serious modern music. Other terms for it are serious music, and legitimate music. The need for such terms came with the modern movement in the arts. Clearly the music of, sa ...

                                               

Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a type of Brazilian music. Bossa nova means literally "new trend". Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto developed bossa nova as a genre. The first bossa nova single to achieve international popularity was "The Girl From Ipanema". ...

                                               

Breakbeat

Breakbeat refers to two things. It is both an electronic music genre and the distinct percussive rhythm from which this genre takes its name.

                                               

Call and response (music)

In music, a call and response is a series of two parts usually played or sung by different musicians. The second part is heard as a comment about or an answer to what the first has sung. This mimics or makes fun of how people talk back and forth ...

                                               

Chamber music

Chamber music means music written for small groups of instruments. A" chamber” is a" room”. Usually the word" chamber” in English means a room in a large house or castle. In the days when people with big houses or castles kept their own musicians ...

                                               

Chill-out music

Chill-out music began in Europe during the early-1990s. It includes different types of electronic music that are meant to have a mellow style as well as mid-tempo beats. Ambient, ambient house, trip-hop, nu jazz, New Age and some other sub-genres ...

                                               

Classical music

Classical music is a very general term which normally refers to the standard music of countries in the western world. It is music that has been composed by musicians who are trained in the art of writing music and written down in music notation s ...

                                               

Doo-wop

Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-American communities in The USA. It started in the 1940s. Doo-wop achieved mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstr ...

                                               

Drum and bass

Drum and bass is a form of electronic dance music. It began in the 1990s in the United Kingdom. It usually has a certain tempo and heavy bass. Disc jockeys sometimes play this music.

                                               

Emo

Emo is a kind of music which is short for "emotive hardcore." The style first formed in the mid-1980s, taking the musical sounds of hardcore punk and post-hardcore and combining them with sad and sensitive lyricism that emo has become so well kno ...

                                               

Freestyle music

Freestyle music or Latin freestyle is a type of electronic dance music. It became popular during the mid and late-1980s. However, the genre declined in popularity in the 1990s. Freestyle continues to be produced and played on radio stations that ...

                                               

Gregorian chant

Gregorian chant is an important form of plainchant, used mainly in the Roman Catholic Church. With plainchant, all people sing the same music in unison, most of the time. Sometimes, there is a second part, called "organum", which often uses the s ...

                                               

Grindcore

Grindcore is a type of heavy metal and hardcore punk music. It was invented in the 1980s by bands such as Napalm Death. Grindcore is a lot like black metal and death metal, but the guitar parts are very simple and are played over and over again i ...

                                               

Hip hop

Hip hop is a type of culture/art style that started in the 1970s in the Bronx. It began in Jamaican American, African American, and Puerto Rican/Hispanic and Latino American urban areas in some of the larger cities of the United States. Hip hop u ...

                                               

Latin house

Latin house is a kind of dance music. It mixes together house music with Latin music like that of Spanish Mexican, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican and Colombian origins. It started in the late 1980s in places like New York City and Chic ...

                                               

Latin rock

Latin rock is a term to describe a music subgenre. It has traditional sounds and elements of Latin American and Caribbean folk music merged with rock music. However, it is widely used in the English-language media to refer any kind of rock music ...

                                               

Light music

Light music is a musical style that might often be called "easy listening". It started in the United Kingdom in the 19th century and became very popular in the middle of the 20th century. Light music was often played at seaside resorts. It often ...

                                               

March (music)

In music a march is a piece of music with a strong marching rhythm. Marches are often written especially so that soldiers can march to them. Other marches may not be intended for marching, but they still have a strong, regular beat so that people ...

                                               

Mersey Beat

The Mersey Beat or Mersey Sound or Liverpool Sound is the name for a type of music that came out in the city of Liverpool, England in the early 1960s. Maybe the first group to be thought of as a part of genre were Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes ...

                                               

Motown

Motown is a famous record label founded in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1950s by Berry Gordy. It is known for signing many well-known rhythm and blues singers and groups. Some of the artists who sang on the label include: The Temptations The Sup ...

                                               

Post-hardcore

Post-hardcore is a musical genre that evolved from hardcore punk, itself a part of the broader punk rock movement. One of the main influences on this genre is the band Fugazi. Post-hardcore uses elements of hardcore, along with emo, metal, altern ...

                                               

Progressive rock

Progressive rock is a type of rock music with complicated musical technique and composition. This means that the tempo, time signature, and style can change many times in a single song. Most normal rock songs follow a very simple pattern in the w ...

                                               

Psychedelic pop

Psychedelic pop is a musical movement which started in California in the 1960s. It was partly inspired by Garage rock, British pop, bubblegum music and new hippie and Eastern ideas. Some important Psychedelic Pop artists are: Yellow Balloon The M ...

                                               

Samba

Ballroom samba, like other ballroom dances, is a form adapted for its suitability as a partner dance. The dance movements, which do not change depending on the style of samba music being played, borrows some movements from Afro-Brazilian traditio ...

                                               

Screamo

Screamo is a musical genre which came from both emo and hardcore punk in the mid 1990s. This genre usually consists of minor chord progressions on guitar with both dissonance and reverb, the time signatures used are usually not in 4/4 instead ban ...

                                               

Ska

Ska is a popular music from Jamaica that began in the 1950s. Ska music that was first played at a slower tempo then became reggae in the late 1960s. Ska music bands include singers, electric guitars, electric bass guitar, piano, organ, saxophone, ...

                                               

Soul music

Soul music is a kind of music that mixes rhythm and blues, gospel music and pop music. It started in the 1960s in the United States. Features of Soul Music are call and response, hand claps, body movement and a tense vocal sound. Ray Charles is s ...

                                               

UK garage

UK garage is a genre of electronic music originating from England in the early 1990s. It is made up of elements from Garage house, R&B, drum & bass, dance, reggae and hip hop music. It was very popular during the beginning of the 21st Century ...

                                               

Urban contemporary

Urban contemporary or urban music is a kind of music played on the radio. It comes from cities. The first person to use this word was the now dead New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. Urban contemporary radio stations play only hip hop/r ...

                                               

Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios, usually called just "Abbey Road", are the recording studios in EMIs headquarters in St. Johns Wood, London, England. Abbey Road had three different studios for most of its history. Other space was turned into a fourth studio l ...

                                               

Australian Recording Industry Association

The Australian Recording Industry Association is a group that represents the music industry in Australia. It is in charge of music licenses and royalties. ARIA has more than 100 members, and is run by a Board of Directors. ARIA holds annual award ...

                                               

Brill Building

The Brill Building in New York City was a headquarters for many songwriters in the 1950s and 1960s. The building had offices for the writers, and also a small recording studio to make demo recordings. Don Kirshner hired the writers who worked the ...

                                               

British Phonographic Industry

The British Phonographic Industry is the British record industrys trade association. Its membership comprises hundreds of music companies including all four major record companies, associate members such as manufacturers and distributors, and hun ...

                                               

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music Incorporated or BMI is an organization to protect music rights in the communications business. It was founded by ASCAP, who were boycotting radio at the time. Both BMI and ASCAP, as well as other organizations like SESAC monitor p ...

                                               

Canadian Recording Industry Association

The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings in Canada. The organization is based in ...

                                               

Hit record

A hit record is a recording that becomes very popular, through large sales of copies, repeated airplay on the radio. or presence in the media. One aspect usually promotes one or more of the others. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Eagles and Micha ...

                                               

Indie (music)

Indie is a word that is short for independent. When people talk about indie in music, they mean music that is made by people independently from major record labels. Indie music could also be very experimental, meaning that people try out things l ...

                                               

International Bluegrass Music Association

The International Bluegrass Music Association, or IBMA, is a trade association to promote bluegrass music. Formed in 1985, IBMA established its first headquarters in Owensboro, Kentucky. In 1988 they announced plans to create the International Bl ...

                                               

List of music recording sales certifications

The global music industry typically awards recordings with certification awards based on the total units sold. These awards and their sales requirements are defined by the various certifying bodies representing the music industry in various count ...

                                               

Music recording sales certification

A music recording sales certification is the award system that a country uses for music sales. Almost all countries have a type of sales certification, often using RIAA certification categories such as gold, platinum and diamond. The number of sa ...

                                               

Playback singer

A playback singer is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in movies. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks. The actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras. The actual singer does not appear on screen. South Asian movies ...

                                               

Promotional recording

Not to be confused with Single music A promotional recording, is an audio or video recording that is released for free. They are released to promote a song that will be released through an album. Promos are sent to broadcasters, such as music rad ...

                                               

Record producer

A record producer is a person who takes charge of a recording session, in the same kind of way that a movie director is in charge of filming movies. Record producers help musicians and recording artists to make singles and albums. The producer co ...

                                               

Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA is an organization that was created and paid for by large record companies. It is based in Washington, D.C. It symbolizes the entire recording industry of the United States of America. The RIA ...

                                               

Recording Industry Association of Japan

The Recording Industry Association of Japan is a Japanese trade group in the music industry. It was founded in 1942 as the Japan Phonogram Record Cultural Association. It got its current name in 1969. The RIAJ promotes music sales, enforces the J ...

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