Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [genre]

For general questions related to musical genres and how they are defined, grouped or marketed. Do not use this tag to identify a genre (use [tag:identify-this-genre] instead) or for asking what bands or songs count as what genres.

0
votes
1answer
29 views

What genre of classical music is Caroline Shaw?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Caroline Shaw's "this might also be a form of dreaming" and "Partita for 8 voices". Some of it sounds familiar, like the myriad of "modern" manic sounding ...
4
votes
2answers
28 views

What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?

This article of Wikipedia divided songs into featured songs and original songs. What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?
1
vote
1answer
11 views

Genre of “Band Take [X]” songs from the “Scythian Lamb” soundtrack

I discovered these songs on the Scythian Lamb soundtrack and am pretty curious about them. See the above link --the songs I'm interested in are all named "Band Take #" What genre do these songs fall ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Are there statistics of which music genres are the most succesful economically nowadays?

I was reading this article The Broader Music Industry and it stated The recorded music industry is the engine helping to drive a much broader music industry, worth more than US$130 billion ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Song from end of trailer for “Shazam!” (2018)

I found the soundtrack at the ending of the trailer of DC SHAZAM (2018) very uplifting and energetic. But Shazam does not recognize this song. Can anybody help me identify it? Link (song starts at 2m)...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Caballo Viejo: Cumbia or Salsa?

Roberto Torres - Caballo Viejo has me stumped. It has the accordion and basic rhythm of cumbia, but has percussion instruments (güiro?) that seem more familiar to salsa. Can someone please enlighten ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Whats this musics genre?

I just saw a video and was faszinated by its music. Sadly Shazam is not recognizing the song. So I want to have a look at some titles whos genre is the same. The problem is: I don't know the genre. ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

Is there a streaming music service that plays music by year or decade (esp 60s to 80s) based on what was actually popular in the decade?

I find that most “decade channels” (eg 80s Music) play music based on a retrospective notion of the decade. In that, some songs are overplayed and some songs are forgotten. I want to (re-) hear the ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Why is Bhangra music often fused with Jamaican/Reggae music?

I listen to a lot of bhangra and quite often notice that it fuses with or samples Reggae/Jamaican music for example or Eh Koka Mere Sajna Da by Holle Holle or Yaar Di Shadi by Bombay Talkie. (Songs ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Why do classical composers not exist nowadays that were of the same stature of Beethoven? [duplicate]

We don’t see many composers nowadays with the very same stature of Beethoven or Mozart. It would appear nowadays, that if you have produced one successful track, you can call yourself a composer. ...
3
votes
3answers
106 views

Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

I'm looking for a very specific sound, and I'm certain I won't be able to find it on my own. The sound I'm looking for is similar to a marching band (meaning, very brassy and a lot of woodwinds), but ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

What is the genre of “Gaudete”?

The Wikipedia article about the chant "Gaudete" describes it as "polyphonic." I also saw someone on Youtube calling it a motet. But after listening to several performances of it I still can't identify ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

What music genre would most Noir-esque jazz fall under?

I've been trying to gather up a library of music that fits within Noir films, I know most of it is some section of jazz, Ibrahim Maalouf is an example of an artist who has many tracks with the tone ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

What genre would “Sin Jedinac” and “Ljudmila” by Djordje Balasevic fall under?

Here are two songs by Djordje Balasevic, I like them and I'm trying to figure out what genre they belong to. Sin jedinac Ljudmila
1
vote
3answers
228 views

Lost Vikings SNES game closing credits song genre

I like so much the kind of this music:
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Genre of Dutch hip-hop diss track

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHjecHv3xPM (Just listen to the melody, not to the song. It's in Dutch so I think a lot of you will not understand what they say.) A similar version is good ...
0
votes
2answers
603 views

Genre including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace [closed]

I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. Here are some of the bands I admire: Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, ...
0
votes
2answers
129 views

Classification of Shape Of You?

How would you classify songs such as Alan Walker-Faded, Alone, Spectre, Shape Of You, Counting Stars, Waving Flag and Cheap Thrills? Would they come under semi-classical, light pop(anything exists ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Is Logobi a music genre?

The English Wikipedia says: Logobi is an urban musical genre that accompanies certain dance moves. On the opposite, The French Wikipedia describes Logobi as a dance that can be accompanied by any ...
2
votes
2answers
98 views

Is music taste bound to DNA?

I, as many young people of my age, was grown up with rock music. During my puberty, I took it further with any genre of metal. However, since I started using Spotify 5 years ago my music taste has ...
1
vote
2answers
232 views

What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

Levan Polkka is a popular Finnish song and I really love it. I was wondering : To what genre it belongs ? Because I would like to find some other similar songs. What are the key characteristics of ...
2
votes
1answer
89 views

What are the factors responsible for the rise of rap?

I have noted an increase in the production and distribution of songs in the genres of Rap, Trap and its derivatives. One possible explanation is the genre has been on the rise due to the quality and ...
-1
votes
1answer
35 views

Finding new music favorites - rules of thumb (no robotic tools) [closed]

Not being a musician, I find it terribly hard finding music that sounds to me beautiful an original. As a school kid, I had the feeling that music was mostly noise. There were a few great songs my ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

What is that music called which sounds away from the tune?

In this song here, some music can be heard at 02:36 to 02:47. It is totally away from tune of the song. What is the name of this music called? I am not asking for instrument name or music note here.
0
votes
1answer
426 views

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing music video?
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Balearic trance vs uplifting trance

What is the difference between those two genres: Uplifting trance and Balearic trance? They sound about the same to me, but track names often distinct one or another.
1
vote
1answer
406 views

How to find your music genre? (to listen to)

Nowadays, I can't find an artist I really like. I really like music with rock or folk influence, I prefer music with a rich instrumental, don't like when the singer yell into the microphone (like in ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Correct genre for songs with “passive” vocals

Is there a music genre called passive? If not, is there an existing genre that refers to songs with vocals that seem passive? Some of these songs have their music louder than their vocals. Others ...
0
votes
1answer
284 views

What's the difference between Goa and Psychedelic Trance?

I've listened to Goa/Psy Trance for half my life now, and many times I have found these terms to be interchangeable, like searching in youtube suggests. And while there's even separate wikipedia pages ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Genre of two songs

The genre of "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber is Dance/Electronic. But the genre of "Dancing On My Own" by Calum Scott is Pop. They both are a bit sad and go slowly. So why are they considered ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

Recognising genre and sub-genre

Is it possible to recognise a genre/sub-genre by listening a song? Is there any authority to approve a music genre? On what basis are they defined?
1
vote
5answers
761 views

What's the purpose of having so many subgenres of music?

I am quite aware that there are more than a thousand subgenres for music. So what is the use for them? Who needs them and why?
1
vote
1answer
58 views

What is the name of music genre that makes from cups or human body sounds?

What is the name of music genre that makes from cups or human body sounds? Like the intro part of this track "When I'm gone". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8
0
votes
1answer
208 views

Genre featuring “chill scat singing” in a modern style [closed]

So I'm getting into Lo-Fi Hip Hop and there's this song I loved. My favourite part is the intro. Is there something of the sorts of scat singing but with modern genres? It's really hard to find ...
5
votes
2answers
72 views

Genre of soundtrack music for small remote desert towns?

Imagine a movie scene situated at a god-forsaken town out in the middle of nowhere. Usually it is somewhere in the Western United States. Typically, you'd see some old gas station, or even a cow skull ...
1
vote
2answers
332 views

Diablo OST and music of a kind

I love Diablo 1 OST's and would like to know the name if this genre. What other songs would you recomend. I've listened to all works of Matt Uelmann.
1
vote
1answer
62 views

What is the genre of this music?

I've done a little music with Fruity Loop. And i would like to know what genre is it ? My brother said that is Eurodance. I said that is Trance. Who is right ? Url of music : http://picosong.com/...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

I have searched everywhere on YouTube, but could not find the original song video by Sam Sparro, the one where the black Mercedes car with gold metal strips walls along the stage, and then the fish ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Name of dancing gorillas video song

I am looking for the name of the song and artist corresponding to the video where a bunch of humanoid gorillas find a radio and then stay dancing to the music, which goes something like "... live ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Rap, R&B, Rock, and Pop (mixed together in a song)

Is there a name for the genre that mixes Rap, R&B, Rock, and Pop together (in the style of Vanilla Ice, Lil Wayne, Metallica, and Michael Jackson... ), all in one song? Are there significant ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

What is the difference between R&B and Hip Hop, and what are some (most famous) examples of these and areas of overlap?

I'm a bit shy to post here... I listen to a lot of music, many times I might know the name of the singer, our band, but most of the time I don't even know what style I am listening to. It may even ...
1
vote
1answer
393 views

What genre is my music? [closed]

Below is a link to some music that I wrote a few years back. I can't seem to figure out what genre it will be considered as and what other artists will be in the same style? https://soundcloud.com/...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Having difficulty understanding the genere of Trap House

Can someone please describe to me what, exactly, is trap house? Examples welcomed!!
1
vote
1answer
70 views

I'm searching for similar music [closed]

Sorry if this is not the right place, but I'm dying to find some music/a genre that is similar to songs like this: 1 and even more this: 2 I sometimes hear similar things in electronic/chill mixes, ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

Genre of song where instruments are replaced by vocals

I wanted to ask you what genre this song is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oxpSP7QEAWY I am not talking about the original, I am talking about this remix where instruments are substituted by vocals, ...
1
vote
2answers
959 views

What genre is 'Fetty Wap'?

I know, he is a rapper, but I also heard that there is some influence of trap in his music (there is a song called 'trap queen'). What kind of genre is he? Is there an official genre for this mix of ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Recognizing a subtype of Drum n' Bass

can someone tell me what specific subtype of Drum n' Bass this track is? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbn_dH9nz6o
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Any good book music. (not disturbing) [closed]

I am finding some good music for reading books, which is not too much disturbing. Do you have any idea?
2
votes
2answers
176 views

I would like to get some fresh epic music

I am finding some epic music, like Strength of a Thousand Man from Thomas Bergersen or Time from Hans Zimmer. Thanks.
4
votes
4answers
3k views

What exactly is 'epic music'?

I have listened to some 'epic' music online and I find I more or less like it. But I'm having trouble understanding what makes it epic. For example, wikipedia mentions that this type of music can be ...