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Would “Garage Band” App be considered a genre?

My friend creates all of his music on an iPad using the 'Garage Band" App. His songs are so different from one another and would probably qualify for many different genre descriptions. Would it be ...
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What are the defining characteristics of dubstep as an electronic music genre?

I know many dubstep styles don't use the "wobble" effect at all, and that the "wobble" effect is used by many other genres, so it's not a defining characteristic, even if it's sometimes considered a ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

When talking about early electronic music, and the house scene specifically (in contrast with the Techno scene), four styles are always mentioned, and used interchangeably in many contexts (including ...
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What's the difference between Bluegrass and Country?

I'm diving into North American folklore music of the 20th century, and two of the staples are the Bluegrass and Country genres / styles. They seem to be intimately connected though, so: How are they ...
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What's the difference between Cuban Son and Mexican Son?

Both are very important folkloric, traditional, styles in their respective countries. They sound very similar, but seems that they developed somewhat independently, at least at their beginnings. Here ...
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What are the inefficiencies of Spotify? [closed]

I've been recommended unrelated songs a few times on Spotify. Many times the recommended songs do not carry the mood of the previous song. Have you also experienced the same as songs of different ...
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The two standard voices in Mexican music

Answering this question about nasal tones in popular music made me wonder. I've frequently heard songs from Mexico that pair two singers, one with a noticeably more nasal sound. For example: ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

According to Wikipedia, Heilung is classified as "Experimental folk", while some other use the term "Neo Folk". They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe". ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

What genre is this soundtrack from Commedia Sexy? Commedia Sexy - Main Theme I would say jazz swing but it's a too broad description to find any similar tracks. Can you name similar tracks, ...
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Why is “Time Was” by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

Some characteristics of prog that it seems to be missing: Very long songs and solos ✅Okay, so it's almost 10 minutes long, I'll give it that. More jazz or classical influences than blues ❌Time Was ...
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Peppertones “Salary” - Harmonic syncopation in swing rhythm

https://youtu.be/p8U4b9yVyx4 This song's rhythm section consists of 3 instruments: drum, bass, and an acoustic guitar. When anticipation/syncopation happens with harmonic rhythm (Chord changes one ...
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Genre of “Peppertones - Close up the world”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5dcwtgSVI I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm (drum and bass) and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar ...
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Genre of “Do You Only Wanna Dance” (Mya)

I was watching Havana Nights where this song really captured me. I haven't heard any song with having such rhythm before. What is the genre of this kinda music ? Salsa, latino pop or what ? Also, ...
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Can Prokofiev be neatly classified in a genre?

It's pretty much uncontroversial that, e.g., Liszt can be classified as Romantic, Bach as Baroque, Mozart mostly as Rococo (or Classical, if you must) and I'd argue that Debussy is an impressionist (...
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Genre of “Bourbon Street” (Tuohy), “Save My Soul” (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), more

Looking for genre names so I can find more music like these, if you have recommendations, they're more than welcome. I NEED MORE MUSIC These first two are pretty similar: https://www.youtube.com/...
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What makes music good to study by?

In my life I've only heard TWO albums that I could spend time studying or working to. I don't mean that these two have been the only ones I could ever bear to hear the sound of. Instead, I'm saying ...
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What does characterize “dirty” folk?

As different to "normal" folk? Is it so because of "dirty" sounds? Example https://youtu.be/_ILe0_DovlU
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International Super Star Soccer 64 Main Theme Genre

Wich genre would you say that the International Super Star Soccer 64's main theme is? Also, what about the training theme?
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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 ...
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Is H8000 a stylistically differentiable sub-genre of hardcore punk?

H8000 is often described as a sub-genre of hardcore punk from West Flanders. What makes it a sub-genre? Is it only geographical? In other words, can any hardcore punk track be considered H8000 if it ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

Ievan Polkka is a popular Finnish song and I really love it. I was wondering : To what genre does it belong? I would like to find some other similar songs. What are the key characteristics of this ...
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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 different ...
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Why is the word “blue” so commonly used everywhere in Jazz: from lyrics, song titles, to record label names?

John Coltrane's "Blue Train", Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", the record label "Blue Note". The list goes on and on. What's the reason behind the word "blue" and the Jazz genre being so closely tied?
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What defines rock music as a genre?

Which patterns, instruments, characteristics (or whatever) does a song need to have to be considered rock? Can this be objectively analyzed? If not, which subjective dynamics are involved?
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What's the difference between house and techno?

Both are considered pillars of electronic dance music, and probably its most known and recognized genres. They are often used interchangeably, sometimes to refer to electronic dance music in general, ...
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How is song qualified for being categorized as Sufi?

In Indian/Pakistani music, there is a genre called Sufi. What is it about Sufi music that defines it as such?