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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments [closed]

I am trying to identify the correct terminology for a particular performance type (or genre) that has a DJ + musician that makes the music live. For example: Darkside - Live on KEXP Gramatik - Live ...
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What is the jazz genre of the pianist Art Tatum?

What is Art Tatum's style? His music sound quite different than Swing. How can you categorize his style? Also, later in his life, was he involved in the Bebop scene? If so, what recordings/albums ...
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What genre is this style of short fast notes played on plucked strings?

There's a kind of music that characteristically features short, fast notes on pizzicato strings, marked bass rhythm, and accompanied by orchestra, mostly long notes by the strings, such as, for ...
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What is the genre of “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton?

I am very much in love with the music Cocaine by Eric Clapton. What is the genre of this song? If possible suggest me some more songs like this.
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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 ...
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Country song, c.1999 - “Love is ___”

I heared this song in 1999 in Saudi Arabia. It was performed by a man. Aired on 91.4 FM local Dhahran Station (Aramco Radio). It could be a country song, but I could be wrong. The part of lyrics I ...
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What genre is Futurecop! and Cinnamon Chasers?

There is this growing subgenre of EDM characterised by 80's nostalgic themes and lots of oldschool synths. The most prominent artists I'm aware of are: Futurecop!, Cinnamon Chasers, Anoraak. How do ...
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Is there a term for Saving Abel's style of rock music?

I was wondering if there is a specific term for rhythmic rock music like Stupid Girl or The Sex is good by Saving Abel. The rhythm is not really complex, but very appealing (for me). Yet I have ...
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Genre identification: “Honor for All” by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

A friend and I were attempting to determine a genre for the song "Honor for All" by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht, but were unable to come up with anything fitting, as it doesn't fit into any ...
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Which music style is King Herod's song supposed to be?

In Jesus Christ Superstar, King Herod's song has a very particular music style. I see also that it slightly changes from one version of the musical to another. Which music style is King Herod's song ...
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A genre that sounds oriental but is far away from it

How does one call this kind of movie soundtrack, examples are: Eric Serra - Akta (fifth element) Eric Serra - What's happening out there (Leon the professional) and maybe Christophe Heral - ...
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What genre would Jeff Wayne's musical adaption of “The War Of The Worlds” fall in and where can I find more?

I enjoy listening to Jeff Wayne's version because it combines music with the narration of a story. It is nearly two hours long, which is great for listening on car journeys and similar. What would I ...
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What is the style/genre of the non-English sections of Panic is Perfect's “Go Go Go”?

Reference music I'm aware of the the whole song's genre being alternative. But my interest lies in the interlude part only, with non-english vocals (I'm not aware of the language). I've heard this ...
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Genre of music used in old Amiga demo videos

Many years ago I found some Amiga music in demos. Interference demo You can start at 0.35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWYRIV8YVdk Turrican 2 - Desert rocks It kind of also have that sound. ...
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What genre is this song from Cowboy Bebop?

I have an url link of this video from Cowboy Bebop, I have seen it many times, but I just interested and chill with the piano play at the soundtrack.Is Anyone know what is the genre of jazz or music ...
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What sub-genre of jazz is Dondi by Ed Motta?

To which sub-genre of jazz belongs Ed Motta’s Dondi? Is it pop jazz? Smooth jazz? Or anything else?
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Music using orchestra with a singer and a pop/rock/jazz song's style?

I wonder if there is a special name for the kind of music where there is an orchestra and a singer singing a pop, rock, or jazz song? I've listened to some of them (but hardly with a pop or rock ...
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Identify the genre of this Borderlands soundtrack?

I have found a track I like and would like to find out which, if any, culture normally produces music with this sound. Here is the song, Fighting off the Skags by Raison Varner. I realize there are ...
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What kind of jazz (subgenre) does jazz24.org play?

Been listening to jazz24.org for a while and I can't place what kind of jazz they play. It seems to cover a lot of eras but it's distinctive enough that I can almost recognize it from the music alone ...
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What is the genre or type of music from Don't Starve?

The original soundtrack for Don't Starve I have heard the type of music before in other video games such as Contrast Contrast Soundtrack: Main Attraction and also in the Darkmoon faire area in ...
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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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Is there a genre name for these new hip hop like songs with clicking drum machine?

Lately (especially after the release of the Black Panther movie and soundtrack) I hear on the radio and at the street a style of music that uses a specific type of a clicking (alternating between ...
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How does one characterize or classify the patriotic music in American films & TV?

I am not a musician, theorist, or composer, so I don't have a lot of musical vocabulary at my disposal. But there's a certain kind of music in films about American bravery and freedom: I can recognize ...
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Classical style bands/music with non-opera vocal singer

I really like classical music with low number of instruments and I also like woman voice singing in calm, natural style (non-opera style). Does anyone here know for some band or music piece that ...
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Genre of ominous music used for anime cutscenes when the villain approaches

(Migrated from anime and manga upon advice) The following piece of music is extracted from some video on the internet (which the twitter link cannot be included here due to the content is rather ...
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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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How to qualify 'Lady of the Lake' by Rick Wakeman (Knights of the Round Table)?

In Rick Wakeman's album The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the song Lady of the Lake serves as a (45 seconds) intermede between the first and third songs of the ...
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Is there a name or genre for music made using only non-instruments?

The music in question is mostly rhythmic, as expressed by these two videos: Sound Jumble beginning at 39 seconds into the video, and Stomp Out Loud at 2 minutes and 57 seconds into the video. The Blue ...
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Genre of Kyoko Suga's “Love, Two Love”

https://youtu.be/9asQKtYZp3Y I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar licks and brass arrangement used in ...
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Songs similar to 'Tuyo' from Rodrigo Amarante

Do you know any songs similar to Tuyo from the singer Rodrigo Amarante? It's the opening credits theme song of Netflix serie Narcos.
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Songs similar to 'Atheist Runt' and 'Omnipresent knife in your back'

I'm looking for recommendations of songs similar to Atheist Runt and Omnipresent knife in your back. Both these songs were made by Napalm Death and are their only ones which I like. I find the ...
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Identify this type of music? [closed]

I want to know what type of music is this. Is that a sallon type of music? Facebook video Can anyone tell me what type of music is this?
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what genre is this soundtrack? any similar tracks? (bending clarinet jazz swing)

What genre is this soundtrack in the following video? https://youtu.be/U6r7Khd-0o4 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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What ghostly keyboard sound is used in *Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage*

Please identify the ghostly keyboard sound from Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage at 46:21. Does this sound form a recognized subgenre? Are there any composers who composed such music? This feels more ...
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Rock subgenre of “Darkness” by SPF1000

Listen to this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3WV3Fu-kw&t= Its called Darkness by SPF 1000. It was in an episode titled "Battle of the Bands" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & ...
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What is the music style from a lot of 70's Japanese anime or *tokusatsu* series called?

What is the music style from a lot of 70's Japanese anime or tokusatsu series called? I'm trying to find a term that includes all that type of music, as a lot of them sound kinda similar. I don't ...
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What Irish music is similar to Ed Sheeran's “Nancy Mulligan”

My love for the Irish culture, music, dances and everything has been developing ever since last year. I listen to plain music, no words and they're usually full of energy. However, I just youtube ...
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What's the music genre called - Assassin's Creed Agnus Dei

Can someone tell me what's the genre of the music played in Assassin's Creed - Agnus Dei soundtrack? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMqv_wPCKXw I'm especially interested in the opening part, till ...
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Genre for weird, obscure or underground music

I'm looking for obscure music. If anyone knows about an underground artist, or genre, I would be pleased to have your help. I'll take anything from any year or century, as long as it is complex or ...
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What is the music style of Radiohead - Life in a glasshouse?

I'm looking for more (what I think is) jazz music like Radiohead - Life in a glasshouse. I'm not sure even if it is jazz, and if so, what "flavour" of jazz it is. Can anyone send me in the right ...
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What genre is the song “Here Comes a Thought” from Steven Universe?

I like the style of the song and I would like to hear more music of that style! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rds7V5Sxu-4
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What are these “click sounds” in the song *Cradles* by Sub Urban?

I found this really cool song on youtube: Sub Urban - Cradles and I love the, for the lack of a better word, "click sound" in the chorus at 0:48. I'd like to know if anyone knows of songs with these ...
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Background music style of cops movies

Don't really know how to describe it, but I'm looking for the name of style/type of background music used in "funny" cop movies/series. I need the name of it so I can do research and look at different ...
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Artists like (the late Pakistani singer) Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn

What genre would describe the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (the late Pakistani superstar singer) and who are the current top singers who authentically embody that same style?
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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 ...
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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 kind of music genre did Jesse Pinkman listen to in Breaking Bad?

To be more specific, I'm not asking about the soundtrack of the whole series. In a lot of scenes you can see Jesse listening to music that sounds like hip-hop or rap (please don't kill me if I'm ...
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What is sludge metal?

I love the Melvins and Mastodon and I thought they were both Alternative Metal. But I found they were labelled as Sludge Metal and in some records Stoner Rock? I tried wiki but didn't get it. What ...
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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