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I would answer this in two ways: HISTORICALLY, "house" and "techno" are two regional variations of post-disco club music that grew up more or less simultaneously. House music is associated with Chicago in the early 1980s, and Techno with Detroit. The most distinctive Chicago house sounds were "soulful" house, which used gospel diva samples, piano riffs, and ...


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Which patterns, instruments, characteristics (or whatever) does a song need to have to be considered rock? Era: Given that 'Rock' evolved (and encompasses) 'Rock n Roll', one defining aspect of rock music would be that it had to be created no earlier than the 1950s (when the term was coined). Instruments: This is a bit tougher, but I suppose we could ...


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The blue note refers to a particular type of note: In jazz and blues, a blue note (also "worried" note1) is a note that—for expressive purposes—is sung or played at a slightly different pitch than standard. W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues" (an innovator who transformed the blues from an isolated folk tradition into an enduring popular-music ...


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Bluegrass is a sub-genre of Country Music with characteristics that differentiate it from mainstream Country: The instrumentation is purely 'string band' based: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle and Upright Bass. There is more emphasis on an 'acoustic' sound. The music is more free and the structures are more complex. Elements of other styles like Jazz or ...


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From Wikipedia: Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, inspired by the works of Sufi poets, like Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusrow and Khwaja Ghulam Farid. What is Sufi Music: Sufi music is not about entertainment; it is more about spirituality. Its powerful lyrics talk about reaching the divine by spreading love and harmony. ...


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Theodore Gracyk (Rhythm and Noise, Duke UP, 1996) makes the interesting claim that what separates "rock" from jazz, blues, soul and other kinds of rhythm & blues (including 1950s rock 'n' roll) is the ontological primacy of the recording over live performance. A rock musician is more like a painter than a jazz musician: his "work" is the recording, ...


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House - very melodic music influenced by 80s disco and electro; house has simple beats and real voices house examples here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6wWg2o8uQ Techno - very percussive, psychedelic, futuristic music that is usually not melodic; techno has complex and variable beats of 4/4 and 2-step. techno examples here (this one is a compilation i ...


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House has its stylistic origins in Chicago. In Chicago, the black community heavily use gospel and blues as just the vernacular frame for their music. The dances there is the jack and the juke. Because of the history of gospel and blues, there is often a pronounced backbeat that is absent in techno. Techno has its stylistic origins in Detroit. In ...


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Adding to Robert's fantastic answer above, the name House music comes from the night club in Chicago where the sound really caught on - a night club called Warehouse and a DJ named Frankie Knuckles who created seamless mixes of repetitive disco loops using similar record mixing techniques as new york hip hoppers like Grand Master Flash. Chicago DJ Jesse ...


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answer is so simple. house music contains Claps on the second beat in the measure, where in Techno, claps are non existent and the snare is very rarely put on the second beat in the measure.


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OK, in short, and cutting a lot of corners: House is the EDM version of "black" music (soul, funk, jazz), and Techno is the EDM version of "white" music (rock). House usually has a "swing" feel to it (also known as a "shuffle"), whereas Techno is played "straight".


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I got the same results as you when I googled Love Yourself Justin Bieber genre and Dancing On My Own Calum Scott genre, which is where I'm going to assume you got those songs' genres from. However, when I went to the Wikipedia pages for the songs, both "Love Yourself" and "Dancing On My Own" have a genre of Acoustic Pop. In addition, AllMusic said that ...


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The melody the song uses is often found as "The Finnish Polka". It can be classified as "Scandinavian Folk" or "Nordic Folk". The tune itself has also been adopted by some Celtic musicians, so you may find a similar style music in the Celtic Tradition as Celtic Mouth Music. In this case the tune uses the natural Minor scale. Some of the melodies of both ...


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The song is a pastiche of early jazz styles, and is perhaps most influenced by the pre-swing early jazz sound called "Dixieland" or "Hot Jazz." Originating in the African-American dance bands of New Orleans, the style is anchored by a fast steady rhythm line (which in your sample is taken by the repetitive chords on the piano, but which would have originally ...


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It's a sort of pseudo 1930's type swing. Some of it sounds similar to recordings that Benny Goodman made around that time. If you like this, you should listen to any of his recordings (nearly all of them are good) either with his orchestra or his quartet. You might also like Artie Shaw or maybe the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Try starting with Benny Goodman's "...


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See the wikipedia entry for prog. Folk elements, or blending of influences, and complicated arrangements are also part of the prog thing. The twelve-string intro, CSNY-type harmonies....then a more full-tilt blues-rock section, bluesy guitar solo, power chords and so on - it's quite a complicated song. I know what you mean with your question - I'm of that ...


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with a clap or snare usually inserted every third beat in a bar [...] But that also applies to a huge portion of electronic music This doesn't apply to a huge portion of electronic music. Most styles have the clap/snare every other beat, not every third. And that's, to me, one of the defining characteristics of dubstep, that is the half-time rhythm that, ...


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Genres are not enough to describe music completely. That's why we need sub-genres going deeper and deeper depending on many different characteristics the sound has. Sub-genres define more specific groups of sounds within the genre such as "Metal > Death Metal > Melodic Death Metal". And then there are aspects such as "post", "ambient", "-core" further ...


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"Dirty folk" does not seem to be a term in wide or common use. The "dirty blues", however, is an old and well-established subgenre of the blues. It is called "dirty" because it has "dirty" words and/or sexual themes. Based on the link you provided, "dirty folk" is likely the same thing for folk music --folk music with bad language and/or sexual themes. ...


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These songs are all modern variations on the early jazz styles that came out of New Orleans in the 1920s and 30s. The vocal style is "jazz singing" or "vocal jazz". Billie Holiday is usually considered the best-ever jazz singer. Diana Krall is a popular modern jazz singer. As the video itself notes, this particular song is in the style of a New Orleans' ...


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There is a well established link between musical and mathematical aptitude. Anecdotally, I've also found that a surprisingly high percentage of programmers are professional or amateur musicians. There's also a clear if not well-defined link between genres of music and certain types of activities. If you're farming, ranching or driving your pickup truck, ...


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It's videogame music. Specifically, it is videogame music for the N64, from Japan. The music isn't part of any other genre as its sole purpose is to amuse and therefore takes several elements at whim. The core of the music, the trope of music that grounds it is found in prior Mario music composed by Koji Kondo, Seiichi Tokunaga, and Kenta Nagata.


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The Levan Polkka can be classified into several categories. Firstly, it is a Polka. Secondly, it can be categorised as a capella. The problem is that there is not many polkas that are performed a capella, so you'll have a difficult time finding other examples. I will leave it to other answerers to provide other specimens of this uncommon union. But the ...


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I think their music is best described as "Folk for Metal fans" (at least to me it sounds more like metal than folk). That would explain why they seem to be aiming at that market segment. There are other bands that go in this direction, "Corvus Corax" for example.


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This is 70's jazz-funk pop. Syncopated harmonies in general are characteristic of jazz, and the harmonic anticipations for emphasis are often used in funk. I'm not positive any of these following examples have this exact technique, but they are all good examples of the genre: Here's Earth, Wind & Fire's cover of the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My ...


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Some Similarities Both Cuban Son (CS) and Mexican Son (MS) share roots in Spain's Flamenco and Andalusian Folk Music, and in many of Africa's various music traditions, all of them brought from the migration craze of the New World. This influence is reflected everywhere: harmonies, melodies, lyrics, rhythms, instruments. In harmony one example is the ...


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well, the answer is not simple and it lays on many layers but let me try to simplify. Spotify song features The mood factor as simple as you mentioned in a song. if we go as deep as signal processing for audio analysis topic, there are actually low-level features such as 'zero-crossing rate', 'spectral centroid', 'mel frequency cepstral coefficient' and ...


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It's simply not correct to say that folk has no connection to heavy metal. Heavy metal pioneers Led Zeppelin were very much into European folk music and mythology, and there's an entire genre called "folk metal" that exists at the intersection of the two. Although there are some notable exceptions, heavy metal tends to be one of the most Eurocentric ...


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This is Indie Pop, a style that developed in the mid 90s and was big in the early 2000s. You can still find a lot of it, but not generally on the radio. Here's a brief history of it: In the 80s, the dominant pop sound was highly produced, and filled with synthesizers, power guitars, saxophones and drum machines. In reaction, new styles came into style in ...


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This sounds to be a modern pop song built on top of a sample of a traditional Cuban salsa song. I can't identify the exact sample, but the rhythm and horns are very reminiscent of Salsa. You can compare Cardi B's recent hit Like It for a similar fusion. The rhythm probably isn't a single instrument. Salsa rhythm sections are typically built around a ...


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