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What's the difference between Bluegrass and Country?

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 ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

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. ...
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Genre of two songs

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, ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

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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What's the difference between house and techno?

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 (...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

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 ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

Here I'll answer according to my experience and from various reference. House What you mean House is basically Classic House,Chicago House or Jackin House, It's kind of father of all four on the floor ...
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Why does all Christian rock music sound the same?

In the words of Hank Hill, “You’re not making Christianity better, you’re just making rock and roll worse.” :) I found this article to have a pretty interesting background and history on the origins ...
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What's the difference between Cuban Son and Mexican Son?

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 ...
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What are the defining characteristics of dubstep as an electronic music genre?

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 ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

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 ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

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 ...
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Why is "Time Was" by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

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 ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

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 ...
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Genre of "Bourbon Street" (Tuohy), "Save My Soul" (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), more

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 ...
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What makes music good to study by?

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. ...
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What does characterize "dirty" folk?

"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/...
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International Super Star Soccer 64 Main Theme Genre

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 ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

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 ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

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 "...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

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 ...
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Peppertones "Salary" - Harmonic syncopation in swing rhythm

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 ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

So I'll elaborate a bit further since there's some out-of-date or incorrect info present. UK Garage (UKG) consists of 2-Step, 2-Step Speed, 4-Step, & 4-Step Speed. 2 Step misses 2 kicks in favour ...
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What are the inefficiencies of Spotify?

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 ...
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What exactly is "Funk / Soul" genre?

On the face of it, soul and funk are very different. Soul is an heartfelt, emotive style invented as a secularization of the Black gospel music of the times, while funk is a percussive, high energy ...
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Is Star Trek Picard's opening theme music in any way inspired by Caprica's opening theme music?

It's an Easter egg in reference to the flute song in the episode the inner light which is season 5, episode 25 of the next generation
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Is Star Trek Picard's opening theme music in any way inspired by Caprica's opening theme music?

The only similarity between these two pieces is the use of piccolo or flute playing a plaintive melody in the high register. This is standard orchestral writing, and very common. See this example from ...
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Would "Garage Band" App be considered a genre?

No. First off, the term "Garage Band" is also associated with starting bands with low budges so having that as a genre would be confusing. Second is genre meant to show off what type of music the band/...
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Would "Garage Band" App be considered a genre?

A musical genre is characterized by a particular style, form, or content, not by the means by which the music is produced. "Garage Band" is no more a genre than "studio recording" or "played by ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

I believe that it's bands like Wardruna, which is founded by Einar Selvik & Ghaal (who played together in Gorgoroth in the early 00s), who paved the way for (Norse inspired) ambient/acoustic/dark ...
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