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Why does rap music belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

It's probably worth mentioning what "rock and roll" actually is. There are two definitions of "rock and roll". The first definition is a genre popular of music that originated in ...
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Is "soundtrack" really a genre?

In the technical musical sense described in Wikipedia, soundtrack isn't a genre. It's better to think of iTunes genre as a one-word album description chosen from a menu of simple choices. It's usually ...
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Does aging affect our taste in music?

A recent scientific research project actually demonstrated that yes, statistically speaking, your personal tastes align less and less with what's currently popular with each passing year. http://www....
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What exactly is 'epic music'?

joseem invited me to provide an answer based on my previous answer in I would like to get some fresh epic music. "Epic" music will be slightly different for everyone, and I think we can separate it ...
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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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Why does rap music belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame covers a multitude of "popular" music that is legendary and groundbreaking. Their inductees range from Jelly Roll Morton to Metallica. The Hall seeks to induct artists ...
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What's the purpose of having so many subgenres of music?

No-one needs them. It's man's proclivity for pigeon-holing, which in recent years - & given so little movement in popular music in the past couple of decades - has seen rise to finer & finer ...
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What's the purpose of having so many subgenres of music?

The sub-genres exist because someone wanted them to exist. This is really a specific case of a much more general question of why people put things in categories in the first place. It's a deeply ...
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What genre are groups like Chevelle, Helmet, Tool

These are different genres of music. Tool and A Perfect Circle are progressive metal/rock, sum 41 are punk etc. If I had to chose one common root/genre for all of them I would say rock/metal.
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What is the style of Moderat (A New Error)?

The specific style of music for this track is ambient IDM mixed with a run-of-the-mill electro beat. Usually that ethereal sounding style of IDM is found in slower and more relaxed tunes like this one ...
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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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What is Pop Music?

Wikipedia (currently) describes the core genre elements of pop music as follows: Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus ...
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how a musician feels inspired by music of a different genre?

Yes, musicians (and artists in general) look frequently outside their fields of expertise and aesthetical preferences for inspiration, to challenge their own assumptions and acquired habits, to look ...
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I would like to get some fresh epic music

Some go-to favorites from the orchestral repertoire: The Dies irae from Verdi's Requiem. The finale to Bruckner's eighth symphony. The conclusion to Shostakovich's seventh symphony ("Leningrad") is ...
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

In the video, there are several dances represented. But generally this is swing dancing and they teach it at swing dance clubs. The first paired-dances you see in the video are variations of lindy ...
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What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?

The Wikipedia article you link to is the List of songs recorded by Maroon 5 and it has four tables: Original Songs - Songs composed, recorded and released by Maroon 5. Covers - Songs recorded and ...
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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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In what music genre is The Coconut Song?

The most strong characteristic (and despite some possible other minor influences introduced by the choir arrangement) is that of Calypso, a traditional genre from the Antilles, because of: syncopated ...
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What exactly is 'epic music'?

Genre classification is always a tricky subject with a lot a subjectivity and cultural context attached. With that caveat, I'd say "Epic" (as a classification, and when not used simply as an adjective)...
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What's the purpose of having so many subgenres of music?

There are two main reasons: Marketing, it helps music find an audience. Self-organization, it helps like-minded musicians create a virtual community they can contextualize themselves against.
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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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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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Who coined the genre “indie”?

TL;DR: Buzzcocks, Spiral Scratch, 1977 According to the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie, 1977 was the year indie music was born. The Buzzcocks, a band from Manchester, released ...
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I want to start listening to Electronic, trance and house music, where and how should I start?

So, this is nearly impossible to give a concise or specific answer, as it'll depend a lot on your tastes and/or your goals. Without knowing that, here's how I'd go (...and have gone) about it. First, ...
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