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 ...
The songs from Hamilton are almost their own subgenre. I'd call this "Broadway Hip-Hop" or "Hip-Hop Show Tunes." It has a strong underground hip-hop influence, but it's also closely related to modern show tunes such as the Rent score.
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, ...
Here are dictionary definitions I found for the adjective "eclectic":
"deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources"
(the first definition found in today's Google search for the word "eclectic")
"composed of elements drawn from various sources"
"selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles"
A complete answer to this question would probably fill several books.
One website that attempts to collect children's songs from all over the world is Mama Lisa's World. As they say about themselves:
Mama Lisa's World is the internet's premier destination for children's songs from around the globe and for discussions of international culture. It features ...
One easy and direct way of finding the genre of a song is to search for it at Discogs. The most specific genre will be listed under "Style":
Discogs is crowsdourced (like AllMusic), so the genre is the opinion of the person who contributed the entry.
Note that some songs aren't available (e.g. Nora En Pure - Don't Look Back), or they're part of albums and ...
If you're looking for unique rhythms, definitely listen to some mathcore bands. I'd highly recommend Frontierer; their music has very complex rhythms and is also somewhat atonal (the guitars are so downtuned that you can barely tell what notes are being played), so it might be right up your alley. Some others I'd recommend are Sectioned, Tony Danza Tapdance ...
The choir that Jeremy Soule used had 30 people who sang in the Draconic language - that may account for the guttural tone (source).
Jeremy's musical influences may help you find other similar songs.
Debussy's exploration of harmony
Wagner's grand operas
Mozart's form and composition
British pop and rock music
These artists are ...
Like @PiedPiper said, music is too subjective. I just wanted to add that it is possible to like a song of a certain genre without necessarily enjoying that genre. For example, Cupid Shuffle. I know lots of people that don't even listen to that kind of music, but LOVE that song.
A genre is defined by a set of stylistic similarities and it's logical that someone who likes one artist/band of a genre will be more likely to like another artist from the same genre. But although the correlation is probably high, there are plenty of reasons that a listener might not like a similar band. Maybe the band plays badly, or the singer has an ...
A common answer you'll get is that hip-hop is a culture with 4 pillars: breakdancing, graffiti, MCing, and DJing. The musical side of things is only one part of the entire culture. Afrika Bambaataa, an influencial early hip-hop artist has spoken about hip-hop as a cultural movement and mental approach instead of a particular musical genre: https://news....
Personally, when I read a post-* label, I tend to think of them in terms of time periods, like post-modern = after Modernism, and a general sense of transcending strict styles.
Post-rock to me is sort of an after Beatles, cusp-of-punk time frame (Talking Heads are a common reference point) where mixing traditional rock with outside styles like reggae or ...
Wikipedia article for oooOOO categorises them as Witch house, from which this description :
The music is heavily influenced by chopped and screwed hip-hop
soundscapes, industrial and noise experimentation, and features use of
synthesizers, drum machines, obscure samples, droning repetition and
heavily altered, ethereal, indiscernible vocals.
None of the previous answers actually addresses the question of determining the genre of a particular song. Here's one way to do that:
Add your song to a playlist in Spotify
Go to that playlist, click the '...' button -> Share -> Copy Spotify URI
Go to http://organizeyourmusic.playlistmachinery.com
Choose "A specific playlist" form the dropdown
Paste the ...
It's basically video game music...
You see, this trend state started when videogames become more sophisticated, and so the music present in this medium.
It get this name basically because are videogames who usually need tracks that sound more "epic", also i argue that movie soundtracks wasn't a "thing" because the tracks didnt stick ...
There are a couple of compilations called The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru that I really enjoyed. Haven’t really had time to fall down the rabbit hole looking for more of this, but definitely will be doing soon.
Great answers here, I believe the short answer is: to describe, classify, categorize, and organize different patterns found in different music styles. Very useful for some music-related activities, but not necessarily useful for performing or enjoying music.