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Songs similar to 'Tuyo' from Rodrigo Amarante

Note that Rodrigo Amarante, is a Brasillian singer who usually sings in Brasilian portuguese, but sings in spanish on this song. I think the genre is Latin America Bolero. The song is in 4/4 time but,...
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Genre identification: "Honor for All" by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

So, I'd probably put this song under Rock Progressive Rock Symphonic Rock If you're looking for more like it, maybe try Progressive Rock / Progressive Metal, there are plenty of bands that overlap ...
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What is the genre of "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton?

I'd qualify that by labeling this as blues-rock. "Cocaine" is a modified 12-bar blues. If you search for blues albums from the 1970s and 1980s, you'll find plenty there. Try Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert ...
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What year was "Don't Play Me Cheap" by Louis Armstrong recorded, and what jazz style is it?

According to discogs, "Don't Play Me Cheap" by Louis Armstrong was recorded on April 26, 1933, and released a little under a year later, on April 4, 1934. Discogs also lists the song as being of the ...
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What is the name of this instrument / jazz style?

That's a vibraphone. It's like a xylophone, but the bars are metal, so they vibrate longer. The resonators below the bars have discs inside that are turned by a motor, alternately opening and ...
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Genre of song where instruments are replaced by vocals

This is a capella music (often rendered in recent times as acapella). The original phrase is an Italian music term meaning "in the style of the chapel," but the English meaning is "music without ...
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Genre of soundtrack music for small remote desert towns?

That's some good ol' country blues. Compare these examples (literally the first two that came up in a search for that term on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-kH82K8dCs https://www....
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Jeremy Gratton - Stillness And Forgiveness, what type of music is this?

Original answer March 2016, edited June 2020 to deal with dead link and correct track name. The album notes for "Manic Melancholy", originally found on the now defunct Jeremy Gratton website, mention ...
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What genre is the song "The Blues Done Come Back" by Count Basie Orchestra?

This song is swing music, a subdivision of jazz. Swing is also often referred to as "big-band music". Swing was at the height of its popularity in the 1930's and 40's. It was already declining in ...
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What is the jazz genre of the pianist Art Tatum?

Art Tatum is primarily known as a Jazz artist. As bebop began to take control of jazz in the early 1950s, Tatum continued playing variations of the stride piano style, mostly at small clubs ...
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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) is an exceptionally talented and unique duo. About a year ago I was lucky enough to see them at an intimate Brooklyn venue that no longer exists (RIP ...
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Identify the genre of this Borderlands soundtrack?

I asked Raison and he said the vocals were Tuvan Throat Singing:
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What is the name of music genre that makes music from cups or human body sounds?

This is called body percussion. It's not a genre per se but it's often found in modern acapella (see Genre of song where instruments are replaced by vocals for more).
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Genre of music used in old Amiga demo videos

Chiptune is a modern music genre inspired by the songs that played on classic video game and computer consoles like the Amiga. It uses the same kind of crudely synthesized electronic sounds featured ...
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What's the music genre called - Assassin's Creed Agnus Dei

I'd say it's a modern take on Plainchant / Gregorian chant: solo voice, modal harmonies, long melody lines. If you're looking for similar, you can either go for the original - something like this ...
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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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Music using orchestra with a singer and a pop/rock/jazz song's style?

There are several different genres that use orchestration. If it's jazz, we generally call it "big band," although there is also something called "orchestral jazz", as well as wide repertoire of jazz-...
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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?

Thanks for reminding me about this rather brilliant work which I haven't heard in a long time. Now, genre classification is always a tricky business and this piece is indeed hard to classify, as it ...
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"Cantina Band" Genre Question / Similar Music

I think you can search for Jazz, Swing music. For these two particular songs, I also think of Gipsy Jazz or New Orleans Jazz. I can suggest these two collections: Best of Swing Jazz (more classic) ...
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Identify the music genre

Beautiful blue sky - Ought - Post Punk The leanover - Life without buildings - Indie Rock with post punk influences 0:30 Gleiches Ambiente - Die Goldenen Zitronen - feels like Avant Garde but I'm ...
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Which music style is King Herod's song supposed to be?

It's Ragtime, though there's a dependence on how much the piano dominates the arrangement over the horns. Once the horns & woods [clarinet etc] start to take over, then it becomes more Trad Jazz, ...
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What ghostly keyboard sound is used in *Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage*

This is a de-tuned (deliberately out-of-tune) piano, with a heavy amount of reverb added. It is made yet more eerie with the addition of some dissonant (violin-family) string instruments. Reverb, ...
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Genre for weird, obscure or underground music

You may be looking for "outsider music". Daniel Johnston, who passed away earlier this week, was perhaps the most famous modern "outsider artist." Outsider music (from "outsider art") is music ...
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What type is that piece from Kent movieclip?

Descriptively this composition technique is sometimes referred to as "staggered", "layered", or "delayed" entrances. I'm not aware of a general term for music that ...
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Strange genre with fast beat and odd sound effects (Boomerang Lunchbox ad)

In its spirit, this music reminds me of Pierre Henry's music, the most famous piece being "Messe Pour Le Temps Présent": If this is indeed what you are ...
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What kind of jazz (subgenre) does jazz24.org play?

This is no one subgenre, but there are definitely parameters. It's basically mainstream jazz of the years after Dixieland went out, but before smooth jazz was invented. There's a lot of swing, some ...
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What genre is this style of short fast notes played on plucked strings?

At the risk of giving an underwhelming answers -- and bear in mind that music styles are subjective and overlapping -- after reading your question, listening to the tracks, and reviewing various ...
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A genre that sounds oriental but is far away from it

Orientalist is an adjective used, generally critically, to describe art produced by non-Asians towards the goal of imitating Asian and Middle Eastern art. Such art can have its own strengths and ...
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