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American styles of music

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This list has 39 sub-lists and 128 members. See also American music, North American styles of music
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Disco
Disco 12 L, 44 T
Emo
Emo 5 L, 15 T
Country music
Country music 17 L, 8 T
Blues
Blues 17 L, 18 T
American folk music
American folk music 20 L, 66 T
Soul music
Soul music 10 L, 27 T
Ragtime
Ragtime 6 L, 12 T
Punk
Punk 8 L, 18 T
House music
House music 7 L, 18 T
P-Funk
P-Funk 4 L, 4 T
Rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues 10 L, 30 T
Garage punk
Garage punk 4 L, 125 T
Bluegrass music
Bluegrass music 7 L, 21 T
Barbershop music
Barbershop music 5 L, 57 T
Swing music
Swing music 6 L, 36 T
Shape note
Shape note 1 L, 59 T
Doo-wop
Doo-wop 4 L, 10 T
Grunge
Grunge 6 L, 16 T
Go-go
Go-go 3 L, 8 T
Americana music
Americana music 4 L, 31 T
American jazz
American jazz 15 L, 10 T
Rock and roll
Rock and roll 7 L, 17 T
Skate punk
Skate punk 3 L, 2 T
Tejano music
Tejano music 4 L, 33 T
New Mexico music
New Mexico music 2 L, 1 T
Rhumba
Rhumba 2 L, 2 T
Screamo
Screamo 3 L, 2 T
Latin trap
Latin trap 3 L, 2 T
  • Fama (band)
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    Fama is a Regional Mexican/Tejano band originally from Houston, Texas.
  • Country music
    Country music Genre of American popular music
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    Country music, also known as country and western (or simply country), and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music (especially Appalachian folk and Western music) and blues.
  • Tin Pan Alley
    Tin Pan Alley Historic name given to a collection of musicians, publishers and songwriters in Manhattan, New York City
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    Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The name originally referred to a specific place: West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, and a plaque (see below) on the sidewalk on 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth commemorates it.
  • Swing music
    Swing music form of jazz
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    Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular jazz music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s. The name swing came from the 'swing feel' where the emphasis is on the off–beat or weaker pulse in the music. Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of big bands and bandleaders such as Benny Goodman was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946, a period known as the swing era. The verb "to swing" is also used as a term of praise for playing that has a strong groove or drive. Notable musicians of the swing era include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima, and Artie Shaw.
  • Funk
    Funk Music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s
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    Funk is a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Funk de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bassline played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a drummer, often at slower tempos than other popular music. Like much of African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves that created a "hypnotic" and "danceable feel". Funk uses the same richly colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths and thirteenths.
  • Rock and roll
    Rock and roll Genre of popular music
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    Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll, rock 'n' roll or rock 'n roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, and country music. While elements of what was to become rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s and in country records of the 1930s, the genre did not acquire its name until 1954.
  • Progressive rock
    Progressive rock Rock music subgenre
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    Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid- to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening rather than dancing.
  • Blues
    Blues Musical form and music genre
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    Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1870s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.
  • Soul music
    Soul music Genre of music
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    Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.
  • Jazz
    Jazz Musical style and genre
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    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
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