List of Music Styles

Detailed List of Music Styles

Music is human beings one of the most important leisure activity. With the growth and expansion of human cultural activities their occurred changes his mental structure, and new musical styles came into existence. Musical styles are also affected by his physical surroundings, industrial growth and availability of spare time. In different geographical regions, different kind of musical styles grew. You will find on this page a detailed list of all major Music Styles.

 

Music Styles

AFRICAN

African heavy metal
African hip hop
Afrobeat
Apala
Benga
Bongo flava
Bikutsi
Cape Jazz
Chimurenga
Congolese rumba
Coupé-Décalé
Fuji music
Genge
Gqom
Highlife
Hiplife
Igbo highlife
Igbo rap
Isicathamiya
Jit
Jùjú
Kapuka aka Boomba
Kadongo Kamu
Kizomba
Kuduro
Kwaito
Kwela
Makossa
Maloya
Marrabenta
Mbalax
Mbaqanga
Mbube
Morna
Ndombolo
Palm-wine
Raï
Sakara
Sega
Seggae
Semba
Shangaan electro
Soukous
Kwassa kwassa
Taarab
Zouglou Cote D’Ivoire

 

ASIAN

Fann at-Tanbura
Fijiri
Khaliji
Liwa
Sawt

 

EAST ASIAN

Anison
Cantopop
C-pop
Enka
Hong Kong English pop
J-pop

 

SOUTH & SOUTH EAST ASIAN

Baila
Baul
Bhangra
Dangdut
Filmi
Indian pop
Lavani
Luk Thung
Luk Krung
Manila Sound
Original Pilipino Music
V-pop
Morlam
Pinoy pop
Pop sunda
Thai pop
Ragini
Keroncong
Gamelan

 

AVANT GARDE

Experimental music
Noise
Lo-fi
Musique concrète
Electroacoustic

 

BLUES

African blues
Blues rock
Blues shouter
British blues
Canadian blues
Chicago blues
Classic female blues
Contemporary R&B
Country blues
Delta blues
Detroit blues
Electric blues
Gospel blues
Hill country blues
Hokum blues
Jump blues
Kansas City blues
Louisiana blues
Memphis blues
Piedmont blues
Punk blues
Rhythm and blues
Soul blues
St. Louis blues
Swamp blues
Texas blues
West Coast blues

 

CARIBBEAN & CARIBBEAN INFLUENCED

Baithak Gana
Dancehall Music
Bouyon
Cadence-lypso
Calypso
Cha-cha-chá
Chutney
Chutney soca
Chutney parang
Compas
Mambo
Merengue
Méringue
Mozambique
Pichakaree
Punta
Punta rock
Rasin
Reggae
Dub
Lovers rock
Ragga
Ragga jungle
Reggae fusion
Reggaeton
Rocksteady
Rumba
Ska
2 Tone
Ska punk
Salsa
Son cubano
Songo
Soca
Timba
Twoubadou
Zouk

 

COMEDY

Comedy music
Comedy rock
Novelty music
Parody music

 

COUNTRY

Alternative country
Cowpunk
Blues country
Hokum
Outlaw country
Progressive country
Zydeco
Country rap
Red dirt
Rockabilly
Hellbilly music
Psychobilly/Punkabilly
Country rock
Texas country
Americana
Australian country music
Bakersfield sound
Bluegrass
Progressive bluegrass
Reactionary bluegrass
Cajun
Cajun fiddle tunes
Christian country music
Classic country
Close harmony
Dansband music
Franco-country
Honky-tonk
Instrumental country
Nashville sound
Neotraditional country
Country pop
Sertanejo
Traditional country music
Truck-driving country
Western swing

 

EASY LISTENING

Background music
Beautiful music
Elevator music
Furniture music
Lounge music
Middle of the road
New-age music

 

ELECTRONIC

Ambient
Ambient dub
Dark ambient
Drone music
Space music
Illbient
Psybient
Isolationism
Asian Underground
Breakbeat
Acid breaks
Baltimore club
Big beat
Broken beat
Florida breaks
Nu-funk
Miami bass
Jersey club
Nu skool breaks
Disco
Afro / Cosmic disco
Disco polo
Euro disco
Italo disco
Nu-disco
Space disco
Downtempo
Acid jazz
Chill-out
New-age music
Space music
Trip hop
Drum and bass
Liquid funk
Neurofunk
Neurohop
Jump-up
Darkstep
Drumstep
Funkstep
Hardstep
Sambass
Techstep
Dub
Ambient dub
Dancehall
Dub poetry
Dub reggae
Dub techno
Dubstep
Dubtronica
Electro music
Freestyle music
Electroacoustic music
Acousmatic music
Musique concrète
Electronic rock
Alternative dance
Indietronica
Coldwave
Dance-punk
Dark wave
Electroclash
Electronicore
Electropunk
Ethereal wave
Krautrock
Minimal wave
New rave
Nu-gaze
Space rock
Synthpop
Electronica
Berlin School
Dubtronica
Ethnic electronica
Folktronica
Funktronica
Laptronica
Livetronica
Hardcore
Gabba
4-beat
Breakbeat hardcore
Bouncy techno
Breakcore
Hardbass
Digital hardcore
Darkcore
Happy hardcore
Mákina
Speedcore
UK hardcore
Doomcore
Hardstyle
Dubstyle
Jumpstyle
Lento violento
Hi-NRG
Eurobeat
Eurodance
Bubblegum dance
Italo dance
House music
Acid house
Ambient house
Balearic beat
Chicago house
Deep house
Future house
Tropical house
Diva house
Electro house
Big room house
Complextro
Fidget house
Dutch house
Moombahton
Moombahcore
French house
Funky house
Garage house
Ghetto house
Ghettotech
Hardbag
Hard house
Hard dance
Hard NRG
Hip house
Italo house
Jazz house
Kidandali
Kwaito
Latin house
Microhouse/Minimal house
New beat
Outsider house
Progressive house
Rara tech
Tech house
Tribal house
Trival
Witch house
Industrial music
Aggrotech
Cybergrind
Electro-industrial
Dark electro
Electronic body music
Futurepop
Industrial metal
Industrial rock
Japanoise
Neue Deutsche Härte
Power electronics
Death industrial
Power noise
IDM
Glitch
Glitch hop
Wonky
Jungle
Darkcore jungle
Raggacore
Post-disco
Boogie
Electropop
Chillwave
Vaporwave
Dance-pop
Dance-rock
Techno
Acid techno
Detroit techno
Dub techno
Free tekno
Minimal techno
Nortec
Tecno brega
Techdombe
Trance music
Acid trance
Balearic trance
Dream trance
Euro-trance
Hard trance
Nitzhonot
Psychedelic trance
Full on
Suomisaundi
Goa trance
Progressive trance
Tech trance
Uplifting trance
Vocal trance
UK garage
2-step garage
Dubstep
Brostep
Chillstep
Drumstep
Reggaestep
Trapstep
Metalstep
Breakstep
Future garage
Grime
Grindie
Speed garage
Bassline/4×4 garage
UK funky
Vaporwave
Video game music
Chiptune
Bitpop
Game Boy music
Shiny
Skweee
Nintendocore

 

FOLK

American folk revival
Anti-folk
British folk revival
Celtic music
Chalga
Contemporary folk
Filk music
Folk rock
Folktronica
Freak folk
Indie folk
Industrial folk
Neofolk
Progressive folk
Protest song
Psychedelic folk
Singer-songwriter movement
Skiffle
Sung poetry
Cowboy/Western musi

 

HIPHOP

Alternative hip hop
Australian hip hop
Bongo flava
Boom bap
British hip hop
Chap hop
Christian hip hop
Cloud rap
Conscious hip hop
Crunk
Crunkcore
Drill
Electro music
Emo hip hop
Experimental hip hop
G-funk
Ghetto house
Ghettotech
Golden age hip hop
Grime
Hardcore hip hop
Hip house
Hiplife
Hip pop
Hyphy
Industrial hip hop
Instrumental hip hop
Jazz rap
Jersey club
Kwaito
Lyrical hip hop
Low Bap
Merenrap
Motswako
Mumble rap
Nerdcore
New jack swing
New school hip hop
Old school hip hop
Political hip hop
Ragga
Reggaeton
Snap
Jerkin’
Trap
Urban Pasifika

 

JAZZ

Acid jazz
Afro-Cuban jazz
Asian American jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Bebop
Boogie-woogie
Bossa nova
British dance band
Cape jazz
Chamber jazz
Continental jazz
Cool jazz
Crossover jazz
Dixieland
Ethno jazz
European free jazz
Free funk
Free improvisation
Free jazz
Gypsy jazz
Hard bop
Jazz blues
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Jazz rap
Jazz rock
Kansas City blues
Kansas City jazz
Latin jazz
Livetronica
M-Base
Mainstream jazz
Modal jazz
Neo-bop jazz
Neo-swing
Novelty ragtime
Nu jazz
Orchestral jazz
Post-bop
Punk jazz
Ragtime
Shibuya-kei
Ska jazz
Smooth jazz
Soul jazz
Stride jazz
Straight-ahead jazz
Swing
Third stream
Trad jazz
Vocal jazz
West Coast jazz

 

LATIN

Brazilian
Axé
Brazilian rock
Brega
Tecnobrega
Choro
Forró
Frevo
Funk carioca
Lambada
Zouk-Lambada
Maracatu
Música popular brasileira
Tropicalia
Música sertaneja
Samba
Pagode
Samba rock
Latin Christian
Latin jazz
Afro-Cuban jazz
Bossa Nova
Latin pop
Latin ballad
Latin swing
Latin rock
Latin alternative
Rock en Español
Reggaeton
Latin trap
Regional Mexican
Banda
Grupera
Mariachi
Ranchera
Norteño
Tejano
Traditional:
Flamenco
Tango
Folk
Bullerengue
Fado
Huayno
Mexican son
Música criolla
Nueva canción
Tropical
Bachata
Bolero
Criolla
Cumbia
Chicha
Porro
Guajira
Mambo
Merengue
Rumba
Salsa
Salsa romántica
Son
Timba
Tropipop
Vallenato

 

R&B & SOUL

Adult contemporary
Arab pop
Baroque pop
Brill Building
Britpop
Bubblegum pop
Canción
Canzone
Chalga
Chanson
Christian pop
Classical crossover
Country pop
C-pop (Chinese popular music)
Hokkien pop
Mandopop
Dance-pop
Disco polo
Electropop
Europop
Austropop
Eurobeat
French pop
Italo dance
Italo disco
Laïkó
Latin pop
Nederpop
Russian pop
Fado
Folk pop
Iranian pop
Indie pop
J-pop (Japanese popular music)
Jangle pop
K-pop (Korean popular music)
Korean hip hop
Korean rock
T’ong guitar
Trot
Latin ballad
Louisiana swamp pop
Mexican pop
New Romantic
Operatic pop
Pop rap
Pop rock
Power pop
Soft rock
Pop punk
Neon pop
Emo pop
Pop soul
Progressive pop
Psychedelic pop
Rebetiko
Schlager
Sophisti-pop
Space age pop
Sunshine pop
Surf pop
Synthpop
Teen pop
Traditional pop music
Turkish pop
Vispop
Wonky pop
Worldbeat
R&B and soul
Main articles: Rhythm and blues and Soul music
Contemporary R&B
Disco
Funk
Deep funk
Freestyle music
Go-go
Hip hop soul
P-Funk
Post-disco
Boogie
PBR&B
Gospel music
New jack swing
Rhythm and blues
Soul
Blue-eyed soul
Hip hop soul
Northern soul
Neo soul
Southern soul

 

ROCK

Alternative rock
Grunge
Post-grunge
Indie rock
Dunedin sound
Math rock
Post-punk revival
Sadcore
Dream pop
Shoegaze
Slowcore
Beat music
Christian rock
Dark cabaret
Electronic rock
Electronicore
Experimental rock
Art rock
Industrial rock
Post-punk
Gothic rock
No wave
Noise rock
Post-rock
Post-metal
Folk rock
Garage rock
Glam rock
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Alternative metal
Avant-garde metal
Black metal
Symphonic black metal
Viking metal
War metal
Christian metal
Unblack metal
Death metal
Death ‘n’ roll
Melodic death metal
Technical death metal
Deathgrind
National Socialist Black Metal
Doom metal
Death-doom
Drone metal
Folk metal
Celtic metal
Medieval metal
Pagan metal
Funk metal
Glam metal
Gothic metal
Grindcore
Industrial metal
Kawaii metal
Latin metal
Metalcore
Melodic metalcore
Deathcore
Mathcore
Metalstep
Neoclassical metal
Neue Deutsche Härte
Nu metal
Post-metal
Power metal
Progressive metal
Djent
Rap metal
Sludge metal
Speed metal
Symphonic metal
Thrash metal
Crossover thrash
Groove metal

 

 

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