musical genre


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Noun1.musical genre - an expressive style of musicmusical genre - an expressive style of music  
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
crossover - the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience; "a jazz-classical crossover album"
church music, religious music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
marching music, march - genre of music written for marching; "Sousa wrote the best marches"
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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Alejandro Madrid, a recognized researcher on Mexican music history, and Robin Moore, with excellent previous books on Cuban music, have joined forces to produce a book on a musical genre that originated in Cuba but that is danced more in Mexico than anywhere else.
Their protagonists share a lot in terms of strategies as well as challenges--something that is often overlooked by scholars who focus on one musical genre only.
Swing is much more than a musical genre, it personifies a lust for life, with its infectious beat," said an orchestra spokesman.
Musical genre classification is a nontrivial task even for musician experts, since often a song can be assigned to more than one single genre.
Druha Trava is a lively gaggle of Czech bluegrass enthusiasts, and the Central European ears they bring to this most American musical genre makes for vigorous and refreshing picking.
Opera: The Basics by Denise Gallo (Senior Music Specialist at The Library of Congress and Adjunct Professor, Music History Division, The Catholic University of America) is an 207-page introductory reference for all performers, music, styles and performances of the generationally popular musical genre of opera.
Collectables Records titles cover virtually every popular musical genre.
By reprising the songs of Freed's 1956 and 1957 Moon Dog Show, the new ballet will celebrate the birth of that musical genre.
Rap was not only a highly talkative affair, it was also the first musical genre where almost anything could be said, and so it tested the limits of permission at every turn.
Thanks to the Web, corporate jingles have emerged as a cult musical genre in Europe with hundreds of thousands of devoted fans, reports CNN.
Guilbault's fieldwork among Antillean musicians and promoters, fans and foes, shows the complex and sometimes contradictory attitudes toward this relatively new musical genre.