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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Each of the bands offered a new sound in their respective musical genre, be it pop or rock and excelled at it. commended Gio Bravo for courageously and "directly combating a musical genre that is rife with machismo."
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL EVENING SHOW 2 DAYS BY COACH ONLY PS139 Departing on Saturday 17 Nov ever a musical genre lent itself to theatre, was the mass harmonics and wall-of-sound dramatics of Motown.
This may help explain why pansori, a traditional Korean narrative musical genre, blends so well with reggae, a Jamaica-originated musical genre drawing on its own local traditions.
The night will also feature songs in the Muwashahat style, an Arabic poetic form and a secular musical genre with connotations of spirituality.
The Anthology is searchable through the use of pull-down search menus by 'period', 'musical genre', 'composer', and 'title'.
Drawing from an array of theoretical literature, Govind resists fixed notions of musical genre, South Asian identity, and race to map the complex networks that Indian American musicians have developed in post-9/11 America.
Blue and Red Make Purple included educational "notes" (get it?) about the history, instruments, and special characteristics of each showcased musical genre. Blue and Red Make Purple is a joy for music-loving parents and children to share, highly recommended.
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.
SINGER Van Morrison says he is not a fan of the modern incarnation of the musical genre that inspired his career, dismissing today's R&B as "terrible" and "robotic".
The author traces the development of the form and content of the national song, analyzing the reasons for its boom, particularly focusing on the popularity of the musical genre in the context of the Arab Spring.
With Live from Dar es Salaam, Perullo undoubtedly succeeds in pointing the reader to continuities over time as well as between the various musical genres. 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.