Genres

processional
religious music used in a procession
 
piano sonata
a sonata for piano
 
R and B
a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
 
dark comedy
a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements
 
disco music
popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
 
short story
a prose narrative shorter than a novel
 
cantata
a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
 
concerto grosso
a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
 
choral
a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
 
modernism
genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
 
bluegrass
a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
 
acid rock
a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
 
slow motion
a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
 
coming attraction
a movie that is advertised to draw customers
 
C and W
a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
 
funk
an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
 
pean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
grand opera
opera in which all the text is sung
 
article
nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
 
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
 
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