Genres

psychedelic rock
a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
 
film noir
a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
 
choral
a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
 
hillbilly music
country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
 
chamber music
serious music performed by a small group of musicians
 
concerto grosso
a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
 
cool jazz
jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
 
slow motion
a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
 
low comedy
a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque
 
opera
a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
 
blues
a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
 
punk
rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
 
dark comedy
a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements
 
op art
a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
 
chant
a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
 
collage film
a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
 
think piece
an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
 
Mass
a musical setting for a Mass
 
disco music
popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
 
prosodion
religious music used in a procession
 
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