Genres

hillbilly music
country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
 
legend
a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
 
Christmas carol
joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
 
Gregorian chant
a variety of plainsong named after Pope Gregory I
 
sidebar
a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
 
Western
a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
 
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
 
paper
a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses
 
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
 
jazz
a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
 
talkie
a movie with synchronized speech and singing
 
love story
a story dealing with love
 
Pilgrim's Progress
an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
 
synthetism
a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas
 
musical theater
a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
 
melodrama
an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
 
Dies Irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
 
film noir
a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
 
silents
a movie without a soundtrack
 
folk music
the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
 
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