Music Genre Chronicles

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The audience has spoken, and I am delivering to you music genre chronicles.

I started this site as a Top 10 countdown site, more for my benefit of learning more interesting stuff about famous people I may not have heard about in my previous life. But my viewers reached out, and asked for something more than mere facts lists of famous people. They wanted stories, so in an effort to please the crowd, I have started writing chronicles, about music genres, and the most famous composers and musical artists within those genres.

List of Music Genres

Below is the list of music genres I have defined, as a starting point to do deep dives into the composers and other musical talent associated with each genre. I hope you enjoy this new section to the site.

  • Medieval Music (500-1400)
  • Renaissance Music (1400-1600)
  • Baroque Music (1600-1750)
  • Classical Period (1750-1820)
  • Romantic Period (1820-1910)
  • Delta Blues and Early Blues (Late 19th Century-1930s)
  • Traditional Jazz (Early 20th Century-1940s)
  • Country and Western (1920s-present)
  • Big Band and Swing Era (1930s-1940s)
  • Crooners and Entertainers (1940s-1960s)
  • Bebop and Post-Bop Jazz (1940s-1960s)
  • Chicago Blues and Electric Blues (1940s-1960s)
  • Early Rock ‘n’ Roll (1950s)
  • Reggae and Ska (Late 1950s-present)
  • Cool Jazz and Fusion (1950s-1970s)
  • Motown and Soul (1960s-1970s)
  • British Blues and Blues Rock (1960s-1970s):
  • Folk and Protest Music (1960s-1970s)
  • Rock and Roll Legends (1960s-1980s)
  • Heavy Metal (Late 1960s-present)
  • Disco and Funk (1970s)
  • Punk and New Wave (1970s-1980s)
  • Rap and Hip-Hop (Late 1970s-1980s)
  • Contemporary Jazz (1980s-present)
  • Contemporary and Modern Blues (1980s-present):
  • Pop Icons (1980s-2000s)
  • Electronic Dance Music (EDM) (Late 20th Century-present)
  • Contemporary Pop (2000s-present)
  • Contemporary R&B (2000s-present)
  • Indie Pop and Alternative R&B (2010s-present)
  • Neo-Soul (2000s-present)
  • Electropop and Synth R&B (2010s-present)
  • Hip-Hop and R&B Fusion (2010s-present)
  • Singer-Songwriter Pop (2010s-present)
  • EDM-influenced Pop (2010s-present)

Follow the links to enjoy various episodes within each of these musical genre chronicles.