American folk music
American folk music is a musical term that encompasses numerous genres, many of which are known as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music or roots music.
Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle.
Rock and roll
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, from African-American musical styles such as gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues, with country.
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and specific rock subgenres.
Wizard rock (sometimes shortened as Wrock) is a genre of rock music that developed between 2002 and 2004 in the United States.
Hip hop music
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre formed in the United States in the 1970s that consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.
Rap metal is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal.
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.
Skate punk (also known as skate rock, skatecore and skate-thrash) is a skater subculture and a subgenre of punk rock that is named after its popularity among skaters and association with skateboarding culture.
Punk blues (or blues punk) is a fusion genre of punk rock and blues.
Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas.
Garage music (US garage)
Garage music or garage house is a subgenre of electronic music that developed alongside house music, yet is classified by some sources as being a subgenre of house music, as an overlap between these two genres began in the late 1980s.
The California Sound refers to a popular music aesthetic engendered by American pop and rock recording artists from Southern California in the 1960s.
Heavy metal guitar
Heavy metal guitar (or simply metal guitar) is the use of highly-amplified electric guitar in heavy metal.
Beach music, also known as Carolina beach music, and to a lesser extent, Beach pop, is a regional genre which developed from various rock/R&B/pop music of the 1950s and 1960s.
Barbershop vocal harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1930s–present), is a style of a cappella close harmony, or unaccompanied vocal music, characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
American fiddle-playing began with the early settlers who found that the small viol family instruments were portable and rugged.
Hip hop soul
Hip hop soul is a subgenre of contemporary R&B music, most popular during the early and mid 1990s, which fuses rhythm and blues/gospel singing with hip hop musical production.
American march music
American march music is march music written and/or performed in the United States.
Appalachian music is the music of the region of Appalachia in the Eastern United States.
Brill Building (genre)
Brill Building (also known as Brill Building pop or the Brill Building Sound) is a subgenre of pop music named after the Brill Building in New York City, where numerous teams of professional songwriters penned songs for girl groups and teen idols in the early 1960s.
Fife and drum corps
A Fife and Drum Corps is a musical ensemble that consists of flutes or fifes and drums.
Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.
San Francisco Sound
The San Francisco Sound refers to rock music performed live and recorded by San Francisco-based rock groups of the mid-1960s to early 1970s.