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G H I J K L M

G

Ga - Ge-Gn - Go-Gr - Gu-Gy

Gab-Gal

  • Gabba (also spelled as Gabber)
  • Gagá
    Gagaku - Japanese classical music derived from ancient court traditions
    Gaikyoku
    Gaita - Afro-Venezuelan form of percussion music
  • Galant

Gam-Gan

  • Gamad - Malay-style ballad
    Gambang kromong - popular, highly-evolved form of kroncong, originally adapted for the theater
    Gamelan - diverse Indonesian classical music, making use of a vast array of melodic percussion
    Gamelan angklung - Balinese gamelan played for cremations and festivals
    Gamelan bebonangan - Balinese cymbal-based processional gamelan
    Gamelan degung - a form of popular Sundanese gamelan
    Gamelan bang - Balinese sacred gamelan played for cremations
    Gamelan buh - Balinese form of gamelan
    Gamelan gede - ceremonial gamelan from the temple of Bator
    Gamelan kebyar - an energetic form of large Balinese gamelan
    Gamelan salendro - gamelan dance music from Sunda, known as lower-class music
    Gamelan selunding - possibly the oldest style of gamelan, played only in the village of Tenganan in Bali
    Gamelan semar pegulingan - sensual form of gamelan from Bali
    Gammeldan
    Gandrung - Osing music performed at weddings and other celebrations
  • Gangsta rap - American form of hip hop music which focuses on underground lifestyles and illegal activities

Gar-Gay

Ge-Gn

  • Gelugpa chanting - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting, very austere and restrained
    Gender wayang - Indonesion gamelan that accompanies shadow plays and other puppet plays
    Gending - a distinct gamelan music from southern Sumatra
    Gharbi
    Gharnati
    Ghazal - vocal form originally Persian but since spread to Central Asia, Iran, Turkey and India
    Ghazal-song - a modernized version of ghazal influenced by filmi
  • Ghetto house - form of Miami bass influenced by house music which arose in Chicago
  • Ghettotech - form of Miami bass which developed in 1990s Detroit
  • Girl group - Girls singing rock songs
  • Glam rock
  • Glitch
  • Gnawa

Go-Gr

Gu-Gy

  • Guaguanbo
    Guajira
    Guitarra baiana - from Pernambuco, Brazil, a style of playing frevo using electric guitars
    Guitarradas
    Gumbe
    Gunchei
    Gunka - military marches with Japanese influences, created during the Meiji Restoration
    Guoyue - invented conservatoire style of national Chinese music
    Gwerz
    Gwo ka - Guadeloupan percussion music
    Gwo ka moderne - modernized gwo ka
    Gypsy jazz
    Gyu ke - form of Tibetan Tantric chanting

H

Ha - He-Ho - Hu-Hy

Hab-Has

Hat-Haz

  • Hat cheo - an ancient form of Vietnamese stage opera
    Hát a dào - (ca tru) Vietnamese folk music
    Hát cai luong - Vietnamese popular opera
    Hat chau van - a popular spiritual folk music of Vietnam
    Hát tuông (Hát bôi) - Vietnamese operatic music
    Hawaiian steel guitar - (kila kila) invented by Joseph Kekuku, who slid a solid object across slacked guitar strings
    Hawzi - evolved form of al-andalous classical music which developed in Tlemcen
    Hazzanut

He-Ho

Hu-Hy

  • Hua'er
    Huasteco - folk music from Huasteco, Mexico
    Huaynos - Andean dance music now most widespread in Peru
    Hula
    Humppa
    Hunguhungu
    Hyangak - Korean court music
    Hypnofolkadelia - see Acid croft
  • Hymn

I

J

Ja-Je - Ji-Ju

Ja-Je

  • Jaipongan - unpredictably rhythmic dance music from Sunda, Indonesia
    Jaliscienses - Folk music of Jalisco, Mexico, and the origin of mariachi
    Jam band
    Jam rock
    Jamana kura
    Jamrieng samai
    Jangle pop
    Japanese pop - Japanese pop music using Western structures
    Jarana
    Jariang - Cambodian folk narratives
    Jarochos - folk music from Veracruz, Mexico
    Jawaiian - Hawaiian reggae
  • Jazz
  • Jazz blues
  • Jazz from night
  • Jazz fusion
  • Jazz groove
  • Jazz rap
  • Jegog - Giant Bamboo ensemble of Bali, Indonesia
    Jenkka

Ji-Ju

  • Jibaro
    Jig
    Jing ping
  • Jingle - form of music used in television commercials
  • Jit
    Jive
    Joged - a generic term for various types of dance music all over Indonesia
    Joged bumbung - a popular form of joged ensemble
    Joik
    Joropo
    Jota
    J'Ouvert
    Jug band
    Juke joint blues
    Juju
  • Jump blues
  • Jungle
  • Junkanoo
    Juré

K

Ka - Ke-Kh - Ki-Kp - Kr-Kw

Ka

  • Käng
    Kaba - Southern Albanian instrumental music
    Kabuki - lively and popular form of Japanese theater and music
    Kadans
    Kagok - Korean aristocratic vocal music accompanied by strings, wind and percussion instruments
    Kagyupa chanting - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting
    Kaiso
    Kalamatianó
    Kalattuut - Inuit polka
    Kalinda (kalenda, ti kannot)
    Kamba pop
    Kan ha diskan
    Kansas City blues
    Kantádhes
    Kantrum
    Kargyraa
    Karma
    Kaseko - Surinamese folk music
    Katcharsee - lively, celebratory Okinawan folk music
    Kattajjaq - competitive Inuit throat singing
    Kawachi ondo - a form of modernized Okinawan folk music
    Kayokyoku - traditionally-structured Japanese pop music

Ke-Kh

  • Ke-kwe
    Kebyar - see gamelan gong kebyar above
    Kecak - Balinese "monkeychant"
    Kecapi suling - instrumental, improvisation-based music from Java
    Kélé
    Kertok - Malaysian xylophone music played in small ensembles
    Khaleeji - popular folk-based music of the Persian Gulf countries
    Khap
    Khplam wai - a type of mor lam with a slow tempo which originated in Luang Prabang, Laos
    Khelimaski djili - Hungarian Gypsy dance songs
    Khene
    Khrung sai - type of Thai classical music
    Khyal - Hindustani vocal music that is informal, partially improvised and very popular
    Khoomei
    Khorovodi - Russian dance music

Ki-Kp

  • Kĩkũyũ pop
    Kilapanda
    Kinko
    Kirtan
    Kiwi rock
    Kizomba
    Klape - Dalmatian male choir music
    Klasik
    Kléftiko
    Klezmer
    Kliningan
    Kochare - Armenian folk dance
    Kolomyjka
    Komagaku
    Konpa
    Koumpaneia - Greek Gypsy music
    Kpanlogo

Kr-Kw

  • Krakowiak
  • Krautrock
  • Krill Krill
    Kriti (krithi) - a Hindui hymn
    Kroncong - popular Indonesian music with strong Portuguese influence
    Krzesany
    Kulning - Swedish folk songs
    Kumina - music (and religion) of the Bongo Nation of Jamaica
    Kun-borrk
    Kundere
    Kundiman - traditional Filipino songs adapted to Western song structure
    Kussundé
    Kutumba wake
    Kvæði
    Kveding - traditional Norwegian songs
  • Kwaito
  • Kwassa kwassa
    Kwela

L

La - Le-Lo - Lu

La

  • La la - Louisianan Creole music
    Laba laba
    Laïkó
    Lais
    Lam
    Lam saravane - Laotian ensemble music from a town of the same name in southern Laos
    Lam sing
    Lambada - Bolivian and Brazilian dance music which arose from sayas and became internationally popular in the 1980s
    Lancer
    Langgam jawa - type of kroncong mixed with gamelan, popular around Solo, Indonesia
    Laremuna wadauman
  • Latin jazz - jazz mixed with Latin musical forms like bossa nova or salsa
  • Lavlu
    Lavway

Le-Lo

  • Le leagan
    Legényes - Hungarian-Transylvanian men's dance
    Letka
    Letka-jenkka
    Lhamo - form of Tibetan opera
    Liedermacher
    Likanos
    Light Music - 20th Century light orchestral music (mainly British)
    Light Music (Nepalese) - Nepalese pop music, blending traditional styles, Western pop and Indian filmi
    Line dance
    Liquindi
    Llanera - Venezuelan music
    Llanto - a flamenco-influenced genre of Panamanian folk music
  • Lo-fi
  • Lo-pop Pop or Disco with extrerme cheap touch
    Loki djili - traditional Hungarian Gypsy songs
    Long-song - traditional Mongolian slow songs
  • Louisiana blues
  • Lounge music
  • Lovers rai
    Lovers rock
  • Lowercase - see Lowercase (music)

Lu

  • Lu - unaccompanied Tibetan folk music
    Lubbock country music
    Lucknavi thumri - a type of thumri from Lucknow
    Luhya omutibo
    Luk grung - Popular Thai music from the early 20th century
  • Lullaby
  • Lundu
    Lundum

M

Ma - Mb-Mg - Mi - Min-Mir - Mo-Mp - Mu

Mad-Mam

  • Madchester
  • Madrigal
  • Mafioso hip hop
    Maglaal (tuuli)
    Magnificat
    Mahori - type of Thai classical music
    Makossa
    Makossa-soukous
    Malagueñas
    Malawian jazz
    Maloya
    Maluf - evolved form of al-andalous classical music which developed in Constantine, Algeria
  • Mambo

Man-Map

  • Manaschi - Kyrgyz folk music made by travelling musicians also called manaschi
    Mandarin pop - early Taiwanese pop sung in Mandarin and popular with young listeners
    Manding swing
    Mangulina
    Manikay
    Manila sound - Early 1970s development in Pinoy rock which mixed Tagalog and English lyrics
    Manouche
    Manzuma
    Mapouka
    Mapouka-serré

Mar-Maz

  • Marabi
    Maracatu - African and Portuguese music popular around Recife, Brazil
    Marching music
    Marga - Indian classical music
    Mariachi - pop form of son jalisciense
    Marimba
    Maritime folk
    Marrabenta
    Marrabenta rap
    Maskanda - popularized Zulu-traditional music
  • Mass
  • Martinetes
    Matamuerte
  • Mathcore
  • Math rock
  • Mazurka

Mb-Mg

  • Mbalax
    Mbaqanga (township jive)
    Mbira (Chimurenga)
    Mbube
    Mbumba
    Medh
  • Meditation
  • Medieval music
  • Mejorana
    Melhoun
    Melhûn
    Melodic trance
  • Memphis blues
  • Memphis rap
  • Memphis soul
    Mento
    Merengue
    Merengue típico moderno
    Merengue-bomba - Puerto Rican fusion of bomba and merengue
    Méringue
    Meringue
    Merseybeat
  • Metal
  • Mexican son - a broad group of Mexican folk music
    Meyjana
  • MPB (musica popular Brasileira)

Mia-Mil

  • Miami bass (booty bass) (Bass music)
  • Microhouse
  • Milo jazz
    Mini compas
    Mini jazz
    Minuet
    Missouri harmony
    Miami Sound - a popular form of salsa music
  • Milongas

Min-Mir

Mo-MP

  • Mod
    Modinha
    Modern classical music
    Modern rock
    Modinha
    Mohabelo - neo-traditional music from South Africa and Lesotho
  • Mor lam - Laotian ensemble music for vocals with accompaniment
  • Mor lam sing - popular form of Laotian traditional music developed by Laotians in Thailand
  • Morna
    Motown
    Mozambique
  • MPB (música popular brasileira) - catch-all term for multiple varieties of Brazilian pop music

Mu

  • Mugam - classical music of Azerbaijan, featuring sung poetry and instrumental passages
    Muntuno
    Musette
    Music drama
    Music Hall
    Música campesina - Cuban rural music
    Música criolla - a coastal Peruvian music from the early 20th century, consisting of a variety of Western fusions
    Música de la interior - indigenous folk music from Colombia
    Música llanera - harp-based form of folk music from Los Llanos, Colombia
    Música nordestina - Northeast Brazilian popular music, centered around Recife
    Música tropical - a form of Colombian salsa music
    Musiqi-e assil - Persian classical music
    Musique concrète (also known as electroacoustic music)
    Mutuashi
    Muwashshah
    Muzak (or elevator music)

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