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Genres of music : A-F ˇ G-M ˇ N-R ˇ S-Z ˇ Classical ˇ Popular 
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S

  • Sabar - drumming style found in Senegal
    Sacred Harp
    Sadcore
    Saetas
    Saibara
    Saiyidi - folk music of the upper Nile Delta
    Sakyapa chanting - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting
    Salegy
    Salsa - fusion of multiple Cuban- and Puerto Rican-derived pop genres from immigrants in New York City
    Salsa erotica - lyrically explicit form of salsa romantica
    Salsa gorda
    Salsa romantica - a soft, romantic form of salsa music
    Saltarello
    Salve
    Samba - form of Brazilian popular music
    Samba-reggae - a genre of samba with a choppy, reggae-like rhythm. samba and reggae fusion
    Samba de breque - traditional samba with social humorous comentaries and caracterized by a silence break (hence, "breque") of 2 compass or more, while the singer keeps the lyrics*
    Samba-cançăo - traditional samba in slow tempo and with romantic lyrics. influenced by bolero
    Samba de enredo(or Samba-enredo) - Samba played during Carnival celebrations in fast tempo
    Samba de pagode - popular dance-oriented samba. (pagode is an informal gathering of neighboors and relatives in spare time for dance and meal).
    Sambai
    Sangeo - Afro-Venezuelan form of percussion music
    Sanjo - Korean instrumental folk music
    Sanjuanitos
    Sarandunga
    Sardinian polyphonic chanting
    Sato kagura
    Sawahili - folk music from the Mediterranean coast of Egypt
    Sawt - urban music from Kuwait and Bahrain
    Sax jive
    Sayas - Bolivian dance music which was popularized as lambada in the 1980s
    Sazdohol
    Scandinavian metal (Viking metal)
    Schottisch
    Schranz
    Scrumpy and Western - folk music from West Country of England
    Sea shanty
    Sean nós
    Second Viennese School
    Sega music
    Seggae
    Seis
    Semba
    Semi-tone calypso (Half calypso)
    Sephardic music
  • Serialism
  • Serrana
    Set dance
    Sevdalinka - Bosnian urban popular music
    Sevillana
    Shabab
    Shabad
    Shalako - Armenian folk dance
    Shan'ge - Taiwanese Hakka mountain songs
    Shango
    Shape note
    Sharkan - American Christian chanting
    Shawm and drum - Instrumental pairing common in Gypsy music
    Shlager
    Shibuya-kei
    Shidaiqu - Hong Kong-based form of traditional music updated for pop audiences and sung in Mandarin
    Shima uta - a form of Okinawan dance music
    Shin-min'yo - a modernized form of min'yo, or folk music
  • Shoegazing
  • Shoka - Japanese songs written during the Meiji Restoration to bring Western music to Japanese schools
    Shomyo - Japanese Buddhist chanting
    Showtunes
    Sica
    Siguiriyas
    Silat - Malaysian mixture of music, dance and martial arts
    Sinawi - Korean religious music meant for dancing; it is improvised and reminiscent of jazz
    Singers & Standards
    Singer-songwriter
    Single tone calypso
    Sinjonjo
    Sizhu - folk ensembles from southern China
  • Ska
  • Ska punk
  • Skacore (third wave of ska)
    Skald
    Skate punk
    Skiffle
    Skotsploech - traditional Frisian ensemble music
    Skillingstryk
    Slack-key guitar (kihoalu) - Hawaiian form invented by retuning open strings on a guitar
    Slängpolska
    Slide
    Slow airs
    Slowcore
    Sludge metal
    Smooth jazz
    S'o wa mbe
    Soca
    Soca-bhangra
    Soca-funk
    Soft ambient
    Soft rock
    Solea (soleares)
    Sombient
    Son
    Son-batá (batá rock)
    Son montuno - Cuban folk music
  • Sonata
  • Songo - a mixture of changuí and son montuno
    Songo-salsa - a mixture of songo, hip hop and salsa
    Sonido
    Soukous
  • Soul blues
  • Soul jazz
  • Soul music
  • Southern Harmony
  • Southern hip hop
  • Southern rock
  • Southern soul
    Space music
  • Space rock
  • Spacesynth
  • Spectralism
  • Speedcore
  • Speed garage
  • Speed metal
  • Spirituals
  • Spouge - Barbadian folk music
  • Square dance
  • St. Louis blues
  • St. Louis soul
    Stambolovski orkestri
    Staroprazske pisnieky - pub songs from Prague
    Steelband
    Stev - short, often improvised, Norwegian folk songs
    Stoner metal
    Straight edge
    Strathspeys
    Street songs - bawdy adolescent chants of unknown authorship
    Stride
    String - 1980s Thai pop music
    String quartet
    Stubenmusik - Bavarian string ensembles
  • Suite
  • Suomirock
    Suomitrance
    Super Eurobeat
    Surf ballads
    Surf instrumental
  • Surf music
  • Surf pop
  • Surf rock
  • Sutartines
    Swahili sound
    Sway
  • Swamp blues
  • Swamp pop
    Swingbeat (New Jack Swing, New Jack R&B)
  • Swing music
  • Sygyt - type of xoomii (Tuvan throat singing), likened to the sound of whistling
  • Symphonic black metal
  • Symphonic poem
  • Symphony
  • Synth metal
  • Synth pop
  • Synth rock
  • Synthpunk
  • Syrtó

T

  • Taarab
    Tćttir
    Tai tu - Vietnamese chamber music
    Taiwanese pop - early Taiwanese pop music influenced by enka and popular with older listeners
    Tala - a rhythmic pattern in Indian classical music
    Tamborito - Panamanian dance music
    Tambu
    Tamburitza
    Tamil tiruppukazh
    Táncház - Hungarian dance music
  • Tango - Argentinian dance music that became internationally popular in the 1920s
  • Tango-canción - the first wildly popular form of tango in Argentina
    Tango flamenco
    Tanguk - a form of Korean court music that includes elements of Chinese music
    Tanjidor - traditional, instrumental music from Indonesia with various brass intruments, usually played in processions
    Talempong - a distinct Minangkabau gamelan music
    Taibubu
    Tapany maintso
    Tappa
    Tarabu
    Tarana - form of vocal music from northern India using highly rythmic nonsense syllables
    Tarannum
    Tarantella
    Tarantolati - Calabrian folk healing ritual
    Taranto
    Tassou - Senegalese rapping
    Tawshih
    Tchink-system
    Tchinkoumé
  • Tech house
  • Techno
  • Techno-tribal
  • Technoid
  • Tembang sunda - Sundanese sung free verse poetry
    Teen pop
    Tejano
    Television themes
  • Texas blues
  • Tex-Mex - American term for that which is known as norteńo in Mexico
    The Birmingham Sound
  • Thrash metal
  • Thresher
    Thumri - a type of popular Hindustani vocal music
    Tibetan pop - pop music heavily influenced by Chinese forms, emerging in the 1980s
    Tientos
    Thillana - form of vocal music from South India using highly rhythmic nonsense syllables
    Timbila - form of folk music in Mozambique
    Tin Pan Alley
    Tina
    Tinga
    Tis távlas - drinking songs from Epirus
    Togaku
    Tonas
    Toshe - Tibetan dance music
    T'ong guitar - acoustic guitar pop music of Korea
    Township jive (Mbaqanga)
    Toziych
  • Traditional pop music
  • Trallalero - Genoese urban songs
    Trampská hudba - Czech urban folk music
  • Trance
  • Tribal house
  • Trip-hop
  • Trikitrixa - Basque accordion music
    Troista-country
    Troll metal
    Tropicalia
    TRT
    Truck-driving country
    Tsámiko
    Tsapika
    Tsonga disco
    Tumba
    Tuuli (Maglaal)
    Turbo-folk - aggressive form of modernized Serbian music
  • Turntablism
  • Tuvan throat-singing
    Twarab
  • Twee pop
  • Two tone (second wave of ska)

U

  • Über Metal
    Ufie
    UK garage
    UK pub rock
    Umui - Okinawann religious songs
    Underground music
    Urban Cowboy
  • Urban Folk
  • Urban jazz
    Urtin duu
    Ute

V

W

  • Wahrani
    Waila (chicken scratch) - a Tohono O'odham fusion of polka, norteńo and Native American music
  • Waltz
  • Wangga
    Warabe uta
    Wassoulou
    Watcha watcha
    Were
  • West Coast hip hop
  • Western blues
  • Western swing
  • Western Tradition of Sephardic music
    Women's music or womyn's music, wimmin's music--1970s lesbian/feminist
    Wong shadow - 1960s Thai pop music
    Work song
    Worldbeat
  • World music

X

  • Xi'an drum music - popular around Xi'an, China, ensembles of percussion and wind instruments
    Xoomii (khoomii, hoomii) - a type of Tuvan throat singing

Y

  • Yang - form of Tibetan Buddhist chanting
    Yanvalou
    Yé-yé
    Yo-pop
    Yodeling
    Young Brigade
    Yukar

Z

  • Zairean sound
    Zajal
    Zapin - derived from ancient Arabic music, zapin is popular throughout Malaysia
    Zarzuela - a form of Spanish operetta
    Zbójnicki
    Zen (music)
    Zendani
    Ziglibithy
    Zikir Barat - Sufi vocal music from Malaysia
    Zinge - Latvian vocal music
    Zoblazo
    Zolo - characterized by hyper jerky rhythms and cacophonous/ harmonious bleeps and boings
    Zouglou
    Zouk - Antillean dance music
    Zouk chouv
    Zouk funk - a fusion of zouk and funk
    Zouklove
    Zout
    Zulu a cappella
    Zydeco - popular Louisianan Creole music

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