What is your Favourite Style of Music ? – " Genres and their types "

Musical Styles

Music enriches our soul with a sense of completeness and we all love music. Most of us have our own favorite songs playlists, favorite artists etc. We do have inclination towards a particular type of music. It is the similar to us having our favorite food item, which we like to eat over and over again.

We all listen to different kinds of music, some of the music is regarded as sophisticated while other music is more primitive and seem to emerge from the depth of the soul. To some certain type of music is noise while to others it can be amazingly refreshing. Sounds never evoke the same emotions in different people

Musical styles are defined as genres. What is a genre?

A genre is a group of styles of music having a common tradition or common fundamental values. It can be likened to a genus in taxonomy, which is constituted by humans sharing common evolutionary characteristics and having some distinct anatomical commonalities, despite vastly different superficial appearances.

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to know the favorite band you listen to is of which genre? Also, it is said that having the same taste in music is like having a soul connection. So, Lets find out, how well connected you are with others, are you on the same page as your friend.

Genres of Music:


Notable bands:

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, U2, AC/DC, The Who, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Famous Personalities:

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Alice Cooper, John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Kurt Cobain




Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, John McLaughlin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Django Reinhardt

Western Classical:


Ludvig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky



Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Robert Nighthawk, Bessie Smith, "Blind" Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, B. B. King



Jimmie Rodgers, Elvis Presley, Vernon Dalhart, Fiddlin' John Carson, Roy Acuff, Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson




Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jimmy Cliff

Hip Hop:


Public Enemy, The Roots, The Black Eyed Peas, Beastie Boys.


Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Akon, Ludacris, Hard Kaur, Fergie, will.i.am, Adam Yauch, Ad-Rock


Electronic: One of the more modern genres in world music, electronic music is based, as is obvious from the name, on electronic instruments. These instruments include instruments such as synthesizers or midi keyboards , digital audio workstation (DAW) software and electronic drum machine. Over the ages, electronic music was inculcated in various other genres such as metal, hard rock, R&B etc.

Artists: Skrillex , Martin Garrix , Tiesto , David Guetta , Afrojac , Calvin Harris and many more…


Latino: Latino music evolved in Latin America, i.e., South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Some Latino styles, such as samba, rumba, salsa and tango, are popular all over the world. Latino music is reputed for its emphasis on rhythm.


Roberto Carlos, Heitor Villa Lobos, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dropati, Sundar Popo, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Shakira



Traditions in Oriental music can stretch back to hundreds, even thousands of years. Indian Classical Music — the oldest surviving musical genre in the world — traces its roots to the Vedic period thousands of years ago, although it has undergone many transformations in the interim. Chinese and Japanese music traditions can also be traced back to the Middle Ages.

This article is contributed by Siddhanth Chakraborty, Akshay Sahu , Akarsh and Sharad .