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Music Index
Prehistoric music
Music in ancient civilizations
African Music Traditional music and Popular music ( Afrobeat, Apala, Benga, Bikutsi, Fuji music, Highlife, Isicathamiya, J¨j˙, Kwaito, Kwela, Makossa, Mbalax, Mbaqanga, Mbube, Morna, Palm-wine, Ra´, Rumba, Sakara, Soukous/Congo/Lingala, Taarab )
Indigenous Australian Music Bunggul, Clan songs, Death Wail, Karma, Didgeridoo, Krill Krill, Kun-borrk, Wangga
Classical Traditions Asian Middle Eastern Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Yemen, Andalusian, Arabic, Assyrian, Berber, Islamic, Kurdish, Persia
Central Asian Afghanistan, Badakhshan, Buryatia, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Khakassia, Kyrgyzstan Mongolia, Qinghai, Tajikistan, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang
East Asian Mongolia
Korea South Korea and North Korea
Chinese Music Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan, Manchuria, Xinjiang, Hua'er, Kuaiban
Japan Shomyo (or Buddhist chanting) and Gagaku (or orchestral court music)
South Asian Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
India Hindustani music (from North India) and Carnatic music (Karnataka Sangeeth, from South India).
Southeast Asian Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
European Greece
Early Music Medieval Music (476 CE - 1400) Overview Style and trends, Instruments, Genres, Theory and notation
Early medieval (476-1150) Early chant traditions, Gregorian chant, Early polyphony: organum, Liturgical drama, Goliards
High medieval (1150-1300) Ars antiqua, Troubadours and trouvŔres
Late medieval (1300-1400) France: Ars nova, Italy: Trecento, Germany: Geisslerlieder, Mannerism and Ars subtilior, Transitioning to the Renaissance
Renaissance Music (1400 - 1600) Early Renaissance (1400 - 1467)
Middle Renaissance (1467 - 1534)
Late Renaissance (1534 - 1600) (Mannerism, Transition to the Baroque)
Common Practice Period Baroque Music (1600 - 1760) Early Baroque music (1600–1654)
Middle Baroque music (1654–1707)
Late Baroque music (1707–1760)
The Baroque's influence on later music (Transition to the Classical era (1740–1780) Influence of Baroque composition and practice after 1760 Jazz
Barogue Genres Vocal Opera (Zarzuela, Opera seria, Opera comique, Opera-ballet), Masque, Oratorio, Passion (music), Cantata, Mass (music), Anthem, Monody, Chorale
Instrumental Concerto grosso, Fugue, Suite, (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Gavotte, Menuet), Sonata (Sonata da camera, Sonata da chiesa, Trio sonata), Partita, Canzona, Sinfonia, Fantasia, Ricercar, Toccata, Prelude, Chaconne, Passacaglia, Chorale prelude
Classical Period (1730 - 1820) Beginnings of the Classical style (1730-1760)
Early Classical style (1760-1775)
Middle Classical style (1775-1790)
Late Classical style (1790-1825)
Classical influence on later composers
Romantic Period (1815 - 1910) Classical roots of Romanticism (1780-1815)
Early Romantic (1815-1850)
Late Romantic Era (1850-1910)
Romanticism in the 20th century (1901-present)
Post-Common Practice 20th Century Music (1900 - 1999) Contemporary classical music Modernism; Serialism; Experimentalism; Neo-Romanticism; New Simplicity; New Complexity; Spectral Music; Electronic music (Also in Popular Music);
Post-modernism Polystylism; Conceptualism; Minimalism and post-minimalism; Post-classic tonality; "World music" influence; Rock influence
Folk Music List of Folk Music Traditions North, Central, South American, the Caribbean
Asia: East, Southeast, Northern, Central, Caucasus and South Asia
Europe: Northern, Eastern, Southeastern, Western and Southern Europe
Middle East and North Africa: Southwest Asia, North Africa
Oceania and Australia: Polynesia, Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia
Sub-Saharan Africa: East, Southern, Central and West Africa
American Folk Music Native American, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Old time, Jug bands, Appalachian folk, Blues, Tejano, Cajun
Anti-folk; Celtic music; Counterfolk; Filk music; Folk metal; Folk punk; Folktronica; Neofolk; Pop folk; Psych folk; Roots revival; Urban Folk
Folk rock (United States and Canada, British and Celtic folk rock, Europe and the Mediterranean);
Popular Music Electronic music (Also in Contemporary Classical);
World music;
Popular and classical music;
Blues;
Country music;
Jazz;
Rock and roll;
Progressive Rock;
Punk Rock;
Heavy metal;
Disco, funk, hip hop, salsa, and soul;
New Age music

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