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Easy listening is a radio format that emerged on FM radio in the early 1960s, related to MOR (middle-of-the-road) music as played on many AM radio stations. It encompassed instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals.
Spirituals (or Negro spirituals [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] ) are religious (generally Christian ) songs that were created by enslaved African people in the United States.
Gospel music is a music genre.
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Country music is a genre of American popular music that began in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s. [ 1 ] It takes its roots from southeastern American folk music and Western music .
Western music originated as a form of American folk music .
Jazz is a music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century within the African-American communities of the Southern United States . Its roots lie in the African-American adoption of European harmony and form to existing African musical elements. African musical influences are evident in the use of blue notes , improvisation , polyrhythms , syncopation and the swung note . [ 1 ] From its early development until the present day, jazz has also incorporated elements from American popular music . [ 2 ]
Swing music , or simply Swing , is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of rhythm , brass , and woodwind instruments totaling approximately 12 to 25 musicians. The terms jazz band , jazz ensemble , jazz orchestra , stage band , society band , and dance band may describe this type of ensemble in particular contexts. [ edit ] Instrumentation
This article is about the musical subgenre .
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