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UE: MUS 110CL: Spirituals to Rock & Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World: Music Guides

What is meant by Genres of Music?

Genres of Music: Definitions

"Music is grouped into genres to describe the music’s form, style, and cultural influence" (Senn).

Senn, Katie. “The Basics of Music: Genre.” West Music, 9 Oct. 2018,


"Genres are rarely discrete or singular entities. They are subject to influence by other genres, and are often a mixture of genre elements" (Watson and Hill). 

"Genre." Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies, James Watson, and Anne Hill, Bloomsbury, 9th edition, 2015. Credo Reference, 

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