Definitive Guide to Music Types & Styles

New & Expanded Edition

The Guide to Music Types & Styles is an essential reference guide for all music fans. Written by a distinguished team of music journalists, musicologists and musicians, it offers up-to-date, comprehensive and accessible introductions to Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Country, Classical, Electronic, Dance, Reggae, Gospel, Hip Hop & Rap, Soul & R&B, World, Soundtrack & Theatre, and Popular & Novelty.

Each chapter contains sections focusing on sub-genres of the styles, such Eighties Pop, Latin Jazz and Musical Theatre, each with a four-bar musical example and a list of leading exponents. With information on more than 12,000 musicians, performers, composers and songwriters, and an Instruments’ Glossary, this is the one guide that everyone passionate about music should own.