Brief explanation of the way styles can be defined by region, chronology, technical requirements, marketing trends, or the ideas of critics. Extensively linked to sub-genres and examples of significant artists.
Links to articles and representative artists of styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, classical, theater, jazz, and world music.
Links organized by genre such as blues and jazz, classical and opera, folk and country, and early American music.
Hundreds of sub-genres defined in non-technical language mentioning sample artists. Organized under headings such as pop, hip-hop, jazz, blues, classical, Latin, modern rock, rock, and heavy metal.
Self-described "Guide to Good Music" from a group founded in 1991 to support the music of singer Happy Rhodes. Links to artists, almost entirely female vocalists, sorted by genre such as pop, blues, experimental, performance art, beautiful and fierce, and traditional.
Research project completed in 2003 by Mitali Banerjee at Rice University used automatic process to determine musical genre of audio samples.
Children's site with simple definitions of a few genres including rock, Celtic, and classical with artist and site links.
About two dozen musical genres including blues, a capella, dance/techno, and Southern gospel, with as many as several hundred links to Christian music artists in each.
Ken Davies has grouped resources in five categories: classical, folk/ethnic/world, jazz, musicals/operas/theater, and pop/rock/country.
Categorized links organized by researchers at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library. Categories include 20th-Century music, ancient music, band music, tango, flamenco, ragtime, and choral music.