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A list of attributes used by the Music Genome Project for classifying music, sorted by categories.

Structures/Composition

  • Basic Rock Song Structures
  • Big Band Arrangements
  • Buildup/Breakdown
  • Chromatic Harmonic Structure
  • Compelling Intensity
  • Epic Buildup/Breakdown
  • Great Musicianship
  • Groove Based Composition
  • Interesting Song Structure
  • Intricate Arranging
  • Lead Big Band
  • Melodic Songwriting
  • Minimalist Arrangements
  • Orchestral Arranging
  • Repetitive Song Structure
  • Strongly Dramatic Aesthetic
  • Subtle Buildup/Breakdown

Rhythm/Meter

Ostinato

Roots

  • Acid Jazz Roots
  • Afro-Latin Roots
  • Basic Rap Roots
  • Blues Roots
  • Caribbean Roots
  • Classic Jazz Roots
  • Club Rap Roots
  • Cool Jazz Roots
  • Country Roots
  • Disco Roots
  • East Coast Rap Roots
  • Electronica Roots
  • Folk Roots
  • Funk Roots
  • Hard Bop Roots
  • Hard Rock Roots
  • Hawaiian Roots
  • House Roots
  • Industrial Roots
  • Meso-American Roots
  • Midwest Rap Roots
  • New Orleans Jazz Roots
  • Old School Roots
  • Punk Roots
  • Rock & Roll Roots
  • Ska Roots
  • Southern Rap Roots
  • Swing Era Roots
  • Techno Roots
  • Trance Roots
  • Trip Hop Roots
  • West Coast Rap Roots

Tonality

Instrumentation

  • Bluegrass Instrumentation
  • Acoustic Rock Instrumentation
  • Amazing Instrumental Prowess
  • Demanding Instrumental Part Writing
  • Electric Instrumentation
  • Electric Rock Instrumentation
  • Emphasis on Instrumental Arrangement
  • Emphasis on Instrumental Performance
  • Emphasis on Varied Instrumentation
  • Heavy Instrumental Improvisation
  • Heavy Melodic Ornamentation
  • Instrumental Arrangement
  • Large Orchestra
  • Mellow Rock Instrumentation
  • Mellow Sounds
  • Melodic Part Writing
  • Mixed Acoustic and Electric Instrumentation
  • Rap Metal Instrumentation
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Unique Instrumentation

Feel

  • Beats Made For Dancing
  • Romantic
  • Brisk Swing Feel
  • Driving Shuffle Feel
  • Driving Swing Feel
  • Jazz Waltz Feel
  • Laid Back Shuffle Feel
  • Laid Back Swing Feel
  • Mid-Tempo Shuffle Feel
  • Mid-Tempo Swing Feel
  • Prevalent Use of Groove
  • Reggae Feel
  • Triple Note Feel
  • Trippy Soundscapes
  • Upbeat Two-Step Feel
  • Use of Groove
  • Varying Rhythmic Feels
  • A Waltz Feel
  • Makes You Wanna Make Love
  • A Feeling of Melancholy

Musical qualities

  • Acid Rock Qualities
  • Alt.Country Qualities
  • Bebop Qualities
  • Blues Rock Qualities
  • Classic Soul Qualities
  • Cool Jazz Qualities
  • Easy Listening Qualities
  • Folk Rock Qualities
  • Hard Bop Qualities
  • Mystical Qualities
  • Pop Metal Qualities
  • Pop Rock Qualities
  • Sampledelia Compositional Qualities

Leanings/stylings

  • Avant-Garde Leanings
  • Classical Stylings
  • Contemporary Style
  • Country Rock Leanings
  • Modern R&B Stylings
  • Modern Style
  • Off Beat Style
  • Old Time Music Styles
  • Radio Friendly Stylings
  • Rockabilly Revival Style
  • Speed Metal Stylings
  • Thru Composed Melodic Style
  • Triple Meter Style
  • A Baroque Style

Recording techniques

  • Chopped & Screwed Production
  • Clear Focus on Recording Studio Production
  • Dry Recording Sound
  • Extensive Studio Production
  • Nu-Disco Production
  • Studio Production
  • Thickly Layered Production
  • Vinyl Ambience
  • Wet Recording Sound
  • Grunge Recording Qualities

Influences

Instrumental Ensembles

String section

  • Background String Section
  • Bowed Strings
  • Melodic String Accompaniment
  • Melodic String Section
  • Pizzicato Bass/Other Strings Arco
  • Pizzicato Cello and Bass/Other Strings Arco
  • Pizzicato Strings
  • Solo Strings
  • String Ensemble
  • String Section
  • String Section Beds
  • Subtle Use of Strings
  • Use of a String Ensemble
  • Use of Strings

Brass and/or Horns sections

  • Background Horn Riffs
  • Brass Horn Ensemble
  • Brass Instrument Solos
  • Busy Horn Section
  • Horn Ensemble
  • Interesting Horn Arrangements
  • Melodic Horn Lines
  • Prominent Horns
  • Subtle Use of a Horn Section
  • Use of Horn Accents

Percussion Sections

  • Bumpin' Kick Sound
  • Latin Percussion
  • Non-pitched Percussion
  • Percussion
  • Percussion Layers
  • Prominent Percussion

Individual Instruments

Bass Guitar

  • Drum N Bass Rhythms
  • Electric Bass Playing
  • Electric Bass Riff
  • Prominent Role for the Bass Guitar
  • Symbiotic Kick and Bass
  • Synth Bass Riff

Contrabass

  • Acoustic Bass Playing
  • Acoustic Bass Riff
  • Acoustic Bass Solo
  • Bowed Bass Playing
  • Busy Bass Line
  • Dominant Bass Riff
  • Prominent Bass Riffs
  • Slow Moving Bass Line
  • Stand-up Bass Arco
  • Stand-up Bass Pizz.

Drums

  • Acoustic Drum Samples
  • Aggressive Drumming
  • Busy Beats
  • Danceable Beats
  • Drum N Bass Rhythms
  • Four-on-the-floor Beats
  • Headnodic Beats
  • Heavy Backbeat
  • Heavy Drums
  • Light Drumming
  • Light Drum Fills
  • Light Percussion Fills
  • Prominent Drums
  • Prominent Synth Drums
  • Sparse Kick Drum
  • Steel Drum (Pans)
  • Straight Drum Beats
  • Synth Drums
  • Thrasher Drums
  • Tight Kick Sound
  • Tremendous Bass
  • Wet Snare
  • Dry Snare

Cymbals

  • Busy Acoustic Hihat
  • Busy Electronic Hat
  • Busy Electronic Hi-hat
  • Busy Synth Hat
  • Lots of Cymbals

Guitar - Either

Guitar (Acoustic)

  • Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment
  • Acoustic Guitar Layering
  • Acoustic Guitar Riffs
  • Acoustic Guitar Solo
  • Acoustic Rhythm Guitars
  • Good Dose of Acoustic Guitar Pickin'
  • Great Acoustic Guitar Solo
  • Virtuosic Acoustic Guitar Solo
  • Well-Articulated Acoustic Guitar Solo

Guitar (Electric)

  • Dirty Electric Guitar Riffs
  • Dirty Electric Guitar Solo
  • Electric Guitar Accompaniment
  • Electric Guitar Effects
  • Electric Guitar Riffs
  • Electric Guitar Solo
  • Electric Guitar Wall-O-Sound
  • Electric Guitars
  • Electric Rhythm Guitars
  • Great Electric Guitar Solo
  • Gritty Electric Guitars
  • Heavy Electric Rhythm Guitars
  • Layered Electric Guitar Riffs
  • Lively Electric Guitar Solo
  • Slide/Pedal Steel Guitars
  • Virtuosic Electric Guitar Solo
  • Well-Articulated Electric Guitar Solo

Keyboarded

Accordion

  • Accordion Playing
  • Prominent Accordion Part

Harpsichord

  • Harpsichord
  • Prominent Harpsichord Part

Organ

  • Dirty Organ Riff
  • Dirty Organ Solos
  • Hammond Organ
  • Organ Solo
  • Prominent Organ
  • Use of Clean-Sounding Organs
  • Use of Dirty-Sounding Organs
  • Virtuosic Organ Solo

Piano

  • Acoustic Piano Accompaniment
  • Acoustic Rhythm Piano
  • Altered Piano Timbres
  • Block Piano Chords
  • Classic Rhodes Sound
  • Electric Piano Accompaniment
  • Electric Piano Riffs
  • Electric Piano Solo
  • Electric Pianos
  • Extended Piano Soloing
  • Extensive Use of Electric Keys
  • Great Piano Solo
  • Lead Piano
  • Mellow Piano Timbre
  • Outside Piano Solo
  • Percussive Piano Accompaniment
  • Piano Playing
  • Piano Solo
  • Prominent Rhythm Piano Part
  • Solo Piano Performance
  • Sparse Piano Solo
  • Subtle Electric Piano Riffs
  • Subtle Use of Acoustic Piano
  • Subtle Use of Electric Keys
  • Subtle Use of Fender Rhodes
  • Subtle Use of Piano Riffs
  • Subtle Use of Pianos
  • Use of Electric Pianos
  • Virtuosic Piano Solo
  • Well-Articulated Piano Solo

Synth

  • Affected Synths
  • Arpeggiated Synths
  • Background Synths
  • Dominant Synth Sound
  • Heavily Affected Synths
  • Inventive Synth Arrangements
  • Lead Synthesizer
  • Light Synth Fx
  • Prevalent Use of Arpeggiated Synths
  • Prominent Use of Synth
  • Subtle Use of Arpeggiated Synths
  • Subtle Use of Staccato Synths
  • Synth Heavy Arrangements
  • Synth Playing
  • Synth Riffs
  • Synth Rock Arranging
  • Synth Swoops
  • Synth Tweaking
  • Synthesizer Solo
  • Synthetic Sonority
  • Staccato Synths
  • Techno Synths
  • Thin Ambient Synth Textures
  • Thin Synth Textures
  • Thin Techno Synth Textures
  • Use of Ambient Synths
  • Use of Techno Synths
  • Variety of Synth Sounds
Imitative Synthesis
  • Busy Synth Hat
  • Prominent Synth Drums
  • Synth Bass Riff
  • Synth Drums

Non-Pitched Percussion

Hand Percussion

  • Backbeat Hand Claps
  • Hand Percussion Layer
  • Rhythmic Clapping

Horns

Trombone

  • Great Trombone Solo
  • Sparse Trombone Solo
  • Trombone Head
  • Trombone Playing
  • Trombone Solo
  • Virtuosic Trombone Solo
  • Well-Articulated Trombone Solo

Trumpet

  • Great Trumpet Solo
  • Melodic Trumpet Solo
  • Sparse Trumpet Solo
  • Trumpet Head
  • Trumpet Solo
  • Virtuosic Trumpet Solo
  • Well-Articulated Trumpet Solo

Idiophone

String

Woodwind

  • Harmonica Playing
  • Harmonica Solo
  • Prominent Harmonica Part
  • Subtle Use of the Harmonica
  • Flute Performance
  • Flute Solo
  • Prominent Flute Part
  • Use of Flutes

Sax

  • Prominent Saxophone Part
  • Sax Playing
Soprano
Alto
  • Great Alto Sax Solo
  • Outside Alto Sax Solo
  • Sparse Alto Sax Solo
  • Virtuosic Alto Sax Solo
  • Well-Articulated Alto Sax Solo
Tenor
  • Great Tenor Sax Solo
  • Lively Tenor Sax Solo
  • Melodic Tenor Sax Solo
  • Sparse Tenor Sax Solo
  • Tenor Sax Head
  • Tenor Sax Solo
  • Use of Tenor Sax
  • Virtuosic Tenor Sax Solo
  • Well-Articulated Tenor Sax Solo
Baritone

Other

Lyrical content

  • Abstract Lyrics
  • Ambiguous Lyrics
  • Angry Lyrics
  • Angry-Romantic Lyrics
  • Blazin' Rappin'
  • Boastin' Lyrics
  • Cash-Obsessed Lyrics
  • Clean Lyrics
  • Cocky Lyrics
  • Defiant Lyrics
  • Empowering Lyrics
  • Erotic Lyrics
  • Explicit Lyrics
  • French Lyrics
  • Great Lyrics
  • Heartbreak Lyrics
  • Heartbreaking Lyrics
  • Humorous Lyrics
  • Joyful Lyrics
  • Lyric-Centric Aesthetic
  • Lyric-Centric Composition
  • Lyric-Centric Performance
  • Lyrical Melodies
  • Lyrics about Alcohol and Drugs
  • Lyrics about Partying
  • Lyrics about the Rap Industry
  • Lyrics by a Famous Rap Artist
  • Lyrics by a Rap Icon
  • Lyrics by a Respected Rap Artist
  • Lyrics that Tell a Story
  • Lyrics that Use Twisted Humor
  • Lyrics with Heavy Erotic Content
  • Narrative Lyrics
  • Offensive Lyrics
  • Political Lyrics
  • Political Satire Lyric
  • Portuguese Lyrics
  • Positive, Upbeat Lyrics
  • Production and Lyrics by Famous Rap Artists
  • Production and Lyrics by Rap Icons
  • Production and Lyrics by Respected Rap Artists
  • Religious Lyrics
  • Romantic Lyrics
  • Sad Lyrics
  • Sexist Lyrics
  • Socially Conscious Lyrics
  • Storytelling Lyrics
  • Street Talkin' Lyrics
  • Surreal Lyrics
  • Tight Lyrics
  • Upbeat Lyrics
  • Violent Lyrics

Vocals

  • Affected Backup Vocals
  • Aggressive Female Vocalist
  • Aggressive Male Vocalist
  • Altered Female Vocal
  • Altered Male Vocal
  • Altered Vocal Sound
  • Amazing Vocal Prowess
  • Breathy Female Lead Vocalist
  • Breathy Female Vocal
  • Breathy Male Lead Vocalist
  • Breathy Male Vocal
  • Breathy Vocals
  • Call-and-Answer Vocal Harmony (Antiphony)
  • Chorus
  • Clear Pronunciation
  • Demanding Vocal Performances
  • Deep Voice
  • Distinctive Female Lead Vocalist
  • Distinctive Male Lead Vocal
  • Distinctive Vocal Characteristics
  • Dominant Vocal Hooks
  • Dynamic Female Vocalist
  • Dynamic Male Vocalist
  • Emotional Female Lead Vocal Performance
  • Emotional Female Vocal
  • Emotional Male Lead Vocal Performance
  • Emotional Vocals
  • Exaggerated Enunciation
  • Excellent Vocal Technique
  • Extensive Use of Vocal Samples
  • Female Vocal
  • Gravelly Female Vocalist
  • Gravelly Male Vocalist
  • Gritty Male Vocal
  • Gritty Vocal Style
  • Group Vocals
  • Heavy Use of Vocal Harmonies
  • Interweaving Vocal Harmony
  • Jazz Vocals
  • Laid Back Female Vocal
  • Laid Back Male Vocal
  • Male Vocal
  • Multiple Vocalists
  • Mumbling Vocals
  • Paired Vocal Harmony
  • Prominent Backup Vocals
  • Smooth Female Lead Vocal
  • Smooth Female Vocal
  • Smooth Male Lead Vocalist
  • Smooth Vocals
  • Strong Vocal Technique
  • Subtle Use of Paired Vocal Harmony
  • Subtle Use of Vocal Counterpoint
  • Subtle Use of Vocal Harmony
  • Thin Female Vocal Performance
  • Thin Male Vocal Performance
  • Unintelligible Vocal Delivery
  • Unusual Vocal Sounds
  • Use of Call-and-Response Vocals
  • Use of Vocal Counterpoint
  • Virtuosic Vocals
  • Vocal-Centric Aesthetic
  • Vocal Counterpoint
  • Vocal Duets
  • Vocal Harmonies
  • Vocal Samples
  • Vocal Scatting

Male

  • Aggressive Male Vocalist
  • Altered Male Vocal
  • Breathy Male Lead Vocalist
  • Breathy Male Vocal
  • Distinctive Male Lead Vocal
  • Dynamic Male Vocalist
  • Emotional Male Lead Vocal Performance
  • Gravelly Male Vocalist
  • Gritty Male Vocal
  • Laid Back Male Vocal
  • Male Vocal
  • Smooth Male Lead Vocalist
  • Thin Male Vocal Performance

Female

  • Aggressive Female Vocalist
  • Altered Female Vocal
  • Breathy Female Lead Vocalist
  • Breathy Female Vocal
  • Distinctive Female Lead Vocalist
  • Dynamic Female Vocalist
  • Emotional Female Lead Vocal Performance
  • Emotional Female Vocal
  • Female Vocal
  • Gravelly Female Vocalist
  • Laid Back Female Vocal
  • Smooth Female Lead Vocal
  • Smooth Female Vocal
  • Thin Female Vocal Performance

Elements

Other

  • 20th Century Film Score
  • Ambient Soundscapes
  • Constantly shifting beats
  • Well Known Composer
  • An improvisational approach
  • Acoustic instrumentation
  • Great musicianship
  • A North Indian Raga named Bairagi
  • Medium tempo (madhya laya) raga development
  • Sitar playing
  • An instrumental Raga performance
  • A pure Classical Indian style
  • A Tala having 5 beat groups
  • A North Indian Raga named Alhaiya Bilawal
  • North Indian Tabla
  • Solo stride piano performance
  • Interesting part writing
  • Two-step style
  • A Medieval style
  • A small chamber ensemble
  • Lute
  • Viola
  • Viola da gamba
  • A ballad tempo
  • A lively tempo
  • A small chorus
  • A tenor vocalist
  • A moderate tempo
  • A subdued, expressive aesthetic
  • A chamber ensemble
  • A walking pace tempo
  • Use of modal harmonies
  • Effected synths
  • A passionate atmosphere
  • A Romantic-Era style
  • A Classical-Era style
  • A Renaissance style
  • A majestic feeling
  • A feeling of fiery passion
  • A joyful feeling
  • Jaw-dropping technical fireworks
  • A string orchestra
  • A sonata
  • A concerto
  • A bittersweet sentiment
  • A tranquil mood
  • A countertenor
  • A slow and stately tempo
  • A singing, mellifluous aesthetic
  • A virtuosic high soprano
  • A slow and solemn tempo
  • Tripped-out production
  • A light swing groove
  • Blues chord progressions
  • Flat out funky grooves
  • A soprano vocalist
  • A fast and bright tempo
  • An Early Jazz influence
  • Electric piano effects
  • An experimental musical style
  • A whimsical mood
  • Wildly complex rhythm
  • A strong rhythmic feeling
  • A march feel
  • Sensational sackbutlery

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