List of music styles  

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Music can be divided into many genres in many different ways. These classifications are often arbitrary and closely related styles often overlap. Many Template:Who do not believe that generic classification of musical styles is possible in any logically consistent way, and also argue that doing so sets limitations and boundaries that hinder the development of music. While no one doubts that it is possible to note similarities between musical pieces, there are often exceptions and caveats associated. Labeling music with genres often do not reflect a specific culture, race, or time period. Larger genres comprise more specific subgenres.

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