Asked • 06/16/19

Is it possible to create a completely new genre of music?

This question might appear really weird, but still I ended up asking me this. Every genre of music as we know today comes from some previous genre (as an evolution, a combination of two different genres etc...). Let's take a few examples : House comes from disco, electro comes from funk and so on... Now, it feels like everything that is created and imagined is really bounded to known genres. So my question is composed of two parts. First of all, I would like to know some genres that appeared and took their inspiration from nothing already known at this moment. And secondly, will it still be music as we know it today if we don't find some basic things related to one genre or another? For example a rhythm done with drums, or a song without any melody or harmony etc... It may be unclear right now but I don't have much time to ask this question, so don't hesitate to ask for precisions.

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Matt F. answered • 06/18/19

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