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Genealogy of musical genres

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The genealogy of musical genres is the pattern of musical genres that have contributed to the development of new genres. Evolution in musical instruments in technology and in culture can influence the evolution of musical genres. Genealogical charts or family trees of musical genres show how new genres have emerged from existing genres and how multiple genres have contributed to a new genre. Since music can be endlessly broken down into smaller and smaller categories, a genealogical chart will usually focus on one major genre and its different strains. For instance, jazz is considered to be a genre with many subgenres, including New Orleans jazz, ragtime, swing, bebop, free jazz, and Latin jazz. How these developed out of one another is shown in a genealogical chart, often with major figures or innovators of each subgenre. A genealogy of genres may also incorporate several major genres, such as jazz, rock and roll and folk music. The family tree of music can also be explored by
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