Brazilian music differs from other musical styles, as it is characterized by the vocality of the language which translates into a pleasant sound through melody, harmonies and musical rhythm.
Brazilian songs that have been most successful selected by Types, Styles or Musical Genres
The songs selected on this site were divided into ONE or TWO Musical Styles most noticeable in these videos, according to the relation below:
Musical Styles - Number of Songs - Number of Singers
AXÉ 24 12
AXÉ/BREGA 01 01
AXÉ/REGGAE 05 06
AXÉ/SAMBA 11 04
BOSSA/NOVA 73 23
BOSSA/SAMBA* * *
BOSSA/VANGUARD 17 11
BREGA 41 31
BREGA/COMIC 05 05
BREGA/DANCE 08 04
BREGA/VANGUARD 06 03
CARIMBÓ 07 07
CHORINHO 16 08
FANDANGO 11 09
FORRÓ 14 11
FORRÓ/COMIC 01 01
FORRÓ/DEBANCHERY 02 02
FORRÓ/SERTANEJO 07 02
FORRÓ/VANGUARD 05 04
FREVO 04 04
GOSPEL 357 120
GOSPEL/BREGA 01 01
GOSPEL/FANDANGO 01 01
GOSPEL/FOLK 18 10
GOSPEL/FORRÓ 04 04
GOSPEL/REPENTE 03 03
GOSPEL/SAMBA 05 01
GOSPEL/SERTANEJO 04 06
GOSPEL/VOICES 14 10
LAMBADA 13 08
MARCHINHA 45 06
CHILDREN`S MUSICAL 108 33
PANCADÃO 22 15
POP 138 48
POP/OLD 31 24
POP/BLUES 04 01
POP CLASSIC 01 02
POP/DANCE 51 24
POP/DEBAUCHERY 04 02
POP/FOLK 12 05
POP/RAP 11 06
POP/REGGAE 14 06
POP/ROCK 105 43
POP/ROMANTIC 474 112
POP/VANGUARD 32 14
RAP 15 04
RAP/DEBAUCHERY 12 01
REGGAE 05 04
REPENTE 10 05
ROCK 28 10
SAMBA 128 37
SAMBA/BOSSA NOVA* 31 14
SAMBA/COMIC 16 05
SAMBA/DEBAUCHERY 02 02
SAMBA/FOLK 09 04
SAMBA/GAFIEIRA 12 07
SAMBA/RAP 01 01
SAMBA/ROMANTIC 73 22
SAMBA/VANGUARD 14 12
SAMBA/CARNAVAL 30 30
CLASSIC SERTANEJO 144 60
SERTANEJO/BREGA 02 04
ROOT SERTANEJO 20 16
UNIVERSITY SERTANEJO 20 19
VANGUARD AND ORCHESTRA 71 31
VANGUARD/FOLK 04 04
VANGUARD/ROMANTIC 29 08
These are categories that contain unique musical types. It is the way in which the Musical Combinations are prepared according to the type of songs, sounds and instrumentation that they identify and differentiate from all the others by the way the music is presented, making it Unique. The Musical Genre serves the most varied audiences who enjoy different types of music. The main Brazilian musical genres are POP, Rock, Reggae, Romantic, Samba, Forró, Funk, Sertanejo Raíz, etc.
Characterized by the rhythm, sound and musical arrangements most common in most popular songs today. Very common in MPB songs.
It uses expression techniques in rhythms, lyrics or melodies, making them innovative or rescuing old musical styles, through various musical accompaniments or not, sometimes without a chorus, different from what is normally done by the POP Genre.
Born in the United States, characterized mainly by the use of Guitar and Drums, for his strong and impulsive rhythm in his voice, expressions and sounds.
Born in Jamaica, characterized by the use of Guitar and the slower pace of musical rhythm in relation to Rock, especially the tones of the instruments during the songs.
Composed by the harmonies instrumental and / or vocal more tuned with sonorous accompaniment differentiated to the rhythm of the song.
Native of the United States, characterized for emphasizing the sonorous rhythm of the wind instruments that give the differentiated tone to this Musical Genre.
It appeared in the United States by the mixture of several other Genres, such as the Blues and the Religious Songs. Characterized by improvisation in the use of musical instruments, highlighting the sonority of Music.
He appeared in the United States, mixing Soul, Jazz and "Rhythm and Blues" and Dance. Known for his lyrics phrased to the rhythm of repetitive beats.
Native from the United States, characterized by not using melodies and lyrics elaborated during arrangements with the instruments. It stands out for the speed and cohesion of the expressions sung with the minimum of musical accompaniment.
It arose from the influences of African and indigenous origin, mixed with the Regional Culture of the Northern Region of Brazil, more specifically in the State of Pará in the years of 1980. It had as its origin the influence of Carimbó, Guitarrada, Cúmbia and Merengue.
Typical of the Northeast Region, mainly in Salvador in Bahia. Also called Samba-Reggae with Afro influence of the Bahian style. Touched for crowds that accompany the bands in Trios Elétricos, with emphasis on percussion instruments.
It originated in the poorest places of Rio de Janeiro, with the influence of the African and Indigenous Cultures, in the formation of this Musical Genre. Samba is presented in different ways; of the simplest, present in the wheels of friends, having the Pandeiro and the Cavaquinho as main instruments, also called Pagode. Even in the most exquisite presentations, similar to the Shows of MPB and Sambas Enredo.
Typical of the Northeast Also called baião, cuadrilha, xaxado, xote, depending on the regions in which it is touched and presented. It had influence with the Dutch colonizers and the Portuguese, later they were adapted to the regional culture with influence of the Africans and the Indigenous, making it unique. Commonly presented in Regional Festivals in the Periods of June and July - better known as "Festas Juninas".
Typical of Northeast Brazil, accompanied by Pandeiro or Viola. It is a Brazilian art based on improvisation sung, alternated by two singers who make quick intonations, in their answers and their inquiries. It is a challenge from one to the other in a comical or reflective way, making it unique. The Sudden or Embolada mixes improvisations and pre-existing stanzas, dealing with the realities of people, football teams, country, etc.
It started in Rio de Janeiro, then spread to Brazil. It is characterized by the sound of the chords of its main instruments, such as: Guitar, Cavaquinho and Flute.
Root Sertanejo (Sertanejo Raiz)
Typical of the Interior Regions of the Southeast, South and Central West of Brazil. The presentations of the songs are composed, for the most part, by two singers, in order to emphasize the melody of the songs through a second voice. Versa, mainly, about the realities of the people and the Field, its inhabitants or their religiosities.
It is a Musical Genre, of European origin, in which a scenic action is harmoniously sung or played in more varied tones accompanied by several musical instruments.
It is related to an adaptation of one or more Musical Genres made by musicians, arrangers and conductors. Within these personal choices are variations of rhythm by the way of choosing or strumming chords, melody, humor and dynamics. Some Musical Styles are: MPB (which can encompass Musical Genres like: Rock, Pop, Romantic, Samba, etc.)
MPB - Brazilian Popular Music
Typical common throughout Brazil. They are songs, in general, characterized by the style POP combined like other Musical genres: like Rock, Romantic, Reggae, Rapper, Pop, Blues, etc. with the characteristics of the Brazilian rhythm.
Common in urban areas of Brazil. In spite of being part of the MPB, it presents a characteristic of its own, which differentiates it from the other Musical Styles. It is basically a romantic song sung in the form of poetry, differentiated by combination with Jazz, Samba or other rhythms. Music is characterized by a cadenced melody, bringing reflection to the listeners of this Musical Style about places, loves and moments.
Pancadão ( Brazilian Funk)
Typical of Brazil, influenced by RAP and American Funk adapted to the rhythms of the Rio de Janeiro favelas. The Pancadão alludes to the community where one lives, an allusion to life, to debauchery, to crime, and so on.
Typical of the Brazilian Urban Regions, focused on a senile audience and those who enjoy this type of music. Very common in bars and nightclubs in the outskirts of cities. This Musical Style is influenced by a Romantic Musical Genre or a POP / Old; for some, old-fashioned; for others, a different way of singing, for the simplicity or the exaggeration in the tones of the songs, through the rescue of old musical styles. The songs speak in their compositions reflections on the realities of life, on amorous delusions or on platonic loves.
It first appeared in the Midwest Regions of Brazil, Interior of São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro, years after the Sertanejo Raiz, which spread throughout the country. It is a type of music originating from the Sertanejo Raiz, with adaptations, mainly of the Brega Style and the Romantic POP. The composition of the songs is similar to that of the Sertanejo Raiz, except for talking more about the reality of the people and not only about life in the countryside. It is commonly presented as a MPB Show.
More "modernized" country music. The music is a variant of the "Sertanejo Clássico", only in a more differentiated way. The main characteristic of the Sertanejo Universitário is that this style is played using other musical styles, such as: Axé, Forró, MPB, Samba, etc. Rhythms different from what is normally used in the Classic Country.
Terms added to the Style
They are terms added to the lyrics of songs that escape the moral standard. They are characterized by humorous expressions of the characters referenced in the lyrics of the compositions.
These terms are added to the lyrics of the songs characterized by expressions that are somewhat humorous (comic), but which denote hatred, revolt or use vulgar terms, satirizing the characters referenced in the lyrics of the compositions.
It can be described as a coordinated movement, a repetition of regular or irregular musical intervals, strong or weak, long or brief, present in the composition of Genres and Musical Styles.
Difference of the Rock by the emphasis in the Melody. These musical rhythms stimulate listeners to ginga and dance.
Characterized by the use of the Body or objects to intonate sounds that accompany a song or not.
Characterized by the use of Voice. Composed of more than one person of different voices with or without the use of musical background.
Characterized by the uniformity of sounds in the termination of two or more words, giving harmony to the intonations.
Then in the composition the feeling, the pleasure, the passion for the moment, for the environment, for the loved one, etc.
Characterized by the use of Orchestra Instruments that are added to the original Music Style.
Characterized by a Musical Arrangement very used in the songs and the old compositions, yet no longer used in the current songs.
They are forms of presentation of music for a particular audience (Children, Young, Christian, etc.) that encompasses in these songs Styles and Musical Genres.
Focused on a children's audience and sympathizers who enjoy this type of music. The Children's Musical have influence of all Styles and Genres, such as: MPB, Samba, Rock, etc.
It originated in the USA, through Evangelical Groups. The songs played resemble the most different forms of Genre and Musical Style in relation to the original songs that used initially praises of the Christian Hinários.With the advent of the Renewed Churches, the Gospel Songs began to use the most varied musical rhythms, according to the regional culture .
They are characterized by the dances and the cultural expressions of each State or Region of Brazil. The songs are represented by their own Styles and / or Genres, according to their regions of origin.
Typical of the Northern Region of Brazil that emerged from the Indigenous Culture with Regional Folklore. The name refers to Curimbó, the main musical instrument used. Over time, the dance has been influenced by the European and African traditions of the population. The songs and Dances are similar to the Carnival characteristic of the Southeast Brazilian Region.
It originated in Rio de Janeiro, then spread throughout Brazil. They are celebrated celebrations popular in the period of the Carnival, in spectacles or in the streets. These are costumed groups parading to the sound of rhythmic songs (Marchinhas) in a comic or debauched way that deal with current issues, everyday problems, disaffection, politicians, etc.
It originated in Rio de Janeiro. It was influenced by the common festivities of the European Carnival brought to Brazil by the Carioca Bourgeoisie. Over time, it was also influenced by African and Indian rhythms, giving rise to the Carnival of today. The Samba Schools are part of a complex Allegorical Structure that involves this Feast. It is characterized by the parade of floats, dances of the components and accompanied by songs (letters of Samba). Presented to Brazil and the World through its associations that parade on the avenue, competing as the other Communities that make up these Schools through the performance of the artistic ensemble during the parades
Typical of the Northeast Region. It had its origin in the State of Pernambuco. Its music is based on the fusion of Musical Styles like gait, maxixe, folded and polka, accompanied by the dance that was influenced by the capoeira. The Frevo is characterized by the use of the "umbrella" during the presentations and by the dance. Part of the songs are similar to Marchinhas, very common during the Carnival period.
Typical of the South Region. It is a style of dance accompanied by the sound of characteristic musical instruments like, the Harmonica and the viola, through frantic movements. This Cultural Form was already known in Spain and Portugal, since the Baroque period, characterized by dances of groups or by the trophies of Repente. It is a mixture of European culture (by immigrants) mixed with local rhythms.
It is a style of ballroom dancing, coming from the Maxixe. Dance emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the twentieth century as an urban rhythm, and developed in its origin as a form of dance accompanied by verses and choruses.
Dances and Cultural Expressions + Musical Styles and / or Musical Genres - Ex .: Frevo, Fandango, Samba Schools, Catira, Carimbó, Carnival Blocks, Frevo.
They are exclusive rhythms - Ex .: Pop, Rock, Samba, Forró, Root Sertanejo , Rap, Blues, Vanguard, Reggae, Chorinho, Romantic.
They are Musical Forms combined with one more Musical Genres - Ex .: MPB, Brega, Pancadão, Lambada, Sertanejo (Classic and university)
It is a combination of Musical Style and / or Musical Genre for a specific audience - Ex .: Children's Musical, Gospel Music.
1- The links of "Gospel" and "POP / Romantic" take a while to access due to the amount of Music on these pages.
2- To access the "POP / Romantic L-Z" Link you must scroll the cursor halfway down the page to be displayed.