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SirAskalot's avatar

What genre do songs that dont have any accompanying music belong?

Asked by SirAskalot (1points) October 9th, 2007
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sedm0784's avatar

Personally, I’d argue that there’s no particular genre for such songs. They could be pop, folk, jazz or slam poetry, depending on their actual, um… genre.

If you must group them all together, however, I’d label them A cappella.

Modern_Classic's avatar

plainsong or vocal music

zina's avatar

lack of accompaniment doesn’t make it a particular genre—give us examples of the kinds of songs you mean and perhaps we can help with the correct terminology

gailcalled's avatar

a capella for unaccompanied choral music.

gailcalled's avatar

Sorry- misspelled and repeated..rushing bad!

wabarr's avatar

Unaccompanied songs can be called “a capella”, but I wouldn’t say that is a genre, but rather a simple descriptor. A capella songs may be common in a particular genre such as the spiritual genre which derives from American slavery, but can occur in other genres as well.

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