List of styles of music: N–R

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  • Nagauta – Japanese music that accompanies kabuki theater
  • Nakasi – Japanese and Taiwanese folk music
  • Nangma – Tibetan EDM
  • Nanguan music – Chinese classical music that is heavily influenced by Western styles
  • Narcocorrido – Mexican polka-influenced folk music with lyrics focusing on illegal activity
  • Nardcore – hardcore and skate punk subgenre based in Oxnard, California
  • Narodna muzika – Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian folk music
  • Nasheed – Islamic vocal music, usually sung a capella, or accompanied by a daff
  • Nashville sound – a slick, pop-informed 'radio friendly' form of American country music that began in Nashville, Tennessee
  • National Socialist black metal - Black Metal espousing National Socialism
  • Nazi punk
  • Nederpop – Dutch pop music
  • Neoclassical – orchestral music of the early 20th century
  • Neoclassical dark wave – fusion of neoclassical and dark wave music
  • Neo-classical metal – fusion of neoclassical and heavy metal music
  • Neoclassical new age – fusion of neoclassical and new age music
  • Neo kyma – style of classical Greek music from the 1960s with French influences
  • Neofolk – fusion of folk rock and post-industrial music
  • Neo-Medieval – music that attempts to imitate Medieval and earlier periods of classical music
  • Neo-progressive rock – highly theatrical, emotional, and clean subgenre of progressive rock
  • Neo-psychedelia – loose term for music inspired by psychedelic and acid rock
  • Neo soul – alternative form of hip hop soul that focused on more soulful and emotive vocals and lyrics
  • Neotraditional country – alternative country music that attempts to imitate pre-Nashville 'traditional' country
  • Nerdcore – hip hop with lyrics concerning typically 'nerdy' subjects
  • Neue Deutsche Welle – German punk and new wave music
  • Neue Deutsche Todeskunst – German dark wave and Gothic rock
  • Neurofunk – more advanced form of techstep
  • New-age – form of ambient music intended for use during meditation
  • New Beat – Belgian downtempo and acid house
  • Neue Deutsche Härte – German fusion style that mainly takes elements of industrial and groove metal, as well as techno and alternative rock
  • New jack swing (or swingbeat) – slickly produced fusion of soul, pop, dance, and hip hop music
  • New Mexico music – a blend of Pueblo and Hispano folk music with Mexican, Latin, and American folk/pop genres.
  • New Orleans blues – Dixieland- and Caribbean-informed style of blues from New Orleans
  • New prog – more ambitious and alternative rock-inspired form of progressive rock
  • New rave – fusion of alternative rock and EDM
  • New school hip hop – hip hop music made after the mid-80s
  • New Taiwanese Song – Taiwanese pop music
  • New wave – early form of punk-informed synthpop
  • New wave of new wave – 1990s British revival of new wave music
  • New Weird America – term for the, often psychedelic-informed, indie folk music of the 2000s
  • New York blues – a jazz-influenced style of blues from New York, New York


  • Nintendocore – fusion of chiptune and metalcore
  • Nisiotika – Greek folk music from the Aegean Islands
  • No wave – avant-garde punk subgenre created as a reaction to the commercial new wave
  • Noh – long, highly dramatic Japanese opera
  • Noise – trend in orchestral, rock, and electronic music where harsh, non-melodic, and often random sounds are used alongside or in place of conventional sounds
  • Noise pop – derivative of noise rock in which noises and feedback are used, but made into a melodic, often relaxing sound
  • Noise rock – loud, atonal, dissonant, and unconventional rock music
  • Nordic folk – folk music of the Nordic people
  • Nordic folk dance – upbeat style of Nordic folk
  • Nortec – Mexican EDM
  • Norteño – Mexican folk music
  • Northern soul – soul music made by northern English
  • Nu-disco – modern house music that draws inspiration from disco
  • Nu-funk
  • Nu gaze – new form of shoegaze
  • Nu jazz – modern jazz music that borrows from funk and EDM
  • Nu metal – fusion of thrash, groove, and alternative metal that also borrows elements from punk, industrial, grunge, and hip hop
  • Nu skool breaks – a more abstract and drum and bass-inspired style of breakbeat
  • Nuevo tango






Phonk - Hip-hop derived from lo-fi Memphis type culture)






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