Music Genres Requiring the Most Skilled ArtistsThis list is about the art in music and how skilled good artists of the genres have to be to make a good song. This contains the complexity, creativity and variety of the composition, the skill of playing of the instruments and the deepness of the lyrics.
The Top Ten
Metal is alike skill-requiring as classical music (not as popular maybe) and very similar in composition!
Once my piano-teacher said: "if beethoven was born in these times he would be a metal-head. the complex structures of music and deep seizing sounds are in todays music in no other genre than metal."
(by the way: she didn't like metal that much, but she kinda admired it) - Flav
Don't vote ANYTHING without checking out Technical Death Metal bands like - Cattle Decapitation, Defeated Sanity etc. People don't even know that drumming at the speed of 320 bpm is possible! The guitarists have "spider fingers" and the vocalists are demons. Literally! They don't use no pitch shifters, only pure skill. All hail Death Metal!
Metal can be called contemporary classical music for many reasons. Most of the metal subgenres are even more demanding than classical. A classical singer and voice teacher said that many metal singers "sustain much higher and much longer than operatic singers are ever required to. It’s not just the microphone that makes this possible. These guys are singing their guts out with incredible commitment. Intention is a very powerful thing."
I know this is true. I don't even start talking about metal drumming and guitar playing. - Metal_Treasure
Metal rocks, enough said.
I am a metalhead and metal has always been my favourite genre. But I got to give this one to classic because it took me 9-10 years of violin playing to become a first violinist in an orchestra. My friend who plays guitar and another one that plays drums can do almost any solos/beats after about 5 years of playing.
I play the piano and I gotta tell you it is hard!
Good classical music is balm for the soul.
In todays main-music the complexity and variety got unfortunately lost, but this genre showcases polyphonys, tempo and scalar transpositions, arrangements of patterns, musically impressive instrument-plays and all in all with harmony and beautiful sound.
It's similar to metal, but not that loud and aggressive. - Flav
Jazz has the most improvisation out of any style and requires a special musical talent. Jazz and Classical both require an immense amount of not only musical talent, but also musical theory and knowledge.
Criminally underrated music genre. No, I don't listen to Jazz, either. Jazz takes a lot of talent to make, tied with metal, rock, and classical. They all require instruments, let alone years and years of practice for the people playing the instruments. And don't even get me started on opera singing or death growling. - WheresMyGuitarPick
Metal only needs drums, bass, guitar, and vocals for talent. Entire orchestras eave to learn their instrument. - 445956
The King of musicgenres. There is also crappy jazz, but the good jazz is about making the most complex harmonys sound awesome!
Eric Clapton anyone? This needs to be at least in the Top 5! - Lemoon
Early basic structure aside, finger-style guitar work and intricate, poetic lyrics make folk music and it's American counterpart 'Americana' much more technical as current versions of the genre.
I love metal, but generally speaking progressive is far more complicated - yungstirjoey666
I like to call progressive rock nerd rock because you have to be very invested in your art to be able to mess with the time signatures and make epics about various topics that Tolkien would probably get into. Also, a lot of these songs are 10+ minutes long. That's dedication.
Bad Hip - Hop is easy, like 6IX9INE, and Lil Pump. Good Hip Hop like Tupac is not as easy. - I80
No, this doesn't take much talent, I'm sorry. Autotune, autotune, autotune, no instruments, simple and repetitive beat, autotune, most of the artists are just talking about sex. Oh, silly me, how did I forget autotune? - WheresMyGuitarPick
I think the music itself (except the beat) isn't very talented. but there are artists which make this genre with the deepness of their lyrics incredible.
But also there are artists whose lyrics came straight out of someones posterior...
I'm no fan of this genre, but it has its advantages. - Flav
This genre obviously requires the most talent. - SwagFlicks
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Classically trained performers (most often operatic superstars) sing popular songs, folk music, show tunes, or holiday songs. Example - Jackie Evancho. - Metal_Treasure
I feel like dancing to Latin music for just 10 minutes would make you burn hundreds of calories.
Dude, latin music is hard
Really just combine all metal subgenres and rock subgenres into one and say rock/metal
Genre of metal
Talented musicians do well
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Its not just noise and pressinf buttons! I think live djing is not much talent BUT producing is really hard! (I know many djs are good but like skrillex, I think they even prerecorded their sets! ) by the way. I love Skrillex :D
Singing with autotune is easy. - I80
Least skillful of all! Well, that and rap.
A style which you push the boundaries of music. It may not always be hard to play, but to compose is just talent at its fullest.
The polyphony and counterpoint included in this is just mindblowing.