Music Genres Requiring the Most Skilled Artists

This 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

1 Metal

Metal rocks, enough said.


Metal takes talent

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

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2 Classical

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

3 Jazz Jazz

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!

To be a good jazz-artist you must be really talented. not only on playing the instrument, also you should have many skills to improvise riffs, which matches perfectly to the other instrument-improvisations. you must follow strict rules, but also you have such freedom in playing.

I don't like or listen to jazz, but even though this is my number-one on this list.

(in fact: this list is about how skilled artists in genres must be, not which genre is your favorite. I think there are too much people not understanding this and voting for E.G. house... but that's just my opinion) - Flav

4 Blues Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

Eric Clapton anyone? This needs to be at least in the Top 5! - Lemoon

5 Rock Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.
6 Indie
7 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

Love it!

8 Folk

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.

9 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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.

10 Hip-Hop

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

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Industrial
12 Ambient

Love em/love/loved it

13 Medieval
14 Classical Crossover

Classically trained performers (most often operatic superstars) sing popular songs, folk music, show tunes, or holiday songs. Example - Jackie Evancho. - Metal_Treasure

15 Rap

Talented musicians do well

16 Latin
17 Trance
18 Country
19 Dubstep

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

20 Downtempo
21 House
22 Techno
23 EDM
24 Death Metal

Genre of metal

25 Disco
26 Chillstep
27 Pop

Least skillful of all! Well, that and rap.

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