Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.
This is a list of commonly used names of genre and form terms selected from the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT).
This list is not complete. It includes most, but not all, terms for western art music and some popular genres.
It does not show the hierarchy. For the complete list and the hierarchical structure, please see Music Genre/Form Terms in LCGFT (scroll down to the top music term "music"). To search individual terms, please see Classification Web (subscription required) or the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms website.
These terms are used in conjunction with Recording form of work (RDA 6.3), MLA's Best practices for using LCGFT for music resources (version 1.2 (July 8, 2019)), and MARC 380 (Form of work) and/or MARC 655 (Index term–genre/form).