Music Theory/New Age

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New Age music is a style of music that corresponds with the New Age movement. Like the spiritual movement with its amalgam of religious, spiritual and cultural practices, New Age music is characterized by a blend of musical elements appropriated from different cultures.

Harmony is typically simple and often modal, and there is a strong emphasis on ephemerality. New Age music often features "pads" and "ethnic" vocals of indeterminate Middle-Eastern/African/South Asian origin.