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thedodgymonkey
post Jun 4 2009, 00:02
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I am trying to classify all my music into quite broad genres. If you could only have ten or less categories for your music what would they be?
Okay, I don't have any completely bazaar music like a Panda playing The Bamboo Flute or my own rendition of Mozart's 5th using bottles and spoons!!!

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post Jul 18 2012, 00:42
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alanofoz, are you talking to me?

Is your post meant to come across to other readers as sarcastic drivel, or are you trying to elaborate on something or other?

If this is sarcasm. . .why ???????

If this is not sarcasm. . .then elaborate on your topic so people can get a proper handle on it.
You have listed 8 tracks and you think they are virtually impossible to classify; is that correct?
Instead of just posing a tricky terse question to the readers, why don't you be the first person
to attempt putting a "genre" label against each item in the list, and let's see if we agree.

If I was to attempt a serious answer at your Post #20. . .
What exactly is "Sumer is icumen in" ? Am I supposed to know this item? Should I search Google and go to Youtube to hear a sample?
What has a track named "Sumer is icumen in" got to do with a topic named "classifying music. . .genres" without any mention of an artist?
There is no point moving on to anything else in your list, because the same logic applies.

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alanofoz
post Jul 20 2012, 00:26
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QUOTE (derty2 @ Jul 18 2012, 10:42) *
alanofoz, are you talking to me?

Not to anyone in particular.

QUOTE (derty2 @ Jul 18 2012, 10:42) *
Is your post meant to come across to other readers as sarcastic drivel, or are you trying to elaborate on something or other?

If this is sarcasm. . .why ???????

If this is not sarcasm. . .then elaborate on your topic so people can get a proper handle on it.
You have listed 8 tracks and you think they are virtually impossible to classify; is that correct?
Instead of just posing a tricky terse question to the readers, why don't you be the first person
to attempt putting a "genre" label against each item in the list, and let's see if we agree.

If I was to attempt a serious answer at your Post #20. . .
What exactly is "Sumer is icumen in" ? Am I supposed to know this item? Should I search Google and go to Youtube to hear a sample?
What has a track named "Sumer is icumen in" got to do with a topic named "classifying music. . .genres" without any mention of an artist?
There is no point moving on to anything else in your list, because the same logic applies.

Having looked closely at my previous post I see not the slightest trace of sarcasm. Sorry it struck you that way.

I'm merely trying to illustrate that there are songs that don't seem to fit easily into any category mentioned so far.

Sumer is icumen in is the oldest known song in the English language, you actually may find it rewarding to Google. Perhaps Mediaeval/Renaissance might be a category?? Or Traditional Folk Music. Both categories notable by their absence I think. (I included a couple of well-known examples of Trad Folk.)

Not sure where to place Dylan.

I included Silent Night because I didn't see Sacred Music or similar in any list. Or Christmas Carols?

I also wondered whether Nursery Rhymes rates as a category, and I'm still not sure what to do with Happy Birthday.

I was trying to be thought provoking in a light-hearted manner, not trying to provoke anything else.


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- thedodgymonkey   If you could classify music into ten or fewer genres...   Jun 4 2009, 00:02
- - Canar   Attempt 1: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Hip-hop, C...   Jun 4 2009, 00:51
- - shakey_snake   Western Classical, Jazz, Pop, Ethnic, Primus Hone...   Jun 6 2009, 08:16
- - onkl   Classical, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Ambient/Downtemp...   Jun 6 2009, 13:15
- - ojdo   My genres, inspired by discogs: Classical Electro...   Jun 6 2009, 17:43
- - TomBarlow   Good question... I will probably miss some stuff.....   Jun 7 2009, 23:32
- - smok3   as it seems one would just need two; a. approved b...   Jun 8 2009, 08:32
|- - pawelq   I think about seven would suffice. For me ;-). 1....   Jun 8 2009, 13:32
- - Axon   Song, in a style suitable for home/personal reprod...   Jun 15 2009, 10:28
- - WonderSlug   1.) Pop Typical Top 40 stuff you hear on the radio...   Jul 6 2009, 05:42
- - audioapprentice   I would use 2. For popular I tend to think in term...   Aug 13 2009, 01:56
|- - Cokemonkey11   Hmm, Acoustic Electronic Mixture that's 3,...   Sep 19 2009, 06:26
- - NeoRenegade   It really varies from person to person based on wh...   Sep 27 2009, 09:12
- - sa_ill   Two Genres: 1. Commercial garbage 2. The Real Stuf...   Oct 8 2009, 08:37
- - Porcus   QUOTE (thedodgymonkey @ Jun 4 2009, 01:02...   Oct 8 2009, 11:52
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Porcus @ Oct 8 2009, 12:52) I spli...   Jul 23 2012, 18:52
|- - GeSomeone   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jul 23 2012, 19:52) Now ....   Jul 23 2012, 22:51
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (GeSomeone @ Jul 23 2012, 23:51) BT...   Jul 24 2012, 02:34
|- - AliceWonder   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jul 23 2012, 18:34) QUOTE...   Jul 24 2012, 22:44
- - Zarggg   Change "Electro" for the full "Elec...   Oct 8 2009, 22:44
- - Sixth Street   I use only 9 genres in my library. Although, ther...   Oct 15 2009, 02:45
- - extrabigmehdi   Here's how I would categorize my stuff: 1- C...   Oct 15 2009, 04:08
- - derty2   Genre classes:          Composed          Electro...   Jul 17 2012, 17:49
- - alanofoz   Hmmm... Examine your lists - how would you classi...   Jul 17 2012, 23:41
- - derty2   alanofoz, are you talking to me? Is your post mea...   Jul 18 2012, 00:42
|- - alanofoz   QUOTE (derty2 @ Jul 18 2012, 10:42) alano...   Jul 20 2012, 00:26
- - db1989   That list includes nursery rhymes, occasion-relate...   Jul 18 2012, 10:56
- - AliceWonder   I'm iterate when it comes to music history. Ju...   Jul 21 2012, 16:31
- - AliceWonder   QUOTE (alanofoz @ Jul 19 2012, 16:26) Not...   Jul 21 2012, 16:37
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- - nastea   1. House 2. Other thats it really   Nov 18 2012, 04:32
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