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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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r0k
post Jul 22 2012, 08:17
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Wow, that's an interesting topic you unearthed here wink.gif
Musical classification is subject to MUCH discussion and i'm not sure it's possible to find one that pleases everyone, especially with so few genres. However, too many genres leads to confusion and unusable classifications so in this case, fewer is better.
Probably, a few genres further divided into sub-genres/styles (when using a good player able to read any tag usch as foobar2000 cool.gif ) is a good compromise between usabality and diversity.
Here is my personal "about a dozen" genres list.
  • Blues, Jazz
  • Classical (not to be confused with "old" of course)
  • Electronic (everything synth/sampler based, including disco, dance, new age ...)
  • Folk, World (european medieval, celtic, country music, traditional african or asian music, french "chanson" ... even if it's something recent)
  • Latino
  • Metal (metal has grown too big and too varied to be considered a single solid style under rock. Death metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal, power metal ... )
  • Rock (and all it's styles including "pop-rock")
  • Soundtrack (movies, video-games, Broadway ...)
  • Reggae (and many reated styles)
  • Soul, R&B (including children styles like hip-hop and rap)
  • Religious (no matter the religion)
  • Child music (i guess we need it)
I purposefully refused to use a "pop" genre because there is no one pop but many pops and they can all fit into other genres. Pop is mostly "mainstream" and as such there can be pop-rock, electro-pop, pop-folk ... The only "real" pop to me is pop-rock as popularised by bands such as the Beatles and this one obviously fits into Rock.
Of course, this is largely biased by my own musical preferences. Other people might not agree to make Metal a main genre but i really couldn't fit all my metal albums inside "Rock/Metal", i have too many, and they are way too diverse.

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It might be interesting to gather a "definitive" list of musical genres, and obviously can't be done by a single person. The musical classifications changes from site to site. While it's true that many artists don't really fit well inside a single genre/style. Most have a highly dominent style. It would be nice if every site/marketplace could use the same genres for the same artist
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AliceWonder
post Jul 22 2012, 22:51
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QUOTE (r0k @ Jul 22 2012, 00:17) *
[*]Religious (no matter the religion)


For a very limited genre list I would just leave Religious out.
Many religious songs are not sung for their religious value. Some listen to them for their religious value but others do not.

The U2 song "40" for example, which is basically Psalm 40 put to music.

It's listened to and sung by many people who have no interest in the religious aspect, while other do.

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For religious music in my collection, I tend to use a second (or third) genre to indicate the religious nature.

"40" is listed as Rock in my collection and has a second genre of Christian Rock (though the Psalms I guess are actually Jewish in origin - I've heard it played on Christian radio, I don't know if it is ever played on Jewish)

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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
- - r0k   Wow, that's an interesting topic you unearthed...   Jul 22 2012, 08:17
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (r0k @ Jul 22 2012, 15:17) <drea...   Jul 22 2012, 17:45
|- - AliceWonder   QUOTE (r0k @ Jul 22 2012, 00:17) [*]Relig...   Jul 22 2012, 22:51
|- - pawelq   QUOTE (r0k @ Jul 22 2012, 03:17) Classica...   Jul 23 2012, 15:26
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- - majawe   Punk... ...and non-punk   Nov 17 2012, 12:29
- - nastea   1. House 2. Other thats it really   Nov 18 2012, 04:32
- - Porcus   What about extending these binary choices to allow...   Nov 18 2012, 12:15
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