What type of Music do you listen to mostly?

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What type of Music do you listen to mostly?

Jazz
20
38%
Classical
11
21%
Blues
3
6%
Rock
9
17%
Pop
1
2%
Electronica
2
4%
Metal
2
4%
Soundtrack
2
4%
Folk
2
4%
Funk
0
No votes
Soul
0
No votes
Rap
0
No votes
R & B
1
2%
 
Total votes: 53

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What type of Music do you listen to mostly?

Postby Quentin » Jul 25, 2007 1:19 am

I know these are very general categories, but I tried to select a wide spectrum :--D
Come with additions if you think they're missing (please no sub-genres).
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Favorite music

Postby Bojan » Jul 25, 2007 4:08 am

I prefer metal and rock, but I couldn't choose both, (progressive metal and progressive rock, to be precise, 'cause there are speed metal, melodic metal, trash metal, death metal, black metal which I don't like, though heavy metal could go). My favorite bands are: Dream Theater, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica, Liquid Tension Experiment, Therion, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Kamelot, Nightwish, Children of Bodom Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, The Beatles, Toto, Santana, AlogiA, The Cranberries, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dire Straits... They may not all be the same genre, but I wanted to list them anyway. I certainly forgot a few of them, but I listen to more bands than I listed, I think it a shame to limit oneself to just one music genre...

Quentin, you forgot to put funk, rap, R&B, and soul in the list.
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Re: Favorite music

Postby mpl » Jul 25, 2007 11:26 am

"there are speed metal, melodic metal, trash metal, death metal, black metal which I don't like, though http://www.opeth.com/"

I believe Opeth is death metal (I don't know that band at all though).

I think You really should put "Others" in that list. I would vote for that, I listen to music which is hard to classify. You can call everything Rock, but that's just getting away.

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opeth - progressive death metal?

Postby Bojan » Jul 25, 2007 2:57 pm

Opeth is actually progressive death metal band, they started in Scandinavian death metal, but then started experimenting later on, by incorporating jazz, progressive rock, blues and folk elements to cross the genre borders and fuse their own music style. In that sense, their best experimental album is Blackwater Park, form which you really ought to hear "Dirge for November" and "Patterns in the Ivy 1 and 2".
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Postby Quentin » Jul 26, 2007 12:28 am

It would be tempting to put an Other category, but I'm afraid too many people would want to vote that because they think their favourite band or musician is very special.
Nothing wrong about that, but like Bojan's example showed, even though Opeth plays some very special kind of Metal, it's still metal.

The same would go with fans of Wagner's Ring, they can't select Opera, but are forced to select a "Frame" genre (here: Classical)

The point is indeed to get an idea of who you are in the big lines. Tortoise is weird but it's still rock... ;-)
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Postby mpl » Jul 26, 2007 7:10 am

"because they think their favourite band or musician is very special."

True.

"An exotic voyage through remarkably varying music styles, abandoning the rules of European music and going deep into the celestial world of emotion". Oh yes, 2 different styles. Rap/Techno.

The story above is a fiction, but figures...

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Postby Quentin » Jul 27, 2007 12:26 am

Rap has been added, and I think it'll prove useless but it's a popular genre so it ought to be mentioned.

Techno falls under the Electronica category, like Ambient, Disco, Jungle, etc...
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Postby mpl » Jul 27, 2007 12:48 pm

"Rap has been added, and I think it'll prove useless but it's a popular genre so it ought to be mentioned.

Techno falls under the Electronica category, like Ambient, Disco, Jungle, etc... "

I listen to neither, but good to know my post helped.

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What type of Music do you listen to mostly?

Postby bumblebee » Nov 03, 2007 6:32 am

Well, I listen to Jazz mostly, but Classical, Blues and World come a close second, third and fourth. We might see a wider range of musical interests if 1st, 2nd, 3rd votes could be cast. :-)

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Postby saxmaam » Nov 19, 2007 5:13 am

Jazz. How do you get counted in the survey?

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Postby tedclaymore » Nov 25, 2008 3:37 pm

ummm....

Let's see.... Here are the ten CDs I've listened to most recently (and I am not making this up):

Strictly Commercial -- Frank Zappa
Bartok: The 6 String Quartets -- Emerson String Quartet
Flying in a Blue Dream -- Joe Satriani
Inner Mounting Flame -- Mahavishnu Orchestra
Black Holes and Revelations -- Muse
Maiden Voyage -- Herbie Hancock
The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark
Giant Steps -- John Coltrane
Eliminator -- ZZ Top
Bach: The Art of the Fugue -- Emerson String Quartet

... and these are just 10 on top of my messy, not-yet-put-back stack...

To be fair, though, I probably listen to metal most often, but of either the older (i.e. late 60's through early 90's) or progressive variety (Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche). Maybe today it'd just be called rock.

My own style is somewhere between progressive rock/metal and fusion.

I find your list odd, however. You break out soul/funk/r&b/rap, but leave such broad areas as classical, jazz, rock and pop. You're missing country and related genres such as bluegrass entirely.

But breaking out musical genres always seems to be a troublesome that ends up epistemology questions about classification.

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Postby Quentin » Nov 26, 2008 3:45 am

It's true, some categories are represented under the vague and all too broad "Classical" label, whereas Rap and R n' B should be under the same category (and are under-represented here on this forum anyway ;-) )
I'm going to have a look :-)
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"The Great American Songbook" cateogory

Postby RobertGloverJr » Nov 30, 2009 6:44 pm

There is no category that adequately expresses my taste in music. I like those music stations on cable TV that play a combination of big bands along with Ella, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Fred Astaire, Dina Washington, the Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, Barbara Cook, etc. The songs are written by the likes of Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Rogers and Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields, Johny Mercer, Erwin Drake, etc. etc.
It's not the exactly the jazz category and it's not exactly the show tune category. Maybe a name for the category could be "The Great American Songbook".
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Postby bbillymac » Mar 26, 2011 8:05 am

I agree with bumblebe, who said, "Well, I listen to Jazz mostly, but Classical, Blues and World come a close second, third and fourth. We might see a wider range of musical interests if 1st, 2nd, 3rd votes could be cast."

Whereas I listen to rock/pop mostly but love and play a lot of classical and blues. (Rock guitarists are by necessity blues guitarists)

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Postby DoubleR217 » Jun 17, 2011 1:47 am

Gospel


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