Genres In Music Definitions

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I find it very confusing to try and figure out what band and their style of music played "fits" into what genre. So I went searching for a definition.

Came up with this.. Obviously, by this writers explanation of genres, it starts with the musician.

 

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Even a genre definition leaves me confused.

I can agree that musicians define the genre of their music, and holy cow what a massive list those genres has become :



The big question is….Do we really need all these genres? Has the internet created this massive genre craze? Or is it deeper rooted, like for profit?
 

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I would remove Pirate, Pagan, Viking Metal as none of those are actual subgenres of Metal. All of those are just themes of a particular band but the instrumentation is most likely one of the actual genres ie Power Metal, Melodeath, Folk Metal, Traditional Metal.
 

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The big question is….Do we really need all these genres? Has the internet created this massive genre craze? Or is it deeper rooted, like for profit?
Oh.. it was so simple back in the 60's and 70's.. :heheh:
 

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Genres in Music is a tool to define different styles. We humans love to label different styles and it is also a useful tool to recognise the different style in question... Its nothing to do with profit, all it is identifying different music...
 

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