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Anyone know a good music genre dictionary online?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) September 17th, 2008

I’m sure there must be a decent website out there that describes all of those genres of music, but I’m having a real time of it.Help please?

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joeysefika's avatar

This here has pretty much every music genre including some obscure ones. (Although it didn’t have the one you queried about in your earlier question, sorry)

stratman37's avatar

so I take it you DID spell it correctly?

stratman37's avatar

joey, holy crap! That’s extensive.

joeysefika's avatar

Yeah I know, it is rather large

wilhel1812's avatar

This has everything anyone ever have come up with
If ou can’t find it there, it don’t exist!

stratman37's avatar

sorry wilhel, joey’s trumps yours in spades.

joeysefika's avatar

YUS! Wikipedia wins again

cyndyh's avatar

Those can be interesting to read, but I’m not sure that’s something that’s going to help you get what the genre is. I think you need to find examples of a particular genre you’re interested in and listen to these examples. Is that how the artists classify themselves or someone else’s latest buzz-word for that sound? Or are they just classified a certain way because of the clothing? There are always going to be people debating what belongs in which genre over and over -to the point that it can become unless. Trying and spend more time listening than reading.

stratman37's avatar

good suggestion, cyndyh, but he’s trying to find “okant” and we’re all turning up bupkiss.

cyndyh's avatar

Well, this http://www.last.fm/music/Okänt might start to help with that.

Sorry for providing the long form. The umlaut was causing some funkiness with making a normal looking link.

stratman37's avatar

Eureka, you’ve done it!

I knew it was a good idea to add you to my Fluther long ago.

cyndyh's avatar

Why, thank you. :^> That appears to be one band and not a genre, so that might explain why it didn’t appear in that huge list. I’m not sure though. Anyway, I hope it helps.

gailcalled's avatar

@strt: the rule in Yiddish is that you have to spell “bupkis” right in order to use it.

wilhel1812's avatar

Well, i don’t know if wikipedia is better than last.fm however, wikipedia lists them all in one list. i don’t know if there is a site on last.fm which does that. It shoudl be possible with the API, i might make something like that one day.

stratman37's avatar

gail: thanx!

gailcalled's avatar

@Strat”: Here are dozens of Yiddish words or expressions. Oddly, bupkis isn’t there. Next time, simply say, “Host du bie mir an avleh… So I made a mistake. So what?”

stratman37's avatar

“simply say…” there’s an oxymoron for ya!

gailcalled's avatar

Ya think? Not an idiom? I guess that I wouldn’t say, “complicatedly say,” would I?

stratman37's avatar

why use a big word, when a diminutive one will do?

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