Host: Sam Melnick (@samelnicomposer)

What are genres? Why does it matter? SHOULD it matter? I always think about this, and I want to know what others think! I’ve got so much to ask.

Questions

  1. Who are you? Where are you? What do you do in music?
  2. What is your Pretentious Newspaper Interview Label™? Be descriptive (or not).
  3. Is your Pretentious Newspaper Interview Label™ a genre? Why or why not?
  4. How do you define genres in Old Music? Some examples?
  5. How do you define genres in “Pop” Music? Some examples?
  6. How do those two approaches of defining genre work for New Music?
  7. Time for a curve ball! Where does Jazz fit in?
  8. And another! What about non-Western music?
  9. All said and done, what is genre?
  10. SURPRISE, that wasn’t the last one! Does genre matter? Should it?

And now for the discussion:

Q1: Who are you? Where are you? What do you do in music?


http://twitter.com/surrendertofun/status/726951108229382144


http://twitter.com/griffincandey/status/727168393908989953


Q2: What is your Pretentious Newspaper Interview Label™? Be descriptive (or not).


http://twitter.com/griffincandey/status/727169590036418560


Q3: Is your Pretentious Newspaper Interview Label™ a genre? Why or why not?


http://twitter.com/samreising/status/727102226502680576


Q4: How do you define genres in Old Music? Some examples?


http://twitter.com/tubaladd/status/726944766483640321


Q5: How do you define genres in “Pop” Music? Some examples?

 


Q6: How do those two approaches of defining genre work for New Music?


http://twitter.com/bassicallyfab/status/726948577306537984


Q7: Time for a curve ball! Where does Jazz fit in?


http://twitter.com/mezzoihnen/status/726948947449643009


http://twitter.com/surrendertofun/status/726954574045679617


Q8: And another! What about non-Western music?


Q9: All said and done, what is genre?


Q10: SURPRISE, that wasn’t the last one! Does genre matter? Should it?


http://twitter.com/hipharpy/status/726953800137744384


Misc./Praise:


http://twitter.com/samelnicomposer/status/726954450787532801


http://twitter.com/RossCrean/status/726956138831310848