The main conceptual methods of musicmap to achieve a satisfactory equilibrium consist of grouping closely related genres together (“sibling genres”), color coding much larger genre groups (“super-genres”), and introducing a deeper layer of lesser influential subgenres.
Hereby the total amount of the intermediate or main genres could be reduced to 234.
Some genres are marked with a small family tree symbol, indicating that there are several substantial subgenres in which the genre further can be divided, or that the genre itself is in fact a combination of several subgenres.
Some genres are marked with an asterisk, indicating that they belong to two different super-genres which are not located next to each other.
He’s written three seminal books on the history and impact of the music, and in his research for those books, he developed a burden.
“When you talk to participants in the civil rights marches,” Darden told the , “what they want to talk about is the music.” But time was beginning to threaten the preservation of that music, much of which was on old records and tapes.When zoomed out, only the super-genres will appear and the main genres and their relationships are hidden.There are even more genre names than visible on the Carta, but these are often subject to debate, too similar to already existing genres, meaningless umbrella terms, or simply very small and obscure, quickly leading to over-classification.Since 2008, a “search and rescue mission” has been underway in the basement of Moody Library.A true labor of love, this work has found its way into dusty tape and record collections, made friends with unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, been featured extensively in national media, and even has a home in the Smithsonian in Washington, D. We’re talking about Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, a collection dedicated to preserving historic sounds that were in danger of being lost for good: classic black gospel music from the “Golden Age of Gospel.” This hidden Baylor gem ensures that the music that provided the soundtrack to the civil rights movement and blessed listeners for generations avoids extinction.Said balance is always the main subject of discussion in music genre genealogies and the capital reason why an absolute visual reference has been absent thus far (and probably always will be).Musicmap is a platform in search for the perfect balance of popular music genres to provide a powerful tool for educational means or a complementary framework in the field of music metadata and automatic taxonomy.Two or more genres can be located so close to each other that they morph into a continuous zone (very similar genres or “sibling genres”).Sibling genres often share great areas of overlapping, making it hard to separate them.While strictly speaking being different genres, they are mentioned on the Carta as a single entity (using “&”).This as opposed to synonymous genres or genres with negligible differences, where “/” is used instead.