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Old Jun 17, 2010, 01:10 PM
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Default VGMDB's Guide To VGM (Currently taking submissions for Electronic Styles 1.0-1.10)

Currently taking Electronic styles 1-1.10. Please recommend tracks for each one that you personally own. Thank you.

http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

As you can see, vgm is under one puny section (techno->vgm). I am curious if we at vgmdb could create a guide where we have samples from various different genres in all vgm (with history) and perhaps a gear section (snes soundchip, NES PC-88 soundchip, etc). I know that to undertake such a thing would require multiple inputs from the community. So, I am starting this thread to get a feel on what the thoughts on such a creation are.

edited-- to reflect what I meant.

Here is the big bad list of genres I'd like to get filled out with at least 3 samples from vgm each.

Electronic
1.1 Abstract
1.2 Acid
1.3 Acid House
1.4 Acid Jazz
1.5 Ambient
1.6 Big Beat
1.7 Breakbeat
1.8 Breakcore
1.9 Breaks
1.10 Broken Beat
1.11 Chiptune
1.12 Dark Ambient
1.13 Darkwave
1.14 Deep House
1.15 Disco
1.16 Downtempo
1.17 Drone
1.18 Drum N Bass
1.19 Dub
1.20 Dub Techno
1.21 Dubstep
1.22 EBM
1.23 Electro
1.24 Euro House
1.25 Experimental
1.26 Freestyle
1.27 Future Jazz
1.28 Gabber
1.29 Garage House
1.30 Ghetto
1.31 Glitch
1.32 Goa Trance
1.33 Grime
1.34 Happy Hardcore
1.35 Hard House
1.36 Hard Trance
1.37 Hardcore
1.38 Hardstyle
1.39 Hi NRG
1.40 Hip Hop
1.41 Hip House
1.42 House
1.43 IDM
1.44 Illbient
1.45 Industrial
1.46 Italo-Disco
1.47 Italodance
1.48 Jazzdance
1.49 Jumpstyle
1.50 Jungle
1.51 Krautrock
1.52 Latin
1.53 Leftfield
1.54 Makina
1.55 Minimal
1.56 Modern Classical
1.57 Musique Concrète
1.58 Neo Folk
1.59 New Age
1.60 New Beat
1.61 New Wave
1.62 Noise
1.63 Power Electronics
1.64 Progressive House
1.65 Progressive Trance
1.66 Psy-Trance
1.67 Rhythmic Noise
1.68 Speed Garage
1.69 Speedcore
1.70 Synth-pop
1.71 Tech House
1.72 Techno
1.73 Trance
1.74 Tribal
1.75 Tribal House
1.76 Trip Hop
1.77 UK Garage

Rock
1 Acoustic
2 Alternative Rock
3 Arena Rock
4 Art Rock
5 Avantgarde
6 Black Metal
7 Blues Rock
8 Brit Pop
9 Classic Rock
10 Country Rock
11 Death Metal
12 Doo Wop
13 Doom Metal
14 Emo
15 Ethereal
16 Experimental
17 Folk Rock
18 Funk Metal
19 Garage Rock
20 Glam
20.1 Original Glam
20.2 US Glam / Hair Metal
21 Goth Rock
22 Grindcore
23 Grunge
24 Hard Rock
25 Hardcore
26 Heavy Metal
27 Indie Rock
28 Industrial
29 Lo-Fi
30 Lounge
31 Math Rock
32 Mod
33 Neofolk
34 New Wave
35 Noise
36 Nu Metal
37 Oi
38 Parody
39 Pop Rock
40 Post Rock
41 Power Pop
42 Prog Rock
43 Psychedelic Rock
44 Psychobilly
45 Punk
46 Rock & Roll
47 Rockabilly
48 Rocksteady
49 Shoegazer
50 Ska
51 Skiffle
52 Soft Rock
53 Southern Rock
54 Space Rock
55 Speed Metal
56 Stoner Rock
57 Surf
58 Symphonic Rock
59 Thrash
60 Viking Metal

Classical
1 Baroque (1600-1750 A.D.)
2 Classical (1730-1820 A.D.)
3 Contemporary (1975 A.D.-present)
4 Early (pre-475 A.D.)
5 Medieval (476-1400 A.D.)
6 Modern (1900-1975 A.D.)
7 Neo-Classical
8 Neo-Romantic
9 Post-Modern
10 Renaissance (1400-1600 A.D.)
11 Romantic (1815-1910 A.D.)

Funk / Soul
1 Afrobeat
2 Bayou Funk
3 Disco
4 Free Funk
5 Funk
6 Gogo
7 Gospel
8 Neo Soul
9 New Jack Swing
10 P.Funk
11 Psychedelic
12 Rhythm & Blues
13 Soul
14 Swingbeat

Jazz
1 Afro-Cuban Jazz
2 Afrobeat
3 Big Band
4 Bop
5 Contemporary Jazz
6 Cool Jazz
7 Dixieland
8 Easy Listening
9 Free Improvisation
10 Free Jazz
11 Fusion
12 Gyspy Jazz
13 Hard Bop
14 Jazz-Funk
15 Jazz-Rock
16 Latin Jazz
17 Modal
18 Post Bop
19 Ragtime
20 Smooth Jazz
21 Soul-Jazz
22 Space-Age
23 Swing

Reggae
1 Calypso
2 Dancehall
3 Dub
4 Dub Poetry
5 Junkanoo
6 Lovers Rock
7 Mento
8 Ragga
9 Rapso
10 Reggae
11 Reggae Gospel
12 Reggae-Pop
13 Rocksteady
14 Roots Reggae
15 Ska
16 Soca
17 Steel Band

Hip Hop
1 Bass Music
2 Bounce
3 Britcore
4 Conscious
5 Crunk
6 Cut-Up / DJ
7 DJ Battle Tool
8 Electro
9 Gangsta
10 Go-Go
11 Grime
12 Horrorcore
13 Hyphy
14 Instrumental
15 Kwaito
16 Pop Rap
17 Ragga Hip Hop
18 RnB / Swing
19 Screw
20 Thug Rap
21 Trip Hop

Latin
1 Afro Cuban
2 Bachata
3 Batucada
4 Beguine
5 Bolero
6 Boogaloo
7 Bossa Nova
8 Cha-Cha
9 Charanga
10 Compas
11 Conjunto
12 Corrido
13 Cuatro
14 Cubano
15 Cumbia
16 Danzon
17 Descarga
18 Flamenco
19 Forro
20 Guaguancó
21 Jibaro
22 Lambada
23 MPB
24 Mambo
25 Mariachi
26 Marimba
27 Merengue
28 Norteño
29 Nuevo Cancion
30 Nuevo Trova
31 Pachanga
32 Plena
33 Quechua
34 Ranchera
35 Reggaton
36 Rumba
37 Salsa
38 Samba
39 Son
40 Sonero
41 Tango
42 Tejano
43 Trimba
44 Trova
45 Vallenato

Pop
1 Ballad
2 Bollywood
3 Chanson
4 Enka
5 Europop
6 J-Pop
7 Karaoke
8 Music Hall
9 Novelty
10 Parody
11 Schlager
12 Vocal

Brass & Military
1 Brass Band
2 Marches
3 Military
4 Pipe & Drum

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Old Jun 17, 2010, 03:08 PM
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VGM is a medium, not a genre. So a guide would pretty much extend an existing genre guide with examples from games.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 05:42 PM
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I updated the first post to get rid of that. And yea, I want to see how many different styles and genres we could fill up with examples from vgm. Perhaps with a description of who was the first person to put acid techno or rap into vgm and etcetera.

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Old Jun 20, 2010, 03:22 PM
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This is more a subject for research than a database site BUT there's not a doubt in my mind there's a lot of knowledge here. Something that I (as a musicologist and game music enthusiast) would appreciate is a forum dedicated to game music research and similar. A place where you can ask for information, old interviews and share/absorb the general knowledge of this almost ridiculously information rich community.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 03:51 PM
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I am bumping this thread. Anyone else have problems classifying certain vgm (like Axelay's soundtrack) in discogs?

edit: I have added the list of genres & styles that I want to fillout with vgm.
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I would definitely find this to be cool.
But how exactly would I help contribute? Would simply knowing what songs would fit certain genres be enough?
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The answer to your second question is yes. I am talking to SecretSquirrel right now about this project. He would have to edit the title of the thread every week or so to reflect what part we are working on (i.e. this week we taking submissions for Electronic styles 1.1-1.10). People would have to upload an mp3 for their submission. Still deciding on file size for the mp3s.
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