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The Music Workgroup will organize and coordinate efforts to create and improve articles relating to music. If you are interested in participating, you may add yourself to Category:Music Authors, discuss issues on the Music Workgroup Forum, or simply dive in and begin contributing. If you'd like to be an editor, please follow these instructions and then you may add yourself to Category:Music Editors.

Core articles

Core articles are those that are as-yet unwritten and so should be prioritised. Please start articles on the topics below. Click here to edit this transcluded list.


Click on the [r] after the first definition below to edit this list of transcluded subtopics.



High priority articles

Read, before making changes. The articles with the highest priority are listed at CZ:Core Articles/Arts#Music - Stage 3. The articles in that list, with the highest priority will contribute the most points to your name.

The genre's, instruments, composers and musicians in this music workgroup list are more general, expansive and diverse and should give you, the editors and authors; an overview of what needs to be done and what could be done in the long run. It should also be about listing it's musical concept logically and organically with a well worked out hierarchy where smaller concept are placed under a much bigger umbrella.

Genres, locations, and periods

  1. Musical style periods
    1. Medieval music
    2. Renaissance music
    3. Baroque music
      1. Early baroque music
      2. Late baroque music.
    4. Classical-era music.
      1. Rococo (music)
    5. Romantic music
      1. Early romantic music.
      2. High romantic music.
      3. Late romantic music.
        1. Post-romantic music.
    6. Modernist music.
      1. Early modernist music.
        1. Impressionism (music).
        2. Expressionism (music).
      2. Late modernist music.
        1. Minimalist music.
        2. Post-modern music.
  1. Trancendial and shifting musical concepts
    1. Contemporary classical music.
    2. Avant-garde music.
  2. Musical forms and genre's
    1. Art song.
    2. Ballet (music).
    3. Cantata.
    4. Chamber music.
    5. Concerto.
    6. Opera.
      1. Italian opera.
    7. Sonata
    8. Symphony.
  3. Musical development by century.
    1. Seventeenth-century music
    2. Eighteenth-century music.
    3. Nineteenth-century music.
    4. Twentieth-century music.
  1. Western folk and ethnic music.
    1. Country
    2. Chanson
    3. Rebetika
  2. Non-western folk and classical music.
    1. Gamelan.
    2. Indian classical music, Indian classical.
      1. Hindustani classical music, Hindustani classical.
      2. Carnatic music
    3. Music of Africa, African music.
    4. Persian classical music, Persian classical
    5. World music.
  3. Popular/historical
    1. Blues
    2. Jazz
    3. Reggae
  1. Popular/Contemporary
    1. Pop music
    2. Rhythm and blues
      1. Soul
      2. Hip hop and Rap
    3. Latin music
    4. Rock and roll
      1. Heavy metal
      2. Progressive rock
  2. Other
    1. Electronic

Composers and musicians

Important to cover not only life and reception but also musical style and important points of development.


  1. Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Johannes Brahms
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven
  4. Frédéric Chopin
  5. Gustav Mahler
  6. Claudio Monteverdi
  7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  8. Igor Stravinsky
  9. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  10. Giuseppe Verdi
  11. Antonio Vivaldi
  12. Richard Wagner


  1. The Beatles
  2. Irving Berlin
  3. James Brown
  4. Ray Charles
  5. Chuck D
  6. Bob Dylan
  7. Pink Floyd
  8. Aretha Franklin
  9. Quincy Jones
  10. The Kingston Trio
  11. Elvis Presley
  12. Gil Scott-Heron
  13. Frank Sinatra
  14. The Weavers
  15. Stevie Wonder

Musical instruments

In addition to range, materials, etc., important to cover history and repertoire. This is just a partial list--just about every instrument is high priority

  1. Banjo
  2. Cello
  3. Clarinet
  4. Percussion
  5. Flute
  6. Guitar
  7. Lute
  8. Organ
  9. Piano
  10. Saxophone
  11. String instrument
  12. Brass instrument
  13. Violin
  14. Woodwind instrument

Other music topics

  1. Music -- actually not so important; the Grove dictionary of music avoided defining until the 2001 edition. Nice to have though, and very hard to write.
  2. Music technology
  3. Song
    1. Art song
    2. Pop song
    3. Ballade
  4. Music and text -- or something like this (perhaps Lyric?)
  5. History of music
    1. History of Western music
    2. History of Indian music
    3. History of Chinese music
  6. Dance
  7. Musicology
  8. Music theory
    1. Key (music) -- what everyone wants to know always
    2. Scale (music)
    3. Mode (music) -- in particular, definitions of major and minor.

Developed articles

These aren't "Top Priority" articles, but represent the interests of authors and editors of Citizendium. They are featured in the sense that they are likely to become important Internet resources on the topic.

  1. Music in Berlin
  2. Led Zeppelin

Approved article?

Please see Symphony and Talk:Symphony to join in the editing and discussion on (potentially) the first article to be approved by the Music Workgroup.

Not to neglect Ancient Celtic music, though technically that's part of the CZ:Classics Workgroup Michael Scott Cuthbert 20:00, 28 October 2007 (CDT)