Talk:American march music

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Comment[edit]

I finally got around to it. I will be working on the musicality aspect soon. However, this article is still in desperate need of images. Can someone who's good with placing images find some and add them to this article? Thanks.

My additions also need to be wikified.

--SousaFan88 22:51, 30 July 2005 (UTC)


I am going to be working extensively on this topic for the next couple days. I will try to be as complete as possible with my edits, but please don't mind if theres some incomplete or vague thoughts, as time works against me. I will fix/complete these ASAP. Also, despite my knowledge of this subject, I ask that any musical expert read over my edits and check for any untrue facts or discrepencies. Thanks


It would be useful to separate road marches from concert marches (e.g. Walton's Crown Imperial) and contest marches (e.g. Knight Templar).

SousaFan88 01:25, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)

This page is just general information about marches. I have already created separate articles for Concert Marches and Screamers in the "See Also" section. Contest marches are yet to be elaborated on simply because I have a lack of knowledge of them seeing I'm American and contest marches are rarely heard anymore. So feel free to create an article dedicated to contest marches.

Please watch "Fife" - people cannot play a land mass.

10 Great Things about Marches[edit]

Wow. Really POV. Joyous 05:52, Jul 1, 2004 (UTC)

Removed the "10 Great things about marches." Content was

10 Great Things about Marches

  • Marches are easy to follow
  • Marches bring out the best of every instrument section
  • Marches have a lot of feeling and motion
  • Every march is unique
  • Marches are sophisticated, but never boring
  • Marches are versatile. They can be played by any band.
  • Marches are not so long that they lose the attention of the listener
  • Almost every music composer has written marches
  • Marches are used in parades, circuses, and many more places.
  • A march will stay in the very heart and soul of the listener

Joyous 22:58, Jul 22, 2004 (UTC)

  • They follow Februaries. They are almost springtime. :) Wahkeenah 04:12, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad it was removed. Puerile and embarrassing. Gingermint (talk) 03:29, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Mehter band?[edit]

I had never heard of it before, but that entry about them being the first marching band has at least a kernel (colonel?) of truth. [1] The original version goes back to the 1200s. However, I think a tad more research would be needed before someone could claim they were the first marching band. Wahkeenah 04:11, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Americocentric?[edit]

I think we need to balance this up a bit as it reads more like America March Music than March Music. Some of the Sousa is probably better off on his page (if it's not there already) and of the marches list most are again American.Alci12 15:53, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree. I'm going to completely change the article to be titled "American March Music", and make appropriate edits within the article. Perhaps a European music expert can make a separate page for "European March Music", as I have limited information.
- SousaFan88
Certainly it's better with the material presently here to retitle it. Better to have a good American article than a failing international article. However can you leave whatever you remove in the talk page for a good while that way if someone is willing they have some starting content to create an international article and material isn't lost.Alci12 13:28, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Musicality section needs sources?[edit]

I'm not quite familiar on how citation works in this case. The musicality of marches (or any style of music for that matter) is what is is. As long as the technical information is valid and gives examples, does it really need citation or references? I didn't read any achived document that explained the chord progression of a certain march and transferred it into this article. I used the knowledge of theory that I had and came up with all the information. I'm guessing I wouldn't have to cite from what/who I learned theory? I'm sure most of you can give advice. I'm just dumb when it comes to this. SousaFan88 08:47, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Eh, I think technically one would consider it original research, unfortunately. But I think the article's useful whether original research has sneaked in or not. Srwight 04:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Nobles chord.ogg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Funky Winkerbean sousa.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:48, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Content overlap with March (music)[edit]

I believe that this page was originally written as the main article for marches but was eventually changed to be specific to American march music. When it was switched over it was not adequately edited to reflect the new title, that is, there is still a large amount of general knowledge about marches here that should probably belong on the March (music) article. Any general information about marches on this page should be used only to demonstrate how American marches either conform or deviate from the general category.

This page also has a big lack of sources---I think most come from the same place---so I'll be doing some research, editing and moving info from here to the main march article. Any suggestions, let me know! Adam Blake (talk) 18:31, 3 December 2013 (UTC)