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European march music
- "Sousa was not the only highly popular march composer. England had its own “March King”. Kenneth Alford (aka Major Frederick J. Ricketts) is known as the British March King (see his separate article). Other European march composers included Julius Fucik, Franz Von Blon and Hermann Blankenburg (see March Music Composers below). Many concert bands such as the famous Sousa Band would tour around the world, making their country’s marches a favorite in many different countries."
Played & sung by soldiers
Currently marching song redirects to this article, but it doesn't cover the practical roots and use of march music & march songs: sung and/or played by soldiers travelling from one place to another. Obviously this usage pre-dates any usage of the style or genre by a composer, and continues today. --Design 04:30, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
I think the very first statement is a little harsh and rude,
"A march, as a musical genre, is an unintelligent piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band, intended for people who can't count to 3"
Are there any good examples of rock or pop songs with a marching feel? Right now, all I can think of is Pink Floyd's "Bring the Boys Back Home" -- except that that really isn't a rock or pop song; it's a marching song by a rock band on an album with multiple styles.
Anyway, does anyone agree that a section on march-flavored rock/pop would be interesting, appropriate, etc.? --22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:33, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
- Sure, a small paragraph on its use and/or non-use and a couple notable examples. A grab bag list wouldn't be good (a lot of genres/instruments have a problem like that). ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 11:03, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
This distinction is a bit confusing. Does Scots-Irish refer to Northern Ireland? Because it seems to be talking about Scotland and Scotland is British. When it says British does it mean English? Æscing (talk) 18:55, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Latin American march music - Argentina
"Argentine military marches, unique in style and melody are inspired by the countless exploits of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic in its long military history." I am Argentinian and I think this sentence is self-serving and opinionated. It is not proper encyclopedic information, and sounds like shameless propaganda. It doesn't bear review; it should be completely erased. Jorge mt62 (talk) 07:51, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
- It's probably not any worse than much of the rest of the article. It's all pretty bad. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 13:16, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Japanese march music
Requested move 6 December 2015
American March Music
In the discussion of J.P. Sousa's Stars and Stripes, the article states that the piccolo part is a solo. This is incorrect - it is not a solo (which, strictly speaking would mean the rest of the band would be silent or play nothing but chord tones), but rather, factually, it is a counter-melody that is first presented on its own , and then played a second time over the principal melody during the last D.S. of section C leading up to the final double-barline. It is my opinion that the article needs to be modified to reflect musically-correct information. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:29, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
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