Wikipedia:Collaboration of the week/20th century music

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20th century music[edit]

Nominated on 04:13, May 16 2006 (UTC); needs 2 votes by May 23 2006.

Renominating this article. COTW has been lacking the last few weeks, and these types of articles draw a lot of attention. Please vote for 20th century music and save the cotw!!!! PDXblazers 04:55, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

  1. PDXblazers 04:55, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
  2. Bad enough for me. --Wonderfool 12:41, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
  3. Avala 19:09, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
  4. St. Jimmy 11:17, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
  5. Ynhockey (Talk) 03:37, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Astrokey44 14:19, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
  7. RexNL 21:54, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
  8. Josen 20:27, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
  9. Flymeoutofhere 15:05, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Note that no other article exists for any other century of musical history, so working a lot would probably just add to Wikipedia's modernist bias (i.e. newer stuff is covered more than older stuff, which, while very understandable, shouldn't be encouraged or exacerbated) and wouldn't improve the general coverage of the history of music especially well. Speaking of which, you can probably lift most of the contents and info on 20th-century music directly from the history of music article, which probably needs a lot more work than this article does: it's got a lot of good info, but some of the sections (especially for non-Western music) are grossly deficient, covering tens of thousands of years in only a sentence or two. Very uneven stuff, and could probably use our help much more than a minor stub, which can always be expanded in the process of smoothing over the main "history" article. But in any case, not a bad nomination by any stretch of the imagination; I just think we need to keep perspective in mind somewhat, and have a definite, deliberate plan in mind for the organization of all the music-history articles while we work on this, lest our work just end up being moved to a different article anyway when the stuff becomes better-organized. Also, obviously, 20th-century music didn't occur in a vacuum, and many late 19th-century trends were merely explored more fully in the 20th century, so that's one reason a general "history of music" article has more potential to be of value even to someone who's chiefly interested in recent music. -Silence 19:03, 17 February 2006 (UTC)