I started a discussion on the "old" SI, HERE (http://20.sharperiron.org/showthread.php?t=8721)
about arbitrary music categories for a hymnal review project that I am working on.
The purpose of these categories will be to create a data set from which I can then create a pie chart in order to get a quick, "at-a-glance" overview of a hymnals content. This will be subjective, but once again the point is to get a general idea of the contents.
Here are the 8 categories to date:
Other--Choruses, Patriotic, Latin, Amens, etc.
I would appreciate some feedback on these particular categories: Do they make sense? Which would you change? Why? Additions, etc.
Feel free to use example songs, however please avoid debating the correct categorization of one specific songs
Remember: General and Arbitrary
FYI, I completed a title comparison spreadsheet of the following 10 hymnals and plan to make pie charts for each one:
1. Great Hymns of the Faith 2. Soul-Stirring Songs and Hymns 3. Living Hymns 4. Trinity Hymnal: Baptist ed. 5. Majesty Hymnal 6.Hymns of Grace and Glory
7. The Worshiping church 8. The Celebration Hymnal 9. The Christian Life Hymnal 10. Baptist Hymnal (2008)