jason on 11/02/2012 at 10:00AM
Every day, tens of thousands of you mine the Free Music Archive's growing library for musical gemstones. Some are looking for Emeralds while others dig for Obsidian, and many are looking for obscure combinations that are difficult to categorize. This may sound like dancing about architecture, but as our library continues to grow, it's becoming essential to describe each mineral composition so that music and people can find each other.
After the jump, we've compiled a list of popular search terms and musical descriptors, organized by Mood and Instrumentation, that we're considering adding to our set of musical discovery tools.
But first I want you to close your eyes, and think of three words to describe the music you came here to find... Do you see them on this list? Do you see a close match that would do the trick, or do you have a tip on keywords we should add to this list?
Leave a comment and let us know!
- Upright Bass
- Solo Piano
- Solo String
- Solo Guitar
- Synthesizer / Synth
- Female Vocals
- Male Vocals
Let us know what's missing! And together, we'll use these terms to tag the FMA library.
But we'll need help from our community of musical gemologists. So drop us a line if you'd like to get involved in the tagging, or the beta-testing. The reward? FMA improvements for all to share!