Notes on Roles etc.

Firstly, I was going to look into plotting artists like I did for bands in the states, but only 10% of the artists that are from the US give this information.  Dernt.

Secondly, I have been tossing back and forth what I can do with the roles people play in bands, but it may come down to just a few simple statements:

  1. Guitar is the driving force behind metal.  The most common role is Guitar
  2. The next most common roles are Vocals, Bass, and Drums (maybe in that order)
  3. Keyboards, Synths, Samples, etc. then lag way behind that
  4. You then have things like Violin, Flute, Piano, Cello, Bagpipes, Sax, Accordion, etc. (in that order)

There are a great deal of slight variations on roles (like Guitar (early)) that make getting decent charts a little tricky or inconsistent on top of all the work required to do so.  So, I won’t.  Done.

Lastly, I was going to show some plots of genre/location, but so far what I have seen is just a fairly even spread of every genre everywhere.  Differences are subtle.  Maybe it needs more investigation…


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