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When is a concert not musical[edit]

The first sentence of this article says that a concert is a performance, "usually of music". When is a concert not "of music"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:57, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Jam Bands[edit]

I think that something should be noted about jam bands. This genre (for lack of a better word) of music is relevant because it is used to describe the bands that focus their whole career around performing live. These bands are also important because the "pioneers of jam" such as Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, etc. have contributed to the fairly modern wave of live music appreciation in music fandom.

The problem with featuring jam bands is that many different kinds of musical groups focus on performing live, such as most symphony orchestras, jazz combos, and chorales. While among popular musicians with nice recording contracts, jam bands certainly do hold concerts more often and with longer songs, this is the comprehensive article on concerts and cannot limit itself to commercial music. -Acjelen 03:41, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Is a concert a concerto[edit]


Is this the same as Concerto? --Romanm 00:49, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)

No. A concert is a performance, a concerto is a work. Dysprosia 01:03, 29 Feb 2004 (UTC)


This article needs serious improvement if not a complete re-write. Presently the majority of the article discusses rock concerts since about the 1970s. It also takes the present conditions of the record-music industry as necessary conditions. Thousands of musicians perform before an audience without any of the conditions described in the article. -Acjelen 00:43, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

I agree this article needs a lot of improvement. The article should include specific types of concerts and why concerts are important to musicians. Also including the history of concerts would help the article become more useful. Alisap17 (talk) 01:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Merge Arena concert into Concert[edit]

There doesn't seem to be enough at Arena concert there to warrant more than a section in Concert. Thoughts? -Mike5904 01:33, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

That's certainly true. I've taken care of it. -Acjelen 02:29, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Dr. K. J. Yesudas[edit]

Why are Dr. K. J. Yesudas' concerts so notable to get a "See Also" on this page? --Robbie 09:34, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

He does not currently appear in "See Also" so it is my assumption that this has been addressed. whattoweartoaconcert (talk) 13:58, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

When were the first[edit]

What year did the first live pop concerts begin and with which bands???

What do you mean by "pop"? The division of popular music from serious or art music is difficult to date exactly and probably varied by country. -Acjelen 20:01, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

how many concerts are there a year in Europe

Volume and hearing loss[edit]

Should add a section about venue/audience size, volume, and hearing loss. There have been lawsuits, such as that of Peter Jeffery (see cites) against The Smashing Pumpkins. Maybe include a statement about ear plugs, especially musician versions with flat attenuation.

I agree that this is an important issue however I am not sure an entire section would be warranted. Perhaps one line on hearing loss that directs to the tinnitus page? CorryConcerts (talk) 17:02, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

"Historically concerts were the primary source of revenue for musicians"[edit]

This is not the case, it was only in the mid-2000s that the shift happened. It used to be you made the album and used the funds from the album to pay for the tour. Historically recorded music was the main source of revenue for musicians and then after streaming/piracy got really big it became concert revenue that was the big moneymaker.

Adding Classical Concerts[edit]

It would be helpful to add concerts that contain larger orchestras and choirs. I have added a segment to a section, types of concerts, about most varieties of classical concerts. I added the concerts: symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music, choral music, opera, and music theater. Although some of these concerts are a type of music genre, they are also a type of concert. A lot of the concerts I have posted have direct links to other Wikipedia pages. However, in the case of symphony and chamber orchestra, there was no direct link to their kind of music. Instead, I decided to write a small definition describing each of them. I think there should be another part containing jazz music or as someone listed earlier jam bands. While jam bands and jazz have similar traits to classical music, they do not fit in with that category. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ky4649 (talkcontribs) 01:46, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding General Concert History[edit]

Since the article appeared to be missing any sort of history, I believe adding in a section specifically for history will help make the article more complete. The section I will add will be a somewhat broad overview of the history of concerts. This general overview will talk about how gatherings that are similar to our definition of concerts began in several European universities. This section also talks about how an English composer and violinist, John Banister, may have actually created the first public concerts, which he performed in his own home. Banister also charged admission for his concerts, which is a practice similar to that of modern concerts. I also briefly mentioned what is thought to be the first rock and roll concert. While this is only a small history of concerts, I believe it will help provide some insight toward concerts that people had not known before. Dexteraccount (talk) 05:01, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding Concert History[edit]

To help add to the completion of the article, I added the history of the formal concert from the 17th century to the 18th century. The information added covers what the events were like, as well as what music was played at these events. This specific history, paired with a general history of concerts would go nicely together. I felt like having this added to the article makes it better because it gives the background of the topic which the page is covering. Having a single place for all of this information makes it a better resource for those looking for it. I think if we were to add the rest of the centuries leading up to today, It would provide an even clearer and more accurately show change over time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by J morgan28 (talkcontribs) 03:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding Concert Venues[edit]

To help contribute to the completion of this article, I have decided to add a section to shed light on the three types of venues concerts can be hosted at. These venues include halls which are specifically built to host mostly classical music concerts, amphitheaters which have tiers of seats surrounding an outdoor stage, and sporting arenas/centers which can be altered and outfitted with the right equipment to host a concert and is usually the largest of the three types of venues I am addressing. I have also included an example of a well-known venue for each different type of concert venue. Additionally, I mentioned which venues are most likely to host a certain type of musical concert. Currently, the closest section to addressing this topic is the "Formats" section, so I plan to add my new section directly above that. Sdesai90 (talk) 03:44, 28 March 2019 (UTC) Sdesai90