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Timeline Help


The Timeline is an interactive list of over 2300 rock and soul songs from the last six decades in chronological order. It aims to recreate the sequential flow of music history as many of us once experienced it. To comment on any song, just click on its Title.

These notes are about using the tools at the top and bottom of the Timeline, to quickly find what you're looking for, or to arrange the display to your liking. See Timeline FAQ for details about song selection, sequencing, and extra data in the information panels.

The green "radio dial" at the top of the Timeline takes you directly to the year or era you choose. Pick a starting year by pointing your cursor anywhere between 1945 and 2010 on the dial. Slide your cursor as if tuning in a station and watch the years race by. Click when the arrowhead pointer is on the year you want.

The Timeline display begins when school started, the fall before your chosen year. That's because those songs were still being heard as the new year began. Click on the radio "button" below the dial to choose one of the six eras instead of one particular year.

The display control at the bottom of the Timeline window lets you choose the number of songs you can see on each page. With a fresh Timeline, the default is to display 100 songs per page. You can choose, instead, to see 250, 500, or all the songs between your chosen start point and the end of the Timeline. At the left of the display control you see the total number of songs selected; at the right are arrows to jump forward or back a page, or to the end or beginning of all the selected songs.

The Artist/Title Search displays all the song titles and artists matching the word(s) you enter. This function is both useful and fun to play with. For example, you can use it to display all the songs in the Timeline by one artist. Also, just for fun, try entering a word like "blue," to display an interesting list of all the Timeline titles with either "blue" or "blues" included.

See Timeline FAQ for details about song selection, sequencing, and extra data in the information panels.


 

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