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Re: What's the difference between a song, a piece, and an instrumental version? #976171
01/14/08 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
I guess it all stems from the fact that my wife always asks me "what song are you working on now"?.

I tell her, it's not a *song*, but rather a *piece*. She then says the same thing every time....... "excuse me dork, would you care for some grey poupon"!,

Never fails, every time! confused
Aha! A clearer picture emerges. laugh

I would seem that there's no need for her to call it anything at all. The simplest compromise would be for her to just ask "What are you working on now?" or even ""What music..."

But as this appears to be a stubbornness contest rather than an issue of musical scholarship, then I'd suggest fighting fire with fire. If she insists on always asking the question the same way, then try always giving the same reply when she asks. Something like:

"Still Beethoven's 99th Piano Concerto - but I'm up to the 43rd movement now..." or perhaps

"I Did it My Way"

Be sure to post pics of the bruises. wink

Cheers,

Chris


Who needs feet of clay? I can get into enough trouble with feet made of regular foot stuff...
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Re: What's the difference between a song, a piece, and an instrumental version? #976172
01/14/08 08:47 PM
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Indeed, Mak. When I was messin' with bluegrass, most things people play would be referred to as "tunes." If you said "piece" somebody would beat you up (and rightfully so!). Occasionally, there would be a song.

What do jazz people say? That is, when they don't have a cigarette hanging from their lips.

Anyway, I wish I wrote the songs that made the young girls cry...but alas, I'm lucky if I just get a piece.

Re: What's the difference between a song, a piece, and an instrumental version? #976173
01/14/08 08:50 PM
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Your sneaky AND crafty, I like that!! thumb

Re: What's the difference between a song, a piece, and an instrumental version? #976174
01/14/08 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by J. Mark:
What do jazz people say? That is, when they don't have a cigarette hanging from their lips.
Most jazz folk I have heard in interviews and such call 'em "tunes."

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Originally posted by Mr. Super-Hunky:
I tell her, it's not a *song*, but rather a *piece*. She then says the same thing every time....... "excuse me dork, would you care for some grey poupon"!,
Just tell her: "Why, yes, I would!" laugh

Seriously, tho, it really is just semantics, in many ways. Song, piece, tune- it's all music!


-Mak

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