reply to post by jackinthebox
Yes Jack, I mainly prefer instrumentals.
I don't have tons of CD's but I do own plenty, 80% of which are music only, no words, no lyrics.
If a picture can tell a thousand words, then music can tell just as many, so as far as I'm concerned, no words should be required.
My music collection consists mainly of Jazz, instrumentals mainly, but if any words are contained it's usually not English but rather Brazilian
Portuguese because the langauage itself, the way it is spoken, the inflection and cadence of Portuguese langauage almost qualifies it as a musical
And Brazilian music is not your basic typical music, it is rich in melodic content and style with some level of complexity from a musical standpoint
yet so simple and flowing.
Repeat: If a picture can tell a thousand words, Brazilian music can tell a thousand and a half.
You must also remember that a good song will always stand the test of time.
I mean, good music -with or without words- is not like clothing and never goes out of style. Though it may get old, it will still be good from
generaton to generation because there will not be any musical qualities that can date it.
That's what makes a good song great, and a great song a classic.
An example of dated songs today are those songs where the *artist (*sounds like the same guy) synthesizes his voice. That has gotten old and tacky and
dates his material circa 2006-2008.
I'm sorry by I disagree on two counts about your Guru song, nothing Jazzy whatsoever and it is a stereotypical hip-hop song, heard one-you've heard
However, the song that Rasobasi420 provided was not typical, the chorus was nice which I would qualify as an arrangement but the typical blabbering of
the vocalist with an overdriven microphone killed the guitar work and the song in general.
Keep in mind, it's not just about the music, it's also about the technique. That's why I'll give you some credit with the DJ vids you provided. He
may not be playing a musical instrument but he is playing his turntable like one, his hand to hand coordination deserves some level of respect.
[edit on 1-4-2008 by Alxandro]