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qthrul
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 10
Location: Raleigh, NC US
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 08:16 PM CDT

I have -one- song with my voice on it... and it is a heavily filtered voice. Smile

I'm just more comfortable letting my guitar talk or squeezing a keyboard lead part into the mix/mash of "loops".

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Joanna
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Registered: 10/07/04
Posts: 523
Location: , USA
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 09:25 PM CDT

The irony here is that I have a couple of songs I've written without my voice, but I'm not comfortable enough with my keyboard skills (and lack thereof) to post them here. So I hide behind vocals.

-- Joanna


 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Wednesday, August 17 2005 @ 03:08 AM CDT

Quote by: atwood1956
Quote by: Mungo
Quote by: bonta
instrumental songs are the greatest!!
is there really anyone into these kind of music?



Me!
Welcome to MacJams, bonta.



Sometimes I feel like a motherless child...



As usual, I'm using my voice as a drone instrument in that one, Tom. Wink
daphna
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Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 81
Location: , Canada
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 01:23 AM CDT

Ummmm... I hate to break it to you all, but "instrumental songs" is an oxymoron.
chakeres
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Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 243
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 07:48 AM CDT

Lyrics? What’s a lyric? No seriously, I have never listened to lyrics much in a song I mostly listen to the instruments. Most of the time I can’t understand what the lyrics are. It may be that I couldn’t sing to save my life but also I’ve played guitar for 30 plus years so instrumental music has always appealed to me. I’m a big fan of Jeff Beck and I think he’s a good example. His days with the Yardbirds and the first Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart, the vocals seemed to fit well. But in his later work, whenever vocals were added to his song they sounded more like an after thought, as if a producer said, “you need vocals to sell your music”. I think he has done well without lyrics. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents, keep in mind, I don’t read books either, I just look at the pictures. JAC

"It's All Been Done for a Reason"
atwood1956
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Registered: 12/31/04
Posts: 365
Location: N/A
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 08:05 AM CDT

Quote by: Mungo
Quote by: atwood1956
Quote by: Mungo
Quote by: bonta
instrumental songs are the greatest!!
is there really anyone into these kind of music?



Me!
Welcome to MacJams, bonta.



Sometimes I feel like a motherless child...



As usual, I'm using my voice as a drone instrument in that one, Tom. Wink



Just wanted to see how many "Quote's by:" I could get in one post.


 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 09:09 AM CDT

Quote by: daphna
Ummmm... I hate to break it to you all, but "instrumental songs" is an oxymoron.


"Moon River" performed with vocals is a song, but as an instrumental, it is not a song?
drakonis
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 3229
Location: San Diego, CA USA
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 09:33 AM CDT

Quote by: Mungo
Quote by: daphna
Ummmm... I hate to break it to you all, but "instrumental songs" is an oxymoron.


"Moon River" performed with vocals is a song, but as an instrumental, it is not a song?


Hmm... I sort of remember hearing the centuries-old universally-accepted label for this as, "song without words" :-)
-Drakonis
atwood1956
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Registered: 12/31/04
Posts: 365
Location: N/A
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 09:34 AM CDT

Quote by: Mungo
Quote by: daphna
Ummmm... I hate to break it to you all, but "instrumental songs" is an oxymoron.


"Moon River" performed with vocals is a song, but as an instrumental, it is not a song?



Then there is my perhaps poorly named Lullaby With No Words. Is it a song? Is it a lullaby? I could rename it "Moon River," but sounds like that title is already taken.
 
drakonis
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 3229
Location: San Diego, CA USA
 
Re:Instrumental Songs
Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 12:09 PM CDT

ooh, and what about the "Ma-na Ma-na song" that Jim Henson and the Muppets made famous from an otherwise obscure X-rated Swedish movie? What's that, a song with almost words?
OK, I'm outta here,
scat!
-Drakonis