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What is most important to you in a song

The melody or rhythm.
11 (40.7%)
The sentiment or message relayed in the words.
3 (11.1%)
Who sings it.
0 (0%)
All of the above
13 (48.1%)

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« on: June 28, 2009, 02:55:40 am »


The melody or rhythm of a song will first gain my interest
and cause me to listen to the words, which must be discernible.
If I find the words touch my heart It will probably become
another one of my favorites and I will seek out more from
the person that sings it. If the words can't be understood
or were obviously written as a filler to a decent beat it
becomes an "Ear Worm". To me, the most important part
of a song is the sentiment or message in the words.



"I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?" - Fred Rogers

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Re: Songs
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 03:11:04 am »
The melody, rhythm and lyrics are important to me most to some degree. But I performed in several bands including top 40 bands were all that mattered was getting the song right. I do have some fav. groups. But in reality I don't care who's doing it as long as it has that certain kick to it  :laugh:
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Re: Songs
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 11:51:45 am »
The melody & rhythm attach my attention.  As I listen and learn the words, if they mean something to me, it become a favorite.

I have some favorite artists, but not everything they come out with is a hit with me.

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Re: Songs
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 11:59:25 am »
Can we have an "all of the above" option? I've probably purchased music for all those reasons. Sometimes for me any one of those can trump the others.
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Re: Songs
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 01:07:04 pm »


Your wish is my command.



"I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?" - Fred Rogers

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Re: Songs
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 01:57:52 pm »
I chose lyrics... But I like 'em not for the sentiment in and of itself, but how it's conveyed. I like "epic poetry" in lyric..



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Re: Songs
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 02:09:17 pm »
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The melody & rhythm attach my attention.  As I listen and learn the words, if they mean something to me, it become a favorite

With Janet. I love hip hop, and honestly there are fave songs where it took me a dozen listens to even get the all the lyrics. Rhythm first, definitely.
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Re: Songs
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 02:11:28 pm »


Your wish is my command.




Thank you love. At least it has one vote now  :laugh:
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Re: Songs
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 02:19:50 pm »
I have been getting into some of the older stuff.  Journey, Zee Zee Top even Ozzy.  Takes me back to a younger time.

Janet

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Re: Songs
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 04:07:32 pm »


...takes me back to a younger time.



You're old enough to remember "ZZ Top"?
You had me believing I was robbing the craddle!

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"I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?" - Fred Rogers

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Re: Songs
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 04:11:04 pm »
Thank You, Hon  I also remember Bill Haley and the Comets, Buddy Holly.  And look at you with Dino.


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Re: Songs
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 04:19:54 pm »


"As the fella once said, aint that a kick in the heeaad and
the sailor said quote aint that a hole in the boooat."



"I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?" - Fred Rogers

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Re: Songs
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 10:45:11 pm »

The rhythm and melody are my muse for writing.  I actually prefer instrumentals over vocals in movies.

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Re: Songs
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2009, 04:16:02 am »
I chose the melody or rhythm, but it really depends upon the song.  There are some songs that I love just for the lyrics, and some that I love despite the lyrics.  ;D

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Re: Songs
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009, 01:37:49 am »
I like the beat of a song and the tune of how the singer sings. Even if I can't understand what they say. And if later I find out the lyrics meanings and the lyrics are really good I'll like the song even more. If the lyrics mean something bad then my likeness for the song kind of goes down

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Re: Songs
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2009, 03:28:02 am »
the melody & lyrics

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Re: Songs
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2009, 04:23:24 am »


Bob Seger-Won't Stop


One of the few performers who's stuff I buy
Because it is "his stuff"

The rhythm first caught my attention and
then the lyrics made it a favorite.

Classic Seger.

Mama said I bought it just for the cover "ART"



« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 12:43:22 pm by heatherrose »
"I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let's make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?" - Fred Rogers

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Re: Songs
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2019, 08:55:34 am »
I voted "all of the above", and have performed in many bands over the years myself. As a rhythm section member I would always emphasize locking with the drummer and focus on laying down the foundation as the bass player.

Music is essentially theater in my mind, the lyrics, the melody, the rhythm, the vocals (if applicable) all combine and interact with my soul, my being, my essence. Music is very chronological for me, I can relive a memory, a place in time, by simply hearing a certain song, it's very powerful and spiritual for me.

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