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Favorite lines

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan May 9. 37 Replies

What are some of your favorite lines in a song?My first offering:Wait a minute, mister, I didn't even kiss her.Continue

Songs that make your heart or pants melt

Started by Gwen. Last reply by Gwen May 6. 6 Replies < Earned ItMy go to song right now to get in the right mood ;)…Continue

David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Oct 25, 2016. 4 Replies

From the first time I heard "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," I fell in love with the sweet harmonies and rich, warming music made by Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Since that time, they celebrated the Summer of…Continue

Tags: Dan Rather, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, David Crosby, CSN

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Chris Oct 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

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Comment by Chris on April 15, 2017 at 3:37am
Comment by Chris on April 15, 2017 at 3:09am

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Comment by Chris on April 15, 2017 at 3:00am
Comment by Chris on April 15, 2017 at 12:12am

The Lindy Hop. Lindy nameed after Lindenbers flight across the Atlantic.


Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 14, 2017 at 8:57pm

Pour a glass of wine, sit down, relax, and enjoy a wonderful five minutes of musical bliss....

Comment by Randall Smith on April 14, 2017 at 6:44am

Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Cannonball Adderly, Michael Brecker--when do we stop?!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

Yes! Lester Young, Coltrane, Bird, Sonny. Even Stanley Turrentine and Arthur Blythe

Comment by Lilac on April 13, 2017 at 6:57pm

That should be a soprano sax, surrounded by the alto, tenor, and baritone 'family' members.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 13, 2017 at 6:44pm

Inadvertently came across this when I was Googling a sax player.  Now this is an entity I can worship!  Although I've never equated saxophones or sax players with virtuous virginity.  Anyone up for sax?

Comment by Chris on April 12, 2017 at 11:36pm

I'm not a poet, or songwriter so don't know much. This is interesting though.

Difference Between Poetry and Song
Poetry vs Song
On the onset, there does not seem to be any difference between poetry and song. After all, there are a number of different lyrics used in songs that have been derived from poetry. Take for instance, the Star Spangled Banner, which is the National Anthem of the United States. The lyrics of the song were actually derived from the poem of the same title, and written by the poet Francis Scott Key. Also, both poetry and song are literary poems that deal with the emotions of a particular individual, regarding a particular instance or situation. Furthermore, poetry verses and the lines of a song often follow a rhyming scheme, giving a sense of melody to the verses, even when the lines are merely recited.
However, literary experts would be quick to correct you regarding this. In fact, they would be able to pinpoint a number of differences between verses from a poem and verses from a song. One difference is the content. While both literary forms delve into a person’s emotions, the verses in a song will often evoke human emotions pertaining to personal experiences. On the other hand, the verses of a poem are written based on the emotions felt by an individual, regarding their perception of different situations, events, people, or places.
Another major difference between poetry and song is the meaning and message they try to convey. The meaning and message found in most songs, especially those songs that are composed today, are pretty direct and straight to the point. In fact, there is not much thought and analysis needed, on the part of the listener, to determine what the song is all about. In the case of poetry, poets will often utilize a variety of different figurative forms of speech in order to convey a particular message. It is for this reason, that many times, the message of the poem may not often be what it appears to be. As such, it takes quite some time to carefully analyze a particular poem in order to get into the meaning of the poem itself.

Finally, there is the manner on how poems and songs are appreciated. In the case of poetry, the appreciation of the poem comes from the careful analysis of the wording of the poem itself. This includes the play of words, the rhyming scheme, use of figurative forms of speech, and the like. On the other hand, songs are mostly appreciated based on the accompanying music. A song may have extremely simple lyrics, but would be considered as a great song based on how the accompanying music is mixed and arranged. It is also dependent on the manner which the recording artist delivers the song.
1. Both poetry and song are literary works that are characterized by the use of verses and rhyming words, that are created as a result of the emotions experienced by the writer.

2. Of the two, poems are considered to be more in-depth than songs, because of the presence of ‘flowery’ words and figurative forms of speech.
3. Poems are appreciated by the manner in which the verses are written. Songs are mostly appreciated based on the accompanying music, and the manner in which the song is sung by the singer.


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