All American Un-American
Just because we can! LOL! And why does a dog lick his balls? Just because he can! LOL!
Because even though common sense says, "yes, instrumentals are songs. Why wouldn't they be?" the dictionary disagrees. The masses don't agree with the authority.
I absolutely agree with where you are coming from, but there are certain things that actually leave enough room in the definition to permit some scope. "Songs" is one of those things, hence;And of course this brings up one of the fundamentals of our society. The belief that might makes right, or right is governed by popular vote. Either is extremely flawed. Without a structure set that you can agree on right and wrong (like a dictionary) and everything is up for grabs (as to it's being right or wrong), how do you find a moral compass. If you can force someone to do what is wrong by coercion, peer pressure or popular vote does that make it right?
Furthermore, if you take some way out jazz pieces without "sung words", the melodic lines are virtually impossible to detect.The dictionary says a song doesn't have to be sung though. The "vocal" melody can be performed by instruments, therefore making it an instrumental and a song.
That's why it's a debate. It is not as black and white, cut and dried as it can be made to seem.Why is this even a debate ?
My thoughts exactly. Another high-paid noodler in MHO.LOL!
I love your writing style.Satriani is probably IMO the least offensive of all those douchebag guitar hero wank noodlers. His stuff at least sometimes has a fun feel and melody to his retarded wank shredding. The rest are just self indulgent scale exercisers and floyd rose benders..
It's about tastefulness. I can noodle like a MF and make non-players and young players think I'm great, but it's all for show. My biggest talent is knowing when not to play! Shrapnel Records and Mike Varney don't sell many records. And there is a good reason for it; it bores the hell out of the music buying public! I can appreciate technical virtuosity...for about five minutes! Then it bores the hell out of me. Apparently the record buying public agrees with me.personally I don't get offended by speed and players who can clearly show virtuosity are not simply noodling. I get into this argument a lot with other people, it's a never ending debate that shit guitarists really seem to hate, because it reflects their disappointment in knowing they'll never ever be able to play like them