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Topic: piano pieces, not SONGS!!!!  (Read 7004 times)

Offline bernhard

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Re: piano pieces, not SONGS!!!!
Reply #50 on: July 02, 2004, 02:35:15 AM
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I am a singer, and I must interject. "Lied" is the singular form of "Lieder." Lied means song, and lieder means songs.


Thank you.

I stand corrected.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Spatula

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Re: piano pieces, not SONGS!!!!
Reply #51 on: July 02, 2004, 09:12:54 PM
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When I played Fantasie-Impromptu my chicken called it a song and therefore it is one. Period!!!


Your Chicken?  ???

Btw, calling a piece a song is the same as calling a tree a flower, because they might share the same characteristics (both are "carbon based plants"), but are in no means the same thing.  

How about these other phrases to describe a piece:

repretoire (can be used for "song" too)
number
selection(s)
queue
work
composition
opus
....

:P

Spatula

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Re: piano pieces, not SONGS!!!!
Reply #52 on: July 02, 2004, 09:15:33 PM
Oh, and on top of that, my dad calls the piano keys, "buttons"  ::)

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Re: piano pieces, not SONGS!!!!
Reply #53 on: July 02, 2004, 11:27:47 PM
I know this is not a very distinguished start to my participation on this board, but I would like to suggest that things could be worse. ‘Songs’ could be called tracks, and a programme could be a playlist.

Regards,  Ian
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