(09-25-2010 10:06 AM)dvow Wrote:
(09-25-2010 03:53 AM)Lee Wrote:
(09-25-2010 02:12 AM)dvow Wrote: BTW a song is a piece of music with lyrics. So what you heard aren't songs.
Never heard that law. What do you call when there aren't lyrics?
It's not a law. It's just been that way for hundreds of years. It's just songs have gotten so popular in the modern age, that people are starting to call everything songs, which infuriates people that know better. It's like calling a car a truck. What if the opera became popular instead of the song? Do you think it would suddenly be correct to call everything with music an opera? And it would be called instrumental, depending on the work, and the composer's intentions.
I am actually a musician and I know what you are getting at. The same thing gets me when I hear people call "espresso" - "expresso".