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Whats the difference between a 'track' and 'song'?
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töbias
I usually use the term 'song' for rock music, and 'track' for dance music.

Are the 2 terms interchangable, or are they different in meaning?
Spacey Orange
a song is a track, but not every track is a song.:D
kr00t0n
well, technically a song would need singing in it, but I just say tracks for all edm anyhoo
DJ Cinos
Interchangable imo, but if you have to out them apart, then song means tracks with song dominating over the melodies.
Spacey Orange
Song

a short musical composition with words
tu_face
i don't like the term 'song'. i always say track, or tune.

technically a song would have to have lyrics
tribu
I think it depends on your personal definition, at least around here. Ive always thought a track was a segment of a song in it's organization. Like you have a drum track, the you lay your bass track over it, then your....you get the point.

Ive used track to mean song as a whole though, so I guess its just up to you. If people know what you mean, who cares what word you use :D
placebo
I call them "jams"

:P

My friend (this huge punk rocker), was like, "who the is Ferry Corsten, sounds like a fag", so he put the CD in, and skipped to that track Punk, and he was like "damn this is a in jam."

So from then on, I've called everything jams.

*shrugs*
Halcyon+On+On
A song is something you play.

A track is something you run. :wtf: ;)
placebo
quote:
Originally posted by Halcyon+On+On
A song is something you play.

A track is something you run. :wtf: ;)


exercise.

Scottaculous
quote:
Originally posted by josh4
So whats a score?

If a song can be a track but a track might not be a song can a track be a score?


From Dictionary.com

1. The notation of a musical work.
2. The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
3. The music written for a film or a play.



A song without vocals is a track.
Tranc3
A musical composition lacking in vocals is also known as a Piece.
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