Would you listen to instrumentals?

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  1. hinazille profile image83
    hinazilleposted 6 years ago

    I manage my husband as a producer out here in the Caribbean and he makes a lot of melodious instrumentals... would you listen to instrumentals or do you need vocals on a song for you to enjoy it?

    1. Shinkicker profile image95
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Don't see any problem with instrumental music. I like to listen to some when I'm reading or writing. A vocal track can be distracting

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I usually need the vocals.  Because in them is contained the meaning.

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      Olde Cashmereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Instrumentals can be just as powerful as songs with lyrics, if not more. Piano instrumentals are relaxing to listen to and I've always loved older Jazz music. I have to say my favorite instrumental is probably Metallica's "Orion" or Miles Davis's "So What"

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        thanks for participating in this discussion, im hearing a lot of music i mightnt have heard otherwise! i will take a listen to the two you mentioned... in the meantime i would love to hear what you think about Teardropz, a beat produced by my husband..

        you can scroll down a little and see the link (i'm thinking if i post the link too many times, i might get flagged up for spamming or something similar)...

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          Olde Cashmereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Just finished listening to the beat your husband made. Really relaxed and cool vibe, I dug it. I enjoyed the instrumentation throughout it especially the passages where it became more lush. Great work

          1. hinazille profile image83
            hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            thank you for listening to the production detail... its greatt to have your support! its one of my favourite beats... you can check out more of our beats here... http://imcinc.weebly.com/beats-by-imc-inc.html

            he produced this particular beat whilst studying engineering at Point blank music college in London...

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              Olde Cashmereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Really good work. He needs to stick with it, I can tell there's a lot of imagination in his music. Tell him to keep up the good work. Great job

              1. hinazille profile image83
                hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                your words of encouragement are much appreciated smile

    4. jaybird22 profile image65
      jaybird22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think this depends on if it is from a known song or not.  If it is the instrumental of a well known song, most people would prefer to just hear the song.  If the instrumental is created as an instrumental, I think people would be fine with that.

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        this is particularly true for certain types of beats - a lot of the riddims that caribbean artists drop lyrics on are relatively bland by themselves... the lyrics showcase the potential of the beats...

    5. LVidoni5 profile image80
      LVidoni5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I really like instrumentals. Jazz, chill beats, that sort of thing. I put them on when I'm reading, writing, drawing, or painting. Sometimes lyrics can distract me when I'm trying to be creative myself.

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        i know exactly what you mean - sometimes lyrics can detract from the entire track... when i am writing articles or hubs i can easily listen to an instrumental it can even enhance my productivity, but songs with lyrics can throw me off my train of thought...

        I would love to hear what you think of this instrumental my husband produced ...

        http://soundcloud.com/imcinc-instrument … -like-that

    6. Palomides profile image72
      Palomidesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Instrumentals and classical music definitely have their place -- I listen to them when I study, read, or write.  Anything when I need to be focused, but like to have some ambient noise.

  2. jponiato profile image81
    jponiatoposted 6 years ago

    There are a great many instrumentals in different styles that I like.  From big-band jazz to instrumental rock (including the "surf" music from half a century ago), and even some classical.  So yeah, if it has harmony, melody, and rhythm, then I'll listen to it.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thats interesting...for me the melody of the instruments & their harmonisations are the two main things that either attract me to that beat or make me never hear it again...

      R&B beats tend to pull at the heartstrings a little more, whereas the swing genre beats transition me into another type of mood...on the other hand, certain dancehall & reggae beats are addictive, but then again i love rock too & indian instrumentals are great also!

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    If it's the kind of music (melody) that I like - instrumentals are among my favorite kind of music.  If I like the vocal version of a song I'll usually want a few different instrumental version of it too (solo, orchestra, band, whatever).  Then there's classical too.  (I don't happen to like most traditional jazz, and Big Band kind of makes me want to kill myself or someone else -but that's just me.   lol )

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol i know exactly what you mean, but loud noisy goth-rock type music has that effect on me...

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    sure...luv instrumentals...various genres, styles...and from different parts of the world

  5. hinazille profile image83
    hinazilleposted 6 years ago

    wow! before i met my husband i never really listened to instrumentals, but i heard one particular beat he made that felt like it was playing with my heart lol.. are you open to hearing it?

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      sure!

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        www.soundcloud.com/azillec/teardropz

        Let me know what you think smile we are recording a song on that currently & hope to release it too in the next few months..

  6. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    Yes I do! When an instrumental piece is done extremely well, vocals are not needed. There are quite a few songs that I prefer the instrumental over the vocals.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i agree. take a listen to the instrumental i posted below - would you listen to it by itself?

  7. hinazille profile image83
    hinazilleposted 6 years ago

    cool...


    http://soundcloud.com/azillec/teardropz

    id love to hear what you all think of the composition & the overall sound of the beat...

    1. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, there's well produced instrumentals and then there's fooling around with a synthesizer and drum machine, which appears to be the latter here.

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        some of the major producers making a hell of a lot of money nowadays are all fooling around with synthesizers and drum machines... so it seems the latter is not so bad after all smile

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    The Writers Dogposted 6 years ago

    Instrumentals are much better than a lot of what passes for "singing" these days.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that is definitely true. soldier boy's first track, nicki minaj's latest track...leave a lot to be desired

  9. PerlongMedical profile image57
    PerlongMedicalposted 6 years ago

    take a listen to the instrumental i posted below

  10. TheHeavyReview profile image69
    TheHeavyReviewposted 6 years ago

    A band who can make a good instrumental always gains my respect and appreciation.  So the answer is no... I don't need vocals to enjoy music.  However, I do respect a talented singer.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's encouraging! we are always releasing fresh instrumentals for artists & music lovers, but the interest seems to be considerably higher with artists than with casual music listeners.

      I tried posting a beat or two here to get your opinions, but it seems we are not allowed to do that as it isnt showing up...

      1. hinazille profile image83
        hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        scratch the last statement above, it IS letting me post the beat... if you scroll up you should be able to see the link...

        would love to hear your opinion on the melody, composition & engineering...

  11. soundtrack junkie profile image60
    soundtrack junkieposted 6 years ago

    some music are best heard without lyrics

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      very true... what genre of music do you tend to lean more towards...

  12. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    For me, it really depends on who and what.  Some music is excellent with out vocals, while other pieces of music are worthless without vocals. 

    Some have vocals that would be better off without...  IMHO, Lulu is one such example.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      its true! sometimes I hear a beat by itself and cant really connect with it, but when i hear the same beat with an artist on it, it really doesnt sound too bad...

      let me know what you think of the instrumental i put up - my husband produced it whilst he was studying in London...

  13. vmartinezwilson profile image84
    vmartinezwilsonposted 6 years ago

    I like instrumentals.  Two of my favorite Duran Duran songs are Tel Aviv and Tiger Tiger, both without the vocals of my fav Simon leBon.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i think some instrumentals are so melodious themselves that no vocal is needed to showcase the beat.... but other times, the beats can be monotonous & require the vocals to really light up the track...

      but interesting - you obviously really love those instrumentals because you don't mind that your fave is not on them! did you get a chance to listen to the instrumental i put up? i'd love to hear what you think...

      1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
        vmartinezwilsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I did.  I enjoyed it, it had a very melodic tone while still having a dominant drum bass.  It started off kind of like The Clannad, but the beat gave it a more jazz tone the further I listened. 

        He does good work!

        1. hinazille profile image83
          hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for your kind words smile He loves making beats, so its always good to know when someone appreciates his effort...

          i've never heard of the Clannad but i will check it out...

  14. TTC12 profile image75
    TTC12posted 6 years ago

    I listen to many instrumentals - guitar-based like Shawn Lane and Joe Satriani, electronic music by Steve Roach or Jon Jenkins, music scores by Mark Isham, Thomas Newman and Hans Zimmer, or modern surf music by The Mermen. All good stuff to let your mind wander to.

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      interesting mix! I will check a few of those out for sure...

      you mentioned you like guitar based beats.. what do you think of this one?

      http://soundcloud.com/imcincorporated/g … t-you-want

  15. bubblleess profile image59
    bubblleessposted 6 years ago

    ii would .. it depends thou ..

    1. hinazille profile image83
      hinazilleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      depends on...?

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    Lisa Catherineposted 6 years ago

    I think that an instrumental song is a wonderful thing. Although, I do love meaningful lyrics, I can be moved just as easily by a well crafted, dynamic, and passionate instrumental.

    I do agree with a previous post that while writing or reading instrumentals are a much better fit. Unless you want the lyrics of the songs influencing whatever you are writing of course.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Early Black Sabbath had some good instrumentals. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, also.

 
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