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    1. What do we call the kind of songs with very soft music background?

    2. Shall I call it the songs with soft rytham instead of soft music?

    3. What do we call the kind of songs with very strong and fast music background, but not rock and roll?

    3. Any mistake of the the above writings?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. What do we call the kind of songs with very soft music background background music?

    2. Shall Should I call say it the that a song with has a soft rhythm instead of soft music?

    3. What do we call the kind of songs with very strong and fast music background background music, but not rock and roll?

    3. Any mistake of the the above writings? Are there any mistakes in my questions above?

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    I'm afraid I can't answer any of the actual questions, but please note my amendments to your text.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Jun-2011 at 09:50. Reason: Typo

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    1. What do we call the kind of songs with very soft music background background music?

    2. Shall Should I call say it the that a song with has a soft rhythm instead of soft music?

    3. What do we call the kind of songs with a very strong and fast music background background music, but not rock and roll?

    3. Any mistake of the the above writings? Are there any mistakes in my questions above?
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    Default Re: music

    How about backing music rather than background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about backing music rather than background?
    Do you know, all through that post I kept thinking that background music wasn't the right phrase, but for the life of me the correct one wouldn't come to me! Thank you!

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    Default Re: music

    Elevator music.
    Easy listening music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. What do we call the kind of songs with very soft music background?

    2. Shall I call it the songs with soft rytham instead of soft music?

    3. What do we call the kind of songs with very strong and fast music background, but not rock and roll?

    3. Any mistake of the the above writings?



    Ju
    I think you're using "song" wrongly. A song is a musical piece with lyrics. Don't be too worried by this, because it seems that on the internet, any music is a song. But not everyone will understand this usage, and you should probably learn the correct meaning.

    If there are no words, a piece of music is not a song. If you hear the first movement of Beetthoven's Moonlight Sonata, you don't say "I love this song". It's not a song.

    So there is a difference between "the kind of songs with very soft music background" and "very soft music background."

    There are a lot of names for types of music and "soft background music" is not a type of music. You can put any music on a CD (classical, reggae, satanic rock) and play it softly in the background, and it's still classical, reggae or satanic rock.

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