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    which word...

    Would you help me find the right word that describes the part(s) of a song you like best and which you may rewind?

    Can it be melody, tune?
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    Re: which word...

    It depends on which part of the song you like and repeat.

    For example, in Queen's "We Are the Champions," if you replayed the part that goes, "I've paid my dues, time after time, I've done my sentence, but committed no crime," then you like the verse the best. If you replay the part that goes "We are the champions, my friend, and we'll keep in fighting, 'til the end..." then you prefer the chorus.

    If you like the overall vocals and instrumentation of a song, you might say "I like the tune" or "I love the melody in this song." If what you love about the song is the heavy drums or the drums and the bass, you'd say "This song has a great beat" or "I love the beat in this song."

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: which word...

    There's also something musicians call a "riff;" there doesn't seem to be a standardized version of this word, but I like "short, repeated, memorable musical phrase." Here's a Wikipedia article on the subject. he "world's greatest guitar riffs" site they link to is fun.

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    Re: which word...

    Another memorable thing about a piece of rock music could be a Fill (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . I'm not sure whether this fits your 'rewind' criterion, but someone trying to learn how to play a fill may play and rewind a second or two of music again and again (or even make a 'loop' of it, so that it plays again and again without anyone touching a button - until a flatmate touches the Off switch, of course.)


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