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Emily Grossman

'The Yodeler'

October 7, 2009 at 5:54 AM

I turned to the next page in the book.  "Okay, let's take a look at this next song...  Piece."

"What's the difference between a song and a piece?"

"Ha, funny you should ask that question, Juliet.  It's simple: songs have words and pieces don't."  Question now is...  

"So,where does 'The Yodeler' fit?"

"It's a song...  Piece."

From Tom Holzman
Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Nothing is ever quite that simple, particularly in music, is it?  Nice story.  I must confess that I do not know the Yodeler, so I cannot weigh in on this debate.

From Royce Faina
Posted on October 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Yoddeling was and is a way one person can comunicate with another over a long distance. Heard that on the Travel Chanel.  Somewhat like a morse code.  I say a song.

From Tobias Seyb
Posted on October 7, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Yodelling is not a song. Some songs contain yodels, some yodelling pieces are no songs.

But it's dangerous and can lead to severe damage of the ears and overall health (even if most humans seem to be immune, see ->mars attacks)

From Gabriel Kastelle
Posted on October 8, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Beautiful, Emily !  thnx.

From Jenna Potts
Posted on October 9, 2009 at 2:51 AM

Perhaps, a piece is a part of a whole?  Or, a segment of a work? 

And, a song has words....except for songs without words. :-)

From Emily Grossman
Posted on October 9, 2009 at 6:56 AM

If birds have songs and whales have songs, then I suppose yodelers have songs, too.  But a violin piece that's supposed to sound like a yodeler is exactly that: a piece.  ...That is, unless you can yodel while you play it--which would be pretty cool.

From Royce Faina
Posted on October 9, 2009 at 5:10 PM

I'll go with that!

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