Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Posted (4 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6944 times:
I've always been a fan of the sound of the violin, especially in classical music (actually, I like the sound of most stringed instruments in a classical orchestra). Lately, though, I've realized that some of my favorite "pop"/"rock"/"alternative" songs also feature a prominent violin (or violin-like) sound--
Am I alone in being a fan of the violin? Anyone know of more up-tempo music that has a crisp violin[-like] sound?
The two that immediately come to mind are
- Matt and Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare (http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/Matt_and_Kim/track/Good_Ol_Fashion_Nightmare), starting at about 35 seconds in [yeah, I know it's really a synth]
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44xirQ55IgA), I'd actually love to see an orchestra do this live because in addition to the sound of the violin, I love watching all of the bows move in unison
but I know there are others/tracks with a mor subtle but still noticeable presence...
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ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6860 times:
you're not alone. I think great pop songs have string instruments an/or orchestra parts in them! I love songs that include them. Of course, i grew up playing the violin(and sister played cello, while dad played violin) and i played in a youth orchestra for 5 years as well, so there may be a bit of bias there. However, my favorite type of music is still punk.
Aeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 689 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6812 times:
There was always a version of Madonna's "Borderline" which had a violin/strings arrangement throughout. When that song was played on the radio (and to this day) it was always a crapshoot whether or not you would get that version or not. Not sure if anyone else knows what i am talking about, but I know this to be true as i never felt the non strings version was as good even though the difference is miniscule.