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re: playing with DJs
>"Nope, a turntable isn't a musical instrument no matter how great it
>Ouch!!!!! Listen to DJ Shadow's record, "Endtroducing" and tell me that
>the turntable is not an instrument.
>I believe an instrument is any device with which a musician makes music.
>That was a more creative, innovative,
>and musical record than 90% of all of the convential instrument recordings
>that were put out that year.
I dont like to stretch words too much. Since about any object creates
some sound and with any sound music can be created, all objects would
be musical instruments so the word looses its sense and nothing is
acomplished. We should give meaning to words, not destroy them.
The expression is usefull when limited to objects that are built or
at least modified for that purpose. But I am not going into the
discussion whether and which turn tables are made to creat music...