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歆霏Hermione
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What's the difference between "soft music", "light music" and "quiet music"? Here is my understanding: "soft music" and "light music" both refer to the music without any lyrics. They are slow and make people feel calm and peaceful. "quiet music" emphasizes on the low voice. It may have lyrics or not. Am I right?
Sep 17, 2019 9:35 AM
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"quiet music" refers mainly to the volume. But you may choose certain genres if you wanted to listen to music quietly e.g. easy listening, some classical music. So in context, "quiet music" could also give a general indication of genre. "soft" or "light" music refers more to the genre. "soft" suggest relaxing, soothing, perhaps nighttime music e.g. slow piano music. "light" suggests it is not serious. It may make you feel happy, a bit lively and could cheer you up. A good example is the whole genre of classical music called "(British) light music". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_music This kind of music is often based on folk tunes or was music used for films. See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceqpno_zr6c Soft music and light music are overlapping definitions, I would say.
September 17, 2019
歆霏Hermione
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