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Fri Dec 31 17:23:51 UTC 2021
I am aware of a number of singers who are articulate when singing.
Classical music with lyrics tends not to be performed by them.
On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 9:09 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
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> I quit paying attention to the words in songs long ago. Very few singers,
> Billy Joel is one, articulate enough for me to understand. It's my
> deafness. Pop music seems to be mostly about the words. Tuneful songs
> seem to have died somewhere in the 60s - for me. Practically no songs are
> worth listening to just for the music. Of course the Requiem is one of
> them. bill w
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 10:54 AM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
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>> On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 8:38 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
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>>> The impact is much reduced when, as I have often experienced such
>>> things, the performance and acoustics conspire to make the lyrics an
>>> unintelligible a capella that contrasts with the music - Adrian
>>> Maybe you didn't realize that it was in Latin? bill w
>> Latin has words that are distinct from one another, and which are
>> pronounced, in contrast to the sound I heard.
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