Are you "just singing"?

The Relationship of Words and Music: Interpreting vs. Just Singing by Fadlou Shehadi,baritone Song interpretation has many facets. I shall concentrate primarily on the relationship of words and music as it concerns the performer, not the composer, and specifically the performer of art songs. In opera, if I may be facetious, the relationship between the melodic line and the words has long been solved in a very simple way: The singer sings the melody—loudly, of course—and the words...what words? I will discuss three main points. The first, I call the quantity of voice; the second, phonetics versus the natural language; and finally, coloring and inflections in the miniature mosaic that is

Artistry- Interpretation- Communication: that is indeed the Joy In Singing

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