Da Musically Inclined Bomb

DePauw University's First Year Seminar on Writing about Music

Sunday, November 19, 2006

And now Mr. Terfel will be singing Free Bird

Voice teachers and pretty much all classical musicians have had a bias about popular music, but a few musicians are building a bridge to bring all stlyes of music together. Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) books are now being published to aid in these contemporary styles. These new vocalising books are being published so that young singers can experience pop, jazz, rock, and all contemporary music. The books take the singers through the necessary steps to sing correctly in these different stlyes. One of the advantages of these books is that no one has found a way of teaching these styles or at least has not made them well known. It also gives musicians a new understanding of how these different musical aspects work so that all musicians can better understand the different styles of music, rather than saying one is better than another.

8 Comments:

At 11/19/2006 3:13 PM, Blogger iheart-t-ravs said...

I liked your summary of the article; it just gives the facts.

 
At 11/19/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Emily Rose said...

Your summary is very good. Sometimes your voice sounds passive, watch that. For example, using "pretty much." You also have a couple of "betters" that bugged me at the end. But other than that good job! I liked it!

 
At 11/19/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger Nat said...

Okay this is frustrating...I wrote a really good comment and then it didnt post, so now you get a sucky one. You should have put the source of the article.

 
At 11/19/2006 4:56 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

This made the article and the idea of the article very interesting. I do think your first sentence was too general though. I consider us classical musicians and I really don't think we have that much of a bias against pop. Well....most of us. :p

 
At 11/19/2006 6:07 PM, Blogger Vera Lynn Waters said...

i've never heard 0f these b00ks, but i'd say they s0und pretty c00l. y0u made me want t0 check 0ut the b00ks and n0t the article... s0, well d0ne i think.

 
At 11/19/2006 7:05 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Take out the "pretty much" in the first sentence... it sounds a tad unprofessional. Otherwise, nice work.

 
At 11/19/2006 8:11 PM, Blogger Godfather Outlaw said...

sounds very interesting... CCM stands for contemporary christian music too... confusing.

 
At 11/19/2006 11:15 PM, Blogger Mistuh Bond said...

I like how you cut all the fat out of what it could have been. Good job.

 

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