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MickyMan I Hate the Sound..of 'classically trained' singers (146* d) RE: I Hate the Sound..of 'classically trained' singers 01 Jun 16

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see some Wagner opera performed by one of the best companies in the world. I have a formal music degree and I have played in the pit for operas, but I must say that those voices are a stretch for me to take for a long time. On the other hand, I have problems with lots of styles of singing if they go on for a while.   I LOVE good hardcore Bluegrass, but after about 45 minutes I tire of the "high lonesome sound" in much the same way. The same thing happens after a few Led Zeppelin albums.   Contrary to many of the people earlier, I abhor the way Judy Collins' voice made milk toast out of authentic sounding American Folk Music.
       I'm reminded of a great line I once heard from a wonderful folkie (His name escapes me right now.) He said, "We like to think that we play Country Music ..... and we like to think that a lot of other people don't."

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