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Thread #58902   Message #935302
Posted By: Deni-C
17-Apr-03 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
'I refrain from singing blues (I'll PLAY, tho) because I simply can't SOUND like a blues singer. If I tried it would be terrible AND possibly insulting.'

so maybe, like an actor, if you can do a pretty convincing accent or dialect, you could maybe get away with it as long as it SOUNDS OK.

who can it hurt?

Reminds me that singers of a lot of other nationalities sing in English. Is anyone going to say they shouldn't do that because they don't soundlike English people, I think not. it only works the other way around from what I've heard......

I think we should sing songs the way they are menat to be sung, with as much added artistic license as we like.