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GUEST,Doug Saum Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion (31) RE: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion 18 Dec 10

Ballad (word derived from "ballet") is a story song most often in pentameter (alt. tetrameter-trimeter) often participatory with audience joining in dance or singning (esp. choruses and refrains). Since audiences need to join in with a group and most contemporary digital entertainments are focused on the private experience, ballad popularity is waning. At least it is in a dormant phase. The charm of ballads runs deep and I expect they will rise again.

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