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Thread #128145 Message #2866663
Posted By: Stower
18-Mar-10 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
Subject: RE: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
Paul Reade: "In any other genre of music, you'd be laughed off the stage."
The Bee Gees
Like so many other derogatory short-hand terms, "finger in the ear" to describe folk music describes nothing but the attitude of the person saying it. It says nothing about folk music or about the skill of singing.
If it helps, do it. If it doesn't, don't.