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Thread #134256   Message #3056609
Posted By: GUEST,Doug Saum
18-Dec-10 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
Subject: RE: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
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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