The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134256   Message #3059361
Posted By: Stringsinger
22-Dec-10 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
Subject: RE: Ballad Singing: A Dissenting Opinion
As I understand it, a ballad is a narrative song in folk music. In jazz, it's a general slow sophisticated song that also tells a story but is contrasted from an uptempo rhythmic tune.

Any attempt to academize ballad singing is nuts. There is not one way to sing a ballad.
The narrowing of parameters for the singing of ballads is pedantic and futile.