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Thread #171205 Message #4140863
Posted By: Stringsinger
01-May-22 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: audience singing along in concert
Subject: RE: audience singing along in concert
Traditional singing is an acquired taste. You've got to put on a different set of ears.
Peggy is thoroughly and entirely musical. She's of course not a pop singer ala Flack.
You gotta' listen for interpretations. Peggy, Pete and Mike gave honest and creative interpretations of folk songs.
If Pete or Peggy invited you to sing, well sing, damn it, if you want to. Some people pay money to a Seeger concert because they get to be a part of it by singing along.
Some rock concerts have a paying audience to get up and dance at their seats blocking the
view of the performers. You can still hear the performers. The dancers paid their money too.
Part of the thrlll of a live concert is when the audience can participate in the show.
OK don't sing along with Bach or Beethoven unless the conductor invites you to. Or maybe at a jazz concert although what depopularized jazz is the absence of dancing.
Take your cue from the guy/gal onstage.