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Thread #50417 Message #765558
Posted By: GUEST,Brían
14-Aug-02 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Help: Momma Sang Tenor?
Subject: RE: Help: Momma Sang Tenor?
Thanks, Leeneia. I am fascinated in the origins of words, and I like the image of the tenors holding the melody which I can see is the original meaning of the word. Interestingly enough in bluegrass music, the tenor seems to be singing harmony usualy, where the melody seems to be called the lead. The meaning seems to have changed over time.