03 December 2008

Something I learned today

Check it out:

Melisma
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In music, melisma is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession.

So there's actually a word for what I usually refer to as "you know, that crappy type of singing they do on American Idol"

On a related note: leave the National Anthem alone, people. It does not need your flourishes and whatnot. Just sing the damn thing and let them start the game.

3 comments:

EDP said...

I believe you'll find Mariah Carey's photo next to the dictionary definition.

Zil said...

Yes, she is the classic example. Also, I loathe her.

EDP said...

She is easy to loathe. She's my age, and she's still dressing like a Bratz doll.