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Old 04-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Talking Traditional vs. Contemporary Southern

Southern singing has certainly evolved in my lifetime. I've seen major changes in traditional tribal powwow singing. Some of these changes include:

1. Tone. The range of singing has now reached so high that you could shake hands with a jet pilot! Sing it. Don't scream it!
2. Speed. Slow down, we're in no hurry. You're about to give the chorus girls a heart attack!
3. The Beat. No, not Thabeet of the Oklahoma Thunders basketball team. Why abuse a drum when it didn't do anything to you?
4. The Songs. Monkey see, monkey do. So many new songs are spinoffs of other songs.
5. Multiple leads. What? The lead singer can't sing four starts like their grandpas and uncles did?
6. Staying at the drum. Where are you going? You're too young to have prostrate problems!
7. Contests. Don't only sing for the money and glory. Help out in your community for free at the local dances once in awhile!
8. Dress. Pull ur darn pants up for heavens sakes or someones going to swipe their credit card on your line!


Since there is no turning back now, what do you think about splitting southern contest singing into separate Traditional and Contemporary categories?
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