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Old 04-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
Gledanh Zhinga
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They are all good points. An added point would be the rushed "Goshga" beats, those three accents that come between the main chorus and into the repeat chorus. For a dancer, rushed beats suck canal water. And those three beats were not always in the southern songs, especially in Western Oklahoma. There was just a single accent which coincided with the repeat chorus beginning (like Northern singing). I suggest listening to tapes and recordings of the old style singers.

To hear the control of the old Ponca drum as on Indian House Recordings, is like being in dreamy dreamland. Some of those early singers that I remember were Lamont Brown, Joe Rush, Russell Rush, Bill Collins Sr., Sylvester Warrior, Francis Eagle, Harry Buffalohead, Albert Waters, Louis Fawfaw (Otoe), and Bill Kuality (Kiowa).

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice; practice; practice."

"Don't get too far from the tree."

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