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Re: Lyircs melsima line ending in interpunctation

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Lyircs melsima line ending in interpunctation
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:04:24 +0100 (CET)

>> Remember that if we sing, say,
>>   a - stray:_________
>> we actually do
>>   a - stra_________y:
>> so putting just the punctuation after the melisma is illogical.
> I've been asking myself why, if that's the rule (which I don't deny)
> eg. Frank Sinatra sings:
> Newwwwwwww York
> and
> Myyyyyyyy way
> instead of Neeeeew or M[aa...]....y

Well, non-operatic singing follows different rules, obviously :-)

But try that without a microphone in a 1000 seats audience, and you
will kill your voice within a few minutes.


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