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Michael
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PostSubject: Is It Just Me?   Wed May 13, 2009 9:29 am

Most people know that I sing. But, they also know that I'm not a guy who likes to do a whole lot of riffs and craziness with my voice. I try to sing clearly so that those who are listening can clearly understand what I'm singing about and in turn, give praise to God. I also don't want folks distracted by what I'm doing with my voice and start "praising" me for my vocal skills.

So, a show like Sunday's Best just doesn't do it for me. Am I alone in this one?

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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Wed May 13, 2009 9:57 am

Michael wrote:
Most people know that I sing. But, they also know that I'm not a guy who likes to do a whole lot of riffs and craziness with my voice. I try to sing clearly so that those who are listening can clearly understand what I'm singing about and in turn, give praise to God. I also don't want folks distracted by what I'm doing with my voice and start "praising" me for my vocal skills.

So, a show like Sunday's Best just doesn't do it for me. Am I alone in this one?

Yes .. you hairy tick .. how dare you not bring glory to yourself .. what are you some kinda orthodox christian ?
Wink

Yeah .. many R&B artists that are now showin' they skin and singin' about sensuality and/or fornication prolly got their start in church.
They were praised for their gifts and got hooked on that praise like crack.
There is a even a pair of "christian" female singers who sing about a Christless christianity while showin' off they body with tight jeans.
Oh the dangers of human adoration.

scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Thu May 14, 2009 7:42 am

I'm totally with you, Michael. I can't stand all of that, and I don't do it much. Mind you, a run/riff here and there isn't bad...but if it's happening every other word/line? NO.
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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Thu May 14, 2009 9:02 am

Rikki wrote:
I'm totally with you, Michael. I can't stand all of that, and I don't do it much. Mind you, a run/riff here and there isn't bad...but if it's happening every other word/line? NO.

Right. I used to love Daryl Coley until the Lord saved me...lol. His runs/riffs are ridiculous. Can't even get through a verse of a song in 2 minutes. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Thu May 14, 2009 9:54 am

I never got into Daryl Coley much...but his song "He's Preparing Me"....man..I don't care HOW many runs there are. ..I LOVE THAT SONG!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Thu May 14, 2009 9:57 am

Rikki wrote:
I never got into Daryl Coley much...but his song "He's Preparing Me"....man..I don't care HOW many runs there are. ..I LOVE THAT SONG!!!

Funny you should say that. I'm listening to that right now. Do you know "When Sunday Comes"? That was my SONG for years.

He's Preparing Me

He's preparing me for something
I cannot hanlle right now
(Handle, now)
He's making me ready
Just because He cares
(He's providing me with what I'll need)
To carry out the next matter in my life

CHOIR:
Preparing me
He cares for me
Preparing me
(For everything)
That comes in my life

He is preparing
God is preparing me

LEAD:
He's preparing me for something
I cannot handle right now
(Handle, now)
He's making me ready
Just because He cares
(He's providing me with what I'll need)
To carry out the next matter in my life

CHOIR:
Preparing me
He cares for me
Preparing me
(For everything)
That comes in my life

He's preparing me
Because He cares for me
He's maturing me
Because He cares for me
He's arranging
Rearranging me
He's preparing
Because He cares for me
He is training me
He is tuning me
He is purging me
He is pruning

Preparing me
He cares for me
Preparing me
(For everything)
That comes in my life

He's preparing me
Because He cares for me
He is glowing me
Because He cares for me
He's arranging me
Rearranging me
He's arranging me
Rearranging me
He's preparing me
Becasue He cares for me
He is training me
He is tuning me
He is purging me
He is pruning me

Preparing me
He cares for me
Preparing Me
(For everthing)
That comes in my life

He is preparing
He is preparing
He is preparing me

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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Thu May 14, 2009 11:10 am

Oh my goodness, you guys are so right. Now, mind you, I absolutely ADORE music (melodies, harmonies, etc). I respect and appreciate anyone with a beautiful voice. And I think if you are blessed to have a range, then when you sing you should use it. If you can do runs and riffs..then do it. But good greif it shouldn't take over the whole song! People absolutely RUIN a beautiful song when they do that.

Also, in choirs, you know how the director will have the choir repeat this 12 times and hold that note and do this and do that. (My uncle use to do that...actually, still does). It totally messes up the song. When I was younger, I used to like it. But, its like...as I'm singing on the choir, letting the song minister to me as I allow the Lord to use me to minister to the people in the congregation, all of a sudden the director gets our attention and has us repeat stuff...over and over and over. "He's preparing...He's preparing....He's.....He's pre.....He's prepare......He's prepaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing meeeeeeeeeeeeeee". OH GOOD GRIEF!!!! The song is totally ruined!
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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Fri May 15, 2009 9:02 pm



Here's a case in point. The young lady has a beautiful voice, and this is an awesome song. But, all the runs and riffs killed it for me. And I hope Jesus is really patient, because it'll be a while before she "come to thee."

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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Mon May 18, 2009 7:54 am

Michael wrote:


Here's a case in point. The young lady has a beautiful voice, and this is an awesome song. But, all the runs and riffs killed it for me. And I hope Jesus is really patient, because it'll be a while before she "come to thee."

See...that right there is UNNECESSARY!!! She has a beautiful voice too! LOL @ Jesus being patient!

Michael, I haven't heard "When Sunday Comes". I'll have to give it a listen.
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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Mon May 18, 2009 9:50 am

There was another video she did, "I Surrender All" that was worse, IMO.

"I surrender all. I surrender all. All to Jesus, I surrender. I surrender all (after I'm done riffin')"

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PostSubject: Re: Is It Just Me?   Tue May 19, 2009 6:54 pm

queen

Totally love Daryl Coley. What about the song "Sovereign"

Beautiful!

I couldn't get down on Sunday's Best either. I'm not a riff/run type of sister but I do like to experiment and "scat" a little maybe a hum or a groan. Its cultural and its preference as well.

No, you don't want people to be distracted but I just wish we could all just sing sweet harmonies to the Lord and be so lost in the serenade that no one even cared about who did what riff!
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