Not thinking about yourself .. respect the melody first

Not thinking about yourself .. respect the melody first

"When you sing harmony, you’re not thinking about yourself. You’re just paying attention to the other voice and that other melody. And it also requires - I’m using this word restraint again, but I think there’s - that’s a really important part of country music and I think, as a singer, you must ultimately respect the melody first and then you can go on from there." ~ Emmylou Harris ~ Harmonizing To That ‘Old Yellow Moon’
http://www.npr.org/2013/03/28/175490125/emmylou-harris-and-rodney-crowell-harmonizing-to-that-old-yellow-moon

;) Emmylou!

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Nice quote!

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oh -oh, Emmylou, Emmylou.
Heaven is a girl called Emmylou…….

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Yeah, sure, baby. I’ll still respect the melody in the morning. I promise!

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Jason Van Evil 🙂 🙂

Respect ~ before, during & the following morning too…

😀 ~ & I loved the quote…

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Na eisc-nice-links to my favorite country singer and my favorite Chuck Berry tune on the same thread-and as c. says the quote is brilliant

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na eisc, I didn’t hear that part of the interview, but caught a large portion of it while out at lunch doing errands the other day. Very interesting. Not being a country fan, I only knew a bit about Ms. Harris beforehand, but I have a lot of respect for her after what I heard.