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Gems #1017 Story Songs and Emotion

From: Philip Nusbaum
Series: Gems of Bluegrass
Length: 05:46

for regular users, show for April 17 - 23, 2010

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For a song to be great, first it has to entertain an audience. But beyond that, what makes a song great? Probably if it affects listeners emotionally. But how to do that? There are a lot of ways.

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For a song to be great, first it has to entertain an audience. But beyond that, what makes a song great? Probably if it affects listeners emotionally. But how to do that? There are a lot of ways.

Transcript

Pinecastle Aaron McDaris First Time Around When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Pinecastle Aaron McDaris First Time Around When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
F5 Dwight McCall Never Say Never Again Blue Eyed Boston Boy
F5 Dwight McCall Never Say Never Again Blue Eyed Boston Boy
F5 Dwight McCall Never Say Never Again Blue Eyed Boston Boy
Rounder lp Bluegrass Cardinals Welcome to Virginia Blue Eyed Boston Boy
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Timing and Cues

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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

For a song to be great, first it has to entertain an audience. But beyond that, what makes a song great? Probably if it affects listeners emotionally. But how to do that? There are a lot of ways.

OUTRO:

After the piece yo could play other great story songs. You'll find great ones on the James King CD, the Bluegrass Storyteller, especially Echo Mountain. Another recent great one was the treatment of the House Carpenter by John Reischman and the Jaybirds.