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National Anthem: Tradition or Style?


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#46 BBQ&Beer

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

I trust Alicia.

#47 Panths

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Should always be sung thus:



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I hate when artists try to put their spin on the national anthem. I'm hoping Alicia Keys doesn't take any liberty with it... She sang it beautifully before.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

I've taken the liberty of transcribing a stock arrangement of the National Anthem for anyone who wants to sing it at a football game or a race.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

IMO, the ability of the artist to make it both traditional and distinctively theirs s the measure of their talent. It's the no talent hacks who change it because they can't perform it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

if it's done well both ways are good.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

traditional all the way....these fricken artists that come in to sing the anthem and try to make it their own.....screw that....it's not your own...it's the Country's fricken national anthem. Show some respect and pass on the opportunity to prove you can butcher a perfectly good song!!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Yeah and the anthem is also meant to be sung and has no official instrumental arrangement. It's borderline treason when the military orchestras make it their own by playing it with trumpets and poo.

I'm real stirred up I tell ya what

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

lol
Beyonce's spectacular inaugural performance of the national anthem was indeed lip-synched. Confirmed.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Just remember the words, and dont make it anything you can dance to..

#56 h0llywood

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Just heard Brian McKnight sing the national anthem at the Pro Bowl and that was one of the best I've heard in a long time.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Alicia Keys is performing the anthem for the Super Bowl and claims the song will be completely different. Are you okay with singers taking whatever liberties they want with the National Anthem?

http://music.msn.com...spx?news=786266


As long as they don't change the lyrics.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

As a veteran I have to agree with Cape Fear Cat....be respectful. Think about the defenders of little Ft. McHenry bascially giving "the finger" to the Royal Navy.....pure guts.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

The only thing I care about is length (that's what she said). If you want to jazz it up, fine. Just don't take forever with all your bendy, loopy, peaking vocal twists.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

I suppose this is the model for proper National Anthem singing.





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