4 thoughts on “Melisma

  1. Yep, Whitney got this shit going and it’s horrific. The entire music industry has modeled itself after the tastes of people who don’t actually like or listen to music. It’s all lifestyle marketing and people treat it like the soundtrack to their life. Having a Christina soundtrack says that you are a rich, cool diva whether you are or not. It’s very weird.

  2. Melisma is a legitimate vocal technique. That said, it should be left to grown folks like Aretha Franklin. The rest should leave it alone.

    I remember hearing Mariah Carey for the first time, and thinking that astonishing range might make up for the loss of Minnie Riperton. Boy was I surprised…

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