I don't like my Christmas Carols messed with. I like them sung as written, unless you have earned the right to take liberties. The number of people who have earned that is very limited in my world. It's pretty much Johnny Mathis.
So, after we went to see his Christmas show in November, I created this helpful chart musicians could refer to when planning for holiday recordings.
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That is funny! I kind of feel that way about The Star-Spangled Banner, too.
Thanks, Kim. I agree - The Star Spangled Banner is difficult enough as written. The average singer is not talented enough to put their own spin on it. After you've sung it as written a few thousand times without a problem we'll talk about letting you make adjustments. I guess somewhere along the way I appointed myself the keeper of such things. :)
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