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The Saddest but Greatest Chorus: The Band, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (1969)

A musical tone can be appreciated as beautifully smooth (or nicely husky or buzzy) compared with all the sounds that don’t register as musical.  But the most important property it has is its categorical distinction from “background” sound.  Like articulate … Continue reading

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