Re: What's most/least important in music
I would have to say the overall sound. That is kind of vague, but if anything negative stands out it just turns me off. For instance, there is a lot of Country music that technically sounds great with the instruments and the drums, and then the singer starts with the nasally, whiney sound and I push the button. Or for instance our National Anthem. A great song, and technically hard to sing but when singers decide that every vocal note has to be yodeled or made into a four beat measure, yuck. Just sing the song and stop using the time for an audition. I love brass, and good rhythm. So before I digress, as I said the overall package is what does it for me. Steely Dans engineering does it for me.
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