[Dixielandjazz] Re: At the Jazz Band Ball
Robert S. Ringwald
ringwald at calweb.com
Tue Apr 22 10:07:11 PDT 2003
David Littlefield asks:
> The topic of lyrics for classic instrumental tunes has popped up several
> times recently, and now I ask a question that's been nagging at me:
> Why, with all the great vocal tunes out there, would one want to convert
> jazz instrumentals to vocals?
Bob Ringwald replies:
Why, you ask? To make money.
> If the vocalist is female, then the key
> change probably throws the horns way off, since it often is out of range
> for one or more of them...
The person writing the lyrics doesn't care about what key a girl singer
might sing in. Besides, the key can always be changed for her vocal chorus
& then changed back for the horns. Gives a nice contrast.
mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
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