Unformatted text preview: 1985) 7. Old time songs, like those of Issac Watts, personify the “moaning style from which all Afro-American music derives.” Old time gospel songs also have a mood of isolation and loss, which is very common in gospel. This could factor into these songs having such longevity in the gospel repertoire. 8. **Not a question here ** Says to learn about the quartets so we can compare quartet singing later to R&B** 9. I think that the author would be fine with Aretha Franklin singing “Amazing Grace” because she likely either had a rough life when she was young or her family did before her and her singing it would still have meaning. 10. The elements of the “emotional sound system” are moans, hums, and chuckles. The language of gospel singers is a mix of tradition and innovation and like in their singing, when the singers speak they use moans, hums, and chuckles (nonverbal aids) to enhance communication....
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