Here's someone who doesn't use Solesmes Method...
  • OlbashOlbash
    Posts: 311
    ...but you can't tell me that this isn't authentic prayer.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Soulblackout

    (SORRY, JEFFREY. THIS SHOULD WORK NOW.)
  • Jeffrey TuckerJeffrey Tucker
    Posts: 3,624
    for some reason, I can't see any videos in there. Right link?
  • I got it via Google. I agree that it's authentic prayer. I only question why one would film oneself in a private devotional act. Is there instructional value in doing so?
  • Beth
    Posts: 53
    I had to copy and paste in browser,
    Who says you can't be cool and sing chant too!
    Although the scooping bothers me alot.
    Good for him
  • Jeffrey TuckerJeffrey Tucker
    Posts: 3,624
    Wow, love it! You know, this music is so wonderful, the melodies so pretty, that they hold up under many styles and approaches. It would be a real killer to say that they can only be sung one way and in one context. That makes no sense.

    He is another that is really nice.
  • incantuincantu
    Posts: 989
    Arsis-thesis-arsis-thesis...
  • GavinGavin
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    Isn't it great to see someone that into chant? You can tell, he's not just singing it, he's loving it!
  • Jeffrey TuckerJeffrey Tucker
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    Yeah, it's fantastic. I know that I do this all the time, carry a chant melody around with me and turn it around in my head a thousand different ways and play with it mentally this way and that way -- privatize it and own it and make it my own. I really admire this guy for posting his own understanding of this music.
  • OlbashOlbash
    Posts: 311
    I just love how he's presented the chant in everyday street clothes, using vocal technique that resembles the popular music of our culture. I wonder how many young people have stumbled upon a video like this and said to themselves, "Yeah, I like that." (That, RN, I think is the real value of throwing personal devotion like this on yt.) The chant belongs to everyone!
  • Jan
    Posts: 242
    This is great. Add a few more guys and you've got a nice little schola going. I'll bet his voice would blend well!