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In the melodram, the experiments in musical color and depiction created by combining narrative and music were naturally carried over in film music in the 20th century which, in effect, is a long melodrama, a combination of spoken text with musical support for heightening the emotional content.
The musical color trickles burst out with life from the communal area of touch and contact between the instrument and the human hand--a perfect visualization of man's relationship with instruments of his own creation.
The drumsticks are designed to bring out a drummer's musical color and sound, as well as provide a comfortable fit in the hand, and so are the peppermills, Firth said.
Sure, most of them admit liking the music of some white artists, but the musical color lines are clearly drawn for them--they'll take BET over CMT any day.