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    sings the song without music?

    Which phrase or word shall I use to describe one who sings the song without music?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: sings the song without music?

    He sings the song from memory.

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    Re: sings the song without music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    He sings the song from memory.
    Or, with a different meaning, "He sings the song unaccompanied".

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    Re: sings the song without music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Which phrase or word shall I use to describe one who sings the song without music?

    Thank you.
    The term you're probably looking for is, "a cappella".
    Dear native English speakers of this forum,
    Please, always point out my grammatical mistakes, assuming you have "the time and the inclination". That is really the most effective way for me to improve. Thank you very much.

    Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.

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    Re: sings the song without music?

    If you mean that he sings just using his voice, without any musical accompaniment, then "a capella".
    If you mean that he sings without using the sheet music (words and notes on a piece of paper), then "from memory" or "by heart".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: sings the song without music?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you mean that he sings just using his voice, without any musical accompaniment, then "a capella".
    I would guess that most native speakers have not heard of a capella. We'd use 'unaccompanied'.

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    Re: sings the song without music?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I would guess that most native speakers have not heard of a capella. We'd use 'unaccompanied'.
    Really? OK, perhaps it's because I have a musical background (I was in an a capella singing group, and one of my relatives dated a member of The Flying Pickets, an a capella band who had a number one hit!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I would guess that most native speakers have not heard of a capella.
    How very disappointing!
    Dear native English speakers of this forum,
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    Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.

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