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  • adj. Not amplified


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un- +‎ amplified


  • Jonathan Richman playing unamplified is definitely more my kind of thing than enormous volume and mucho distortion.

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  • In re organicity: I'd say that applies to every kind of unamplified music.


  • When they step off the stage and wander among the crowd to sing an unamplified rendition of "Carpenter Bird," sure it's a bit of a performing gimmick, but it turns into a transcendent moment, taking us back to an earlier time either real or imagined.

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  • Artistic and general director Francesca Zambello has brought new energy to the Glimmerglass Festival, but her first season's most innovative idea—having opera star Deborah Voigt headline Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," unamplified and with full orchestra—was an artistic miscalculation.

    Zambello's First Season: Invigorated, Imbalanced

  • If you're not doing a whole lot of unamplified choral singing as a matter of childhood educational course, it's that much harder, later on, to get your breath and muscle memory working in such a way to really get a substantial head voice.

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  • The huge spaces of the Kennedy Center are anything but ideal for the intimacy of a song recital, offering smaller-scale works for a single unamplified voice, and DiDonato succumbed at times to the temptation to push her voice a bit, particularly in some of the faster songs the end of the Haydn, or "La Chanson de Zora" in a Rossini set, or Chaminade's "Villanelle".

    DiDonato keeps everything in the moment at recital

  • But they are shown to best advantage in an indoor, unamplified environment.

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  • It has the trappings of an opera—it's through-composed, for unamplified operatic voices—but the spirit of a B-horror film.

    Creep Show

  • Furthermore, an unamplified Broadway show is a genuine curiosity and a signal service to the field: Broadway singing has been destroyed by amplification, and it will be nice to hear a piece (2011's offering is "Annie Get Your Gun") as it was meant to be heard.

    Innovation, or practicality

  • Near the middle of their set, Northumbrian sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank step away from their microphones to sing unamplified, taking advantage of the airy acoustics of the semi-sacred space of north London's Union Chapel.

    The Unthanks


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