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I dont understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear
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"I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?"

- Joni Mitchell

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This quote by Joni Mitchell is a commentary on the distinctions between American and European/South American music. Mitchell is suggesting that Europeans and South Americans are able to take more sophisticated music, while Americans require to hear their happiness major and their disaster minor. She is questioning why Americans are not able to experience intricate feelings in the very same way as Europeans and South Americans. Mitchell is indicating that American music is too simplistic and lacks the complexity of European and South American music. She is recommending that Americans need to be able to experience more intricate emotions in order to value the sophistication of European and South American music.

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Canada Flag This quote is written / told by Joni Mitchell somewhere between November 7, 1943 and today. He/she was a famous Musician from Canada. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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