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Why do we sing while saying viduy?

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Throughout Yom Kippur everyone says viduy (confession) numerous times.
In the shuls that I have davened at (and I think most shuls), when everyone says it together during chazaras hashatz, there is a little niggun that is sung between phrases (after דברנו דופי, טפלנו שקר, etc.).
Viduy is the time when we say how we sinned in many different ways; why are we singing during this time?

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There are other sad or "negative" moments in prayer which we sing as well. For some people music is a... (1 comment)

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