I am shocked that so much time has passed since my last post. ‘What have I been doing’ you ask? Singing!! I am performing so much more and teaching so much less that I haven’t been inspired to write anything. Its easier to talk about everyone else’s voice than my own.
I often say that we are vocal athletes and that the muscle has to facilitate the movement of choice. Like a dancer, or a swimmer, or a line backer,the musculature is developed according to the movements required. As far as my singing career goes, I am a marathoner. I sing for hours and hours at my jobs. When its rough and I’m not all lined up and ready, it can be a very long exhausting night, but when it’s good, it’s AMAZING!!
I had one of those amazing days this week. Everything was so effortless that I was able to try new things. New freedoms, new ways of letting go and painting with my voice. I have experienced that freedom in the studio when recording and certainly at my own piano at home but its not always an option when you’re singing live in a packed room. Someone requested a song I haven’t sung in decades but knew I could remember it. I decided to ‘paint’ first and let the sound be the result of my colors. It was the best singing I’ve done in years. Simple, un-selfconcious, emotionally connected and consequently a huge home run!! The night continued to be very satisfying musically right to the end. And just to add the icing to the cake, one of my co-workers (singer/actor), said he just couldn’t leave without telling me what a noticeable difference there is in my voice these days !! My secret ? I take a lesson – every week. And it just keeps getting better and better, it’s never done.
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