...wouldn’t be the worst option. at least I would get back into singing on a regular basis. and I can choose one that I like, both the style they sing and the people who sing. both are important. I’m not interested in a group of people who feel they are an elite or something because they dress up and go sing on a stage sometimes. self-importance is not what I’m looking for. what I love, and what I need, is the process of creating music. so if I find a choir that knows how to really be in that process, fully be there, and let that creation be more important than stage performance, then I’m all there with them. I just really want to sing…please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t be that hard to find a way… 2 weeks ago
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that’s a perfect combination. I tend to dance and sing in the kitchen while I cook, and that works just fine for me… 2 weeks ago
Even in middle school I was given men’s parts to sing. During my last musical en-devour I sang for a local band named Garfan. My problems with the band were countless but mainly stemmed around the fact that despite me informing them of my range before joining people still insisted on me singing things well outside my range. During studio sessions I was even taunted by the recording mics which were clearly intended for high range vocalists. These things coupled with general annoyances regarding tired lyrics and writing eventually got to me. So, I lost my passion for singing and eventually started back up on a bit of a smoking regimen.
Now…well, I am on my way to quitting smoking and I really miss singing but I am tired of being forced to sing outside my register. There is no reason why anyone should try to force my voice into something it’s not.
Like Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Bessie Smith, Shirley Manson, Patsy Cline, Nina Simone, Florence Welch, Stevie Nicks, Annie Lenox and even the late but still amazingly great Etta James: I’m a contralto if people don’t like it, I’m done caring, I will sing anyway.
In celebration of that spirit…here is link to me singing “I don’t care much” from Cabaret in accapella. Now…keep in mind that I recorded this using an online voice recorder and my net-book as a microphone. I guess the volume is really low…So…until I get a mic you may need to crank your volume up to listen.
PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS OR CRITICS OR EVEN ALL OUT INSULTS..I can take it :). I just quit smoking so any suggestions for exercises that can help me recover from that would be excellent.
ps. I reposted this because it did not post in the “sing” subforum. It was on my journal but not under the sing area…I don’t know what happened. Sorry :( 3 weeks ago
I spent a lot of time last night finding more songs that suit me, that I would be happy to sing. Because when I want to sing, I never know a song. I never know the lyrics. So I’m trying to find songs and then find lyrics, so that I can’t use this excuse anymore not to sing….. 4 weeks ago
music project I worked on did not go well but I learned a lot. It has been about 6 months since I have been on stage. The break has done me well. I told myself I would wait until I have quit smoking to get serious about signing again and while reading through other people’s entries I realized I haven’t smoked in about a week. So, I think it’s high time for me to start working on some solo stuff.
THanks to Aemorniel and joie de vivre for the inspiration! 4 weeks ago
Okay, so here’s a little something I’ve made—or, well remade or whatever. It’s a cover of Coldplay’s Fix You. It’s so not perfect and I’m well aware, but this is sort of how I sound. My voice isn’t perfect to begin with and my recording equipment is garbage so some of the high/low notes (on guitar as well as vocals) don’t really sound as loud as they should (or at all). But you get the picture. Anyway, just thought it was time for me to post something musical here. This is me. Be kind now. 0:)
Fix You1 month ago
to “Ain’t no sunshine”. Very shy. Somehow, I’ve lost a confidence I had before. Has something to do with two men in the last year who treated me as if I had no voice.
So here I am. Practicing. 1 month ago
National Anthems and church choirs! 1 month ago
my bro was singing today and it was funny but when he stoped singing he fell cuz he was playing with my puppy and that was funny to 1 month ago