I haven’t been on 43 in… well, it feels like forever! Anyway, here’s my latest SoundCloud contribution; Landslide
Attempting to sing a bit louder on this one. Hopefully it’s bearable to listen to despite some noise here and there (this computer isn’t quite equipped for recording music on).
I’m a bit bummed that the studio thing fell through (since the whole move fell through), and I’m still in desperate need (or, well, want) of a soundproof place to rehearse. But I can’t really afford anything right now so I’m still just singing at home, trying to not think too much about the neighbours hearing it. It’s going better and better, I care less and less. Would still love to have a place where I can really go nuts though. Some day… 2 weeks ago
My singing experience is about 30 years, but only two years ago I was satisfied with my voice abilities. Thanks to Seth Riggs and his speech level singing method:
http://www.squidoo.com/head-voice-singing-warm-ups-exercises-review 2 weeks ago
i sing very bad 1 month ago
How I did it: It was a class performance and I was dared to sing for my performance. I wasn't very keen on it, but I finally did it and I was given good feedback. Read how I did it… 2 months ago
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church is holding a Prayers for the World service this weekend.
They have clergy from all the major religions there. Except, not surprisingly for a service held the day after Yom Kippur, they could not find a rabbi.
Since I am a friend, so to speak, of this church, I’m providing the leadership. We’re singing two songs, Hiney Ma Tov and Brothers and Friends. 2 months ago
with a wonderful vocal coach. She is sort of a vocal and life coach in one. I met her through a class I took last year, yet hadn’t given her a call before now. She didn’t have me stand at a piano and make me sing scales or anything like that. She just observed me breathing and had me play around with making some funny noises (seriously). She encouraged me to think of myself as a guinea pig and to have fun seeing what different sounds are able to come out of my instrument. She said that, even if a sound or tone is not “pretty” or desirable to me, any kind of sound I can produce could be useful to keep in my vocal “tool box.” She even encouraged me to ignore manners by yawning without covering my mouth and putting some sound on the yawn (obviously only when I’m alone or in a lesson). I asked her if it was bad to sing outside of lessons if I might be using my voice incorrectly and reinforcing bad habits by doing so. She said to go right ahead and sing whenever I feel like it and that it would be positive for me to do so.
She gave me permission to sing freely, to approach the sounds I produce with curiosity and playfulness, and to let go of concerns over the quality of the sounds I’m making. That really helped me give myself permission to just sing and have fun with it. I am singing and vocalizing throughout my day more than I have in years! Just singing along with the radio, singing in the car, voicing my yawns and sighs, that kinda thing. Feels good! 3 months ago
my vocal cords. I’m going to cry. I used to be able to hit a C sharp at least. now. NOTHING. 3 months ago
So. I’m going to stop trying to sing for a while. I’v just become so disappointed. I’v been learning and trying for 9 months already, sure I sound better now then before but the fact that I put time and heart into singing and the fact that I sound like shit is just. ... It’s sad. So for a while I’m going to stop because I just don’t have that voice I wish I had. One that can move people and sounds beautiful but sadly I lack the talent. ... 4 months ago
Everyone has a talent,mine is singing.I can say yes to that,but I can’t say yes to facing my fear.I’m afraid of singing in front of everyone.I know one day I will sing in front of everyone.I’ve always wanted to be a singer.Maybe one day it’ll happen.Never give up.Believe in yourself :) 4 months ago
Everyone has some sort of talent or a specific feature that defines them. The defining talent that would shape most of my life from the first grade and on would be the eighty-eight black and white keys on my trusted Baldwin piano. Music has been one of the most influential factors in my day to day actions, words, and choices. In first grade I had professed an affinity for the piano. Much to my boundless joy my parents had joined me in my youthful enthusasim in the musical world. About a week later I came home to a brand new piano awaiting my eager young hands. From that day I dedicated myself to learning about the masters of the musical world such as Frederic Chopin and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Obviously I started out small with simple pieces such as “Dizzy Fingers” and the ever important scales that rule every musicians life. Everyday became a day to learn a new song, to unlock the mysteries hidden in the notes through the keys of my piano. I was enthralled that so many different shapes all seemingly independent could come together and produce such a beautiful sound. Whenever I started a new song I would be, and still do, filled with elation that I could take those notes and turn them into something everyone could enjoy, especially my mom and dad. As I grew older and my years of playing the piano continued my tastes in the musical world began to change little by little. While I still hold the masters of classical music within my heart, I found myself looking for more modern music to listen to and to learn. It wouldn’t be until ninth grade that my ardor for the classical world would grow to encompass the timeless sounds of the oldies. With just a little push from my close friend Geoff, I found a whole new branch of music to listen to and to aspire to sound like. With that one nudge my fervent devotion to artists from Bob Crosby to Queen began. Not only had I found new music to learn how to play, I had also found music that contained the same passion for life that I did. I became just as captivated by the rocking guitar solo’s of the Rolling Stones as I had been by the serene lull created by piano piece’s such as Moonlight Sonata. It was only a matter of time before I became aware of the Beatles. After listening to nearly every one of the Fab Fours albums I began looking for something new to express my ever-growing appreciation of music. After being encouraged by my parents and my friends I did what most teenage kids do who want to make something of themselves in the musical world, I got a guitar. For me music isn’t just something for me to do, its really a way to express myself, a way to show people who I really am and how I act, and as cheesy as it sounds, music is a way 4 months ago