Friday, March 27, 2009

Memories!


Back in the day I would sing! I sing now but I like the comfort of singing in the choir. When I was a teen and a young adult I would actually do solos and duets! I loved our music director at church she was a very dear friend and I wish that I could find her again. I digress though, we had so much fun practicing music for my solos etc!


She had some different training techniques that I look back on and laugh. She would have me lay in the floor and sing down there. Apparently I didn't breathe from the diaphragm and laying on the floor pretty much makes you do that. She was instilling in me proper breathing and I think I still breathe correctly today! She wouldn't let me put my hands behind my back which I think is fairly normal but as a nervous young person that was hard. Keeping my hands in front or by my side was hard!


She kept trying to make me an alto because going high is sometimes a challenge for me although going low is too. She just thought that is were I should be. I hated being alto! I just couldn't get the hang of being low my voice just wanted to soar! She did discover that I tend to follow the people beside me so if she put altos on both sides I would usually go with them lol. Occasionally I would bust away from the crowd and go high again lol.


My solos included Love in Any Language and Thy Word. There were more but these were my favorites!

Do you like to sing? In front of people, alone or with a group? Do you like to sing high or low? What is your favorite song to sing?


To see more memories go HERE!

2 comments:

  1. Oh, what fun memories - love that picture! My class of school kids sang Love in Any Language at my wedding. Love that song! I'm a natural alto, but would love the drama of singing higher. I think your music teacher sounds great, and it sounds like she taught you a lot of wonderful stuff which has stuck all these years! Thanks for your great memories!

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  2. I love to sing too! I was a second soprano, but I understand what you mean about following those around you. I will sing anything, anytime!

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