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Aerden [userpic]
June, She'll Change Her Tune

Work: *sigh* Crappy morning. I didn't check a fax confirmation sheet back in November, and this has delayed a consumer getting mobility lessons because the recipient's fax machine was busy when I sent the order.. *headdesk* It's mornings like today when I wonder why I am in this job. I feel like a totally incompetent and careless fool. Hopefully, that will inspire me to be more careful in the future.

Music: The teacher is having me do what she calls sighing exercises, in which I take a deep breath and then let it out in a vocal sigh, to stretch my range slowly and give my voice more elasticity. I practice outside, and I have a feeling that the folks waiting at the bus stop behind our back yard probably wonder who is making that weird, dying cow noise. (g)

My teacher wants me to bring a CD of music by Hildegard of Bingen with me next week, since that's the type of music I'm interested in learning. I did warn her that Hildegard is considered difficult...

She wants to tempt me into liking opera. I don't know about that. During lesson #1, I thought my voice sucked ass through a straw. I think it will be a while before it gets good enough to actually sing anything from an opera. I love listening to her sing, though. Her voice is like whipped cream and chocolate. Just...Wow!

The cool thing is, I'm wanting to sing more and more, just for the pleasure of hearing myself. I sound a lot better (to me) when I'm singing than I do when doing scales. But I figure, the scales have to improve first, and when they do, the actual singing will improve.

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I love the fact that you're taking vocal lessons! :D Good for you.

But this--

During lesson #1, I thought my voice sucked ass through a straw.

--has resulted in my brand-new monitor getting a christening in tea. Thanks. :D


Kris--*giggles!* I blame it all on Kelli. I've picked up her speech patterns!


You won't improve if you don't challenge yourself. (Also, some operatic material comes a lot easier than you think it will, and the "OMG I'm singing OPERA!" confidence boost is nice.) The first song I ever worked on at lessons was something from an obscure Baroque opera, actually.

Neat! I look forward to becoming good enough to sing something. I have no idea what it will be. I want to see what she thinks my voice is best suited for.