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May 2018
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Keep on Singing

Voice Lesson #6: Today, I heard improvement in the way the scale exercises sounded. That is important to me, because the exercises are the foundations of songs. I'd rather sound good during the exercises, at this point, than during the songs, because I want to keep improving the foundation.

Getting into the power of my voice was a good decision, I think. I am really pleased with the way tonight's lesson went. I am actually beginning to feel more in control of my voice, a little more aware of how to get my throat to do what I want. This is so neat!!!

My voice teacher is also having me learn a jazz song called "Autumn in New York." She wanted to pick something I wasn't familiar with, and the jazz repertoire is completely foreign territory to me. The way my teacher sings this song, it's like chocolate fondue--smooth, decadent, and slow. It's not the sort of song that would normally appeal to me; I have no feel whatsoever for the beauty of New York. But I can certainly appreciate the way she sings it. I'll be learning it for next week.


Autumn in new york
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in new york
It spells the thrill of first-nighting

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds
In canyons of steel
Theyre making me feel - Im home

Its autumn in new york
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in new york
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands

Its autumn in new york
Its good to live it again

[louis]
Autumn in new york
The gleaming rooftops at sundown
Oh, autumn in new york
It lifts you up when you run down

Yes, jaded rou‚s and gay divorc‚es
Who lunch at the ritz
Will tell you that its divine

This autumn in new york
Transforms the slums into mayfair
Oh, autumn in new york
Youll need no castles in spain

Yes, lovers that bless the dark
On the benches in central park
Greet autumn in new york
Its good to live it again

[trumpet solo]

[ella]
Autumn in new york
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in new york
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands

Its autumn in new york
Its good to live it again

--Sunb by Ella Fitzgerald

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