Monday, December 10, 2012

Vocal workshop

I can't tell you how exhilarating it was to participate in Micah Barnes vocal workshop yesterday. A full six hours including performance warm up techniques, lots of laughs and oodles of support. Such diverse vocalists including singer/songwriters, a sweet teenager and a couple of us more full blossom gals.

I choose to sing Peggy Lee's "I Don't Know Enough About You" and with some probing questions from Micah - leading me to set a scene in my mind as to what the lyrics really meant for me including where I envisioned it taking place - first date, 3rd date, setting - what I wanted from the guy I was singing to, picturing! Got my  brain in gear - so I was thinking, Birdland, 3rd date, handsome mysterious older guy - and with encouragement, to play with him like a cat, teasing the information out. So fun.
I even got to do the lyrics as a saucy little duet with Micah.

I think a couple of adjectives used to my improved performance were "sparky" - I think that's all to the good for an Aries girl. I learned so much from listening to others as well - everyone had such special gifts it was a privilege to be in their company. No comparing, we are all on our own journey to be the best me we can possibly become.

Getting us out of our heads and doing physical warm-ups was super helpful I plan on doing those at home..wonder if I can summon courage to go the GNO soon? It certainly inspires me to continue singing and  start taking lessons.

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