I am happy(?) to inform all that my voice lesson today was ALOT of HARD WORK 😀 I loved every minute. During my warmup (does sound like a workout, yes?) I was offered three pointers on reaching those high notes:
- Bend your knees slightly (already knew that)
- Hold your hands out palms down and turn them up as you hit that soaring note (I tried that once and it DID WORK!)
- Squeeze your glutes together. (Haven’t tried that one)
Today, I chose to work on some of the “power pieces” which I am on good standing to perfect. Boy oh boy maybe next week I’ll mix it up with some novelty songs. As it was, we only made it through two selections but a lot of work was put into polishing them up. I think it is much more draining to perform a song that is driven by heavy emotion than lighter fare. But one of these pieces is one of my favorites so of course I am going to focus a bit on it but man what emotion it carries with it!
I even surprised myself by the emotional impact I created. When it was over, I did feel like I had been on a roller coaster of turmoil and angst. And I don’t want to perform them until Spring?! Imagine the possibilities! I did get to have a little gingerbread cookie on my way out! Who could ask for anything more?