Post by Steve Hopwood on Feb 20, 2007 14:36:51 GMT
My teacher gave me a different exercise today which went up to Eb above the treble stave. I get to the D and he shouts keep the tongue lying low at the front!!! He's right, as soon as I did that the notes came out, the tongue is my enemy when it comes to singing too ;D
Heidi's tongue hurtles north at the slightest provocation - makes her sound as though she is being throttled. ;D
Less than a week to go now and everything's been going great.
Wake up this morning with a blocked up nose and slightly sore throat. This is very unusual, the last time I had a sore throat was when I was 21 and that was a long time ago! Usually I just get ear ache and cold symptoms. I'm going to take my vitamins and lots of oranges and hope. I'm thinking it's probably related to my state of mind in the last couple of weeks and because i'm run down mentally i've picked up a virus.
If i'm still suffering on Tuesday am I allowed to take a drink into the exam? Am thinking of getting vocalzones because it's a one-off and I need to sing through the exam.
I bought some echinaccia capsules today called Phytocold so they sound good on the bottle! It's one of those colds that you know you're getting but it doesn't come out properly. I don't have any symptoms apart from a slight tickle in my throat and the occasional blocked up head and nose. When I sing though the notes suddenly get blocked up in places which means I have to clear my throat. Hopefully these capsules will sort me out before Tuesday.
It's really annoying because my chords are really behaving themselves now, the notes are really clear in head voice from A above middle C upwards and I know I can do it! Still it wouldn't be worth it if there wasn't any pain getting there.
By the way, just bought a book on theology, I think it might help with my state of mind over the past few weeks, and possibly the singing in a very roundabout kind of way ;D
Pur dicesti went really well, Widmung went really well, Come sing and dance went really well apart from the top Ab (due to cold) and Can't help lovin' dat man (yes I stuck with it), went well enough for a song that's not my cup of tea. The sight-singing was easy which surprised me and the aural tests went really well apart from the 2 chords before the perfect cadence which I knew I wouldn't know anyway. I'm in shock at the moment, will probably get the results and find i've failed and it was all a dream ;D
Pur dicesti 21/24 Widmung 22/24 Come Sing and Dance 18/21 Can't help lovin' dat man 18/21 Unaccompanied (Ash Grove) 18/21 Sight-singing 17/21 Aural tests 16/18
Woohoo!!! (I think I added them up right, not sure!)
And look at the percentages: Pur dicesti 21/24................................87.5% Widmung 22/24..................................92% Come Sing and Dance 18/21...............85% Can't help lovin' dat man 18/21...........85% Unaccompanied (Ash Grove) 18/21......85% Sight-singing 17/21..............................80% Aural tests 16/18.................................88%
Well done. You are right to feel chuffed. I am happy for you.