"It can take severe oppression to make a man realize what he really needs. When times are not tough, it is easy to become complacent. It is easy to simply get by. However, when there’s a gun to your head and a jackboot on your back, you become keenly aware of what is needed to maintain your structural integrity. No one’s ever written a great symphony when they were freshly laid, completely free and swimming in money. Art comes from instability." <3 <3 ... See MoreSee Less
For vocal warm ups, I tell people to make baby sounds. This actually warms up the voice and gets us out of our "adult" and "appropriate" mindsets! It's good for us, yo!
When we were babies and small children, we were uninhibited. We played with our voices left and right, up and down.
Last night, I had the pleasure of FaceTiming with my dear friend and her almost 1 year old, who was game to make baby sounds with me. We trilled our lips. We squealed. We clapped. She made my heart swoon!!!
FINALLY, someone who speaks my language!
The only difference between her and me, was that after our warm-up session, she was warmed up to do more of that, and I was ready to sing an aria which I did later that night, in the shower! <3 ... See MoreSee Less