Calling all current singers with The Incognito Singer to take action to promote you new wonderful singing group.
The latest rehearsal was a great success and the sound of the new choir is developing beautifully, you should all be very proud of yourselves for all the great work and commit you are putting in to the group.
From a musical balance perspective we could do with one or two more members, especially in the Alto section, just so our current altos don't feel too out numbered.
So guys and gals, start spreading the news and continue to promote yourselves.
As I say at the end of nearly every rehearsal, if you don't enjoy it - tell me, but if you do enjoy it - tell your friends.
At the same time, we need to be thinking of our first sing out - any ideas for where and when?
Singers you will be pleased to know, that a pronunciation sheet has been added to the Members > Music page.
So when you practice 'The Prayer' you can now have a glance at a phonetic pronunciation guide beforehand. I will endeavour to upload a recorded version soon too.
In the mean time if you want to take some inspiration from the master himself, here is a YouTube video of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion singing The Prayer. The bit to concentrate on at 2:42 and then 4:17. Enjoy.
Would you run a marathon without warming up first?
I think the obvious answer to the above question is 'No', therefore as singers, whether amateur or professional, it is always good to have some sort of warm-up regime. Something that is designed to start slowly that will stretch your muscles and help with your breathing and vocal development.
Exercises may seem a pain, but they should not cause pain, at least not physically!
A new section has been added to the members pages of our website, which lists several warm-up exercises along with a description, the sheet music and audio files. All of which may be downloaded to your computer, tablet or smartphone for viewing, playing and practicing at your leisure.
Don't forget - to be the best you have to practice, practice, practice.