Friday, November 26, 2010
I am off from rehearsals for four days. Preview night is December 2nd and opening night is December 3rd. I made a tape of me singing the songs in the play. Since I can't read music, I sang with a recording that had music and singing. I am listening to my recording now. I might let you know what I think of it in a little bit....
Silent night: naselly if that is a word. I seem to be matching the singer. I think this would sound nicer if I could hit a slightly higher note with less nasel sound.
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch: I don't need to sing this one much and the version that I found on-line doesn't match our play version. We must have cut some of it. I stick out in this song but I feel comfortable in the rehearsals with everyone else singing.
Carol of the Bells: AAAAA! I have trouble keeping up with the singing and can't always hear the Soprano section singing from where I am standing on stage. I can sing through all of the parts that the whole group sings if I try really hard. If you can't guess, I fell behind on the tape and keep jumping in too soon for the final dong. I lose the melody on the "ding, ding,dong, dong that is there song" part. Why is that song so freaking fast? How does one sing at a high note and sing fast at the same time? I tend to run out of wind faster when I hit higher notes. It takes more air to produce the sound. Grrr.
My one line: I sound naselly but it sounds okay to me. i can hear my voice go up and down. So, it doesn't sound monotone or bored to me. I am concerned that I am having trouble smiling while saying the line or looking somewhat natural at that time. I think I probably looked as stiff as a board when I said it last time in rehearsals.