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Jande What We've Learned from the Masters? (28) RE: What We've Learned from the Masters? 08 Jun 01

Ive learned from the masters that emotionality is more important than technique. That becoming the song communicates itself to the listeners. And that I can only do that once a night for each song.

A few days ago, for the first time in years, I sang the very first song I'd ever written (The Leprechaun) for Mal and Melissa, all the way through from memory, and they were so delighted they asked me to do it again. When I complied I couldn't remember the words! I kept getting the lines mixed up and in the wrong places. That happens all the time. The first time I sing it, I can become the song.

As far as set lists go... I have to keep a list, but I don't necessarilly keep to it. I have an extremely poor memory, and tend to go blank if I get nervous, so having that list, and maybe even the lyric sheets handy has a calming effect. But I tend to choose songs to perform from the list that I feel I can get into --that I can become, me and the song as one.

~ Jande

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