Mudcat Café message #228791 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21415   Message #228791
Posted By: Gervase
16-May-00 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Hitting the high notes
Subject: RE: Hitting the high notes
Mimosa's advice about actually listening to your own voice is spot on. I'd been singing terribly for more years than I care to rememebr when I bought a MiniDisc recorder and stereo mike to record sessions earlier this year. Playing the stuff back, I heard a complete pillock in full flow. Bloody hell, it was dire! I sat and squirmed, listening to this forced, strangulated voice, only to realise with some horror that it was me. One listening was enough to tell me I was breathing wrongly and that the intonation was all to pot. I'm not saying I'm brilliant now, but a few solitary sessions with the MD recorder have made an appreciable difference - and hopefully the next time I inflict myself on an audience, they'll also appreciate the difference.