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  •  I used to love our accompaniest.. (8+ / 0-)

    but I was Chorus/Concert Choir not band :P. And yes, I practiced all the time. I really miss singing :(.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:37:15 AM PST

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    •  I've been at this (8+ / 0-)

      since 6th grade, so accompanying is old hat.  I am a much better accompanist than soloist.  

      Some of the kids are motivated, but others just can't be bothered.  It's not like when we were young.  Heck, they don't even have to memorize their solos anymore.  If they can't play them while looking at the music, they really aren't even trying.  :-(

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:22:22 AM PST

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      •  LOL (6+ / 0-)

        I can still play pieces I learned in piano lessons when I was 9, without the sheet music. I can still sing some things I learned younger than that, when I have a really good breathing day and can actually sing. I just wish I still had the lungs for it.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:35:23 AM PST

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        •  I've got a choir member who (3+ / 0-)

          has COPD and she's very depressed about not having breath control.  I've told her she can breathe whenever she needs to but it still gets her down that she can't sing like she used to.  I'm just glad she keeps coming.  She's my metronome.  She can't sing without getting her "backfield in motion" so we all "read" the tempo from her little swing and sway.  :-)

          I'm sorry that you have the same problem but it's good to hear that you have days when you can still sing.  Don't ever give it up!

          -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

          by luckylizard on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 01:11:21 PM PST

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          •  On my good days I can sing in my low range (2+ / 0-)
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            Down in Tenor/alto. But I've lost my Descant completely. I never have the air to hit those true any longer, and most of Soprano is beyond me as well. But no, I won't give it up for as long as I can. And yes, not having breathing control sucks too. Once upon a time I could do 2-3 laps underwater in an olympic sized pool on one breath. now I can't do a half.

            "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

            by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 03:08:01 PM PST

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