The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62134   Message #1002952
Posted By: Deckman
15-Aug-03 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: how do you prepare to sing?
Subject: RE: how do you prepare to sing?
Rodentred ... I thought your comments about ..." feeling like you are enormous ... and the people in the back row are next to you ... and you are singing in their years" is very good advice. It's largely about attitude and projection. One technique I stumbled on, years ago, is this: the larger the concert hall, the noiser the crowd, the quieter my opening song. Unless beer bottles are flying around and the sirens are screaming, a very soft, controlled opening song will always work for me. Usually within two chords, I've got the audience's attention and under controll. But, I also do not sing anymore where booze is served. CHEERS, Bob