The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11527   Message #2894668
Posted By: Crowhugger
26-Apr-10 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: The Mouse that Roared (Finding Your Voice)
Subject: RE: The Mouse that Roared (Finding Your Voice)
Refreshing this thread...I just love reading and re-reading these accounts of "mice that roared."

I've been singing 10:1 barbershop:folk for the last 3 years and learned that a primary function of the 1 men's and 2 women's organizations here in North America is educating members toward that "wow" experience when you find your voice, usually in the context of making a chord ring (means creating overtones so that 4 voices create a 5- or even 6-note chord).

My feeling is that all singing is a good thing, if not always for the listeners certainly for the singers. For listeners it's about the ear of the beholder.

As a younger adult I recall being amazed to find I had a lower range; before that moment I'd always sung in the high, pretty range.

Some 25 years later I felt real thrill when in a workshop last year I found some real power in my voice even though I've been singing literally since I had teeth, people saying 'nice voice' and me being somewhat comfortable with an audience.

Last year I joined a vocal quartet and lately we're having some great moments in sound. Now I can't wait to find more such moments in my own voice or with others as I sing through life.

~CH