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Thread #163539   Message #3903381
Posted By: The Sandman
02-Feb-18 - 06:04 AM
Thread Name: practising songs
Subject: Practising songs
I have just read the biography, Journeyman, by MacColl, he states that Peggy and he practised singing ballads and deliberately forgot verses and tried to ad lib.
I think this is a good idea for various reasons, but primarily for learning the art of keeping composed when memory fails.
obviously those people who perform with the safety net of words on stands will never be in this situation, their practising requiremets will be different, that is they bother to practise.
I am interested in other peoples opinions on what I think was an unusual practising idea