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Thread #11527 Message #86217
Posted By: Jeri
12-Jun-99 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: The Mouse that Roared (Finding Your Voice)
Subject: RE: The Mouse that Roared (Finding Your Voice)
One weird thing about last night was I wasn't the slightest bit nervous. I didn't even know I was going to sing, so I didn't have time to get nervous. I used to do quite a bit of public speaking in the Air Force, so when I started, those techniques kicked in automatically - looking everyone in the eye, singing to the whole room, moving naturally. I don't remember thinking about anything during the song, other than "wow, this is great!" It's likely I was so freaked out (happily) about being able to sing that I forgot to worry about forgetting lyrics or missing a note.
I've been to a singing workshop with Anne Hills, I've read discussions on singing techniques on Usenet, and I believe I read the thread you (Rita) mentioned. I don't know why I didn't understand it until a friend said virtually the same thing I'd heard many times.
The thread Rita (Ferrara) mentioned is here