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Help: Non musical mom

GUEST 17 Jan 01 - 11:19 AM
catspaw49 17 Jan 01 - 11:27 AM
Patrish(inactive) 17 Jan 01 - 11:31 AM
Lady McMoo 17 Jan 01 - 11:33 AM
GUEST 17 Jan 01 - 11:38 AM
catspaw49 17 Jan 01 - 11:45 AM
mousethief 17 Jan 01 - 11:49 AM
Sorcha 17 Jan 01 - 12:08 PM
GUEST,Matt_R 17 Jan 01 - 12:10 PM
Pseudolus 17 Jan 01 - 12:12 PM
wysiwyg 17 Jan 01 - 01:41 PM
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Banjer 17 Jan 01 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: Non musical mom
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:19 AM

My second grader must sing 5 measures of a song to try out for her school play. Does anyone have any suggestions? Her guitar teacher says she sings in e flat. Is that good? (if it is good why do they call it flat?) Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:27 AM

What does she know? Is there a favorite song or two of hers? 5 bars isn't much so I'd let her pick something she likes to sing.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:31 AM

I would encourage her to sing something she is confident about - I'm sure she will pick a key she is comfortable in. just be there for her
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:33 AM

That's the key! Much better to sing in E flat than in E, flat!


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:38 AM

Of course she loves stuff like Brittney Spears, I just don't think that would be appropriate. She did think of Suzy Bogguss. Is a child going to be able to sing that?


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:45 AM

Are they asking for something like that? I imagine they just want to hear her voice and if she can carry a tune well enough to get the part. Let her do something she knows and is confident in doing.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:49 AM

E flat as a note is the black key to the left of E. As a key, it's the scale that starts on that note and goes up (or down, I guess) from there. It doesn't mean "flat" as in "not on the right pitch." It's a very common singing key (along with A flat).

Alex


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 12:08 PM

How about something like Happy Birthday, or 3 Blind Mice?


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 12:10 PM

How about The Queen of The Night's Aria??

just kidding!


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Pseudolus
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 12:12 PM

I do a lot of theatre in my area and some of it involves kids. Most of them have a difficult time preparing a song for the audition. So, I would have her sing Happy Birthday. It's short, everybody knows it (I think) and it will let them know if she can sing in tune....Kids sing it at auditions all the time, in fact, if I have a kid auditioning with a song that sounds horrible, I will often say, "That was great, now how about singing Happy Birthday for me." More often than not, they will sound a lot better.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 01:41 PM

GUEST mom, try going into the DT database here at Mudcat, see the blue box up top of the forum page? Click there, and browse through the titles with her and see what looks interesting.... then see at the bottom of many of the songs, CLICK TO PLAY-- you should be able to hear the tune with her, and she can learn what she likes. Might find a funny parody of a simple little folk tune she'd like, for instance-- be easy to sing and catch the attention in the audition because of the parody.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 01:44 PM

Sorry, PS--

If you can get your computer to take you into Mudcat PalTalk, she can practice with Mudcatters telling her how great she is. If yer interested in that, ask here for help and someone will point you to (or tell you) the tech side of that.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Banjer
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 08:23 PM

Alex, do you know what you get when you push a piano down a mine shaft?

A flat miner


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Extra Stout
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 01:20 AM

Sing loud!


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 05:13 AM

ooo banjer....

that's all I'm gonna say


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Subject: RE: Help: Non musical mom
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 03:18 PM

Refreshed for GUEST's ease of finding.

~S~


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