Thursday, March 30, 2006

Is that my voice?

I had one of the BEST lessons of my life the other day! Talk about a breakthough. Come to think of it, every lesson I've had since began with my current teacher has been great. I feel like we accomplish so much as a team.

It all started with the simple comment, "You need to sing out more." I know I have posted about this before, but it is finally starting to sink in. My teacher likes to describe dynamics as being on a dial from 1 to 10. You never want to sing 10, but apparently I have been stationing myself around a 3. When I do sing out it is usually a blasting 10, but this is unhealthy to do all the time. She told me I should strive for 8. I should remember my own favorite saying, "Piano is a state of mind."

I really worked myself at a level 8 on the Czardas, which I am preparing for the upcoming audition. Though this piece is easier for me in some regards, it really challenges my stamina. I was amazed at the volume and ring that was coming out of my mouth. I almost, quite literally, had to take a step back.

I cannot WAIT to have my next lesson!
:: posted by Bryn, 3:12 PM


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