Sing Yourself Human Did you know you can use singing to switch off bits of your brain and given them a rest….? As odd as it sounds, it’s really true…… It turns out your brain can either ‘think about stuff’ or it can ‘feel sensations’ but it can’t do both those things at the same … Continue reading Sing yourself calm – Guest Blogger Jackie Shears
Just Like Heaven was the third single released from the Cure's 'Kiss me Kiss me Kiss me' album in 1987. This is one of my favourite Cure albums - I had it on double vinyl and played to to death. Last Friday I popped round to my mate's house to do a bit of singing … Continue reading Just Like Heaven……
My singers just lllurve me when I give them yet another load of new songs to learn! While I let them look at lyrics when we are rehearsing, it's forbidden to have lyrics when we perform. It looks like we haven't bothered to learn the songs properly and I don't like it. There has been … Continue reading Lyric learning……
Is it possible for singing to give you greater confidence in other areas of your life? I believe that it is! Just about everyone can sing - it's an ability most people are born with - children sing with no boundaries at all caring very little about how they sound. At some point, many people … Continue reading Does singing give you confidence?
Our lovely West Bridgford Liberty Singers have some fairly significant gigs this summer and while I understand that life gets in the way of rehearsals - they don't get let off that lightly if they miss them! Here are the two halves of the rehearsal from Monday night.
We are living in a more 'disposable' society. By this I mean that we are prone to giving things up more easily and/or not committing to activities so readily. One of my things about the community choir is that although I get around 110-120 people through the door, inevitably, it's never the same 110-120! So … Continue reading Why Pop Up Singing Works….
Photo credits - Ursula Kelly @STUDIOSOFTBOX New term, new songs - for everyone! My community choir as well as my smaller groups. When I hear songs, I hear what they'll sound like with groups of voices singing. I hear harmonies which might not be in the original track, I hear alternative arrangements. It's not always … Continue reading Arranging songs – one of my favourite bits of my job….