From: firstname.lastname@example.org (basstwo) Date: Mon, Sep 28, 1998, 4:55pm To: email@example.com Subject: Fwd: Re: Breathing
X-Originating-IP: [22.214.171.124] Date: Mon, Sep 28, 1998, 6:47am (CDT-2) Reply to: A Discussion List For Those Interested in Barbershop Harmony Sender: A Discussion List For Those Interested in Barbershop Harmony From: Jaime Wilkinson Subject: Re: Breathing To: BBSHOP@ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA
Sound Of The Bay Chorus
Hi Kaye! Glad to hear from another member of Region 23. This is Jaime Wilkinson of the Peach State chorus in Augusta, GA. I also sing lead for the quartet Rhythm! As for breathing, one thing I use to do was to sing along with a tape of a champ. quartet while driving. I didn't worry too much about my sound - although this can be a good help for proper vowels also. I just tried to hang it out as long as they did. Once you can master this sitting down, it seems a lot easier to do it standing! Another good trick is to sing in a quartet like mine. When they have a problem getting thru a phrase, they just say *let's make this word a lead pick-up, and we can all take a breath here.* It's amazing how fast you can improve when 3 other people won't cut you any slack!
Yours in Harmony
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