| Today on my main page, JayBeacham.com, there was a visitor from the Czech Republic who went to a post I’d done back in April of 2009 on the old MySpace. I’m glad that I reposted it in it’s entirety, as My Space deleted everyone’s accounts earlier this year.
It was about singing and so I want to repost it and let you readers think about the points I raised then.
“Last year in July, I started on the karaoke available here on My Space.
I did the ten free songs. One I re-did. I’ve gotten some nice compliments and some more critical too. But as I wrote on July 11, 08, this is for fun not to try to impress anyone. I’ll probably pay for a year when I can afford to and try some more.
I made several points and this was basically just telling about what I’d been doing in the area of singing but the points about rude judges and rude audiences in singing, rodeo or whatever are worth your consideration. Those judges and audiences ought to be chastised and should be made to try the feat themselves before being critical of those who do try. Those who try should be applauded for their courage and willingness to try difficult tasks before an audience.
What do you think?
Catch you next time.
I’m tired and don’t want to write a post like I didn’t last week.
But while Facebooking tonight, I came across this Update by Brodie Perry and recommend you all read it
And follow the link to “Singing Changes Your Brain”
It’s well worth it.
Just like this site purports, Singing is fun and healthy.
Catch you later.
Today as I was browsing updates an Facebook, I came across this post by local singer-instructor Brodie Perry. (This guy was singing opera professionally at age 17)
“In our world right now everyone is so much more interested in being critics than enjoying music. I think YouTube and American Idol has given people the idea that life is about listening with critical ears rather than actually hearing. Gone are the days when we made music for the love of it. Now it’s more about “making it” than making music.”- Guy Babusek
I totally agree. Let’s jam some more, singing just for the fun of it.
“As a teacher of singing it can be difficult at times to shut off my critical mind and want to fix things rather than allowing imperfections that are inevitable just be what they are and enjoy the music. It takes a conscious effort for some of us, but a necessary one.”
I asked if I could quote him. He responded that I’d be quoting Babusek.
Well, I quoted both of them.
You should visit the page and get all the comments.
Comments from Amy Seifert, Bruce Bennett and other pros, even a video link to:
Stevie Nicks – Wild Heart – Live Demo – 1981
You’ll have to go to Brodie’s Post to get that link.
Well, let’s start “making music”. Sing for singings sake not to get world acclaim.
Catch you next time.