I used to live in Cottage Grove, Oregon during the mid 1970s. I moved back to Dixie in Southern Utah to get away from the rain. Today is a typical Willamette Valley Day, socked in, a light drizzle punctuated by an occasional heavy rain. Wet, dark and cold. So I’m hold up infront of the computer.
While checking out FaceBook posts, I ran across one from Brodie Perry. He runs a vocal studio ( http://brodieperry.com/ ) in Santa Clara, Utah but has online students world wide. He is one fantastic singer himself and his students shine. His post is about not pre-judging one’s performance while in the middle of it by not listening or taking heed to how one thinks he or she is sounding.
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. https://www.facebook.com/brodie.perry
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.