Singing – The Last Song

When the skein of life comes to an end, we will sing for the last time. Living now, fully and completely in the present, will strengthen our resolve and sweeten the notes so that our final song will be a benediction on a life well lived. “When your time comes to die, be not like…

Singing – The Power

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” Bono “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” Jimi Hendrix I remember when Peter, Paul and Mary sang “Blowing in the Wind” at The Great March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28,…

Singing – The Tools

These are the tools of a singer: Lungs – source of air supply Larynx – acts as a reed or vibrator against the chest Chest – functions as the amplifier, like a tube in a wind instrument Tongue, Palate, Teeth, and Lips – articulates and imposes consonants and vowels on the amplified sound. Vocal Cords…

Singing – The Rules

Rule # 1 – Sing today, and sing for every tomorrow… Rule # 2 – Refer back to Rule # 1 “Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Singing is Universal …

When a child sings, we listen.  We are awed by the purity and joy captured within the soft tune created by a young voice reaching out to their world. Our hearts respond, without reservation, for we recognize it as our own. “Music is the purest form of art… therefore true poets, they who are seers,…

Singing Your Song

If I am going to sing, let it be my song. If you are going to sing, let it be your song. If we are going to sing, then let is be our song. The world needs to hear our individual voices.  When combined they are a formidable strength. “If I’m going to sing like…