Monday, January 17, 2011

The beginning - do, re, mi

As Julie Andrews says in The Sound of Music, "When you read you begin with ABC, when you sing you begin with do, re, mi."  So here is your "do, re, mi" practice. I promise it gets easier as you practice.   Remember to relax and breathe.  Try singing as you lie on your back.  It will help you relax. 

Listening is an important prerequisite to singing.  The music must be in your mind before it can come out your mouth. Many of the songs we will be singing in our classes are listed below and in the previous post if you'd like to get them "in your ears".

"Irene, Goodnight" 
"Circle Round for Freedom"
"Chairs to Mend"
"I Love the Flowers"

Here is a really cool YouTube of a flash mob in the Antwerp train station dancing to "Do, Re, Mi" from The Sound of Music.  It will put a smile on your face.