Singing in Seattle
Months of voice lessons and practice
singing country songs in preparation
for my trip to the Northwest to sing
with my sister who fiddles and sings
in several groups near Seattle.
My music background has been
classical piano yet when I play and
sing from printed sheet music,
my sister admonishes me to just
play chords. Don’t bother with
sheet music. She has had different
musical training with fiddle and
country music. All my sisters and
I had years of piano lessons. It will
be a revelation to be united again
and sing together – this time not in
a church choir. No, in a country
music group playing with chords.
I have been stretching my musical
ability with a voice coach and
never realized there is so much
involved with training one’s voice.
It helps that I have a strong classical
music background. Often when
driving or creating on the computer, I
will listen to satellite radio and classical
music. After some 60 years of singing
in various church choirs, here I come,
Seattle, your newest country music
singer. Who knows after that? Perhaps
we will be Nashville-bound. Don my Western
duds, boots and hat and sing on!