Tag Archives: practice

The Wonderful World of Music!

It starts with learning the music: tempo, dynamics, practice at home and in rehearsals. Weeks of preparation and driving to and from rehearsals including dress rehearsals. Count, breathe, phrasing, self-correction. An endless list of individual work in private lessons; group … Continue reading

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Building a Repertoire

Days, weeks and months filled with music and singing. Dr. Kay¬†Smith Paulsen. Practice, practice and more practice. Daily. Passive and active listening and learning. Hard work, diligence, and love for music compels me to continue. Private lessons and group work … Continue reading

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Blowing Bubbles

My earliest recollections of music came from listening to my parents as they sang to us. Later we listened to the radio or to records on the record player. In Colorado, it became necessary for us to have two pianos … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch or Close Enough?

For weeks now the church choir has practiced and struggled through various pieces of music as we prepared for Christmas at church. With varying degrees of success, we sang some new and some old pieces done previously.¬† As a new … Continue reading

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My First Job

Besides babysitting, taking care of neighbor’s lawns, mail and newspapers when they were on vacation which I began at 11 years of age, I started my first job as a church organist in Pueblo, Colorado when I was 13 years … Continue reading

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