July 15, 2012
I like to sing but have not done so in a very long while except in the car like everyone else. The chance to start again with like-minded individuals is tempting.
I have an old background, so to speak. Long ago, I sang in the Jr. HS chorus and was tagged an alto. In HS I didn't sing in a chorus just for myself having done badly in Jr. HS. In college, the chorus needed bodies and I tried out and sang with the tenors. After that first round of college, I joined the St. Luke in the Fields chorus in lower Manhattan. There I got (finally) pegged as a soprano, which worked out much better but I only stayed in it for 1 season. Several years after that, during one of the times I lost my voice (something that happened several times in my life due to undiagnosed allergies) after voice therapy, the doctor said I needed a singing teacher to get my full range back. She was a professional opera singer and as we got my full range back said I was a (I don't remember) either a coloratura soprano or (but I don't think so) a lyric soprano. But that was some 30 years ago and with no constant use plus age doing it's thing, I have no idea what I would be now.
I would like to "get my voice back", find out my current full range and fix what has be called my "ear" problem. Because I had (with work) a 4 octave range and I hear very well and consider each note in each octave a distinct note, I had trouble staying in my own vocal group. i.e. stick me in with altos and I hear altos, sopranos and tenors and whomever is singing loudest, my voice will follow that. This is not playing well with others in a chorus. I'd like to fix this permanently. It's not that I was off key, just all over the place. Now, who knows what my voice can do? I presume not much.
No, not a chance.
I got an email inviting me to join since I was a member of another meetup group.
Hi, I used to like to sing a long time ago. A wicked baker and cook. I'm a geek girl, read SF&F, have cats, and this year married 30 yrs. In my life I have ridden motorcycles, loved downhill skiing, been a jogger, & suffer all the damage to prove it.
Keep up the good work! People like me need groups like this!