4 Dec

I thought I could sing, until I started taking singing lessons.

There I learned that it´s not just about keeping your tone, and that increasing the volume isn´t achieved by simply singing louder. It´s all about exploring your instrument, that one instrument that you carry inside you. So basically it´s about exploring yourself. The shyness that keeps you from really opening your mouth. The fear that keeps your muscles tense. So you have to let those negative emotions go and relax. And then little by little you feel how you can create a space inside you, between you tongue, your teeth and your palate, for the sound to be.

You have to plant your feet firmly on the ground like a tree, so you can pull up the energy through your whole body, then draw your breath from deep within you, and give it the soul of sound.

Then you will feel how your head literally becomes filled with music and how it makes the air around it vibrate, how it fills the space around you and –if you´re lucky- the heads of the people who are there. And if you´re really lucky: their hearts.

I can honestly say that of all the people in this village, my singing teacher is the one who really got into my head.



2 Responses to “Sing”

  1. canxatard December 4, 2014 at 11:28 #

    Singing lessons with a Spanish teacher … I envy you!

  2. Kathleen December 4, 2014 at 20:10 #

    Actually she´s Catalan! Now you can envy me even more 😉

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