The musician in us tends to think the singer is in the way of the great arrangement. The Singer in us thinks that the musician is out to do us in--- covering our vocals. Some cohesion is needed, because, being a musician/arranger and singer and successful at it for many years--I see the need for discussion that can bring out the best in both worlds and reach the "fun" and happiness and financial reward for those lucky enough to be good singers and also good musicians. Tired of the "tired jokes" that separate. There really is no separation--except the insistance to have it.
  When Your Love Is Gone

When your love is gone You think you'll never, ever find another one You're wrong Cause right around the corner where you'd never look There's someon...

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  lyrics for "She's a Star"

I'm singing a jazz version of this--- sooooo trippy but the group can handle my arrangement---sorta mirrors Brubeck's "take five" a little ---...

10/10/2006, by 0 replies
  "She's A Star"

I do a theatre piece ---called "She's A Star"---a song that was recorded by Shirley Mclaine( I think on the "If you could see me now&quo...

10/01/2006, by 0 replies
  A quick thot

Perhaps the best conclusion to come to----is --- Not to come to any! Bev...

09/24/2006, by 0 replies
  For Michael

Michael, Your two cents makes cents to me! We are in perfect agreement on that! Bev.

09/23/2006, by 0 replies
  2 cents more

OK. Then we will agree to dissagree...

09/19/2006, by 0 replies
  My souls is fine

Michael, If you are, in fact, correct, in saying that "peformers are rarely good teachers" then learning to sing well, would be the only excep...

09/17/2006, by 0 replies
  One more time

Bev, "They should have accepted the fact that they were not good enough and----done something else with their life besides tampering and harming and ...

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  Rabby Hertzberg

All of us have those who have changed our musical lives for the better. Some of them we may not "like, love" anymore---but do concede our live...

09/10/2006, by 0 replies
  Point well made

Vocalchords, Yes, I am sure there are some that are not performers, singers, who have the ability to help the "natural instrument" Obvious...

09/10/2006, by 0 replies
  One more thought

Bev, Your point about incompetent teachers is well taken but I have to add my two cents again. In my experience very few people are good at what they do.

09/05/2006, by 0 replies
  A "Fuddy"

I had some strange experiences after my husband died a few years ago-- I refer to that time in post grief and confusion as my "Elmer Fudd" per...

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  reply to Vocalchords

Dear Vocalchords, I love it when someone takes issue with what I say. Only two things I don't like---hypocracy and apathy---dissagreement--just fine! ...

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  Nice Surprise

Return of the insomniac...... Beverly, thanks so much for your kind reply and my appologies for taking 5 months to check back in. At least I had the good ...

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  vocal coaching

If you are looking for a vocal coach here is some criteria that I think is good If you were looking for a piano teacher you would want someone who could...

08/28/2006, by 0 replies
  Life is like an aguarium

Thought I'd write a bit in this quite little room today since I have to finish an arrangement and need a break Life is like an aquarium----there are the...

08/07/2006, by 0 replies
  Old message # 27400

Wow Beverly, Your post is a sure fire energy booster......I am going to need to read this over and over. What you have to say reminds me of a saying ...

05/22/2006, by 0 replies
  Winning and Losing

Do embrace the categories of winning and losing and don't listen to those who say "it isn't about winning or losing" YES, IT IS!! You will...

05/21/2006, by 0 replies
  Old message # 27358

Hi Beverly, There are a lot of places on LJP site, and I just found your room. Your insights and observations about being a creative are inspiring. I...

05/21/2006, by 0 replies
  Singer/Musician Mom

I'll be wined and dined like millions of Moms the world over tomorrow. I would have sworn that my daughter would have hated me as I was on the road--sin...

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