Posted by: Dramamezzo | June 6, 2010

Singing Goals for JUNE


I decided to post my singing goals here for June. The hard part about being a singer is that if everything was perfect it would still require 10 hours of everyday to learn what you need to learn, listen to what you need to listen to and practice what you need to practice. Unfortunately, there are still other things to take care of: eating and sleeping, exercise and relationships, not to mention the small task of making money. So small really that most of us pay not much attention to it at all. We’ll discuss that more later.

I have a busy month setting up a new money avenue so I need to be very clear on what I’m going to accomplish as a singer this month so that I don’t let it fall to the wayside.

1) Learning role of Mamma Lucia for Cav

2) Coaching on role and arias for coming audition season

3) Learning at least 2 more sections on my free Italian lesson through LiveMocha

4) Sounding like a dramatic mezzosoprano goddess.   (I have my moments.  Hey!  I have to say it, think it, believe it ’cause no one else is going to at this point.)

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Responses

  1. Sounds like you are setting manageable goals, Monifa. Good luck I have one suggestion for you. I am sure your teacher will not mind if I give you some good old fashioned advice. Spend a great deal of your practice time working on intonation.
    Even if we think we are in tune, there is always more work to be done. Work first with your most comfortable vowel through a whole piece and then go back and go again with the words. Pound the notes on the piano while you sing them. Do this slowly. It’s fun and it will improve your singing. Registration gets better as pitch gets better. Your legato line gets better as pitch gets better. If you decide to try it, feel free to let me know how you like the work.

    • Thanks Katherine I will try this out. I have actually experienced this without focusing on it. When I go back to basics on my arias and just sing note to note concentrating on focus and technique. It always sits better and sounds better after that. It’s the simple things that make the biggest difference.


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