1. Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling
    May 2, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    I was especially moved by your "having enough" skill moment, and soon as you mentioned SPRINGSTEIN, other familiar names ace to mind like Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and a dozen others whose voices "objectively speaking" didn't reach the much coveted "optimum range".
    While it's always a much appreciated audio treat to hear a singer who can bring us to heaven and back with their vocal virtuosity ,it's a proven fact that truth and authenticity in ones own particular unique voice and sound, can also rouse an audiences emotions and move them to tears.

    This is , of course, not an excuse to fire your vocal ciach, or disregard training your instrument,but the kesson I'm getting is tgat we should not be sooooo overly concerned with being perfect that no one ever gets to hear who we are.


  2. Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling
    May 2, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Experience really is the best teacher. The only way to get experience in anything in life is to eel doing te one thing that you suck at over and over again knowing that it's going to suck, then suck less, and finally not suck at all… That's the progression more times than not.

    Human beings work awfully ard at protecting the ego to the pointing being frozen out if even the very things they desire to do. I was taught to sing every time I'm asked even if it's for an audience of one, and to sing to an audience of thousands like you're singing to an audience of one.

    If you read the biographies of some of our greatest vocalists you'd be shocked to find that some of them were initially booed, ridiculed, ignored, and laughed at by their early audiences as they climbed that ladder of experience.

    Experience teaches you YOUR timing, YOUR lyrical interpretation, YOUR phrasing. There IS no other way to earn that than by getting out of your bathroom shower and in front of live human beings,

    Just make sure you're dressed first!


  3. Mike
    May 10, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    great advice here. good stuff.


  4. Adrienne Osborn
    May 10, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Mike!


  5. Hailey Boyd
    October 18, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Thank you for this informative article, Adrienne! This helped so much. I will probably be reading this more than once. Haha. 🙂


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