Projections

Posted by on Feb 20, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Projections

The one situation where I do experience a contracted looking ahead is when I can feel myself about to jump from a low note to a high one. My breath gets shallower in such moments and there’s a girding of my muscles, as if I’m about to try to dunk that basketball in a net.

Familiar

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Familiar

Starting with a small piece of a song you know can be a great launch pad for exploration. How many different ways can I sing London Bridges? The possibilities are infinite.

Breaking Pace

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Breaking Pace

Taking the pace out of time does the trick, relieves some internal burden of expectation and shifts me into curiosity.

Welcoming Strangers

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Welcoming Strangers

Welcoming all comers is a key part of the practice –and a key improvisation skill — and it’s not always easy, especially if they enter with muddy shoes and mess up the coherent melodic carpet you’ve just laid.

Receptone

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Receptone

Just start singing and keep singing for the 15 minutes. As you do, be in as much a listening mode as an asserting mode. No matter what’s coming out of your mouth, keep singing and keep listening.

Threeing

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Threeing

Lighten your gravity
With the loft of a three
Reverse depravity
Abundantly

Unbop

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Unbop

Bebop music is running through my head. I love the style. I love the layered experience of listening to a great musician deconstructing a melody into a thousand pieces.

Chaotic

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Sing15: Will's Year | No Comments
Chaotic

The one that stands out the most today is Chaos. We don’t have many opportunities to fully express the chaotic aspects of experience.