About Sing15

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Chapter 1: Getting Started | No Comments
About Sing15

This practice is for anybody with a voice; chances are, that includes you. And when I say “sing,” I really mean make music with your voice, whatever happens to want to come out today. It may be songs you know, but more likely it’s a whole range of sounds you discover along the way.

Are you a singer? Read before answering.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Chapter 1: Getting Started | No Comments
Are you a singer? Read before answering.

Now, if you have a concern that you aren’t a singer, let’s put this one to rest right here. You are most definitely a singer.

The basic Sing15 practice

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 in Chapter 1: Getting Started | No Comments
The basic Sing15 practice

Ready to get started with your Sing 15 practice? It’s pretty simple and here are the basics.

What do I sing?

What do I sing?

A common question for people starting out with the Sing 15 practice is “What do I sing?” This is a great question and points to how we are accustomed to singing something that is pre-existing. We sing songs that we know. Songs from sheet music. Musical scales. We sing vocal exercises from a teacher or a book.

Where do I sing?

Where do I sing?

Find a private space, or as private as you can. This practice is about unfolding the many facets of your voice, and for many of us, that can be a tender process. Most of us feel freer to explore if we aren’t conscious of others hearing us (especially those whom we are closest to).

What is this voice we are working on?

What is this voice we are working on?

The Sing 15 practice is about expanding the capacities of our voice. But what do we mean when we say voice? Here are some perspectives.

Why a daily practice?

Why a daily practice?

You’ve probably heard the saying that if you want to know a person’s true priorities, look at his or her check book. Another way is to look at how they are spending their time today.