Intimidating orchestra music
(Your singers would be happy to keep singing, but it is likely that their audience would appreciate it more in small doses, if they are like most opera-phobes. I don't make my vocalists memorize everything, because I want to cover MORE than just 2 or possibly 3 songs a week. (I'm not talking about using this accompaniment for college singers, of course...Better warm them up to it a little bit at a time.)This goes against the practice of many teachers of a former generation, who suggested memorizing the lyrics -- after first translating them! consider your venue.) I believe something simple, well-played, is far preferable to an elaborate but awkward backup. For example, I can’t recall a time when someone actually told me that I wasn’t supposed to clap in between symphony movements.It was just something I sensed as I attended concerts over the course of my musical education.Going through the article, I found one or two questions that I’ve always wondered but never voiced for fear of being labeled a musical Neanderthal. So, for a little light and fun reading, please check out Holly Mulcahy’s “aha! He plays a guitar shaped like a sniper rifle, keeps pirates by the pool and is one of the world's leading composers of video game music. His music is the soundtrack of your life."Music's power to evoke warriors and imaginary galaxies struck him as a boy when he saw "Star Wars" in a theater in Springfield, Mass. I checked out a copy of Beethoven's greatest hits from the library and it changed my life. 9 and tore apart every note."Tallarico, who has no formal musical training, has spent the last decade bringing two contrasting worlds together.
And for early rehearsal work when notes are being learned, it can be nice to sing lower.
And I'm bringing up young singers who will actually WATCH, LISTEN TO, AND SING OPERA...maybe in small doses at first (thank you, You Tube! Thank you for the wonderful warm-ups which I have downloaded, and will be using at the earliest opportunity - I will let you know how they go! Hi, I want to thank you for such a wonderful and educational website.
), and who perhaps, eventually, will become future audience members and even performers. Please note that all comments are moderated, and will not appear until I have approved them. It is so beautiful I will be returning to your site. I have found all the information you have posted and your comments immensely helpful, and I am grateful for your posting it. I am a beginner piano student, so many thanks and Happy New Year.
And then there is a really, really good news aspect to all this: once our brain gets to that comfort level with classical music, the sensory pleasure and emotional impact that it has on us is immense.
There are many terrific professional renditions, and we look and listen to some of those, but my current favorite is a college recital performance by a couple of lovely young ladies called Melissa and Carolyn. We're going to be rehearsing it for a long time, so we learn it in the key of G. We practice this each week, just as long as it takes to get the harmony.However, for family members and friends who are not active participants in the classical music scene, attending an orchestra concert can be an intimidating and hazardous experience.