I have always loved singing. I have always loved listening to music. When I was little, I would listen to my favourite music with the headphones on and sing at the top of my voice, to the great dismay of other family members sharing the same room as me.
I used to sing on my moped. I loved singing around the fire at the Scouts, and on the train when we went off on field trips with school. I sing in my car. I sing when I listen to music, with or without headphones, invariably loudly.
Unfortunately, I have always sang out of tune. For a couple of years now, I have been toying with the idea of taking up singing lessons to actually learn how to sing. In tune. When I was eight or nine, I used to sing in the school choir. I still remember the songs. I think I liked it.
During my extended weekend in Paris, I met a couple of people people who actually sing. I envy people who can and do sing, and my life seems to be making me bump into them more and more often. I feel that I am getting closer and closer to actually signing up for those singing lessons. 🙂
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- LIft13, Mobile Stories: Christopher Kirkley, Sahel Sounds [en] (2013)
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- Grey Sky [en] (2021)
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- Sunday CD's #1 [en] (2004)
- Sunday CD's #2 [en] (2004)
- Hearing Less: Dealing With Bad Audio Recordings in the Classroom [en] (2022)
5 thoughts on “Singing [en]”
Go for it! It’s never too late. So one of these days we’ll hear a recording of you singing a
Come back to Paris when you’re done with the lessons, so we can jam a capella 😉
J’attends avec impatience que tu mettes online un enregistrement de ces concerts privés!
You go, girl!!! 😉 It probably won’t surprise you in the slightest to find out that I am
exactly the same way (albeit without the easy access to voice lessons). *grin*
Interesting that in 2002 I still believed that I sing out of tune. I have always been able to sing reasonably OK, but make me sing along in front of a class and a teacher and of course the anxiety will make me go off tune. Nearly 20 years later now, I’ve come a long way, particularly when it comes to my belief about what I’m capable of!