Singing and writing are my passion and outlets. I love to write, but I have taken long periods of time off without feeling stifled. Singing is a different story. I sing all the time. I don’t even know it, until one of my kids says, “Hey mom, I want to listen to the radio, and you shut up for a bit?”
My recent surgery has stressed me out in every way possible. But I have been on pins and needles over the possibility that I wont be able to sing again. Last week I tried a little and I began to bleed a bit. And it sounded BAD. Moving my throat at all to make different sounds was horrible.
Today I decided to try a little more. And the improvement was amazing. I have the same tone, something that could have changed. What I don’t have is a strong lower range and I have difficulty with any consonant that uses the back of my throat. For some reason, “O” is the worst and I am having a horrible time rounding out vowels. But I know what I need to work on now, and I will wait a little more to let it heal.
I decided to record the lullaby in Les Mis “Castle in the Clouds” as a baseline. One of them is a Soprano 2 and the other is a Soprano 1. I sound quite different in each, and I would love to get any input. Or if you liked one version over the other, let me know!