I’ve been a very lax singer. Yes, I sing. But I’ve never been a terribly disciplined musician. Ever.
I’ll practice steadily when I have a performance coming up. Pretty well if I have a (big) audition… usually. And– occasionally– if I’m taking lessons at the moment.
This is a fairly terrible attitude towards rehearsals and if I’m ever going to really sing I need to fix this. (For one, as I check playbill.com for job postings– most professional auditions give VERY short notice.) So what better time than in this summer when I seem to be making “summer resolutions”?
So, I need your help. I’ll be trying to learn one song a week, gaining 52 songs in 52 weeks. I’ll include mention of my work/progress here at some point each week. If something goes particularly well, I might post an audio or video clip!
Here’s where you come in:
I need 52 songs! I’ll be asking friends, family, and my online communities in order to compile a list.
My “norm” is Broadway or female singer/songwriter repetoire… you can give me something of this nature– or not! I’m up for a challenge 🙂 Songs MUST be vocal, but don’t have to be written for or previously sung by a female artist. I can just change keys accordingly, as I’ll probably be doing most things sans accompaniment.
So give me your favorites, what you consider “standards,” or look through your CD collection (or records, or iPod…). Also, any era goes. From Billie Holiday to Carole King to Pat Benatar to Taylor Swift (or Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble to Tom Petty to the Backstreet Boys).
Please comment with your selections! I’ll post a list when I have one at least semi-compiled and we’ll go from here! I’m looking to start this the first full week of July.
Thank you in advance!