If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Sadly, if your dream as a singer is to change the world or help anybody else to change, your hardest chore will be to be heard over the clanging cymbals.
Sincerity is the loudest, sweetest bell; a sweet spirit is all you need to be encouraging.
As you walk your path to artistic karma, think of your work ethic and whether you would like to reminisce or regret.
Consider all aspects of the words success, luck, destiny, preparation, skill, experience…
And write lists!
-Songs I’d like to learn
-Songs I have charts to
-Songs I need to transpose
-Foreign language selections
-Cities I’d like to travel to
-Political figures I’d like to endorse with my singing
-Products I’d like to endorse
-Hotels and casinos I’d like to perform at
-Artists I’d like to do a duet with
(If they asked me, I could write a book…)
My Final Words
Now, as I end my Vocal Coach Residency, can I just say something here about how much I love to sing?
If you haven’t picked up on that fact yet, let me state my dream has always been to sing and share my stories with people all over the world.
I never cared what race or class or religion or culture or financial, educational, or medical state people were in when I shared with them.
In fact, the first things I want to know about my listeners is who they are; then I go into my background, my resume, my memory, even sometimes the memories of my ancestors, and find basic truths for us all.
Sometimes your interested presence and expression of caring is music to people’s ears!
Sing with love, sincerity, compassion…and preparation.