I sure hope I do not forget the lines or the music because Trevor is so loud
April 18, 2009 9:05pm CST
Ah yes Trevor, the best baritone in our church, the one who took professional singing and the one who probably all the neighborhood for miles around can here. He usually sings two or three pieces and that is usually before the amateurs like me sing and after he finishes, I forget the music of the piece I am going to sing. I am singing a solo in the concert come next Sunday evening the 26th of April. Last year I had to have the accompanist play my piece for a bit until I remembered it because I forgot the tune even though I had been practicing and this year, have not had much time to do much. Not only that, I am a bit nervous about getting the verses all screwed up. I am not afraid of facing an audience. I am a bit of a Diva. Come on it, I am a Diva. So what do you do or what do you suggest so I do not forget the music or the tune?
19 Apr 09
I would be so scared doing something like this. Couldn't the accompanist cue you again? You certainly need to get in more practise as this willl then make you feel confident. I do understand how you feel and hope that someone a lot brighter than me will come up witht he right answer to help you. Blessings
21 Apr 09
She did the last time and will probably do it again. The last time though someone was recording it and would have probably given me a copy of the tape, but he did not have enough time. So I am rather reticent of asking her to play it first. I was thinking of recording it first and then play it all the time Trevor is singing, but they could probably see the earplugs in my ears.
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19 Apr 09
Can you put some earplugs in and discreetly remove them when he finishes? I think he is distracting you. If you can't do that, begin to sing your song in your head when he sings his and keep it up until he finishes. You could also ask for the order to be changed--say that because he is so talented, he demoralizes the amateurs and it would be better if he would be the program closer. You just need to focus yourself very intensely.