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    Performance Reports

    I listened in on the Gamelan concert and I was very impressed with the very different techniques used throughout. The vocals were phenomenal and I can only imagine the practice it takes to achieve such a clear, resonant, sound. Which applies to all types of vocal performances, but I can’t find the words to describe how different sounding it was. I assume one would require an immense amount of space in their throat.   The second concert I attended was not the traditional, classical type of music. It was at the Music House here on campus and a local band…

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    Week of April 18th

    School has been very, VERY busy, but I did manage to: Rehearse 3-ish days this past week (not including voice lesson) with: 10-15 minutes working on Nel Cor pronunciations¬† (still hard) 5-10 minutes on the notes themselves 5 minutes trying…

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    Week of April 11th)

    Essentially just worked on all the stuff we have been reviewing this semester, however I did not rehearse as much as I would have liked to. It was very helpful having the “studio class” yesterday when I got plenty of…

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    Week of April 4th

    This week for 3 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” vowels, “ooh” vowels) Cabaret – 15 minutes (now working on actual song as opposed to just familiarizing myself with it) Nel Cor – 15 minutes…

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    Week of March 21st

    This week for 3 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” and “ooh” vowels) Cabaret – 10 minutes Nel Cor – 10 minutes Costal breathing Keeping a lifted tone  

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    Week of March 7th

    This week for 2 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” vowels, “ooh” vowels) Cabaret – 20 minutes Costal breathing (looking in mirror and adjusting when needed) Maintaining head voice in lower register to sound less…

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    Week of Feb. 28

    This week for 4 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” vowels) Nel cor – 10 minutes Cabaret¬† – 10 minutes If I Were a Bell – 15 minutes (more or less) for studio class –…

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    Week of Feb. 21

    This week for 3 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” vowels) Cabaret – 10 minutes Nel Cor – 10 minutes Costal breathing – throughout the two songs, as well as breathing exercises for 5 minutes…

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    Week of Feb. 14th

    This week for 3 days I rehearsed: Warm Ups – 10 minutes (Lip Trills, “ah” vowels) Cabaret – 15 minutes Nel Cor – 10 minutes (on “ah” vowel”) Costal breathing – throughout the two songs, as well as breathing exercises…

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    Week 2.3

    This week, we decided on my first classical piece to work on! It is called Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento, or “Why Feels my Heart so Dormant.” I have only looked at and practiced the first two measures thus…