This week we’re looking at the moments that define you as a vocalist.
As Simone Niles points out in her VoiceCouncil article, ‘Your Voice, Your Goals’ (see link at the end of this article) it is vital as singers that we set-out what we really want to achieve. Our goals help to bring structure to our vocal journey and influence the choices we make in our careers. Of course, by far the most satisfying part of these goals comes from achieving them. Perhaps you proudest moment is the first time you heard you voice recorded or a particular gig where the crowd were in the palm of your hand! Whatever it is, we’d like to hear about it.
So the question is: What would you consider to be your proudest moment as a vocalist and why?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week I asked: What are the main challenges you’ve faced as a vocalist and what have you done to overcome them?
Jade wrote on our forum…
“I’ve always been someone with a well-developed instrument, but singing from the heart has been my greatest challenge. As hard as I tried I just could not be present to myself/to music in the way I knew was required to really experience joy vocally and express myself from the heart consistently…It was only when I began addressing the mental blocks to expressing myself from the heart and applying EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to my thinking that things changed for me – and what a change!”
Sian commented on Facebook…
“The mother of all vocal challenges: nodules…I turned down surgery and instead rested my voice for a while, had speech therapy and rehabilitative vocal coaching, and took time out of performing to go back to college. My voice is stronger than it’s ever been, and I’m armed with tools to stop it from ever happening again”
“I have always struggled with singing from my own voice. I have always tried to sound like the original artist when I would perform a cover tune. When I started writing my own stuff, I realized that I had never tried to sing in my own voice. It was very difficult”.
Thank-you to everyone that has contributed this week, there are some inspiring stories here. Please keep commenting, sharing and keeping this forum alive!