Whatever happened to singing?
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
I'm smiling reading all that is said here. What a joy to read after reading for days about this CD-19. I love this site, oooooooooooops, I've said that before. Singing. My mother would carry her Martin ukulele in the car, even with it's original case and we as a family would sing together many miles on the road. My parents had wonderful voices and I learned a lot of old songs and my brother as well. We get together and SING....and when looking for a man to marry, I had on the top of my list, "he has to carry a tune".....yep. Married 55 years and 14 children. All sing and play instruments. We've loved singing as a family and with others and with our instruments. Lisa, loved the story of the banjo boy.....
When I've had others come to my house and we have "learning sessions" on the dulcimer....I've had several great singers and others that were just finding their voices. One used to sing in the Tabernacle Choir and we were in AWE when she'd sing with the dulcimer. Other women that I've known that have sung in the Tab. Choir have said that a "woman's voice is not developed fully until after the age of 40." So that should be encouraging to folks that start later on in life.
When you sing, you develop better breathing, better posture, your body has harmony within. It need not be perfect, just SING. Find words to songs you want to learn, write 'em down and put them at the sink where you do dishes. I have many stories about learning to sing....aloha, irene