Any reader of mine knows I take voice lessons. I do it for my own enjoyment and creative enrichment. I am not the greatest singer in the world but I get a lot from it and that’s all that matters to me. To me it is the most satisfying thing to start a song and have it be pretty awful and after working on it for a few weeks it is listenable.
I’ve seen great improvement over the years and if you look at some of my past videos and compare it with today’s I think you can see that.
So today was the summer recital (we have 3 a year, spring, summer and Christmas) and I decided to sing If I Were a Bell from Guys and Dolls. It is a relatively easy song but the lyrics are very similar from verse to verse and it kept tripping me up. Thankfully with lots of practice I got through it at the recital without any lyrical problems. Phew!
The video doesn’t do it quite justice but the crowd seemed to really enjoy it. I hope you do too! 🙂
3 thoughts on “If I Were a Bell”
Shawn C Turner
way to go! thanks for sharing.
Etsuko Abe Tijerino
You are good!!! You should take an audition for one of the plays at Utah Valley Playhouse!
Ah, that’s so nice. Seriously, nothing makes me happier than someone complimenting my singing.
I desperately want to try out for a play someday. Everything is so competitive in Utah that I haven’t had the nerves yet (bad audition memories from high school…). I wish I could just participate without much of an audition, just something casual and fun.