Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I've come to realize that the age old saying "If you don't use it, you lose it" is true in many forms. Aside from the lack of muscle tone, which I attribute to my desk job, I've noticed myself slipping in other ways. I started singing at a young age and became involved with muscial theatre in elementary school. From there I joined the choir in middle school and continued on through high school. Upon deciding to study architecture in college, I found myself with very little free time in my school schedule and outside of class. Choir was no longer an option. I still found myself singing along to the radio, or whenever I was in the shower, or even when I was doing laundry at 3am at the sorority (much to the housemother's dismay, as her bedroom was one floor above the laundry room). The difference between singing along to the radio and singing in a choir was the range in which I sang. I was a first soprano, which means I sang the glass shattering high notes. Notes you don't often hear on the radio, which meant I rarely sang them outside of choir. Now, I only hope there is enough insulation in the walls of my home to keep my neighbors from hearing me screach my way up the scales with my piano. My cats usually run and hide, or cry at me, pleading with me to stop. Lucky for our dog that her hearing is going, as it is truely that painful to hear.
I'm shocked at how much of my vocal range I lost over the years. And while it may be too late for me to ever join the Opera, I still have time to save my writting skills before I turn into a babbling fool...I hope. With this, I apologize to anyone reading my first post, and I hope that in time my posts will improve as I exercise my brain muscles (just as the rest of me will hopefully improve as I exercise the rest of my muscles). So, here's to 2010 and a complete body make-over! Cheers!