The Voice: We’re pretty sure soprano Lorina Gore did lots of singing in the shower. Topics has often wondered why some people can sing and some can’t.
Why do some people sound like songbirds and others like screeching cats?
Trish Watts might just have the answer. Trish is holding a workshop at Adamstown on Saturday called The Moving Voice.
Trish said we’re born to sing, but this gift can be stifled.
“It’s very natural for us to sing lullabies and little ditties when we’re children.It’s a part of our emotional language system,” Trish said.
But if we’re not encouraged from a young age, our singing voices can be strangled.
As teenagers, we’re allbelting outour favourite rock or pop songs.
But then, someone might tell us we’re singing too loud,out of tune or that we sound awful.
We might not get selected for the choir. Our parents might tell us to zip it. This is getting a bit Freudian, isn’t it?
That’s probably because Trish is a “Voice Movement Therapy” practitioner.
Trish says criticism of our singing voices can make usthink “I can’t sing”.
This was a shame because then “they don’t get to experience the joy of having their voices”.
“Not everybody will be singing on the Opera House stage,”she said.
“That’s not what the voice is for. Our voices are powerful mediums to connect with each other in a very human way about everything in life.
“It’s a natural way to express how we feel, what matters to us.”
Trish believes everybody has a voice.
“Some people are content to sing at home,in the shower, in the pub, at a footy match [like the fans who sing at English soccer matches] or karaoke,” she said.
“Others want to take it further and perform. Wherever you sit on that spectrum, everybody has the right to have their voice. When it’s taken away, you’re taking away a huge power. Not just individual power, but community power.”
Trish has deep thoughts on this. She reckons singing can help the body heal.
“The deeper youbreathe in life and open up to life and the life flow, the more you’ll be able to access your voice,”she said.
“When you start singing, you go into another world that’s not just the cognitive world where everything is rational, but you go into the world that’s full of imagination, soul, spirit and rhythm. It links us with each other.”
The workshopwill be held at Adamstown Uniting Church on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Limited places are available, but more workshops are planned. Email inquiries to [email protected]南京夜网.au.
Beatlemania A photo of The Beatles from the album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Speaking of singing, was there anyone better at holding a melody than The Beatles?
We’ve been writing this week about readers’ thoughts on the50thanniversary ofthe Beatles’ albumSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was originally released on June 1, 1967.
Bar Beach’s Mark Robinson told us that the band had opened its studio vaults to offer fans access to previouslyunreleased tracks and alternate takes of each song on a re-release of the album. In some cases these takes are very different to what made it on the original album, according to Rolling Stone.
Mark also shareda bit of Beatles’ trivia: “Did you know Ringo Starr is actuallyleft-handed, playing right-handed as a drummer?That’s part of the reason his drumming is so unique”.
We didn’t know that. We also didn’t know that Paul McCartney is considered by some to bean “insecure workaholic”.
“He’s virtually on tour every night of his life, and he’s nearly 74,” Esquire reported last year.
McCartneywrote a new introduction for the Sgt. Pepper anniversary edition, saying:“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art”.
Amen to that.
Cold Day in HellWinter is here. It’s cold. How cold is it?
It’s so cold, politicians have their hands in their own pockets.
That was a bit cold, wasn’t it.