So it's Christmas time. Which means Christmas music. Which I love. (especially the rich old hymn-like christmas songs)
When you've sung christmas songs for a while, you think "you know what I'd like to do? I want to shake things up! I want to make this awesome! I want to harmonize!"
Cool, right? I can sing. My voice is no celine dion, but I can carry a tune. And I've played a piano and stuff, so I know how harmony works.
I dig in. The first phrase is easy. And normally I can get that note. And generally the second phrase. But the third phrase always throws me off, and I realize I've hit a wrong note and it sounds terrible.
This leaves me with a few awkward options.
1. Keep forging ahead and sound terrible. (this option is rarely good. Don't do this.)
3. Search wildly with your voice -- kind of slide around, until you find the right note (or maybe can land back on the melody) This is what I try to do a lot. This normally makes it sound like I have an autotuner on the fritz in my vocal chords.
This is why I am never going to be part of a famous accapella group.
good harmonizors of the world, I salute you. When I grow up, I want to be like you. However, until then, I really need to resist the urges to destroy good music.
all this to say, welcome back to my blog!