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Hello everyone! It seems that the community has been pretty quiet for the past month or so. If anyone would like to advertise the community, or suggest places where it would be appropriate to advertise, that would be fabulous. :)


Anyway, I was initially posting to ask if anyone is familiar with the musical "Kiss Me, Kate". I am a bass-baritone, and can legitimately sing from the E natural/F above middle C down to the G nearly two octaves below that. Any information on male characters in the show--how many lines they have, how many songs, the personality of said characters, etc. would be GREATLY appreciated!

Also, if anyone has the recording to the song "Bianca" from that musical, I would love to use it. ;) I can't seem to find it ANYWHERE!
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wonderfulcolor4
My name is Rose. i'm going into my senior year of high school, and i'm in my first year of private voice lessons. i've been in nine community musical theatre shows(Annie, Seussical, Honk!, Jekyll & Hyde, High School Musical are some), and two musical theatre shows at my school (Beauty & The Beast, Footloose). i've been in the highest choral ensamble three years and i've been in chorus since fifth grade. and i LOVE singing.=]

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Current Music: Flight Of The Conchords

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mrs_soul

Greetings to all singers. 
I'm not actually a professional recording artist(yet) but after many years of performing on different places(some casual some more formal) plus several years of music education, I chose to take a hiatus from singing in front of others to perfect my vocal perfection and change my artistic direction(I'm self-taught actually,since I don't have a vocal coach). Recently I did a rehearsal in front of a group of friends and family and for some strange reason, I felt some emotions that were unkown to me since a long time: stage fright. It was this awful anxiety pre-singing, they told me that I delivered my tunes very well and on key and so on.....but for some strange reason I was unable to "connect" emotionally with the meaning of the lyrics of the song. The song I'm working is "All The Way" from Frank Sinatra. After the incident I've been thinking that when I used to be on a really elementary stage of my artistic development, my feelings were similar, so I would sing well technically speaking but deep down felt frustrated on not being connected enough to the song. I may not know how to explain this very well, but I think that the emotional aspect is very important on everything artistic. My personality is charismatic but I can be too "realistic" on all aspects in life and that attitude is affecting my work now. 

Based on your experiences, can you give me some refreshing ideas on how to work on feeling more connected to songs? If you want to share something similar that may be happening to you, that would be fine. I feel like I'm back to one again and its not too good.

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Welcome everyone to the community! I thank you all for joining, it really means a lot to me. I assume that this community interested you, and I'm glad that it did! I have been in a lot of other voice-related communities, and while they've all been helpful in their own ways, I wanted a place where serious vocalists can talk about more advanced topics. I'm sure you all get what I'm saying!

Anyway, I'm going to post a more detailed introduction about myself:

My name is Kyle. I'm nineteen and I'm a sophomore studying at Central Michigan University for voice performance. The program here is nice, but it's not strict at all. If you want to be a fantastic singer, the tools are here, but not many students really apply themselves. However, I would like to think that I am very self-driven, and am making a lot of progress after my first year!

I came from a high school music program that was FAR from impressive. I was easily the lowest singer in the school, and was under the impression that I was a "true bass" in every sense of the term! Through my training this past year, however, I have realized that this is NOT the case (I'm a bass-baritone... MUCH different than a bass, whether you think so or not!). While my lower notes are alright, my upper register is (hopefully) much more dramatic and impressive. I have no real goals as where I would like to perform (But who doesn't want to perform at the MET or on Broadway?!). The reason I say that is because I don't care WHERE I perform as long as the work is there. I want to making performance my life, and I will go wherever my career takes me!

I LOVE female vocalists, especially lower female voices (lower mezzos & contraltos). Random I know, but I thought that it was a little fact that I could get away with adding!!

I'm looking forward to more posting and getting to know you all. Invite your friends, and advertise where and when you can. I would love for this community to grow into a successful place for information and communication!
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latidoremegan
happy first (non-moderator) member!
an intro -
i'm megan, and i'm only 17 but i am most definitely going into music ed, hopefully with a double major or a minor in jazz studies or composition.  my favorite things to sing are a cappella music and just about any type of jazz, although we performed most of Mendellsohn's (sp?) Elijah and that was pretty freaking awesome.
i'm fairly busy but when i get the chance i will post some recordings ;)
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Welcome to the community! I don't have much to say, but I feel it neccessary to have a post waiting for those who are joining, haha. Please read the userinfo if you haven't yet, and start posting already! :)

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