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  • Noa Kageyama

    June 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Patricia,

    Hmm…interesting. A couple thoughts.

    In terms of intonation, I wonder if it would help to experiment with staying attuned to singing brain, but also being aware enough of your sound (in a non-judgmental sort of way), that you can also make super-quick adjustments in the moment as you continue to stay present and focus on creating each moment?

    With regards to blending or being really in tune (pun not intended!) with your partner, it might also mean switching back and forth between singing brain and focusing on the blend of sound and interactions between you and your pianist. Or alternately, thinking of the “singing brain” sound itself as a blend of the two voices instead of thinking of yours, thinking of your pianist’s, and going back and forth.

    So ultimately, when you start getting more comfortable with singing brain and can flip the switch on and off, it might be that you’ll want a slightly “messier”, but more complex kind of focus where almost like the conductor of your focus, you’re devoting resources to one section of the ensemble at some points, another instrument at another point, etc. Does that make sense?


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