So, I still have this ear thing, see? And it's annoying, see? And it's not just my ear, it's my throat that hurts, see? For about seven months, got it? So my singing voice is all busted, get me? Everytime I swallow, it hurts, see? So I'm finally going to a voice teacher on Sunday, to get myself back on track somehow. To...I don't know...sing over it? Through it?

Anyway, this woman is a badass. Within five minutes of speaking to her on the phone, she had already torn me up (in the good way). She asked if the music I sing is usually in a chest voice, and I said no, not really. She said, "well, that's interesting because your speaking voice is entirely in chest voice, and it's straining your chords." She basically took me apart just from hearing me speak. She said I'm putting too much unnecessary strain on my chords with my speaking voice, and she's absolutely right. The thing is, I don't think I always spoke this way. I think I was better in college, but I got lazy, or sad, or rooted in something lower and darker. I don't know. Either way, I'm going to work on it, mainly because my throat hurts all the time and that's no good. So if I talk to you, and I sound a bit different, you're gonna like it, see? You're not gonna give me any guff, get me? Or KA-POW, got it?


That's funny cause the first time I ever heard you talk (on the phone about the southwest airline gift certificates) I thought, whoa.. she talks really low for someone who sings so high.

Meep! I always think you sound pretty though.
ashleyface | 04.07.05 - 8:06 pm | #

That's a trip. Shabam! I try to remember how you sounded in the 7th grade...or the 10th. Or college. Ok, I can actually hear your voice in the Wellman scene we did. There was certainly something more "bellish" about it then. But yes, your voice has always been gorgeous to me, in all its permutations. I am excited for you to get to the root of this. When do you begin?
tifanie | 04.08.05 - 10:50 pm | #

tomorrow morning, sunday. i'm excited.
a | Homepage | 04.09.05 - 10:08 am | #

thanks, by the way, for the archeological memory of my voice. i really, really appreciate it, because it's something about which i have absolutely no objectivity.
a | Homepage | 04.09.05 - 10:10 am | #

It's funny how that works. I am so excited for you, lady. This is IMPORTANT.
tifanie | 04.09.05 - 3:28 pm | #

Don't forget I have a nice CD of our voices when we were little if you needed to be reminded of your voice
Gabriella | 04.09.05 - 8:19 pm | #

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