Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tomorrows Run-Through at Ed Berkovits' Place

Just a reminder:

My place is available for the rehearsal Wednesday night. I live at 1470 Summer St. #101 in Halifax. It is the Summer gardens apartments on the corner of Spring Garden Rd and Summer Street. Unfortunately they are working on the visitor parking area so everyone will have to park on the street.

We are getting together in the Party Room. 

See you there.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Need a host for run-throughs on Wednesday nights

I will be busy Tuesday and Thursday nights until Sept 17, so if a host can be found preferably on a Wednesday night (or Fridays or other) so I can make it out.

Also on Wednesdays (or Fridays) would be a great opportunity for our baritones to come out and join us. It isn't that we cannot accomplish a whole lot without the baritones, but it would be nice. In fact, last Thursday was spectacular for the singers that made it out since the group focused on learning how to match with different parts by dueting and also with three parts. In fact, we went over the time limit by 15 minutes.

We touched on "Drivin' me Crazy" and walked away with a pretty good sound with just two tries. There are two key changes in the song and there is a tendency is speed up during Chorus 2, but we made both on the second try.

Back to obtaining people to host the group. I believe during the summer, the numbers have been approximately 6-10 people so your place should be able to hold that many. Please you are not obligated to treat anybody with cakes or cookies, in fact, water is probably the only substance that our singers might ask for. I would offer my place, but being in Middle Sackville it is a drive for everyone but me.


Monday, 7 August 2017

Next meeting this Thursday at SonLife

We will meet again this Thursday at 7pm.

Calling out any baritones to join us this week. There seems to be a bevy of lead singers, but we are low on baritones. The best combination of singers would be the ability to form 3 quartets.

This week, we shall focus on the two songs again "Railroad Rag" and "Don't be a baby, baby", however, if people are prepared, we can look at the third song "Drivin' me Crazy".

On the program Audacity, I can be available to help with the program. I know Don has helped a number of singers.

Listen to your music a number of times prior to Thursday so that you can get the most out of quartet learning.