Recently I did a performance and many people were telling me that they admired my courage to sing in front of people. I told them that I just decided that I was going to be brave and not worry about what other people think.
I read a really good book which I highly recommend for anyone that wants to pursue their dreams or goals. The main thing I got from this book was that you have to do what makes you happy and forget about what everyone else thinks or says. Also if someone criticizes you, then tell them to come and do a better job. So that attitude really resonated with me. The name of that book is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Just to be clear that I am a student. I am not a professional. My preparation to sing this song began about 11 months prior when I first started listening to this song by Lindsey Stirling called Shatter Me and I just really fell in love with that song. I listened to that song over and over on a road trip.
I wasn’t sure I would be able to sing that song because it seemed like a difficult song to me. I spoke to my voice teacher and she said, “Let’s do it in G Minor.” So I got the music and we started working on it in December 2017. It was very brutal at first. Just painful to listen to. But I just kept working on it.
After a while I asked my music teacher if maybe someone could accompany me on the violin. So she was able to find an advanced student to accompany me. (Please note that she did not want to be videotaped. We had to actually edit her out because she did not want to have her images on the web. But Rebekah is beautiful and an amazing violinist.) The first time we rehearsed together was brutal. Imagine trying to sing with someone banging drums right in your ear. I couldn’t believe how thrown off I was. My music teacher said it’s completely normal. When the violin accompanies me, I was listening to her play and my timing was off and it was way more difficult than I thought. It’s like I am distracting her by singing and she was distracting me by playing the violin. The thing is we had to be in sync with our timing.
In any event this is the results of the preparation. I watched numerous George Michael Videos. I became a bit obsessed with him (which is a completely different story.) In any case this is the result. Thanks for watching and any kind words are appreciated. Also remember I am a student. Think of your kid that’s been singing for a couple of years. T
Valerie is a Health and Wellness Coach. She has a passion for singing, dancing and following her heart. She encourages everyone to do the same. Please subscribe to her Youtube channel and Follow Enlighten Your Lives to support everyone’s dreams. Namaste