I've had a long day. I think I learned how to sing today. Recently I've been surrounding myself with Youtube videos of Edita Gruberova and I think somehow something clicked. Yesterday I went to the practice room and sang for two hours, and today I did the same. And I sounded like a different person. So I got home at 7:30 and was exhausted. I'm making curry and just opened a bottle of Charles Shaw chardonnay, and nothing seems like a better reward.
It seems like the secret to singing is confidence, inspiration, and a clear idea of what you want to sound like. God, I've been having so much trouble singing lately. And I think it's because I've had strange ideas of what I need to sound like. And when I heard Gruberova I heard the voice I wanted to sound like, and had the potential of sounding like (uh, I by no means think I'll ever be able to sing Zerbineta or even sing as high, but I'm talking about her general sound...). And as soon as I had a new sound ideal in my head, everything about my singing changed. And how long has it been since I've spent two hours in the practice room two days in a row?
By the way, some day I'll post about my fab New York trip with Kyle. But now I'm too uninspired :)