Here it is and it’s just about 2 weeks before our big performance!
What are we working on you might ask?
What does it take to memorize 17 songs?
A lot of REPETITION!
That means lots of singing in the shower, at the sink, in the yard, in the car etc. etc. etc!
Those pesky pesky words!
Those darn non-melodic melodies!
The way they pop in and out of your head at the most inopportune times, like when you are trying to fall asleep after rehearsal…..
And then there is the “finessing” stage—-which is where we are at now—-the soft yet energized passages, the “forte” (loud) passages, ” mezzo forte” (like the speaking voice) passages, and all of the other intricate little nuances we hope to coax out of our music.
It’s a lot like perfecting a favorite recipe—- or polishing the details on your car, finishing up a wonderful crafty project—–very meticulous but oh-so-satisfying!
It’s what all of us in Mountain Melody look forward to—-that imprecise yet exact moment when we declare—-it’s DONE!