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25 February 2011
10.56pm
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MeanMrsMustard
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Hi! I'm trying out for my school's Madrigals choir on the first, and I'd like to know if you guys have any suggestions! 
Some guidelines:
1. I'd like to sing a Beatles song, but non-Beatles would be OK, too.

2. This is a solo audition. I can bring my own accompaniment, though.

3. The audition is to show how well we can sing, not how "poppy" we can sing. Please don't pick songs that involve lots of scooping!

4. I'm an alto.

5. I'm not sure how much time each audition takes. It probably wouldn't be best for me to sing "Hey Jude." a-hard-days-night-george-10  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 February 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Some songs;

Michelle

For No One

I've Just Seen A Face

Run For Your Life (Just kidding-Don't shoot me)

Golden Slumbers

*17*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

25 February 2011
11.04pm
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MeanMrsMustard
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Run For Your Life (Just kidding-Don't shoot me)


Too late. The missiles have already tracked down your computer. 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 February 2011
11.05pm
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mr. Sun king coming together
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Run For Your Life (Just kidding-Don't shoot me)


Too late. The missiles have already tracked down your computer.
 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 


But Seriously, Would any of my real suggestions work?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

25 February 2011
11.09pm
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MeanMrsMustard
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I think "For No One" and "Golden Slumbers" would work best. "I've Just Seen a Face" is fun to sing, but there's a lot of "scooping" in it. And I don't particularly care for "Michelle." 

BTW, scooping is when you start on one note and then slide to your "real" note. An example would the "me" in "Falling, yes I am falling, and she keeps calling me back again."  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 February 2011
11.13pm
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mr. Sun king coming together
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

I think "For No One" and "Golden Slumbers" would work best. "I've Just Seen a Face" is fun to sing, but there's a lot of "scooping" in it. And I don't particularly care for "Michelle." 

BTW, scooping is when you start on one note and then slide to your "real" note. An example would the "me" in "Falling, yes I am falling, and she keeps calling me back again."  


I have had Michelle in my Head for a while, so That's why It's there.

Thanks for the definition of Scooping

Maybe Inner Light, or I Won't Back Down

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

25 February 2011
11.40pm
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Dear Prudence
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Aww. But scooping is fun!

But anyway, how about "Mad World?" Have you heard how Adam Lambart sings it? I don't know what alto means.

If I had to do an audition I would choose "Sound of silence" only becase I can sing it well.

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25 February 2011
11.43pm
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mr. Sun king coming together
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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

26 February 2011
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I would actually suggest not doing anything that you would hear on the radio. Those type of songs do not and I really mean do not help your voice sound any better. Really they just make you sound worse because your mouth goes from east to west instead of north to south like it should. So stay away from pop pieces at all costs. Go for something more traditional like American Lullaby. It's a perfect song for an alto and it sounds great too.

"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)

26 February 2011
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My final suggestion is I'm Down

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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