Sunday, June 05, 2005
The Tones of Bones
I took G to a vocal coach yesterday. She was not very enthused as she walked in. A woman emerged who exuded encouragement, and instantly began to draw a fuller, rounder, and stronger sound out of her. She was sunny and optimistic, and G responded right away. The teacher discussed esoterica about the human voice, including the sound frequency of bones, resonators, and vocal registers. She managed to neither talk down to eight-year-old G, nor to make the subject so obscure and adult that she could not grasp the concepts. G's voice came out the top of her head and soared over the bush that sits next to the teacher's house. I'm feeling better about her participation in the show.