This DailySing was a little more coherent than the last one. I was so sleepy last night that I couldn't string together two simple thoughts, let alone describe what was going on in my inner musical landscape while I was singing.

Tonight, I explore my voice as "jazz singer", as another instrument in the band, as a tonal center. Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Frank Sinatra or Harry Conick Jr, all can sing in the same register in which they speak, so I tried it. I attempted to keep my throat and chest from configuring themselves to "sing". No extra big breath, no shifting my chin to project... just my opened, relaxed throat pitching musical notes to my speech pattern. I went from being a bass to a piano, to a horn to a guitar, and finally added a drum set.
In fact different jazz influenced riffs kept coming through, the farther I went in my improvisational travelog, and I ended up singing Moondance at the end of the whole journey. 

I felt that my voice quality is in a very fluid state, as I can change it and twist it and invert it and put it through several different changes as I sing even one musical phrase. Tomorrow I may explore what control feels like.

To listen to DailySing - 49, click here.