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DailySing - 209 (8.30.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
As I listen to tonight's playback, I can hear the progress I've made in the choices I make in the recording.

I feel the vulnerability of coming up with a slammin' solo every single time the opportunity calls for it! I am too aware of every single flicker or lack of solidity in a note, to get cocky. That beautiful journey I've ensnared the audience to take with me can all come crashing down with the utterance of one single faltering note.

But I do have exhuberance, and I can feel it in all of th...
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DailySing 145 - (6.24.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
A funky little energy ball took over just as I opened my mouth tonight, and you can hear the result on the recording.

It was a field day for learning to keep the groove interesting and fun on the fly. 
I juxtaposed radically different rhythms together, divided by sections. The first split was into a slow jazz thang with swing, then I explored variations on a funky theme before coming back to the main melody. The next departure was into a tribal 6/8 PV groove, before dropping back into the 4/4 o...
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DailySing - 117 (5.27.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
I enjoyed myself tonight. I started with a variation on a theme that keeps surfacing from my psyche. To put it to rest, it looks like I'm going to have to record it.

I did explored this melodic theme in more depth than I ever have before. By the time I was a third of the way through my DailySing, I had found variations on the variation I began with. I interspersed the original theme with what I had built so far, and played with different ways to solo.

The whole thing felt like it came in three ...
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DailySing - 88 (4.28.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
This DailySing felt weird because of several reasons tonight.

First, I started what I thought was going to be a dynamite jam... I must've hit something because the recording "paused", and I only got 3 mns and 55 seconds of what I thought was some outstanding material. I AM BUMMED1!!!

So... I re-recorded, on a totally different theme. The problem was that I could'nt remember what I had just created, which was frustrating, but I had to let it go.

What I recreated was and is valid and has a certain...
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DailySing - 79 (4.19.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
Tonight's DailySing felt like it was all over the place. My improv wasn't exciting to me because I felt out of sorts. I felt out of sorts because I tried to record several times earlier in the day, but couldn't because of technical difficulties. I felt inspired then, but by the time I got it fixed, I wasn't in the mood to sing anything at all.

I did do some experimenting with whistling. I whistled the main melody I was working with, then added my voice at the same time. I sound like a "musical...
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DailySing - 64 (4.4.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
I kept the DailySing recording that I did tonight, even though it was mostly dead air.

I fell asleep twice right in the middle of singing.

I must figure out how to make this the cornerstone of my day, maybe by singing earlier in the evening...

To listen to DailySing - 64, click here.

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DailySing - 38 (3.9.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
I really need to look at my microphone. Parts of the playback are hard to hear because of it. Also, at this point in time, I am doing myself a disservice by singing late at night, at the end of my day. I find myself in a twilight between sleep and wakefulness where I am only aware of what I am singing by listening to the recording. I will focus on singing in the morning for now...!

To listen to DailySing - 38, click here.

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DailySing - 16 (2.16.2012)

Posted by Emile Dyer on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Daily Sing 
I finally did it! I fell asleep whilst singing. I did a good job of floating on the ethereal musical whims of my muse, and jumping in with what I thought of as courage as I leapt from one musical idea to the next, keeping my mind wide open. I realized while listening to what I did that at some of these junctures or focii of change, I am actually falling asleep and singing out loud whatever stream of dream is coming through me at that time. I actually fall asleep for many seconds of agonizing ...
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If you can talk, you can sing

Emile Hassan Dyer I believe that singing is our birthright, and that it is good for our brains, bodies, and spirit. Singing releases oxytocin in the brain, and many studies have shown a correlation of oxytocin with human bonding, increases in trust, feelings of calmness and security, as well as reductions in anxiety. In other words, SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU! I get high making up music on the spot. I get high(er) when I can do it with several people at once. There's nothing like riding the crest of a creative wave, linked harmonically and rhythmically, supporting, leading, following, creating, coaxing, cajoling, p-l-a-y-i-n-g... THAT'S MY BLISS! Singing for 15 minutes a day means trusting yourself. It means clearing your mind, opening up and discovering what sounds can come out through you, if you allow it. To listen to each of my daily sings, click on the "songs" link on the left in the grey field above the most recent post or on the link at the end of each post.


My DailySing practice is inspired by Will Hewett's Sing15 practice.

You can learn more about Sing15 at www.willhewett.com.


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