Oct. 15, 2017

SILVER POLISHE TIP FOR TODAY.

SING, SING A SONG, SING OUTLOUD....SING OUT STRONG!!!!

For me....this morning was like every morning... which means Cubby Dog and I visited Reservoir Park to fast-walk, climb, and do everything necessary to exercise our bodies. I like to initiate our exercise-early, when there's no one around but the birds and the squirrels. I got my wish this morning; Big Dog and I had the Park to ourselves and....I tried something new--singing outloud--- while exercising. 

The air was moist from an early-morning shower and, knowing its easier to breath during or after a rain....I broke into song. Cubby's accustomed to hearing me sing so he didn't give me a second-look and----not seeing any squirrels run for cover---- I continued to celebrate life outside,  with one song after another.

I read something--a few weeks ago-- about older people living longer when they sing every day. I know it has something to do with breathing. Most of us seldom breathe deep enough....our breaths aren't really-big breaths that expand our lungs. But, singing requires deep and controlled breathing.  Otherwise, the singer will gasp between words or in the middle of phrases, and that's completely un-acceptable!

Public speakers and singers must  both have good breathing habits and excellent breath control.  When an event's sound system has a breakdown, the main speaker or featured singer must know how to project their voices so the audience can hear them. It's all a matter of breath control and that's what separates the Amateurs from the Professionals.

Whether you plan to be a singer or not, strive to be the best you can be, regardless of your age or profession. For now, let's aim at improving our breathing, working our lungs, and....if we suddenly develop an audience...then we can start worrying about finding an agent.

Okay, if you can't go for a walk to exercise your body and your lungs, try singing outloud in the privacy of your home. Stand up,  turn off the TV, the computer, even your cell phone and.....START SINGING!

"DON'T WORRY IF ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANYONE ELSE TO HEAR.....JUST SING!   SING A SONG!!!!!!!!"

PS...Sometimes Cubby and I go for long car rides together and....I sing. It's another place to work the lungs and practice breath-control. 

Keep Singing, Shining your Silver,  and.... Stay Close!

Sally