This One Thing: A Mis-Guide to Singing

by | Sep 23, 2017 | 10 comments

Category: Technique

If I just:

place it here

use this chart

know every single

body part

If I just:

ring this vowel

on this one pitch

surely I will

cause the switch

If I just:

bring it up

or down I bear

hold my breath

release the air

If I just:

think of trees

or moons

or hooks

or balloons

or porcupines

or strings

If I just:

Do this class

own this book

write out cadenzas

or change my look

I’ll finally get

the sounds to ping…

but when, oh when

do I get to sing?


A poem, for you, my singing friends. The End.

Michelle Markwart Deveaux

Michelle Markwart Deveaux (119)

As CEO of FaithCultureKiss Studios, LLC, I lead underestimated humans through the personal and professional development needed to create successful solo and team-based businesses.

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  1. Brian

    Witty and true!

  2. Anne Dybdahl Odland

    Oh my goodness, I love this!!! Sometimes “Just sing!” is all we need to hear!

    • Michelle Markwart Deveaux

      Thank you! As a teacher too… I remind myself “just have them sing!”

  3. Carol Perry

    brilliant and poignant! plus, it made me laugh, good job roomie! miss you <3

  4. Cynthia Vsughn

    “Just sing.”

  5. Yes!

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