You pick up your mother tongue through love and listening. You pick up your singing voice in the same way:
Eliza Carthy weaves the ay, oy and y sounds of The Good Old Way into a mesmerising tapestry of serious hope. The lines are short, most end in a y, but The Good Old Way is from repetitive. Y is one of those sounds that a singer can stretch, smooth, relish or dismiss:
If you sing in English, give y, and every sound it’s part of: ey, oy, ay, ry, ty etc. good attention. Y can fly or it can dampen. Y can be soft and romantic or it can be a clipped end to hope. It’s up to you.
- Why does music move us?
- How did the number 12 revolutionise music?
- Why do we love repetitive music?
- Whatever Happened to the Waltz?
If you’re a writer, try:
- What Makes a Song?
- How do you describe a teaspoon in music?
- How Do You Make a National Anthem?
- The Power of Love Songs
It’s a deep, delicious, musical treasure chest for listeners and creators. Enjoy!