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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winterreise No. 11, Frühlingstraum (026)

As far as Winterreise goes, that was a longer break after "Rast" than anticipated. We've had our Singerreise adventures with a concert, with interviews and a book review, but we weren't done with Winterreise. I am still planning to do all 24 songs. So now I present to you the 11th in the cycle, Frühlingstraum!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Interview: Gary Cannon and Scott Kovacs of the Emerald Ensemble (025)

On the Singerreise Video Podcast (a.k.a. the Singerreise YouTube Channel), I had the pleasure of interviewing Gary Cannon and Scott Kovacs, directors of the Emerald Ensemble, one of Seattle's newest and hottest professional choral groups.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Subscribing to Singerreise.com (the blog)

If you never noticed it before, there is a way to subscribe to this blog. Find the "Follow by email" box to the right, and pop in your email address. After a brief confirmation, you're good to go! From that point forward, every post here at Singerreise will be sent directly to your email inbox.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Book Review (video) (024): Platform by Michael Hyatt

On Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, a three-part review was published here at Singerreise.com.
... all about Michael Hyatt's book Platform: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World.

Today you can watch the review in video form! The video is shorter and less in-depth compared to the blog posts, but perhaps some of you might prefer that.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Book Review - Platform by Michael Hyatt, Part 3

So here's the third post about my encounter with Michal Hyatt's book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. I've already talked about the overall premise of the book and my expectations of it in my first post, and where it seemed to fall short in my second post. But let's get into the good parts!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Review - Platform by Michael Hyatt, Part 2

In my previous post I started talking about a book I just finished reading: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt, which I "read" as an audiobook, performed by the author. In that post, I got into some of the basic concepts in it, and why it applies so immediately to where we are as singers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Book Review - Platform by Michael Hyatt, Part 1

Here's a new one for Singerreise: A book review!

Periodically, I will post reviews of books that I have been reading that may be of interest to singers. This one is called Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, by Michael Hyatt. I "read" the audiobook, performed by the author.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Memorization, Part 3: All the comments!

I got some really fantastic feedback on memorization. Here's all of the comments, as they appeared in facebook.

Memorization, Part 3 - How Others Memorize (023)

The theme for January had been Memorization. Well, it was Memorization and COME TO MY CONCERT! But let's get back to memorization!

In Part 1, we discussed what it means to be memorized, and what some of the industry standards are. Then, in Part 2, I gave an overview of how I go about memorizing - when I do it as I intend to do it.

Here in Part 3, I'm going to summarize a number of other singers' strategies for memorization. I got some really great feedback on this subject a couple weeks ago - and then there was Traviata and Winterreise, and I couldn't get the results out to you all.