Saturday, 11 February 2017
Who Stole the rest of the octave?
Back at work at St M's for about 10 days, but not yet back for any of the services, I feel as though I'm in limbo.
Every day I try to sing just one line of music and every day I manage five notes at best,
A hoarse squeak is the nearest I can get to singing and I'm beginning to get fed up.
From my last experience of a really bad chest infection I know better than to try to sing properly when the equipment has failed..
Last time was when I was in my early fifties and singing with the London Philharmonic Chorus. A bout of bronchitis stopped me from singing for 24 years.
These days the best i can aspire to is the choir of St. Mary's, and is a very average sort of alto with a limited range, but, not to be able to sing at all is horrible.
There is still a bit of a cough and energy levels are low but by now I had expected to be able to make at least some sort of recognizable sound.
Perhaps it's time to try the WD40.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 11:44:00 pm