Windward Notes – Spread a Little Aloha

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So there I was minding my own business in the living room with a particulary energetic hockey game on the TV when an elderly woman walked up the driveway (the Blogmeister abode is back from the street a bit) and knocked on my door. Thanks to the configuration of the entry way and living room […]

Windward Notes – Oh Yeah, I DO Remember That

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I used to teach/jam with a co-worker back when the guitar was my weapon of choice (and the uke spent a lot more time hanging on the wall than it does these days…that situation has now been reversed). One of his favorite comments when something untoward happened while we were working on a song was, […]

Windward Notes – Horsepower For Your Boat

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I read an interesting article recently that sought the answer to “what are your three favorite vocal warm-up exercises”? This question was posed to professional singers, voice coaches and conductors and the results were very interesting…and included one thread throughout. Okay, not a thread. It was so complete you’d have to call it a rope. […]

Windward Notes – Say Whaaat?!

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Aaaaand…we’re off! New faces, returning faces, old faces, all with a smile and a song on their lips. It sure was nice to be back in business and making a joyful noise. It was also interesting (and not all that unique) to have a simmering but recognizable level of panic associated with the fact that […]

Windward Notes – Compare and Contrast

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From one extreme to the other in just a few hours, that’s what Sunday was. The pendulum to one side: the “Glow” concert. Friday was good, Sunday was epic (that’s what you get when you get a second shot at it after no rehearsals in the concert space…). All of the little things aligned, all […]

Windward Notes – A Place For Thanks

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No long musings in the land of rehearsals, brining a turkey, getting the grill rotisserie figured out for said turkey, a vat of gravy the size of a bathtub, deciding how to stuff five side dishes into an oven built for three, dinner for 15 (!), locking the cat in the office with the litter […]

Windward Notes – What You Lookin’ At?

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Incoming… The Joy of Music is about to launch itself again, an evening sure to be a grand combination of fun, entertainment, heartwarming moments and (we hope) a successful fundraiser for our merry band of singers. Whether attending as a dinner guest or just participating as a member of the chorus, I can tell you […]

Windward Notes – And Nobody Got Hurt

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Ah, that one rehearsal…the over-the-hump rehearsal. The hey-it’s-starting to make sense rehearsal. The run-through-the-whole-show-and-nobody-got-hurt rehearsal. It’s always a little scary when the boss says we’re going to do all the pieces in one evening to figure out “where we’re at” (as she so eloquently calls it). There’s always a little voice in your head that […]

Windward Notes – Taking a Journey

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Yeah, concerts are cool but that’s only a few nights a year, right? If we didn’t like gathering for a few hours each week to rehearse it wouldn’t matter HOW cool a concert is…we wouldn’t show up. And if the simple act of singing was the reason we gathered…shoots, we can do that in the […]