I know you're probably thinking, "Oh no, here comes the lecture about practicing." Don't worry, we're all grown-ups and I know you each take your own approach to practicing and that different people set different priorities for practicing. So, this isn't a lecture, this is an invitation, an invitation to enjoy practicing. So many of us, myself included, approach practicing as a chore rather than a musical experience. Remember the passion, that initial spark that drove you to sing in the first place and let that lead you to a new perspective, one in which practicing is play, experimentation and an opportunity to do what you love - SING! Be spontaneous! Of course, there are warm-ups and technical exercises but it's OK to trust your own intuition - do the ones that feel best to you on a particular day OR warm-up and then get to work on a song you love to sing. Be curious. Is there a song you've been wanting to try out? Do you wonder whether you can do that phrase in one breath now? Sing! Sing your heart out and enjoy the sensation of singing. Practice singing. Practice confidence. Practice joy.
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