November 21, 2013

Getting Ready for Jury #1

Bones has his first Jury tomorrow. He's learned three songs in Italian and tomorrow he performs whichever one she chooses.

He's a wreck.

This always blows me away. He is so extroverted and confident, but when he has to do something like this... he comes apart.

We spent a lot of time talking about it tonight as I tried to talk him off the ledge.

This video is just a part of it... 3/4 of the way through, he decided he'd messed up too many times and he was fried. I told him it was good that he see the video so he could see how nicely his voice is coming in. He didn't realize his fingers fidget, but watching the video made him realize how he looks when he sings.

It's not a bad thing... just an awareness.

Posted by Boudicca at November 21, 2013 09:58 PM

Oh the figetting ... and the eye rolls.

He will direct his presence at the Judge when he performs ... Its not the same at home.

I hope that was a recorded piano as I don't see how anyone could play the one in the background for all the pictures displayed on top.

Its nice to see that he is growing out of his "little boy" looks and into a more mature face.

That will make it easier for his friends to recognize him at his 30th HS reunion.

I didn't lose the baby fat from my face until I was twice his age.

Posted by: The Thomas at November 21, 2013 10:25 PM

The one in the background is so out of tune, kids who play cringe.

He looks more and more like his Dad every day. His Dad has a very lean face. I'm more moonpie.

I had the laptop on my lap with the CD.

Posted by: Bou at November 21, 2013 10:30 PM

Oh how I love his voice!

The anticipation of these things is worse than the actual thing itself. He may be a little too young for this perspective, but I shall throw it out there. One of the best things I ever read about this kind of nervousness was from Dale Carnegie's book "How to win friends and influence people" when he very rightly points out "What is the worst thing that could happen?"

I used that when my daughter called me about her first promotion interview. She was driving over to a different office and she was freaking out. I asked her what's the worst that could happen? Well, not getting the promotion. Okay that would suck, but as I said, they weren't going to strip her nekkid and put her in the parking lot or something like that. She went in and nailed the interview, no problem. heh.

It's all in how you look at it. :)

Posted by: Teresa at November 22, 2013 09:06 AM

He has a fantastic voice! Can't wait for the boys to hear it.

Posted by: vwbug at November 22, 2013 11:27 AM

This is an immature voice... only 14 yo. Men don't hit theirs until much older. But, he is learning and I think he's made great progress in the foreign language. He's learning a special way to sing in any language... I think they call it IPL.

His voice is warm. I told him he has such a nice sound. Even his teacher tells him.

It just needs to mature. And he needs to relax.

Posted by: Bou at November 22, 2013 12:59 PM

I sang that in my church this last August. He sounds good for his age. As noted above, male voices just mature later. He could use some work on breath control and phrasing, but then so do I.

Here's a tip my voice teacher gave me - read the English translation and think about how you would sing it to give it meaning. It's tough to sing a song and put an emphasis (or de-emphasis) on the words when you don't know what they mean.

Posted by: RonF at November 26, 2013 07:20 PM