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Rick – Amateur singer

Having been involved in music since a youth, singing in many choirs, I found that neglect and misuse can have a major effect on my vocal skills. So it was with me.

Sure, I have sung in church choirs, but that was about it for the past 20 or so years. I recently accepted a job in Utah and one of the first things that a friend jokingly told me was that I should audition for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I accepted their challenge and started the process. For those unfamiliar with the process, basically it is in 3 parts: you send in a CD with you singing a hymn and some vocalises. Next part if you make the first is to take a 3 hour written and auditory musical skills exam. And if you do well, the final phase is a face to face audition with the conductor, associate conductor and a few other folks. Where you sing a hymn and sight read in front of them!

I made it all the way to the third phase where I failed miserably. After that experience, I vowed to improve myself. I am now taking voice lessons (at age 52 by the way), and found the Sing and See software. How I wished I found this earlier.

Using the software and playing back, both visually and hearing myself, I found areas that I can improve. I love how the spectrograph shows you your voice and the areas that you need to work on.

I am more confident that the next round of auditions, I will be improved in those weak areas where I was not really aware until I purchased Sing and See.

Thanks for a great product!

By: Rick Graham