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Bouncing, er, inching back from The Crud

Nothing makes you reconsider a self-judgment of All Better (Or Close Enough As Makes No Difference) like trying to sing for the first time in two weeks.

And starting with Puccini. Not that it's not where my voice is happy living these days, because it is. (I'm even used to that at this point, and no longer have a phantom pipsqueak coloratura living in my head.) But the support muscles are all like "Huh? What? We've been working overtime coughing and now you want us to hold that??"

Last night's lesson was ugh. Tonight's preliminary rehearsal for Suor Angelica was ugh-er. Hopefully I'll be a little closer to 100% by next Thursday, when parts will actually be assigned.

Not that Solange isn't well aware of my all-too-recent bout with The Crud, and assessing accordingly (and she's got it now, poor thing), but I would still like it GONE NOW PLEASE. I hate the getting-over-it-and-getting-back-in-shape phase almost more than the actual full-on sick. The panic phase where I start to forget what the voice is actually supposed to feel like. :-P

Off to bed to give the GONE all the help it can get. As soon as I watch the last third of the Project Runway finale...

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studiesinlight
Mar. 7th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
>"As soon as I watch the last third of the Project Runway finale..."

I was amused earlier today when I popped over to Google News, and the Project Runway result was one of the top entertainment headlines. :-)

Good luck getting all the way well! I made it through the day today without a Dayquil, but I think I will not yet be getting in bed without a decongestant.
cjmr
Mar. 7th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
Hope your breath support comes back soon. It took me a while. I was lucky enough to get most of my range back almost right away after that Crud, but the support was just not there.
wiliqueen
Mar. 7th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's always such a long process -- it takes energy to get the muscles back in shape, but when the energy is still not quite at 100%, it gets depleted so easily.

I'll never cease to be amazed by what a delicate balance singing really is. It's astonishing that we manage to do it consistently at all.
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