Voice Ditty...

The Progression Ditty

Kristin performs a her 'Voice Ditty' of The Progression Ditty

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The Progression Ditty

 

Spine aligned     Now I find     My body-mind

 

A soundless sigh

Don't ask why

 

Then sign with sound

From the ground

Lips hum

Bones thrum

 

Shake them loose

Loosey-goose

 

Stretch and yawn

As if new-born

 

Shake the jaw -

Loose - it's the law!

 

Soft palate and tongue - 

There are notes to be sung

 

Then - the resonators

Chest, mouth, teeth vibrators

 

Call out "Hey, bro!"

Swing a rainbow

 

The ribs get a stretch

(please don't kvetch!)

 

We visit the sinus

More or less - plus or minus

 

Then nasal and skull - 

Range is not dull

 

Three octaves expression

Will make an impression

 

Lips and tongue start to play

Once again - a new day!

 

My voice is free!

Rejoice! It's Me!!

 

What's next?

Oh yes - the text.

 

Learn it by heart - 

That's the start of the art

 

Ask why and who

6 questions will do

 

Where, how, when,

WHY, WHY - and then -

 

The 5 essential P's

I know about these

 

I am being

I am seeing

 

I'm transforming

Not performing

 

(Stanislavsky

Please don't laughski)

 

I will practise

And I'll act this

 

I'll say

And I'll pray

This litany each day

 

Know it

Don't show it

 

Don't spill it

You'll kill it

 

(While you're about it

You could, just once, shout it)

 

Then - contain it

Maintain it

Don't explain it

 

Believe it

And breathe it

 

Feel it

Reveal it.

 

I'll say

And pray

This prayer

Each day     To crack this     I must practise

 

Kristin Linklater