I had an amazing singing lesson today. I mean it was tough as hell but I learned a lot. We worked on the song ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ which is what I am going to be singing for my audition tomorrow. Things I need to remember at my audition tomorrow:
- Banish my inner critic from entering the audition room or even better – coming with me to audition. Darcy you are benched!
- Calmly walk into the room
- answer questions – should they ask me any; example: What song are you singing?
- if there is a piano ask for first note which is an A; or play first note myself; or I have that note recorded on my phone so play that note
- Put phone down on a chair (or at least don’t hold it during audition); or walk from piano to wear i’m sitting; if they played note get ready
- Pick a focal point
- Imagine I’m singing to someone that makes me smile (today I chose Oprah)
- Stay in the moment.
- Take time. Don’t rush through song.
- Smile darn ya smile
- When done singing, listen to see if they have any questions, answer calmly, if not, say thank you and calmly leave
I feel really good about going to the audition tomorrow. In the lesson today we talked a lot about risk and commitment. I need to commit and stop apologizing for taking up space, time, breathing room. But fear stops me. I’m afraid of taking a risk and still failing but the way I normally operate I’ll fail anyway so maybe I should just risk. But to me even going to the audition in the first place is a risk. I guess the riskier risk would be to actually believe I can do a good job, to believe that I am just as good as anyone else they’ve seen and deserve a part. Ok, ok I’ll believe. Even if it means ultimate humiliation – a-ha but that is just my ego talking. Now that I am aware of this – I can choose differently. I am really going to choose to believe in my abilities as a singer. I am not going to try the way always do. I am going to do. That was a good lesson!