Singing Sessions

Down Up Dick

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I often have a singing and/or whistling 5 day session at the end of the month. It’s about the only time I strum my ukes. I sing in C, D, or F, and, because I have an old man’s memory, I mostly use lyric sheets. I like to sing old folk music, old pop and some gospel. I also sing and whistle enough to drive my poor wife to distraction at other times, but without the ukes. On my daily walks, I whistle. I guess people might think me a little strange, but that’s what I do.

I am a good whistler, and I have a huge repertoire of tunes to whistle. I really wish I could play any of my instruments as well as I whistle.

Anyone else do anything similar?
 

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I knew an old man who usta sit and sing old hymns, in German, and cry his eyes out most nights after dinner. Now that’s music enjoyment!
 

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Right there with ya' Dick. I like to sing and whistle. Sometimes, when things are going just right, my whistling can sound pretty good. Usually, its very mediocre. I have a decent voice for singing. Every time I go to a different church, I get asked about joining the choir. What I'd like to develop is a talking type singing voice, where I could get through the lyrics with expression, but without worrying about trying to be a "good" vocalist. Willie Nelson is an example of what I mean. He has such wonderful warmth, character, and feeling in his voice, that no one cares that he's half talking, half singing. That style seems so relaxed and uncomplicated. I really like it.
 

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Well, I always go for the melody, and then improvise as much as I dare. I like to have fun with my singing. For example, singing fun old folk songs, or maybe gospel tunes rather than hymns.

When I was in high school, I sang in different choirs and also in Glee Clubs. I really enjoyed singing then, but people don’t seem to do stuff like that any more. Barber Shop Quartets usta be big then.
 
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I haven’t been singing the past few days. My throat has been sore, I guess, from all the darned rain we’ve been having. Anyway, I decided to work on my chording instead. I’ve been pretty clumsy with it, but I’m improving. Bb is a trial!
 

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Well, my singing session is over ‘til the end of the month. Maybe I’ll find a little free time to squeeze in a song or two.
 

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During summer our neighbors would have a bon fire every week and we would always end up singing songs around the fire. I started playing ukulele to accompany us when we sang. I have always considered myself a singer first. I'm not much of a whistler though.
 

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I whistle almost constantly. I have a huge repertoire much to my wife’s chagrin. I wish I could play any of my instruments as well as I whistle. My singing is sometime okay, but always fun.