In other news, I may have suggested to give singing lessons to a loved one. They are insecure about their vocal abilities, but I have known them long enough to suspect there's a lovely baritone hiding in there.

Now I have to find some fun classical pieces to study with them.

draco sings Dvorak, caps, swearing but + 

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draco sings Dvorak, health (-) 

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draco sings Dvorak, stage fright 

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singing Christian sacred music as someone with a different faith 

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singing Christian sacred music as someone with a different faith 

draco sings Dvorak 

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Practiced the Dvořák solo. Oh dear, this is also a tough exercise in breath management.

things: I tried to record a simple 4-part piece with and it's an absolute disaster. I couldn't get anything musically synchronous. The lack of a click/built-in metronome turns out to be a dealbreaker. Also, no export functionality and (in the version from the KXStudio website) no support for lv2 plugins = major bummers.

I'll be trying to record the song from scratch with my H4N only some time next week, when I've got the mindboggling work stress off my shoulders.

Who just spent three hours brushing up their skills, and typing 75 measures of vocal music with very repetitive text (it's a mass) into Frescobaldi, and copying all the dynamics from their score edition?

On the bright side, now I have very nice sheet music of this last minute arrangement, and it's *one* page instead of two. Which will be handy during performance.

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OK, it looks like there was a major hiccup ("the church choir has done this piece 4 years ago, they'll just need to brush this up... oh, wait, they *haven't* sung this and we're one week from the performance, no way can they learn this within a week") - and the organist *arranged* the piece for solo soprano now, and I'm their singer superhero who has to come swooping in.

OK. Challenge accepted. I'm a little nervous, though.

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tfw you get very kindly asked to sing a solo you have never done before a week from now and you already have a lot on your plate and you're probably the last resort. Ugh yeah... bring it on.

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asking for help, :boosts_ok_gay: 

I feel like I'm finally getting into the groove. I came up with a song idea as I lay sleepless this night - now I only have to flesh out those verses...

In other news, I spent a lot of the evening getting to know , and Non Session Manager. Seems to work well on my Eee if I don't use ambitious Jack settings. But the modularity is something I still have to wrap my head around. Also, I haven't figured out how to export stuff yet.

health (-), pain, swearing 

Lazily browsing audio equipment. Wondering if a USB audio interface makes a difference versus USB microphone, cheapo USB MIDI cable (attached to an antique LKM master keyboard) and/or using my H4N as an audio interface. What's your experience, dear Fediverse?
Also, which ones do work well with Linux (UbuntuStudio/Ubuntu/possibly KXStudio)?

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