I think I did have some improvements when comparing to my last rehearsal and my last presentation.
Initially, I did not know which are the songs I should be singing. I did pick a few songs including Halo by Beyoncé and 背判 by 曹格. I tried singing these two songs but I realised Incould not hit the high notes.
For 背叛， the song may seem slow and it started off low. But as it reaches the chorus, it gets higher. As for Halo, it is mostly high and I felt my throat straining afterwards.
The reason of me choosing this song is because I thought the speed of the song was just right for me. Also, I find myself able to adjust my voice slightly lower than the singer to suit this song.
During my practices, I have been using the MC of this song as a guide . I was at first afraid I could not sing along with the music. Thus, I thought it would be better for me if I practiced with the MV. However, I realised the result worked otherwise. During my first rehearsal in front of Ms Leona, I was not singing along with the music. I was singing later than the music and I was also trying my best to sing as fast as I could but it shows. I was even singing with a high voice and straining my throat because I practiced singing with the singer’s voice. Thus, it made me wanting to imitate her voice and thinking I have reached the high notes which I did not.
After the first rehearsal, Ms Leona told me that I was straining my throat and I was too nervous. However, my pronoun citation was clear but it was made too clear as I was too busy emphasising on the pronunciation. Which was true because I thought I should make my words clear so that audiences will know what I am singing about. That was why I practice those jaw exercises and looking in front of the mirror making sure the words I am singing are clearly shown.
But the pronunciation is not really the most important because the most important factor towards a good performance is a singer with sincerity. My group mates even told me that I should try to feel the music.
Hence, I heeded their advice and managed to find a link for an instrumental version of the song. I even adjusted the pitch through Audacity to make it even lower so I can practice better. With the music, I could concentrate on the beat and melody of this song and know when I should start and stop. I also know how to adjust my voice at a suitable pitch and level to suit the music. Then, I practiced hard during the following days whenever and wherever I could.
During the performance, I felt quite nervous but it I was not that shaky compared to the first rehearsal. I could sing with ease as I felt the music and my posture was not as still as before in presentation 1.
But of course, there still can be some room for improvements when I wanted to reach the high note for 幸福. I think I could have done better if I could widen my mouth a bit more to get the effect. And there could have been more emotions as I was a little nervous but I did not show, which was good
別跟著我 銘心 刻骨
明天 開始 這一切都結
Do not kiss if you are unsure
for love destroys a person easily
Be heartless, staying together
when love turns pale is cruel
The unwanted you left behind,
little by little I will discard them all
I truly wish you will
find forever before I do
I wish you happiness,
do not cause tears to fall from another cheek
All wrongs will end here,
do not follow and stay with me forever
Be truly happy,
so I know I have return it all
Know I will never be part of your life
All this will end when tomorrow comes