Updated: Aug 18, 2020
I want to share some insight towards my current singing lifestyle in 2020.
The pandemic has truly pushed society into a "new normal" of online connectivity. Everyone expresses themselves in their own way. Some more publicly than others. Sharing my musical journey during this time has helped me in more ways than I realize. I am constantly singing and listening to music. The more I stay at home, the more I share. Singing can be scary for a lot of people, but when I post pictures/videos it helps me learn more about myself and others.
Encourage your families to sing together! Record yourself and send it to a loved one or friend. Tell a story of true emotion that expresses your journey in life at this time by using your breath. At the very least, sing to yourself to better understand how you feel. Even if you are not "good at singing", it is good for you! Singing has many scientific benefits for our mind and body. I encourage you to continue listening and breathing like a singer!
The turn toward more communal listening online has brought people together. Despite the lack of singing in public (church choirs, music classes in schools, live concerts and sporting events), we remain united by listening and sharing our singing from a far! Use your favorite online platforms to spread your favorite songs and personal singing covers to keep us connected. Please take care of yourself during this time with the healing power of music. Let's continue to share and listen to music to reduce our feelings of loneliness during this pandemic.
For more insight, read the article linked below and write your thoughts in the comment section. Share this with others and stay connected with me on Instagram @abs.musicstudio and Facebook @Amanda Baker, Soprano. There will be more blog posts coming soon as well!