This morning even in the simple warm up I had a wonderful spine tingling moment. We were a few minutes into our warm up and David asked us to sing a simple unison tonic on do. Then while one half of the room held the do the other half harmonised with the dominant on so. Softly we were encouraged to really tune into each other and hear that perfect fifth. Then a third note was added, you guessed it… mi. So far so good. But the tingle came when we switched from solfa to an oo sound. The effect was amazing. Such a simple tonic triad, carefully prepared and accurately executed, sounded so beautiful. From the gasps around the room I realised I was not the only one to feel the magic.
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