macdobhran: Whoop Ass (garkarkiss)
The other night, [livejournal.com profile] cellymcfae and I were discussing singers. Specifically a singer's vibrato. She pointed out that as a singer gets older or out of practice, the vibrato gets more pronounced. I always felt that it was more desirable to hold a note clear and true but she said that's more a trait of very young singers, like a boy's choir.

I may have gotten that explanation completely wrong but that's not really my point. I like classical music. Naturally I don't know as much about it as [livejournal.com profile] cellymcfae but I know what I like. I listen to it at work most times because it's relaxing and good background music. Don't get me wrong though, I still occassionally listen to my heavy metal and top 40 stuff. I don't want anyone thinking I'm civilized or nothing.

I also love Christmas music. Well, Christmas in general but the music is a big part of it. So I always look forward to the day after Thanksgiving when XM opens up their Christmas music channels. I'm sure you can see where this is going. Channel 106 on XM: A Classical Christmas is my favorite station right now. I do switch to 107: Special XMAS cause that's where all the juvenille, funny Christmas songs are. Although I haven't heard Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer yet, and you KNOW it ain't Christmas until me and Grandpa believe.

Anyway, I'm listening to 106 this morning and I hear Luciano Pavarotti sing. I've never really paid that much attention to him but I start concentrating on his voice (specifically his vibrato) and I can really see why he's considered one of the greatest singers in the world. He's got just enough vibrato to make it interesting yet his notes are clear and pure. It's interesting what you can learn and appreciate when you just listen.
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