- That’s really interesting! I’m about to go to [insert title of session here] now. But I’ll be back later to look at this a little further. Thank you!
- This looks terrific. But I’ve made a pact not to buy any more books until I’ve read the ones I have. Thank you for this, though!
- Looks like you’ve put a lot of work into this. Wow.
- Huh. Interesting.
- These cookies are really good!
- [Smile through a mouthful of cookies and run when the exhibitor’s back is turned]
Want it faster? Slower? Do you need it in a different key? Do you want to take a fermata somewhere? Bring out the melody while you’re practicing? Create a cut for an audition? Open that cut up? Do you want to create playlists for different purposes (mine are “student repertoire” and “songs for MEEEEE”)? You can do all that.
There are thousands and thousands of songs available in both classical and musical theater (not sure about pop yet). You can subscribe on a monthly basis to either library at $11.99 or to both for $14.99 or do what I did and spring for a yearly membership ($149). Yeah, it sounds pricey, but it’s working for me. I’ve got an audition in a few weeks and I’m rehearsing with a couple of pieces and it’s really making practicing easy. (I am going to write to them about the end of “O rest in the Lord.” There’s a mistake that I can work around, but they should fix it.)
At the very least, I’m going to be using it in lessons from time to time. Especially when we’re working on pieces that are ready to go out so you can hear all of the notes, and not only the ones I can play.