Friday, August 13, 2010

Vocal Amazingness

(and now a short break from the church reports)

I'm sure many of you have seen this 10 year old girl from America's Got Talent.

It's amazing, . . . . we talk so much about skills being honed and practiced and how much you have to work to be good at something (which is true for most of us) and then God just drops a gift like this on a child. :)

To be sure, she has some work to do, especially tonally. As a vocal teacher, I can tell she's working to remain consistent in her tone, but not always getting there. "But Aaron, she's only 10. . .lay off" you say. Well, anyone remember Charlotte Church?? The reason you don't still see her around is because she never figured that out, and never was able to transition her voice into adulthood. When you stop practicing (because you're a huge star) at that age, it's just not good for further development. So, I hope for this girl's sake she's surrounded by some good people who will continue to work with her awesome gift and develop her as a vocalist. It's pretty wild and un-canny to hear this voice come out of a 10 year old. Enjoy. ( i think the singing starts around the 1 minute mark)

(if I had a nickel for every time I heard this song done poorly by a high school senior/college freshman. . .I'd be a rich man )

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