Tuesday, 19 January 2010

It's a grey and miserable start to the day, but it brings a shower of wishes from the clouds in the form of another a capella group (an all female one) that meets even closer to home than Singing Aloud. It's on a different evening, so there's an opportunity offering itself for me to achieve one of my goals.

Singing involves memorisation as you learn new melodies, lyrics and complex musical forms. It’s a great way to stimulate the areas of the brain involved with memory, learning and concentration. Use it, or lose it!

Apparently, choral singers tend to have a built-in 'stress-free zone' that allows us to block out the worries of life as we concentrate on the singing. Singing feels great because it releases 'feel good' endorphins! Physical, mental and emotional health is a great side effect of singing. There's no doubt about it, group a capella singing makes me feel fantastic!