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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Hey Jenny, out here in Los Angeles most people sing the tonic above the fifth (your stated high-note) and hold it for, uh, applause? I don't know what they're waiting for .... but that's when I hear the cracks. Thanks for your advice and the bass playing!
Posted on June 24, 2008 at 06:40 PM
Nice, drop-in for July 4th - featuring an insider's tip for those who struggle to sing one of the most difficult songs of all time.
Not earth shattering but timely and universally relatable - at least here in the U-S. And you may save your listeners from losing a lung.
Good for your July 4 ME or ATC cutaways, and as an insert during a local music shift or news-magazine slot. Good for your July 3 programming as well.
Posted on June 29, 2005 at 10:48 AM
Listeners will learn how to hit the high notes while singing the Star Spangled Banner, perhaps the most mangled national anthem in the world. This piece is refreshing, light and entertaining. While certainly appropriate for the 4th of July weekend, this is a great drop in for any time of the year. The giggles are great. (The description of the piece is almost as good as the piece itself - very tongue in cheek.)
Posted on June 30, 2004 at 10:37 PM
I think the hard part isn't just the note, the singing of "glare" is easier than the long 'e' in free.
This reminds me of something I read once, that when people chant "Air Ball" at a basketball game, they always -- Always -- do it in the same key. F, I think.
See how these types of things stick in your head? This piece will stick with your listeners for awhile. Play it early Sunday morning.
Posted on June 30, 2004 at 02:09 AM
This is one of my favorite pieces that I've found on PRX so far. Smart, humorous, interesting. It bodes well with public radio Core Values and has a lot of potential uses.
Posted on May 21, 2004 at 01:13 PM
cute. fun and light hearted.
I wanted to hear more from this person.
a well rounded editing with an artistic giggle ending.
Posted on October 05, 2003 at 09:49 PM
Who knew that trick about hitting the high note? Short, but a pleasant and surprising little break from the norm.
Posted on September 24, 2003 at 09:45 PM
Cute. Very quick.
Might work as offbeat fill or tangent to baseball or vocal-music story.