Guest Posted February 12, 2012 Share Posted February 12, 2012 Hi, There is something I'm curious about. I was recently asked to sing a song at a piano bar and my response was, "I don't sing that." The requester seemed a t little annoyed by my response, turned his back and said "well I don't know what you sing, pick a song", then pushed a song book at me. But there are certain songs I just don't sing. They are either out of my range or maybe I'm just too unfamiliar with them. Being unfamiliar is one thing and I hate to sing if I don't feel like I own the song or especially if I don't know the lyrics. I don't like to read as I'm singing. I like to really know the song so I can add the "feel." But range is another question and what I'm getting at here. I see so many singers just getting up and singing on request. Like anyone who plays an instrument, upon request of a song they just play; if they know it. I see so many singers do the same. I can't. Is this something a singer should be able to do...just sing anything? Or does a singer (different then any instrument playing musician) have to sing only songs in his/her range? I'm wondering if it's a case of "are you a singer or not?" If you are then if asked to sing, you should be able to sing, no matter what it is. I do see a lot of singers just "jumping in." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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