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Post Help! I have a month...
...to learn how to sing "Getting Married Today" without garbling any of the verses.

I know the song, but I can't seem to get the words out. Forget about actually hitting the notes during the fastest parts. Any former Amys (or anyone else who can do these types of patter songs) out there with tips on diction, ect? Thanks.


Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:36 am
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“Stephen Sondheim was there to coach us. It was wonderful. He'd say surprising things: I shouldn't enunciate too fully when I sang 'Not Getting Married Today' from 'Company' because it would throw the rhyme scheme off. Usually you are encouraged to enunciate as clearly as possible. But his tips would make a song more effective."

Got that from a Sondheim quote page.


Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:53 am
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along with what_the_heck...
start slowly...then work your way faster day by day.

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Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:59 am
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Memorize the song as a monologue and do "speed throughs" with it first...That way you will remember the journey of the song better and will incorporate the intent of it all...THEN incorporate the singing...That's usually the best way to do it.

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Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:03 am
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