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    The Wiz

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by fantasy girl, Jul 9, 2009.

    A few months ago I auditioned for the school performance of The Wiz and I found out that I got the part of Dorothy.



    When I found out I had got the part, I was over the moon, but yesterday my music teacher gave me a couple of the songs I need to learn, one of them is a solo called Home, and gets quite high at the end, but the other one is a duet that I have to sing with the lion and OMG it is so high, about an octave over my vocal range.



    There is this one note at the end and I sware it is like a high C or A and I cringe when I hear it as it is so high.



    How Miss White expects me to get the notes in this song I have know idea.
     
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    Use your diaphragm?
     
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    Hopefully Miss White is a competent voice coach.
     
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    If you have to, you can transcribe and drop it an octave...as an alto...I sympathize with not being able to get the high notes.
     
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    Hiddennovelist: i have had vocal lessons before its just my range is not as wide as some peoples.

    Cogito: Miss White isn't she can' sing to save her life (her words) but one of her friends, Leslie is an amasing singer and dose the vocal lessons at school.

    Carmina: thanks for the sympathy :) Miss white said we can drop the whole song down an octave but it is one of those songs where if you do that the lower notes are too low. I hate the stupid song
     
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    I'm sorry, I was totally kidding. I, too, can sympathize. Not only am I an alto, but I have a very limited range even for that...so I used to hear "use your diaphragm" a lot. Always made me roll my eyes a little. You really think I'm not using it?
     
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    You could force the entire cast and orchestra to change the key....but unless you have a competent composer/orchestrator on hand....
     

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