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    Karaoke Yes

    Ever sung a Yessong at a Karaoke thing?
    If you haven't, would you? Could you?

    I'm a low tenor, I was in a choir for a while about ten years ago, and doubled the basses if I couldn't handle the high tenor parts, so Yes vocals as originally sung are almost entirely beyond me. In the Presence of is just about doable for me though...
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    I can't sing, so even though it might be tempting sometimes I don't want to subject anybody to that. And it's also the performative kind of thing which neurodivergent me would not enjoy (as I am okay with certain performative things).
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    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
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      #3
      Last time karoakeyed did He Ain't Heavy ( he's my brother) in tribute to my old friend Marcus.

      In my range. A couple of people clapped. Drunk. Bewildered. I sat down. Needed a few minutes to myself.


      YES? Too high. Though enjoy mumbling a Norm-core version of Machine Messiah in scat mode, as I walk up to the high street in the morning. So there's that.

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        #4
        If karaoke existed in the US when I was 14 - 18 years old (1976 - 1980), I’d have given it a shot then, but my voice is now too low to replicate Jon’s vox.

        I was deemed a contralto back then, but I always questioned that…and now I’m not even sure where my voice falls.
        Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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          #5
          I've done Owner a couple of times and even Roundabout. I kind of passed on Long Distance Runaround. Since I know the songs so well, I can usually get by with changing octaves or singing harmonies. Seems to work. I even did Roundabout once at an open-mic, acapella. The small 'crowd' of younger people seemed to like it.

          (Hi Tasia!)

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            #6
            Originally posted by cjreyes View Post
            I've done Owner a couple of times and even Roundabout. I kind of passed on Long Distance Runaround. Since I know the songs so well, I can usually get by with changing octaves or singing harmonies. Seems to work. I even did Roundabout once at an open-mic, acapella. The small 'crowd' of younger people seemed to like it.

            (Hi Tasia!)
            Holy cats, I hoped you’d be here! Hi, doll! 😎✊🏽❤️

            Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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