Thursday, December 9, 2010

Living with Perfect Pitch 2

 Today in school choir, we practiced singing our school song, which nobody actually sings, let alone knows the words to.

The song is in the key of F and starts on an A, so my director hit an F on the piano.

 Then she began singing the song on an F, not an A. Now it was being sung in C#!

The audacity!

My head started to hurt.

I was going to tell her that we were singing it in the wrong key, but fortunately we stopped.

Oh well... The band will play it in the correct key (hopefully).

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We were singing Carol of the Bells as well today.

Some background: The 1st sopranos are known to be sharp. All. The. Time.
That sharpness bugs me crazy!
Carol of the Bells is in G minor.
Our school bell rings an A flat.

So we were singing Carol of the Bells, and the sopranos went sharp. The altos followed suit.

A worried look formed on my face.

By the time we got to the end of the song we were half a step sharp.

We sang the "Ding, dong ding..."

My director held us before the last note (which was supposed to be a G but would now be an A flat)...

Then the bell rang.

We laughed (even me) and I proved to everyone how sharp we were.

Oh well. Maybe it was worth it to go sharp...

It made it so that the bell didn't clash.


  1. Oh gosh, this made my day. xD I feel the same way when I hear people singing out of key or off pitch... It's like someone running their fingernails down a blackboard in my head. :P

  2. Director: Yeah. It was hilarious, and I'm sure I made everyone laugh as well with my tirade.

    Katie: Hey there! Good to have you! Blackboard and microphone screeches are dreadful!


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