Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
Ich singe, wie der Vogel singt,
Der in den Zweigen wohnet;
Das Lied, das aus der Kehle dringt,
Ist Lohn, der reichlich lohnet. (uit: Der Sänger)
Marriage should be a duet. When one sings, the other claps.
But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It’s a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing.
The total person sings, not just the vocal chords.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I’m singing now is what makes the money.
I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.
I sing like I feel.
I sing with the voice I have in that moment.