Recording - If I can't love her - from Beauty and the Beast

Today is the final day of Scarlet's 30 day creative challenge. It's been a very interesting, challenging, and sheer good fun month. Some days I was too busy to do anything very meaningful, and others were devoted to the task. I had a pretty clear day today, so I undertook an interesting and confronting challenge. Some of my students have been singing "If I can't love her" from Beauty and the Beast, written by the incomparable Alan Menken, and I have become rather fond of this song, so I decided I would have a bash at recording it with my limited setup. I don't have anything like a recording studio, so this was a rather ad hoc affair to say the least. I spent a bit of time first tweaking the sequence to make it more like music, then I played around trying to get the balance and reverb right. A few takes later, and a bit of amplification and EQ in Audacity, and here it is. I must point out that this is the first time I've ever "performed" anything from the music theatre genre. I've been a straight classical singer all my career - Bach, Handel, Schubert, Mozart etc. So here I am at the ripe old age of 57 making my debut in a new genre and getting in touch with my inner Beast.

 My Neumann vocal microphone.

My Neumann vocal microphone.