By Travis McKeveny

While I write this, I’m looking forward to my meeting with Leland later today, at 5. I will be attending an open mic shortly thereafter, and consequently am interested to see if having just had a lesson will impact my performance — positively, that is. I suspect it will, though of course ultimately I am responsible for remaining aware of my body-use.

As I’ve written before, I’m looking to apply the technique — especially its principle of non-interference — to my singing. Often people have told me that I get in my own way vocally. Of course, when one possesses ingrained tension-producing habits, one can’t resolve them by taking a localized approach. Again, therein lies the rub — it’s likely the case that reducing tension in general is the path toward reducing tension in specific areas.

Staying open to the possibility of change.