Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Amazing Barbra Streisand Doesn't Practice, Read Music, Perform in Living Rooms


I was amazed to learn Barbra Streisand who has one of the greatest singing gifts of her generation, claims she is a totally self-taught singer who never bothered with lessons, scales, and vocal exercises. Moreover, Streisand never bothered to learn how to read music. She speaks in this interview as being so shy, she'd turn her back to people in her earliest performances.

In this interview, Streisand claims prior to her recent performance, she was just "praying" her voice would sound good since she hadn't sung since last year. I was absolutely amazed her singing is based on total faith in her gift to remain miraculously having nothing to do with practicing, rehearsing and doing typical vocal exercises most every singer uses. It appears based on her statements that Streisand believes singing is a gift from God and her faith.