With the holiday season and all the Christmas music, I’ve decided to write this article. When I was young, I used to sing solos in church. But for some reason, probably the awkwardness of adolescence, I stopped singing. This past year, I’ve gotten back into solos. But, I provide my own accompaniment by playing the piano at the same time. However, I do not read actual printed music to learn how to play songs. Usually, I download the chords, which are usually intended for guitar, and try to make some sense out of them. I always have a problem when I get these chords from the Internet. This is because tenors and sopranos with wide voice ranges normally sing popular music. I am the total opposite of the norm. I am a baritone (bass) and my voice range is very narrow. Because of this, every chord sheet that I download has to be transposed.
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