• MT auditions 08/07/2018  10:10pm

    If you ask the accompanist ITR for a bell tone to start your song and you get a chord, do you ask again? Or do you think this comes off badly?

    singadingding

    I personally would not ask again. In my opinion I think it looks bad.

    Glamgirl 08/08/2018  9:35am

    If you're having trouble finding the note from the chord, yes, it's fine to say "Sorry, can I just have the note". If you know where the note is in the chord (i.e. if the accompanist put it on top, which he/she should have), then I would just roll with it.

    Springfield 08/08/2018  10:33am

    I have found that replacing the phrase "bell tone" with "starting pitch" has generally helped with getting a single note instead of a chord.

    bwaylvsong 08/08/2018  1:14pm

    ^yep!

    Bell tone means make the sound of the bell. I believe the idea is It's done on piano by playing the tonic along with it's corresponding chord (since bells have overtones).

    So asking for starting pitch will be what you might wanna do if you got a weird beginning.

    BariToxic 08/08/2018  1:28pm

    Just for God's sake don't do what an actor did to me once, and say "When I'm ready, just give me the D", unless you want me and the whole table to lose our shit laughing.

    Springfield 08/08/2018  6:26pm