Super Bowl

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by supposeda3, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

    Jan 12, 2009
    Godley, Texas
    No I wasn't there.
    We here in the Ft Worth/Dallas area were proud to have the Super Bowl in our area. We looked forward to a huge boost in our local economy due to the influx of people here for that week. Then we got hit with the worst ice storm in decades. People stayed indoors and didn’t visit the cities.
    I am the Maintenance Supervisor at the American Airlines Center (Where the Dallas Mavs and Stars play) I was looking at the Super Bowl with and added interest to the facility side. There was ice falling off the Cowboys Stadium that injured some workers. Staging areas for extra seating were waiting to be installed was closed off for safety reasons. The seating didn't get installed in time. And now the owner and the NFL are facing lawsuits. People were turned away to other areas that had already purchased tickets. Most of the entry gates had to be closed because of falling ice danger causing long waits and security might mares. Then the National Anthem was screwed up.:oops:
    We at the American Airlines Center jump through hoops to make basketball, hockey, arena football, concerts, rodeos, circuses, and whatever else comes along work out. I feel for the operational side of the Super Bowl.
    By the way we have a beautiful young lady that has her own pop band sing all of our Dallas Stars National Anthems. She does a great job. I've never heard her miss a word or note. (She can do Canada's National Anthem too)
    I hope we get another shot at the Super Bowl.
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    Found this about Christina on Wikipedia (so it's got to be true :roll:).

    Describing Aguilera's voice, singing teachers Phyllis Fulford and Michael Mailler said, "The low register is light and tired, the belting register is ample and full, but very scratchy because she screams; and head voice as well as whistle register are light, pure and bright. Her vocal range extends from G below middle C to C one octave above soprano high C (C3 - C7). She can belt to F one octave and a third above middle C (F5). She possesses a good-sized technical arsenal. Her trill is solid, she has a big mastery of melisma, and can sustain very long notes."[135] Los Angeles Times writer Margaret Wappler adds Aguilera can deliver "a well-executed legato."[136]

    :-PI added the bold for emphasis.:-P
  3. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Mezzo Piano User

    Mar 22, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    What else could she say? She was at one of the biggest televised events of the year. How many of the players on the sidelines had tears in their eyes because of being in the moment. Her answer is pure P.R.. I'm not saying she is bad but some of these R&B and Pop singers who sing in her style try to out do each other and end up sounding silly. I have sang many times on stage as a musical theatre performer and understand. My take on it is sometimes when you are singing a song as the National Anthem with a pretty high note you focus on it before you are on it and can lose your place. I believe this is probably what happened to her. If she cracked a note that's different. That can be attibuted to many things internally or because of the elements. But seasoned pros get called and paid to do this for a reason.
  4. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I had my voice teacher tell me the way to not forget the words is to know the story and realize that is what you are communicating. The story to song. It's more than words on a page.
  5. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Gee, didn't mean to start a firestorm over the girl. This is probably the first time I've heard her sing .... I don't listen to most of pop music anymore. It wasn't a very good first impression. Of course I know her name .... How could anyone avoid it in this day and age with all the hype and advertising?:shock::dontknow:

    Her flubbing the lines was the least of my criticism. That can happen to anyone, she didn't stop, that's professional. No big deal to me ... It was all the rest of it I couldn't take.

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
  6. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I don't think you should feel bad. Threads like this can be fun as long as it doesn't get personal (I'm having fun). I think some of it is simply generational. It too was my first time really hearing her other than in shopping malls and elevators. I don't listen to what's pop know and I certainly don't watch the videos. My wife would accuse me of watching porn. ;-)
  7. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    Maybe she was singing it that way because she was trying to honor it with all her might? I recall reading about the criticism Hendrix received over his rendition of the Anthem, and he was somewhat taken aback by it because he felt that he had honored it in his own way the best he knew how.

    Personally I didn't care for her styling either, and I was surprised that she made the lyrics error but having been a performing musician for nearly 25 years, I can't throw stones because I've made some doozies in my time, some of them while being paid as a professional. It happens. No one tries to screw up. Unfortunately for her, it couldn't have happened at a worse time.

    Again, all I was trying to do was to point out that there's a difference between disliking her style and saying she's bad because you don't personally like it.
  8. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    For what it's worth, I didn't care for Hendrix's version either.:oops:

  9. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

    Feb 20, 2008
    A few things:
    1. I was caught off guard by singing of "America," not in a bad way, I just remember some talk of changing the national anthem to it.
    2. I don't mind a small amount of flourish/tasteful embellishment if you will, but I thought it was too much - though I didn't necessarily think her voice sounded 'bad,' just not my cup of tea. As to the missed portion of the song, I was wondering if I had a lapse and just missed hearing it - she covered the miss well enough, And the reports are that in the rehearsal she didn't miss that section but did cut off the rehearsal.
    3. The half time show was an issue - I could't even make out the words to the one song of theirs I knew. And I saw all those trumpets and was trying to make out what they were playing... I think the show came off visually but failed from the music side. I can't say if it was a problem with acoustics, poor execution, or what, but I didn't enjoy it musically.
  10. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

    Dec 29, 2009
    Canton, Ohio
    I've only did one solo in a stadium type atmosphere, been on a local Christian TV station once in a group. Other than that, mostly small potato's type crowds. Band concerts, church sevices, etc.. For the solo, I was mic'ed( on a stand in front of me), but really didn't have any nerves problem. probably a product of my age( 18), young, fearless, bullet proof, dumb:lol:

    Still though, I wish they wouldn't use the Anthem as a one- upmanship venue. Whitney nailed hers, and after that every one has tried to better it. Some have failed miserably:dontknow:

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