Summer is the time for travel. When you’re on a long road trip, there’s nothing better than good music to pass the time. Here’s a thought: Make your own music or hone a musical skill on the road. Here are a few starter ideas. (SHARE your own on The Republic FaceBook page!)
All work and no play makes a dull singer. So make these FUN!
Mile Marker Madness
Use the mile markers as timers to:
1. Expand your breath capacity (exhale using the “s” sound and see if you can make it a mile – no speeding!)
2. Learn words to a song (cram short phrases into your mind at lightening speeds)
3. Pop your plosives (repeating tongue twisters is a fun way to whip your consonants into shape)
4. Add your own _______________________________________________
Landmark Creative Muscle Building
What to do with all those cows lazily chewing in the field or the little brown historical markers?
1. Create a musical based on the imaginary adventurous cow stuck in a herd of complacent cattle
2. Challenge a fellow traveler to come up with the most appropriate song match to a historical marker
3. Create a new idea _____________________________________________
Grammys on the Move
There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to get the music rolling.
1. Improvise a line of a song based on the last word heard – then pass it on to the next contestant
2. Riff on a piece of a popular tune – the prize goes to the most creative twist
3. Sing a song for the car – be the first make your audience laugh, cry, or shout
4. New game here ______________________________________________
Are you an instrumentalist? Find ways to apply these ideas to your own instrument – even if you play the upright bass, the rhythm skills can be used. Try making a fingerboard mock up to memorize finger patterns. Trumpet player? Bring your mouthpiece. The point is that there’s always a way to come up with fun exercises that will make the trip fly by. There’s this thing called CREATIVITY. We’re musicians right? Use it. We got this!
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