Practice with all your Ear

A stylish home studio… This is what I’ve been dreaming of in the next 6 or 7 years of my life. It is perhaps one of the tangible goals that I must reach no matter what happen.

Singing is my first love of my life. I started singing in front of the people when I was five years old. My audience during that time was usually my relatives and neighbors. Sometimes, they gave me a peso coin as a reward. My love for singing was influenced by my aunties who were used to be musically inclined persons. They love to join singing contests to showcase their talents to others and after a while, they ended up as band singers/performers, travelling in different parts of the world. I admire them for their passion in music and how they persuade me with singing as well.

When I was still studying, the school organizers always approach us (me and my sister) to give an intermission number in a school program whether it’s a pageant, academic or sometimes even competition with other schools.

As a preparation, we almost always rehearsed extensively every after school hours. There were also times that we were excused with our respective classes so that we could practice our performance.

In our home, if I would like to practice my singing but yet I don’t want to disturb someone especially the babies who are sleeping, I put on the headset so that I am the only one who can hear the music and my voice. This experience has helped me a lot because I could barely hear the sound and evaluate my performance correctly.

Nowadays, even if you’re playing heavy musical instruments like electric guitar, you can now practice without disturbing others since there are rockman amps available in the market that you can perfectly use.

I can still remember the words I heard from someone who is also in the music industry that everyone has the capability of singing in tune, it just so happen that there are some who is out-of-tune because of deafness which makes it hard for him or her to adjust to the correct pitch. (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks or André) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, a Certified Harvard Connected Manager, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), FEU Institute of Technology, and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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