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JohnCharlesACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 50

JohnCharles' real name is John Charles. John is 53 years old, is located in New York / USA and has been a SingSnap member since January 25, 2009. He has a total of 49 public recordings that have been viewed 4,895 times and 285 achievement points.

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We all have our stories to tell. I'm not one who normally says much about myself. However, the thing I'm about to share is quite relevant. So here it is. Up until this week, week ending 4th of July 2020 weekend, I hadn't made a recording on singsnap since 2010. It was then that I came down with a condition called spasmodic dysphonia which makes it very difficult to speak, let alone sing.

I often do not know how I will sound when I open my mouth. Roughly every six months the quality of my voice will change. Sometimes I can only speak in a high squeaky pitch. Other times it is so raspy that it's difficult to understand and still other times I'm reduced to a whisper, and so on. At the moment, my voice is as clear as it has been in a decade. I'd be thrilled if it stayed like this but realistically, I know it will not.

So, I'm taking full advantage and making as many recordings as I possibly can. If you listen and like what you hear, please comment. Seriously. Please. When my voice inevitably devolves into its next iteration and I can no longer use it to make music, your comments will be a source of pride and joy for me as I will revisit them when I am feeling low. This is something I have done many times over the last ten years with my previous set of recordings. It truly lifts me up.

With that in mind, if it is not a good vocal performance, please do not tell me you enjoyed it. Sometimes it's difficult to determine when you're missing notes because in your own mind that's how you think it is supposed to sound. I'd much rather know the truth than be flattered. Plus, I can fix it if I know it's broke.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this rambling, self indulgent intro.

Peace and love to you all.