Singing in German will be the last skill building project of 2021. The idea of taking lessons of something in German was appealing to me from the get-go. In the last two projects (Cooking in Italian and Pen Drawing in German) I had used videos and an e-book, respectively. For that reason, this time I wanted more interaction. Also, as I started the year taking chess lessons in Italian, it made sense to me to close the year in the same fashion 😀.
During the next three months, I’ll be practicing German Lieder, that is, classical songs in German. This is part of what’s commonly known as classical singing or lyrical singing. The German Lied as a genre is mostly associated with music compositions for voice created during the nineteenth century (think of composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, and Strauss).[Read more…] about Skill Building Project #4: Singing in German (Week 1)