Recently I was attempting a rousing rendition of “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash, when my friend groaned and said, “You’re not a baritone or a bass, you’re a tenor.” I’ve never been a musical person, so this was new to me.
He suggested “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, and I have to say I can truly belt that one out. But I can’t tell if a song is tenor, baritone, whatever…can you guys give me some “tenor” songs? I need something for the shower and karaoke.
A secondary question–what does it mean to be tone deaf? I’m pretty sure I’d qualify…I’ve always had musician friends who could hear a note played and say “oh, that’s a b flat” or “that’s a c”. I feel I don’t have the ability to do that, but can that be a learned thing?