Improving my vocals
In an effort to improve my ability to sing on-pitch, I've recently recorded a few mp3 files of me playing a series of repeating single-notes on the guitar. I start in the middle of my vocal range and go down a half step until I run out of guitar; then I resume at the middle, but go up until I've maxed out my vocal range.
I've saved a few copies to the mp3 player that's connected to my car radio, and every once in a while one of them comes up on the playlist -- and I sing along: "Aaaaaaaaa. AAAAAAAAAA. AAAAAAAAAAAAA."
One of them came up while I was driving the boys to school this morning. So I sang along.
After a few minutes, B2 commented "This is a boring song."
It was also my turn to pick the kids up from after-school care. Another copy of the "vocal practice" mp3 came up. "Hey!," I said (jokingly). "It's B2's favorite song!"
The Girl listened for a moment, and then said: "This is boring."
I can't argue. ;)