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No joy without singing

FEW YEARS AGO, I BEGAN TAKING VOCAL LESSONS. LIKE many people, I was an enthusiastic, lifelong singer, at least in the privacy of my shower. But I wondered if I could actually acquire any skill in the discipline, enough that my family would stop flinching as I belted out the occasional tune around the house. As with any motor skill—what singing primarily is—it took a lot

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