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Art Garfunkel first experimented with echo when he was a kid, singing in the synagogue and the halls of his school. From an early age he recognized the almost holy quality of his own voice: They met backstage in a school production of Alice In Wonderland, but even before that Simon was intrigued by this tall, curly headed kid who could impress the girls with the sweetest and smoothest of singing voices.
They teamed up as teens and at that tender age rehearsed like professionals, developing a miraculous precision and harmonic blend. When their next song failed to fly, the duo broke up for the first of many times, and Tom became Artie again, and returned to the idea of a career in teaching.
In a different world, Art Garfunkel might have gone on to become a professor of Mathematics, quietly and contentedly aiming his enthusiasm for numbers at a classroom blackboard instead of at the Hit Parade.
But through a series of twists and turns, most of which are detailed in the ensuing interview, Garfunkel teamed up many more times with his childhood friend, and made some music that changed the world.
Garfunkel is also a man of many other talents, as I was reminded more than once in our interview.
Dutton now New American Library in September of He possesses a rare voice that seems only to be growing richer as he grows older. I may not remember that much about my old group.
You have one of the most amazing voices in music today. Was your voice a natural occurrence or did you work to develop it?
My parents both sang very casually around the house.
My family bought a wire recorder in the forties when I grew up, and they would sing a little into the wire recorder. Not seriously but just to make music around the house, and I must have liked the pleasing sound and their harmony. There was a little singing in my childhood and I could do that myself, I realized.
So I would sing a song and then start again at the top and push the key a whole tone higher. I remember doing this as a young child. I must have been training. Taking this serious attitude. What then happened was I fell in love with echo chambers.
So everybody would go home and I would linger. And sing for about an hour or so. What would you sing to the tiles? Songs I had heard on the radio. This was the Perry Coma era. Plus there were certain inspirational songs that would get to me: Stuff with the goose-bumps used to get to me. And I would sing those.
And then I would sing a little in the synagogue. You look for those rooms where the reverb is great. I remember the synagogue had a lot of wood and it was a great room. And it was a captive audience and you could sing these minor key songs and make them cry, and that was a thrill.
Then I would sing in grade-school when I was about eight. I sang it in the school talent show and got popular with the girls that way. That got me a little into stage experience. They cast me in a play about Stephen Foster.
There was no singing in that play but there was a lot of [laughs] humor and joking around and a really fast new friendship between the two of us backstage.
So we became best buddies.Art Garfunkel lashed out at his former Simon & Garfunkel partner Paul Simon in a scathing new interview where the singer calls Simon "a monster." Art Garfunkel Lashes Out at Paul Simon in New.
The music and full lyrics for 19 of Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, including "Mrs. Robinson" and "The Sounds of Silence." FEATURES Piano notation and lyrics for the following songs. In October , Simon and Garfunkel released the song "The Sound of Silence" as a track on their debut studio album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., which .
May 24, · Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, prior to their split in (Picture: Rex) He is often described in terms of that goosebump-inducing voice of his – “angelic”, “haunting” and so on.
Simon And Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence Lyrics. Hello darkness, my old friend* I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits by Simon & Garfunkel. Good Condition.
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