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How To Sing With Feel, Passion And Emotion

The Potential Good Singer

Two singers may be singing the same song with the same tempo and arrangement and yet, one singer delivers the song with such feel and passion that tug your emotions while the other just belt out the song with no appeal at all. Why?

To most people, singing well means just memorizing the lyrics and hit the correct melody without going out of key. If a singer can just do that and is blessed with a "good singing voice", then this singer will have great potential in his/her singing career.

Well, if it is just that, then many of us will have great potential as a singer but that isn't the case isn't it?

Do keep in mind that although some famous singers are born with a good voice, all will have to be trained to capitalize on their voice to the maximum advantage. The others who are not blessed with a "natural good voice" will have to take vocal lessons to develop it. In other words, to develop voice quality and to sing well requires scientific as well as artistic vocal training.

Since the title of this article is about how to sing with feel, passion and emotion, we will only touch on this topic.

Sing with feel, passion and emotion

Firstly, singing is about communication. You are telling a story or delivering a message to your audience in a musical tone instead of giving a lecture or reading a poetry.

Take the example of a speaker delivering a speech, the bad speaker will deliver the speech in a deadpan manner or worse reading off a script. A good speaker will be full of life, punctuating his speech with emotion and passion, using a soft voice to coax sympathy and an authoritative voice to capture attention. Sometimes the good speaker speaks slowly to get his point across and then speak quickly to inject urgency into his message.

Now, good singing is not just about having a good voice, it is about how you convey your message to the audience that they not feel you but have an emotional reaction to your singing.

It is because of this reason, before you put musical tone to your lyrics, you have to read the lyrics out loud and then phrase the lyrics with cadences as if you are telling a story.

Imagine yourself as the character in the lyrics, and immerse yourself in the position of the character so that you can feel the emotions of the character and so that you can capture how the character would feel if he/she were to be singing the song.

Then you can start to sing in the musical notes. At this point, you will be able to sing with feeling and emotion with the passion of the song. This is time when you start to decide when do you want to hold the notes longer to achieve a desired effect or when to sing faster, softer or louder.

When you are able to do this, along with other good vocal techniques, with every song that you sing, you will get noticed as a singer who is able to capture the feel, emotion and the passion of songs and this skill will put you way ahead of other singers who simply just belt out the lyrics.

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