Here’s another instalment of songs that have been brought in in the last week!
1. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John + George Michael
This is a GREAT song, both lyrically and melodically. The way it builds and crescendoes is fantastic, and it’s a wonderful song for building the voice.
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This came up in a lesson this week, and I wanted to share it with you. Primarily because this shows just how much attention to detail great singers like Buble have for those they wish to learn from. They don’t just learn the songs of their idols, they learn EVERYTHING. They fixate on tiny details that the rest of us miss, then learn to create just the right shading of that attribute. It really is incredible, and very inspiring to spend time diving into your own favourite artists.
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Before we go any further, let’s recap some of the material I’ve covered from the workshop with Rhonda Carlson.
In part 1 we established the importance of a specific backstory. This enables you to inhabit the story the song is already telling, and give it nuance and a personal connection.
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In the first performance article we talked about having/creating a backstory to whatever song you are going to sing. The more detailed and personally invested you can make the character singing the song, the easier it is to inhabit that story and sell it… but to sell it, you can’t sell it to a blank wall, or even an arbitrary personality. You’ve got to sing the song to an ACTUAL person, ideally in an actual place.
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Last week I went along to a performance workshop with Rhonda Carlson, performance coach to a host of performers across Vegas, Broadway, and beyond. I wanted to share some of her pearls of wisdom in short bitesize blog form for each of you. This one is on the importance of having a specific backstory for your songs.
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I was having a discussion earlier this week regarding a mainstream artist and their vocal/musical style, and we got to discussing why a large number of contemporary artists are increasingly resorting to vocal gimmicks to get noticed. I wanted to share my current thinking on this topic, in the hopes it educates and informs some of you to think a bit more intentionally about your own singing, and when listening to other singers.
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