Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Personalizing A Song


This is something that I picked up watching the last episode of American Idol. I noticed a lot of participants being booted out because the judges could not see their personalities come through when they are singing.

Being booted out at that level because of this reason is not good. So I thought to test it out on myself. Luckily Singorama came to rescue again.

Most of the other courses I have been following teach only the technical aspects of how to learn a song. While the technical aspects are essential, they certainly aren’t as much fun as putting your stamp on a piece of music. With Singorama I found that I could learn how to personalize a song so that it does not looks like a recitation.

Your emotions and personality should be brought out clearly of the song you are singing and that is what drew me towards singing in first place. After all when we sing, we first sing for ourselves than for our audience. Never try to reverse this order. It has been one of the first things I have been taught!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Singing Different Genres of Music


Ok, this is straight from Singorama,

When we’re talking about “genres,” we mean musical categories like classical, rock, jazz, and gospel. Different genres of music can be characterised by the overall make up and overall sound of the song. For example, a typical classical song may be composed of a whole orchestra of instruments with many different layers and different times when specific instruments come in for effect.

A song from the genre of “rock,” by comparison, is incredibly simple. Not only does it have a lot less variation in terms of the notes, it has far fewer instruments, and the instruments are different from what you’d find in a classical piece.

The good thing is that Singorama teaches you how vocals are used in different genres and some of their defining characteristics. It also touches on the difference between different styles of singing and different genres of music.

The good thing is that with Singorama you learn how to do all this with quite an ease without any real troubles or issues. I must say that this is very very effective.