CHOOSING THE RIGHT SONGS TO SING OR PLAY

Choosing the right songs to sing or play on the piano will be different for everyone. Singing or playing piano with a specific style depends on a few things. One of the most important things is how you connect to the song. How do you interpret the lyrics for a song? What do they mean to you? What feelings do the words awaken in you, and how can you evoke those feeling to the audience?

To choose the right songs to sing will depend on a few things. As you work on a song, record yourself and listen to your voice The most important things to look for are does your voice sound good and is it in your range. You also need to choose songs you connect with emotionally.

Every voice has a sweet spot or specific area that sounds better than other places. Karen Carpenter’s brother would write songs in a specific key and range that showed off her voice. When you find a song that really enhances the way your voice sounds. Look up other songs by the same artist.

For piano, choosing songs that highlight your strengths when you play. For instance, some people naturally find it easy to play songs with broken chords verses blocked chords. Some pianists find a 3/4 time signatures (like a waltz) easier than a 4/4 time signature with blocked chords in the left hand. Find the music that moves you and naturally works for you.

Final thoughts, remember that your ultimate goal is to be able to sing and play the song the way you feel the song. This gives you the ability to communicate the song and evoke those feelings to your listeners. It’s important to be well rounded in music, but know your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths

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