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Don’t Forget The Lyrics?

This week we’re looking at one of the most vital of vocal skills: remembering the lyrics.  

Yes guys, it may seem trivial but the ability to learn, interpret and memorise song lyrics is one of the most vital skills that we must master as singers. However, this is sometimes easier said than done. With the standard function / party set being upwards of 2 hours, how do we stop all the lyrics becoming muddled together? This week we’d like to hear your advice on this.

So the question is: Does anyone have any useful hints & tips for remembering their lyrics?

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Great Comments from last week:

Last week I asked: How important is postural support for singing and what tips/advice would you give for perfecting it?

Cameron Short commented…

“There’s no such thing as perfection sorry Craig but I would say stand or sit straight up push from diaphragm and breath with you’re stomach try to move you’re adams apples up and down when you have that you have pitch but try to stay straight sitting and or standing for beginners”.

Clare Marie Thomas wrote…

“I think posture is essential to good singing in the same way that it is important for an athlete. I have always done Pilates alongside my singing training. It has not only improved my posture but increased body awareness and has led onto a career where I can combine the two aspects. Pilates all the way”!

Matt Colhoun posted…

“For the feeling of adequate support from your diaphragm, use a trick my dad taught me: Stand in front of a piano or tall table or bar so that you are facing it, get as close as you can without touching it. Stand tall – Back straight. Put your fingers underneath the lip of the top edge of the table, piano, or bar, and lift up gently but firmly. The feeling in your upper abdomen is the feeling you want to replicate when you’re singing”.

Loving all the great responses this week guys, looking forward to hearing what you have to say next time.