This month we asked our Facebook community to share their favorite sayings and mantras that uplift and inspire their singing practice.
Reminders to give a passionate performance were popular, followed by quotes which highlighted the importance of storytelling.
Stephen Elgin shared this invigorating Beethoven quote:
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
Kathy Coneys Alexander paraphrases Louise Rose’s zest for life:
“Life is too short to sing music you don’t love”
Nathan Kling gets straight to the point:
“Don’t worry so much about technique”
Dell Kendal isn’t a fan of over thinking:
“I was watching a YouTube video about singing in higher registers. The guy said the most incredible thing: Just let it happen”
Mark Ryan shares Robert Plant’s philosophy:
“Don’t worry about notes and so forth, just tell a story”
Carmen Artis agrees:
“Think about the words when singing, that’s important when making music”
David N Maria Price brings the philosophy with this poetic phrase:
“Music is what feelings sound like”
Ervin Galassi reminds us to resist cultural snobbery:
“Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution”
The general consensus is that feelings should be honoured and intuition shouldn’t be ignored. Banish your inner critic to allow your artistry to flourish.
My favorite quote, told to me by a fellow musician is:
“There is room for everybody”
Finally, our very own Voice Council editor contributed this gem by Woody Allen:
“80% of success is just showing up”
So capitalize on your individuality and share your gift of singing!
Next month we ask you to recommend microphones. Join the conversation at VoiceCouncil’s Facebook page.
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