Episode 043 | Tara B | How to Pick a Song for Your Voice 

 

Today’s show is all about figuring out how to pick songs that best fit your voice. Sometimes we sing a song that doesn’t match what our voice can do. Tara shows you 7 ways to get it right so you can thrive in your performing. 

Resources for you for getting sheet music online: 

Sheet Music Plus and Music Notes

Resources for apps that can be for accompanying you sing: 

Appcompanist         

iRealPro 

Helps for picking songs: 

  • Look at the range of the total song. 
  • Tessitura—the pitch range that frequently occurs throughout the piece 
  • The Genre of music—some genres require different qualities in a voice. 
  • Flexibility vs holding out slow and steady—lyrical voices usually are able to be very flexible while dramatic voices are able to allow a sound to be full when it’s super slow. 
  • Syncopation vs Straight Rhythm—Figuring out what rhythms best fit your voice. 
  • Key of a song—checking the lowest and highest note to make sure it fits your range comfortably 
  • Singing in another language: If you know another language or an easily pronounce other languages, these might fit you. 

If you still can’t decide on a good song for you, pay attention to how your audience responds to the songs you sing. 

“Take note of the songs that really move them (the audience).” 

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2 comments

  • Karen Cohen
    Karen Cohen Punta Gorda, FL
    Tara's tremendous knowledge of voice training had given me precise and incredibly useful tips that I put to use right away. She explains everything so clearly and gives you information in a way you can easily understand and "remember"! I was quickly able to apply practice techniques it to the songs I am already singing, with great results. I feel so fortunate that I have found Tara, she is a pleasure to work with and she has motivated me and has shown me some very cool insights to improve my singing.

    Tara's tremendous knowledge of voice training had given me precise and incredibly useful tips that I put to use right away. She explains everything so clearly and gives you information in a way you can easily understand and "remember"! I was quickly able to apply practice techniques it to the songs I am already singing, with great results. I feel so fortunate that I have found Tara, she is a pleasure to work with and she has motivated me and has shown me some very cool insights to improve my singing.

  • Tara B
    Tara B
    Thank you so much Karen!!

    Thank you so much Karen!!

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