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:
Resources for apps that can be for accompanying you sing:
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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