How to Make your Performance Look Real by Speaking Your Lyrics
Speak The Words Exercise: Practice speaking the lyrics instead of singing the lyrics. What is the meaning of each lyrical phrase? How would that phrase sound if you were saying those words for real? For purposes of this exercise, be careful not to speak the lyrics to the rhythm of the melody. Forget the song completely. No singing, no humming, just speak the words as if they are lines in a script and you are the actor. Make your audience believe your acting performance is realistic. Express the words as if they were yours. Record yourself doing this exercise and listen and watch how you deliver the spoken words. The trick is to keep this reality when you return to singing the song!
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