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                                  The music we sing
Here are the basic questions a singer should ask themselves every time they sing:
• What are the words about? What mood, meaning or story are they trying to express?
• Are there any words I don’t understand?
• Are there any words I don’t know how to
pronounce? (If so, ask for help!)
• What is the mood of the music?
• How does the music help me put across the meaning of the words?
• Is this piece suitable for a particular time of year/season or theme?
• Most importantly: am I really communicating all this to my listeners through my performance?
Remember: it is important as a singer that you don’t just perform on ‘automatic pilot’. Make sure you know why you are singing what you are singing, and what you are singing about.
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