Hello A cappella Folks,
Welcome to Fro-Hawk Tips entry Number 2.
So many a cappella artists consume themselves with the “are we ending sharp or flat” or “are you singing bowapadeedooway or bowopodaaadoway. Because it sounded like you were singing bowopodaaadoway instead of bowapadeedooway’s.” Sound familiar to any of you fellow aca heads? Well let me share a little tip with all of you out there in a cappella world land.
You like that “A Cappella World Land”? I coined it right here. T-Ho’s Fro-Hawk tips new phrase “A Cappella World Land” Anywhoo. Let me let you in on a little secret. The audience, those wonderful people that paid to see you sing and perform, those awesome folks that make it possible for you to make a living as an artist, don’t know, and honestly don’t really care if you are singing different bowadoo-whatever’s 98% of the time. But they do know if you are not singing with emotion. They do know if you are not connected to the song that you are singing and most of the time, their perception on wether you are doing well or sucking is based on that emotion that is pouring out of your voice box. True story!
T-Ho's Fro-Hawk Tips
I am a singer too (at least I like to think that I am), and I have had the age-old singer conversations that go something like this. “She isn’t really all that good. I mean all of her songs are mediocre at best.” or “I can’t stand to listen to him because he is almost always out of tune.” Well, my friends, the one thing that those chart-topping out-of-tune folks have over many of us in tune folks is an emotional connection to their music that transcends all of the rest of that stuff, an emotional connection to the music, to their message, and to their art. (And a multi-million dollar contract, but that is besides the point.) They don’t argue about da tica da tica’s or aahh versus UH. They focus on the feeling. The way the music makes them and their audience feel.
The point is learn how to emotionally connect to your music first and the rest will follow. Emotional connection is priceless. Besides you spent hours of college rehearsal time and thousands of your folks’ dollars to learn the other stuff. So while your out there in wait for it… wait for it… A CAPPELLA WORLD LAND practicing for your next concert, don’t forget to put down the music for a minute so that you can focus on the EMOTION!
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