Speaking or performing in front of a crowd is among the predominant fears. It bigger than the fear of bankruptcy, ailment and shockingly, even death. Many adults especially fear public speaking or performance. This stage fright eats up on self-esteem and self-confidence.
Some individuals avoid stage performance at all costs. Even professional performers suffer from this fear. However, there are those who have to embrace and even love the stage because their career or job depends on it. Some of these people include musicians, lawyers and politicians. The good news is people can overcome stage fright.
Fear of judgement is a stage fright where the performer worries that the audience has already made its decision. The performer feels that they probably think that he is lousy and is not on-top of his game. Human beings are coded to worry about their reputation. Their standing to the public matters significantly.
These feelings of fear are therefore very hard to control. The thought of these negative emotions that the audience have towards him create internal havoc. The fear is more pronounced when it is his first performance.
You definitely do not want to get to the stage and not know what you are talking or singing about. That will do two things. First, you will get a thrashing from the crowd and secondly, you will have to do the same thing to yourself for days.
Stage fright is the actual cause of the manifestation of your fear. It is fear that you cannot do the performance on stage as well as you have been. You also think that you will look incompetent in front of thousands of people present to see you shine and impress them.
As a presenter on stage, you very much want everyone to be on the same page as you. You want them to feel the emotions you are feeling. You want them to understand your story-line and picture the set-up that you are talking about or feeling. But what if they don’t? What if they reject you?
There is no emotional beating like facing rejection on the stage. How much the audience accepts you really affects your morale. You may leave the stage broken or a hero. But why worry about all this before you get to that platform.
This fear eats up on the coverage. It makes you think that even if you made a good performance, it may fail to impress the audience.
It helps to practice on the venue where you will be presenting from and have someone you are comfortable with give you feedback on your performance. Also, start small and progress to larger crowds each time. The same energy that you show with a small crowd is probably the energy that you will exhibit in front of a large audience.
Have an experienced person coach you on how to perform. They should show you how to prepare and give you lessons on how to improve or heighten your performance. Do not shy away from the stage. The more performances you give, the more confidence you will have.
Songs are an artistic form of expression through sound. When we term good music, it means the lyrics are well aligned with good chants in beautiful rendition. Songs are classified in different forms depending on the composition. We have songs under choral works such as art songs, pop songs, and folk songs. We have classifications by purpose sacred or secular, by style dance, ballad, lied or by time of origin renaissance or contemporary. Since time memorial,in every song sang, there has been the existence of a song-writer and the singer. The writers have not been as popular as the singer although sometimes they are one and the same person. Singers most often get all the praise. The songwriters however are more creative and with vast knowledge of the art of writing songs. Here are the legendary songwriters and there works produced.
She is one of the most famous legendary female songwriter from Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She has won a number of country music and Grammy awards. She went to Naivishilee to study music. Her music was learnt from the church songs. In 1971, she did her first hit “Joshua” others followed like Jolene; I will always love you – which are her signature songs. Parton has been regarded as a prolific songwriter on her writing on country music songs with strong elements of folk music. She is the most honored female country performers of all time.
He has written hits for Bobby Bare and Ray Stevens. He is a legendary country and bluegrass songs. He started his career in music in 1960s that were sharply worded with humor on heartbreak. This ability created an appeal to wide audience. The biggest of hits Moe Bandy’s ‘Hank Williams, you wrote my life’. He did his tunes with artists like the Eagles, Alison Krauss, and Bobby Bare among others. His composition was founded in his background and his own experiences.
Born from a musical family in New York He is renowned for his song that he composed ‘It was a good year’, ‘Good morning heartache’ and “I believe”. He began his song writing over the years around World War II. He has written music and lyrics for the Broadway edition of ‘what makes Sammy Run’. Until his death, he remained an active songwriter and worked with young writers and remained to be known as a well-loved storyteller and songwriting historian.
He is award-winning songwriter wrote such country classics as Tammy Wynette’s “till I get it right,’’ Merle Haggard’s ‘’ My own Kind of Hat among others. He signed songwriting contract with music publisher Buddy Killen. He has performed with Dottie West as a guitarist and front man.
He is renowned as American legendary songwriter singer and record producer. He was born in Houston Texas in 1938. He released the coward of the county and The Gambler in 1978 having pursued his music career. In has had series of hits with country legend Dottie West with them top of the country charts. Kenny Rogers improved his songs writing skills from his background and day to day life. By this time, he is a true crossover artist with enormous success.
From the experience of the legendary song writers, most of them have as well become singers . They are know for writing songs for others and for themselves too. Well, their fame came from year of writing song and some being artist too for their own written songs.
The deep soulful walking bass, peppered with sultry guitar riffs, and lyrics that the audience can relate to are what has kept the blues as a music form alive. The blues arose from African American oral storytelling tradition and it is still possible to pick out some of these elements in the format. The blues are about the everyday problems in life, large and small.
The blues are about voicing your feelings. Misery loves company so the first step is to pick a problem that you want to talk about to the audience. Write that problem down in the first line. Now, say it again, repeating it in the second line. This drives the topic home. These first two lines must have 16 syllables in each line. This can change slightly, but the two lines must be exactly the same. The first two lines can be sung in a call and response, with one singer delivering the first line, and a second singer echoing. This hearkens to traditional African call and response singing styles.
The third line should state the first half of the solution or the consequence of the problem, or just the solution. The fourth line finishes that thought. They should be nearly the same number of syllables as the first two lines. The fourth and first line should rhyme. This is the basic blues format for a verse. Some artists vary this slightly, but a blues song must still stick to the rules to be considered a true blues song.
The most common form of blues songs is known as the 12 bar blues, or AAB, format. In this format there are two verses (A), followed by a refrain (B). There are several different ways to use this format in writing a blues song. The first A verse can pose the problem, with the second A verse expanding on the problem, instead of using one verse for the problem presentation. This allows the writer to include more details about the problem. The solution, or ultimate consequence, of the problem is included in the refrain. The question that the writer has to ask in the refrain is what will happen to the person, given the situation laid out in the first two verses.
The blues is a formal poetic form that helps people make connections with one another. Singing about our problems can make it better. You can write a blues song about any complaint in your life. Chances are you are not alone and someone else might be able to share in your experience. It is not unusual for blues audiences to offer words of support and encouragement, which can make both the audience and the performer, feel better. Shared experience is the heart and soul of the blues. The best part about writing the blues is that people will never tell you to stop complaining. The next time something gets you down, or you feel like the world is on your shoulders, turn it into a blues song. You never know, you just might be the next Muddy Waters.
We created this website in order to effectively describe and capture the experience of being a singer and songwriter, partly due to the recognition of the fact that it is very difficult to be one but not the other. People will learn more about vocalization techniques and more about songwriting in general. They will also learn more about how to get by through specializing in performance or songwriting.