The human voice can be the most expressive instrument, but it can also be very boring! Distinct and unique musical phrasing is essential for a compelling performance. Musical phrasing creates a recognizable and unmistakable quality for a voice. It makes a singer sound better than just singing the words on a page.
Do you know what makes a voice distinctly different…phrasing; how a singer SHAPES each line of the song. The combination of tone, pitch, dynamics, diction and more contribute to the phrasing. A singer must be consistent in their singing for a good performance, but it’s the phrasing that will make a vocalist stand out from the rest.
It takes time and practice to create your own distinct and recognizable phrasing. An important step is to record yourself and listen to the recording to see what you like and don’t like in your singing. Listen to Audrey Diaz sing “Si Una Vez” the tone, pitch, and dynamics gives her phrasing a very distinct and unique sound.
JOKE FOR THE DAY:
How many altos does it take to change a light bulb?
None, because they cannot reach it