• Michelle Ostrove

Music is Shorthand for Emotion

To put emotion into your singing or playing piano, you must feel the emotion yourself. Whether it’s joy, sadness, longing, pain, love, etc., you must feel it in order to release it to others. I’m sure you have heard the saying “you can’t love someone else until you love yourself”. For a singer or pianist, it could be the music or the lyrics that draw you in or it could be both. Have you ever listened to a song and the music moved you. Then you found out what the lyrics were saying and thought, hmmm don’t really care for that.

To sing with emotion and lack technique can result in an unstable sound creating cracks and lack of control. When you learn to sing the correct way, your voice becomes stronger and you are able to express yourself vocally the way you feel the song. Listen to the video attached of Natalie singing “

Earth Song,” you can feel the emotion in her singing.

Just like voice a pianist must feel the music and then transfer that emotion into movement with his or her fingers; also requiring good technique.


What is the difference between a fish and a piano? You can't tuna fish!

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