• Michelle Ostrove


Music affects our mind and emotions. We often listen to music that reflects how we are feeling. When we’re happy we tend to listen to uplifting music and when we’re sad the music tends to be darker. If we’re angry we may listen to music with a heavy electric guitar, drums, and vocals that reflect the anger.

Emotions spread quickly, if someone in your house wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, the emotions will run throughout the household and everyone becomes upset. There is actually a term for it called “Emotional Contagion,” when one person’s emotions transfer to another.

It’s the same concept with singing! When you as the singer, perform a song and you really feel the emotion and the message you are singing, your audience will feel exactly what you are feeling through your vocal performance. Emotional transfer allows us to bond with other people and a singer can use their voice to connect with their audience.

It is the same concept with playing piano. If you play the song with feeling and emotion your audience will sense your emotions of happiness, sadness, fear and anger. Music is multidimensional and it can relax and calm you or stimulate you with happiness and joy. Don't just play the notation written, feel the energy and emotion of the song you are playing.

Learn how to tap into your emotions with a local Vocal Coach or Piano Teacher. Tapping into your emotions is what music is all about and you have a treasure chest full of resources to choose from, just waiting to be unleashed. Listen to Alexi Myers sing "Only Exception" with so much emotion in her voice!


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