Simple ways to create magnetic stage presence

Simple ways to create magnetic stage presence

You’ve learned your song, memorized it, planned your breath marks, and refined your vocal tone quality. When you sing it, your song sounds just amazing. Does that mean you are you ready to perform it? NO! Live vocal performances aren’t complete until you’ve added the visual element - how you look while you’re singing. Most audiences get just as much out of watching a singer as they do listening, which is why live concerts continue to be popular even though we’ve had the technology to record music for a very long time. The visual elements of a performance, known as stage presence, are a critical part of what takes a singer from good to great.

Read More

Singer's stance: the basics of performance posture

Singer's stance: the basics of performance posture

As an actor or singer, your instrument lives within you, inside the container of your body; therefore how you align your body while performing will substantially affect how well your vocal instrument is able to function. For maximum power, stamina and support, adopt a posture called Singer’s Stance (or Actor’s Stance), which is based largely off of yoga and effective ready-position posture for most sports. If you are familiar with mountain pose in yoga, you’ll recognize a lot of the elements of this stance.

Read More