Rule #4 For Singers
When I tell our singers to remember RULE #4 they know exactly what I want them to do.
The rule is basically this: sing your words in the same manner as you would speak them. Nothing signals inauthenticity like over-pronounced, strangely manipulated words. Take a look at an example I’ve provided below…
Ok, so I know what you may be thinking - “Nobody really sings that blocky.” Actually most singers do sing that way. They just don’t think they do. The majority of singers that will grace your stage at your church are so concerned with getting the notes out in tune and in the right order that they miss the whole concept of selling the lyrics of the song.
One exercise we do when we see this rule being violated is to have each singer read the lyrics to the song as if they were reading a poem or a story. This forces them to look at the lyrics differently and will help them change their approach to their vocal.
Worship leaders - take some time this next weekend or during your next rehearsal and apply RULE #4 and see if your worship experience takes a step forward.
By the way, there are no rules numbered 1-3. I just made it up one day, but don’t tell my guys that...