ACTING THROUGH SONG COACHING
“Be in the moment. Period. Just be there. Because if you get all like, ‘Oh I got to do this big thing.’ It just never works. It just doesn’t work. You’ve just got to let go. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Whatever you do is ok, just be truthful, honest, real, and that’s all you can ask for.”
Robert De Niro
Acting Through Song, is immensely important. If I want to hear a song sung well I can go to ITunes. But your interpretation, your connection and storytelling as an Actor is what brings it to life and connects you to the audience. And the addition of music presents glorious additions to expressive capabilities. First of all you need to know your song back to front and inside out, contextually and from a technical perspective.
We will look into:
Text and Music clues
Using the spoken voice
Address the question; Emotion or technique? Is it one or the other?
Objective and Intention Work
Accent and Dialect support
Finding the 16-32Bar cut needed for auditions.
Genre and style