As a voice teacher for over 18 years and an Opera singer myself which is no easy cake walk to do well, I have always been in awe of the good Gospel singer.
I think most people would agree that there are not many more things more invigorating then hearing and watching a gospel choir sing out with an amazing soloist riding over them. It is moving and inspirational to most, no matter your religion.
And why is Gospel Singing so moving and what can we learn form it?
Gospel singing is sung from the soul. Take that in. The deep soul, spirit. I talk so much about honest singing and connecting to your audience. Gospel is one of the best examples of that.
Take the essence of gospel intention and put it into your own music:
Give in to it
Whether you are dying on stage in your last act of Traviata as an Opera singer,
Crooning to a loved one in a torch song,
Or screaming (hopefully fully supported of course) in rage for your heavy metal concert.
Take the essence of Good Gospel singing and use it in you to move your audience.
Get lost in your own music, get swept up, taken away, and over come.
Then you can always pull back as to what is appropriate keeping the core of soul and honesty in your sound but remaining appropriate to your style.
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