Studio mindset: How to move out of analytical left brain
When you are singing in the studio, you desperately need to move out of logical, critical, analytical left-brain mode. Why?
- Messages go deeper when understood emotionally instead of just analytically.
- Left brain singing is not as compelling as right brain singing. Think about it... which moves you more -- to hear a formulaic, even, predictable, logical voice with perfectly even rhythmic pattern or an unpredictable, slightly de-constructed voice with conversational rhythmic pattern?
- You will tend to demand over-tuning and editing of your vocals, not realizing that less is very often more when it comes to mechanically perfecting vocals.
- By trusting your vocal technique, setting yourself up properly so you can feel more than think as you sing.
- By being able to trust the feedback you're getting from your production team. This lets you enter your creative child mode and get the critic out of the vocal booth.
Labels: Judy Rodman, recording, singing in the studio, vocal booth
2 Comments :
At May 6, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Unknown said...
This post makes sense to me. The result of right brain singing is certainly something I have experienced in myself and in my students. My trouble is getting there. How do you consistently let go? In the company of a classroom of students or an audience of parents, I let go. In the presence of a church congregation, a theater full of people, I am stuck analyzing every breath, every vowel formation. It is maddening! It is a prison...
At May 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM , Unknown said...
Andrew... I think the best remedy is to replace the technical thoughts with communicative intentions. Who are you talking to when you sing in the presence of a large audience? Best to make it ONE person... whether it be a soul who needs the message, God, a friend/family/loved one or a fictitious amalgam person, just try your best to get the message to that one person and there isn't much room in your head left for technical perfectionist thoughts. I find it helpful to remember it's not about being perfect, it's about being powerful in making a difference for someone. Hope these thoughts help... thanks so much for your comment!
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