Memorizing Lyrics – 4 Steps

1. Write them by hand while listening to a recording of them.  Do this several times.

2. Read what you wrote.  What is the story of the song? What is the chronology of events in the song? Where’s the poetry? How does it relate to your life?

3. Speak the lyric, slowly with breath support and feeling. Embrace each word.

4. Now…you’re ready to sing it!

How’s your breathing?

If you’re getting a rise in your shoulders when you breathe, you could be working against yourself. That’s not the way to build a healthy foundation of breath support. You could be shoving your voice into your throat. You can hurt yourself! Find out about breath support, so necessary for singers!