Various Tricks and Methods of Remembering Lyrics during Live Performance
Lyrics are the heart of any song. It’s the lyrics which are going to touch the heart of the audience. But often performing live on stage, many singers forget those lines due to multiple reasons. Here are some of the quick methods and easy tricks that will help you keep rooted to your lyrics till the end of your performance.
Most first timers often complain about the stage fearing. No matter how well they have remembered, the audience fear makes them forget their lines. But, there is an easy way out!
No need to picture audience as live judges. Just imagine them as a group of your old friends! Now, would you feel shy to perform in front of your close friends? Off course not! Just imagine, you have met them before and just going to meet them again. This will reduce the instant stage fearing and you will not forget your lines.
Understand The Meaning:
Every lyric has some meaning to deliver. Judge the mood and try to understand what exactly these lines are trying to speak out. Every succeeding line will be having some meaning connected with its previous one. Once you figure out those connections, it will be a cakewalk for you to remember the lines.
Write Once Or Twice Before Going Live:
Repeated writing can make you memorize complex things easily. Develop a practice to pen down the entire lyrics once or twice before performing live. It will boost your inner confidence that you have remembered them well. It will directly affect your performance too.
Take A Note Of Keywords On Palm:
Another common problem that performers face is the interchange of lyrics. If the entire lyrics have been divided into 3-4 paragraphs, they end up jumbling between them. A common approach to avoid this is to take short notes on the palm.
You need to find the keyword of each paragraph (can be first word or any other word that helps you recollecting the entire paragraph). Note those words on your palm with their respective paragraph number. Now, even if you feel like forgetting your lines, a quick look at you palm is sufficient to bring back your memories.
Keep A Mind-set To Make Your Audience Groove To Your Music:
Once you determine to entertain your audience through your voice, everything will be taken care of automatically. No matter how big is audience or how long the lyrics are, you will stand tall through your performance and last but not the least, never forget to wear the suit of confidence before going to perform on stage.