Deadpan Singing Face: This Is What You Look Like

Students. I have said the following phrases NO LESS than sixty times in the last week:

  • Raise your eyebrows! Raise all your eyebrows. It helps your resonance AND you lower your risk factor for premature wrinkles.
  • What’s the important syllable here? Because this is how you’re sounding right now ::speaks in monosyllabic robot voice:::
  • Emotion. Expression. Character. Do you have any of these? Or are you a zombie? Because even zombies feel relentless thirst. By not singing with any emotion, you are worse than the undead.
  • What are you saying here?…and what are you actually saying with your face? I’ll tell you. Your face is saying “I am an emotionless cylon devoid of any feeling.”

Sorry if all this sounds harsh, kids, but it is what it is. Us voice teachers get together and like to pick each other’s brains on how to get our students NOT to look like THIS:

Lips that don't move. Eyes that don't lie.
Lips that don’t move. Eyes that don’t lie.
Don't be a zombie.
Don’t be a zombie.
Always use vibrancy and energy…like the painting growing out of my head…
Always use vibrancy and energy…like the painting growing out of my head…
Be like this guy's bow tie.
Be like this guy’s bow tie: bright and poppy. Color coordination optional.

 

Are you singing with deadpan face?

 

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