A lot of singing on TV is linked to competitions. Now, this may be a good way for some unknown singers to get to a bigger audience but the down side is that it feels like those who do well are somehow better than everyone else.
Each and every one of us has a story to tell, a song to sing and maybe even a book to write and it will be 100% unique to us. No one walks in your shoes, thinks exactly like you or has had all the same life experiences as you. AND that is why when you bring YOU to a song, it’s special.
4 Steps to finding your own X FActor
- Pick a song that means something to you and give it some time to learn it well.
- Check how each line of the lyrics relates to you and figure out how you feel about it.
- Listen to the melody bit by bit so you get to know it really well. (Don’t listen to the whole song each time)
- Record yourself singing it so you can tweek the bits that need it.
Once you have taking some time with your song and are confident that you know it well then just put your heart and soul into it when you sing. That’s the only way to connect with your audience whether they are your family, your kids or Simon Cowell.
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Aideen Ní Riada is a singer and vocal coach based in Ireland. Aideen is the founder of Confidence in Singing and she facilitates classes and workshops for adults and teenagers who want to sing for fun and grow their confidence. Confidence in Singing was founded based on Aideen’s passion for giving students the confidence to find their voice, face their fears and just have fun with singing. She studied Psychology at University College Dublin which has helped her to develop a teaching style that brings out the best in her “secret singers” and helps students become confident performers and overcome self-limiting beliefs.
Since launching Confidence in Singing in 2016, Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent. Aideen also produces her own original music and is currently working on new material.