The next task to assist me with my singing is to explore poetry and how to create vocal colour with text to ensure that I don’t sing the words on the paper without feeling. To begin with I have been recommended to listen to poets who colour their words through speech and I thought what better way to do this than research poets on-line I need to find Poets that speak emotively and bring their words to life. If you have any recommendations please put them in the comments. I would be thrilled to hear your suggestions 🙂
I was advised to watch a lady called Sarah Kay on YouTube. (She is the co-creator of Project V.O.I.C.E, where they encourage people to use spoken voice as a tool to express the world they live in). Her website is: http://www.kaysarahsera.com and she has some great clips on YouTube. I like Sarah as she holds some similar views to me. She creates a vivid and exciting world and mentions her views on handling life:
“and she’s gonna learn that this life will hit you, hard, in the face. Wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you, is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.”
She reveals, in one of her poetic talks, that her parents called her Sarah because it’s a gospel name and Sarah was created by god and told she can do impossible things. I quite like to think we are all capable of the impossible, I mean it could be as small or grand as the person dreams; Like passing an exam you were told you’d fail or catching a fly with a pair of chopsticks.
My teacher says poetry is great for the soul and the imagination and I am specifically interested in seeing how people bring their poetry to life, so that when I interpret lyrics I can create an air of honesty whilst bringing my own personal touch and reflection to the words.