The Finishing Touch: Expression in Music
Sound Advice Feature: Angela Marcone
I'm Ms. Angela at FAME Performing Arts and I'd like to talk to you about expression in music. If you look at Ms. G's video, you'll see that she talked a lot about the voice lesson and how to prepare a song and put the song together in pieces.
So for me the finishing touches of putting a song together is adding the expressiveness of the song, the emotion. To me the most important part is putting that in at the end. So of course, you've got the song prepared and you've got the words memorized, If you're singing in Italian of course you have to look those words up. You have to know what you're singing when you finally present your song. You want to be able to show the emotion of the words that you're delivering to your audience. Once you put that together, the song then comes alive in the way that you were hoping when you first started the song.
So now that you've got it, you can find some time to present it in a recital or a play or perhaps apply it to the character that you're going to be in the play. Or simply just show what you have put together for your family and your friends and show them how you can put the emotional aspect into the song.
Again, this is Angela at FAME Performing Arts. If you want to call us here at FAME, the number is 843-971-0774.
As a little girl, Angela was ALWAYS singing! At 23, she moved from South Carolina to the NY/NJ area where she started a more serious study of music. She sang in Popular bands, and was the lead singer for Jim Jordan’s Big Band. After taking private voice lessons for 3 years, she joined a 6 piece events band (Flight) and continued to perform as the emcee and lead singer for 20 years. During this time, Angela gained her Undergraduate Degree from William Paterson University, studying with Nan Guptil Crain learning of course the 24 Italian Arts songs, Arias, and how to develop the “classical voice”. Before teaching in the public school system, Angela furthered her knowledge studying Vocal Pedagogy. Angela continued her studies by earning her Masters in Music Education from Boston University. Committed to growing her skills as a teacher, Angela worked in the Public School system for 8 years teaching students from Kindergarten to 8th grade, music classes, choir, beginner guitar, keyboarding, and music composition software. Angela is also currently teaching as an Adjunct Professor for Trident Technical College.