Vocal performance and psychology behind it

March 10, 2021 Vasili K

Human Psychology and singing. Change your thinking-improve your voice.

Vocal performance and psychology behind it.

Hello everyone. Very often during the performance we experience unpredictable situations. To be clear, these are- anxiety, fear, temporary loss of memory, panicking, et cetera. In most of the cases, the core of the issue is the way our mind and nervous system work during those moments. Being vocal coach is not enough in this situation. I recommend to everyone to explore some basics of the psychology of performance and don’t limit thinking just around “creating the sound”.

It is a big pleasure for me to introduce here two very interesting videos related to the psychology of the performance. Furthermore, you will find in the bottom of this page the article “understanding sport and performance psychology”. It has been published by American Psychological Association.

As a vocal coach and singing teacher, I often tell my pupils “We are what we think”. Moreover, , this phrase is related directly to the performance on the stage. That is to say, whether you sing on the stage or you deliver a public speech, it’s great to learn more about the technologies which will help you to control and manage your thoughts.


Explore yourself on a deeper level and sing better

In conclusion, I would like to add that it is great always to be curious and explore yourself from a different angle. Physical element in musical performance is secondary, our thinking during the performance is the primary thing. It is extremely important to learn equally about these two ingredients. Whether you work with your singing teacher/vocal coach or on your own, always remember- give more importance to the very beginning of the sound. That is to say, control the thought.

To summarise, well shaped thought and clear understanding of the sound will lead you to the most amazing musical phrase. Keep exploring and good luck with your performance!

background

Have you thought about online lessons?

Online tuition gives you access to brilliant tutors across the country
Connect one-to-one with a tutor or share your lesson with a group for 50% of the tutor's hourly rate! Find a Tutor for One-to-One Find an Online Study Group

Want to know more?

Visit Vasili's profile to find out more and send a message.

Visit Vasili's Profile

Resources others found helpful

Specific Learning Disorder

This section explains what specific learning disorders are and describes some of their key features

learn more

Some videos and exercises

This sit is available for different levels. It will help the student to increase his level with …

learn more

7 + interview questions King's College School Wimbledon

Interview questions and tips to help you prepare!

learn more

Adding and subtracting fractions

This document creates a mini-booklet with simple, step-by-step instructions for adding and …

learn more

Free resources, revision notes and past papers for students

Find revision guides, exam papers and sample essays amongst hundreds of free resources available to students.

Find resources any subjects

Maths resources | Science resources | Music resources | Spanish resources | English resources | French resources