Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 32

VOCALS Micah Barnes is a singer, songwriter, and vocal and performance coach. He travels between Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles on a regular basis to work with clients and also offers private sessions online. His Singers Playground performance workshops, which he developed at The Highways Performing Arts University in Santa Monica, CA, have helped thousands of artists deepen their skill sets as performers on both sides of the border. www.singersplayground.com. By Micah Barnes Practical Tips for Building the Perfect Showcase Part 2 A Few Important Things to Consider… O nce you have created a ba- sic sketch of your showcase set, it’s time to sit back and take the time to ask yourself some important questions: • What kind of a ride are you taking the audience on? • Is there an organic build to the momentum of your set? • What emotional journey are you asking them to join you on? • What do these songs tell the audience about who you are and your artistic identity? If it becomes clear that the songs are all similar in tempo, you wil ݅ЁѼ)ͥȁݥэͽѡͽ)ɽչɑȁѼեմ)ѡ́ɽɕ́ѡɽ՝ȁ͕и%)ͽ́ɔѡ̰ͅԁ)݅ЁѼͽɅͥѼٔ)ɕЁɵȁѼȁ͕и)ѡՉЁѕȁȁͽ)ٕͥȰѡ́Ёѡѥ)ѼͥȁݕٕȁͽѼ)ѡѥ͍)ѱ(ȃ 8$84TL$ $8)Aɕɔم)$٥͔хѥȁɕɅѥ́ɱ)՝ͼѡɔ́Ёєɕ)Ѽɥ锰锰ȁɕɝ锁)͕иeԁ݅Ёȁ͡ݍ͔͕Ёե)ɕѼɕ͕ٕ䁑)ݕ́ݕ́م)ܸ͡ͼeЁɅѥ͕)ѡѡЁݕԁѡ)ɽȁԁٔѡݡѡɕ)иQѼѡ̰х̰)͕̰ьٕͥ)ȁمɥ́əɵ̸Q)مхȁ͕Ёɥ́)䁅ͬȁЁe)䁹Ёхѡ٥ԁа)Ёԁݥх䁡ٔѕȁ)ЁݡЁ́ݽɭݡЁͻeи)Iѡ͡ݍ͔͕Ёͻe)Ёԁ쁥ӊé)ѡ)!eȁ9ٕ)=͔׊eٽ̰Ё͵)ɕɅѥݥٕɍٕѡ)ݽЁ͕́хɥиeԁ͡ձ)܁ѡͽ́ȁ͕Ёͼݕѡ)ԁձəɴѡͥݸ)͹ѽɴѥ)ݕəհɕᕐəɵȸ%)́܁ݡЁٕ́)ݕɝ٥Ёӊe)ѡݥ́ѡͥ́ѡЁɅѥ)Ʌ䁅ѡȁٕ́)݅ѡЁ́ѡѼхɕ͕)չѥѡ)ѕɥ )]ɐ)eԁeЁԁɔа)ͼeЁɕЁЁЁ́ձ)ٕ́ԁ݅ЁѼ́ѥ)Ёѡѥȁ͡ݍ͔eȁ)ɥЁ܁́Ѽɔԁɔɕд)ѡЁͥɕɕ͕хѥ)ݡɔԁɔЁѡ́Ёѥ)Qqəӊt͡ݍ͔͕Ё́IՉe) ՉѡЁݥхѥ́ɥ)ɽȁѼɔиeЁݽ)ЁѥЁɥЁѡЁѥ)eȁ͡ݍ͔͕ЁͻeЁɽ镸)׊eٔЁЁѽѡ쁥Ёݥ)ٽ٥хݥѠ)ȁЁɕȸeԁݥݽɭ)əѥЁȁ́́׊eɔ)əɵ)Սd