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MAKING USE OF THE MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

What to do during the Music Instrumental section of a song?

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Music Instrumental: Often songs will have them so what should I do during a music instrumental section? The music instrumental is a good opportunity to express your personality rather than do nothing, which can then feel like the music instrumental section goes on forever. Below are a few pointers to help you fill those precious seconds during any music instrumental.

Music Instrumental – What to do during one

It’s very off putting to watch a static performance by a singer, even more so during the music instrumental when there’s no singing and as it can leave the singer very exposed. Those few seconds during music instrumental can come across longer due to the lack of performance. 

As a singer it’s likely you’ll hear how important it is to not only sing, but to perform whilst you’re singing. There’s a big difference between a singer and a performer. The music instrumental is an excellent opportunity to make use of this advice and give something visually. As the music instrumental can often last for few seconds, these are seconds that can be used to perform. Examples of this can be simply moving around the stage, taking the mic off the stand or simply using your arms.

HOT TIP! Remember that there are huge resources at your finger tips, study other performers live performance on YouTube or your favourite artist at a concert. Start to pick up what works and what doesn’t within instrumental sections for various performances. This could be talking to the audience, giving expression in the face appropriate to the song. Then try and test them out yourself. 

Music Instrumental & getting the audience involved

The music instrumental can be awkward yes, but making the most of that time can be invaluable. Audience participation is potentially a great way to fill those moments during the music instrumental. Simply gesturing to the audience to clap or sway depending on the tempo of the song can help you fill the time of the instrumental section plus it also helps connect and engage with the audience. Click here for more advice on audience participation.

Singers can use the music instrumental to make their performance more dynamic. For example ad libbing parts of the song can help to fill those gaps. Ad libbing helps the performance become more dynamic as it adds sections to the song that the audience doesn’t expect to hear. Many well-known singers, especially hip hop artists, adlib in every one of their songs, most commonly using words and phrases such as yeah, okay or come on!

MAKING USE OF THE MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

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