Sing Better English is designed with singers in mind. Singers who have come to English from other languages and native English speaking singers who want to pay close attention to their words.
Some of our favourites:
- why you sound ill if you sing day when you should be singing they.
- why sheep don’t float, but ships do.
- which jam Bob Marley imagines.
- inspiration from Alex Turner here and here.
- why English ghosts are important.
- what sounds disturbingly foreign to native English speakers
- how to use the emotional power of ‘t‘ like this or this.
- how to draw exotic pictures with the letter ‘r.’
- how tiny words tell big stories.
- what stretching a diphthong can do for your audience.
- how to play words like bongo drums.
- why David Bowie is a great English teacher. More here and here.
- how Dolly Parton’s teaches the best English ‘ee‘.
- when to conceal and reveal ‘d‘.
- how to translate like Shakira
- why your accent doesn’t matter
- rap inspiration: Lady Leshurr and RAYE and Akala and Kah-Lo
Has anyone told you that a schwa is the most common sound in English? If you want to sing about love, if you want to sing Moon River or if you want to sing or speak about most things in English, you need to make friends with the schwa.
There’s a lot to discover – and a lot of subtlety to harness when you sing. Every sound that you sing will have an effect on your audience. You want to be in control of that effect. Walking a song can help.
© Sing Better English, 2014