Music…who can do without it? It has turned out to become a major part of our lives. No day goes by without you hearing at least a sound that is consistent.
I have trained lots of people musically and when it gets to learning or scoring a song, I usually get asked this question, ‘how do I score a song?’
Basically, scoring a song is dependent on many factors like your learning speed, the technicality of the song, your voice texture etc. You need to understand that scoring a song no matter the factors, demands time and concentration. So to really deal with a song just like the original or even better, you need to give it attention and more.
How To Score A Song
With the following tips here, you can get to score a song with little or no stress.
1. Know The Lyrics – You must have the lyrics to the song you want to score handy so that you do not get to sing the wrong stuff or perfect your ignorance & foolishness. Once you sing a song with the wrong lyrics, it will be difficult for you to unlearn it.
2. Follow A Voice Signature – In a song especially that done by choirs, you get to hear many voices singing different parts. You need to understand that in most choir arrangements, you would usually have the lead singer(that does all the ad-libbing) and the other major 3 choir parts – Soprano, Tenor, Alto. You would have to learn to listen to a particular voice signature and sing exactly what he/she is doing.The lead voice in a choir arrangement is usually unique and usually stands out from the other choir parts.
3. Be a doer – You must learn to do exactly what the lead singer is doing…do not be scared to attempt the different scales s/he might run in the course of the song. It is in the doing that you learn how to sing. Music runs like a cycle…the runs and scales you learn from a song you have previously scored, can be used in several other songs you would encounter.