It’s a beautiful #MondayMusic&Me. Compliment of the season everyone. I came across some quotes that were centered around the bonding of the musician/singer with the audience and just thought it would be nice to share some of these thoughts with you all.
Firstly, I have found out that majority of singers, including me, starts their career because they love to sing,and although it would be nice to think that every audience will appreciate your choice of repertoire or your style of singing, the reality is that you cannot please everyone all the time!
This means that the vocalist pursuing a professional career,may have to make compromises in their choices of repertoires in order to accommodate a wider audience and accept that there may be times when no matter how brilliantly they have performed,their effort may go unappreciated by some or all of the audience.
I have been in positions such as these, but one thing that has helped me, is that coming to terms with the fact that my music is not just a profession but it is also a calling/ministry. Therefore no matter the tweaking I may want to apply, the bottom line for me is the audience of ONE-God
As a result of that, I know that even within the comfort zone of Christian circle my genre and style of music is not the widely accepted type, though in the beginning of my career/calling that was a huge challenge for me, but as I am progressing, It is no longer an issue ! (I think). 🙂
I have also resolved that as a professional christian artist, I have to create a balance between showmanship/Craftmanship and pointing the audience to God through my style and genre. Exo 35:30-35.
In trying to hone your skill, and work your craft as a singer or musician, it must be from your heart, whether you get the applause of all or some, do it from your heart. In the words of Howard Thurston,
Long experience has taught me that the crux of my fortunes is whether I radiate goodwill to my audience.There is only one way to do it,and that is to feel it.
You can fool the eyes and the minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts. Howard Thurston.
And here’s what Ottawa Keyes says:
When it comes to the requirement of pleasing an audience,all the requirements, instructions and apparatus in the world is worth less than one ounce of soul.
Who ever you are, singer/musician when it comes to the pleasing the audience, know that you cannot please everyone all the time. So don’t let it be a bother when you don’t get all the applauds,or loving or pat in the back. Rather, do what you love with your songs and your music, let it come from your heart. Do it as if your life depends on it, because in actual fact your life depends on it!
When the audience sees the way your heart connect to what you are doing, they will connect with you too……gradually.
To your creative Success,