Here’s our advice for how to make any song your own!
#1 – Making Opposite Choices
For example, if you’re singing the song “Jealous” by Labrinth (as demonstrated by Coach Sharmayne), when the original artist pauses and uses a more choppy delivery in certain parts you may choose to hold those notes out to differentiate the performance. Think of different ways you can make a stylistic switch from the original song!
#2 – Recreate the Melody
If the original song holds a single note, you may want to add some flare by adding small riffs and runs to the end of phrases. Adding new notes to a performance is a surefire way to give it a unique feel! However….
#3 – Don’t Overdo It
Althought it can be tempting to get carried away with riffs and runs, you want to avoid going overboard. Be selective and pick specific spots to add flare but try to avoid going overboard. This can be draining to the listener so use your best judgement. Have a coach, friend or family listen to provide feedback and to have a second set of ears!