Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When You Sing, Sing From Your Soul

Soul-singing is singing from the very depths of your soul, the way that all music should be sung. Soul-singing is the joyous, radiant light of Life flooding through the body so powerfully that it flows into the bodies of your neighbors as well. It is the very Spirit of music taking you over and glorying in the sounds you are making. When you are soul-singing, you are transported, ecstatic, and there is no stifling you. It may not be a religious experience, but it very definitely is spiritual. There are no wrong notes in soul-singing because it comes from the heart, and the heart is never wrong about such things.

I know very little music which automatically pulls such glory directly from the soul. One very definitely is the Hallelujah Chorus. I have never heard that song without feeling goosebumps, and I have never sung that song without feeling as though rays of light emerge from my soul. When an entire choir is singing the Hallelujah Chorus, the entire room is exalted. The very air is electrified, it seems. If you speak to other serious vocalists(aka, not Justin Bieber), they will say similar things. Handel captured soul-singing perfectly as if he had experienced it himself. Even if it's a flash mob singing, you can still feel the energy.

I have been trying to think of individual vocalists who sing with their soul, but I'm not having as much luck, probably because I'm still hopped up on Christmas fudge. It's not about technique or skill, it's about something ethereal, so it's hard to describe. You know it when you hear it. So how about it? Anybody know any individual singers/vocalists who seem to sing their souls out, at least for one performance? Post them in the comments!


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