Mudcat Café message #913524 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57624   Message #913524
Posted By: JulieF
19-Mar-03 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
I would choose not to sing a religous song when it is my choice. However, I will join in if they are being sung to contribute to the atmosphere. In a similar way if I go to church for an wedding, funeral etc I will sing to the best of my ability as I am singing for whoever it means a lot to.

Similarly I would not sing certain Irish (or even some Scottish) songs round the English folk clubs because although I way enjoy them they would not be appropiate.   

I find it hard to relate to singing as acting. Probably because I don't see myself that way yet. I'm only just getting used to people asking me to sing! However, although some songs mean a lot lyrically to me it is the tune that matters most.   I don't now if this is atypical of most singers or not.