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Thread #135022 Message #3926957
Posted By: Backwoodsman
25-May-18 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: Help write a song about the iPad singers
Subject: RE: Help write a song about the iPad singers
Yep, it can be done, but it's an art in itself, and it requires practice to make it perfect. The majority of readers I come across seem to use their huge black WW3-standard music-stands as a means of hiding.
When I used to read lyrics, I tried to keep them as unobtrusive as possible. I kept the stand as low as possible - no higher than waist-height if I was standing, as low as it would go, maybe knee-height, if I was sitting. I didn't use those horrible enormous black stands, I used a light chrome-finished folding stand, very small and far less noticeable.
And, despite relying on reading lyrics, I rehearsed my stuff, quite extensively.. Many readers seem to think that, as they have the words in front of them, there's no need to rehearse. Bad mistake!
The usual disclaimers apply......IMHO, YMMV etc.