The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168571 Message #4072618
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
20-Sep-20 - 07:55 PM
Thread Name: Phrasing and rhyming
Subject: RE: Phrasing and rhyming
If you are singing unaccompanied, you can phrase it how you like, and what sounds best to you. I said the same quite recently on another thread, but one good bit of advice I got from one of our best Scottish trad singers was "first read the words, make them make sense, then sing them so that they make sense", which does imply phrasing them to make them "read" well.
And I would not get too hung up on perfect rhymes: just sing the words as you would naturally say them.