Adding the #1 Ingredient to Your Song-Playing – EMOTION!

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Intrigued. Hurt. Excited. Bitter. Mellow. Glowing. Happy. Jealous. Guilty. In Awe… And hundreds more.

There are SO many emotions we can put through in our playing and our singing, yet most of us tend to just play the song in a completely “flat” way – and miss out on this #1 ingredient that ANY music that ever touched us has plenty of.

But when you DO add these emotions, and think for a moment about what you want to transmit in your performance, people can be totally captivated in what you are playing, and on a good day – after you play a song  that you REALLY connected with, you can feel like you had an almost “transcendental” experience.

An experience when you get lost in the emotion, and really forget about the time and place you are at.

In this lesson, I will try to help you get there yourself – both in your guitar-playing, and in your singing.

And it does not matter if you’re playing for a crowd of 2 people or 2000.


– Check out this PDF for a quick recall of the main takeaways of the lesson – and for some more excellent examples of artists who convey emotions in a very inspiring way – for when you want some motivation:

A great list of different emotions – to help you understand what different songs make you feel, and what YOU want to make others feel when you play a certain song:

Alon Cooper

Alon Cooper

Hey! I'm Cooper, and I hope I can be a helpful friend on your musical journeys. I'm a music artist based in Austin & Amsterdam, playing venues with a band / solo, and trying to learn with the most inspiring musicians wherever I go. In the last 8 years I've lived in Australia, northern Europe, the US and more.

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I hope this list has given you some great ideas, and if you want to have another bunch of song ideas in a fancy PDF songbook form, then feel free to download the songbook in this link.

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