Your emotion : your various emotions that you experience have unique characteristics to them. The same various characteristics would apply to others you meet and interact with. It would also apply to audiences you play to.
These emotions generate different types of energy that make you feel a certain way.
You may instinctively use your own emotion in a song, or choose an emotion other than your own.
A song can have more than one emotion expressed in it.
Here is a • video on the emotional tone scale, and underneath the screen is a link to a free online course you can do to help you get a better grasp on the emotional tone scale.
Conditional: It is not recommended that you do any free online course or its exercises as above, unless you have a genuine and sincere interest in doing them.
Exploring an instrument’s sounds or one’s own voice is probably the best way to find notes and chords that help create the emotion you are trying to convey.
Different sounds emit different emotions
Any voice or instrument makes sound vibrations which are sound waves that can be seen and measured on an electronic oscilloscope screen as they vibrate the surrounding air. These sounds are then heard and differentiated through your ear drums, and stir an emotion within the listener.
Listen to • this recording for an example of voice and instrument sounds, and notice what emotion it stirs within you.
You intend the sound of your voice or instrument, infused with your emotion and message, into the listener so that they receive your song clearly, and they feel better in some way as a result, such as feeling closer to their dreams, or how they would like to feel, like • in this performance, • this one, • this one, and lastly • this one.
I am sure one of the main reasons for the success of Rock n’ Roll on this planet is simply the type of sound wavelength it uses is so in tune with peoples’ emotional needs. It seems to instantly motivate and align a person’s mind and body to move in the same direction without having to think, and people love that.
Your personal taste for which type of sounds you use, which include all the many instruments and voices that make their own individual and different sounds, at what frequency you play or sing them at, how you arrange them, which ones you emphasize within the rhythm you use, have a major influence on the emotion the song creates, and whether a listener likes your song or not.
An intended emotion generates different wavelengths which you feel or perceive throughout your whole being.
The more • intention you generate so as to propel your chosen emotion across to your listeners, the more easily they will receive it.