David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

How to compile your very own Performing Code–Part 4

 

Using your intention directs and propels your performance
If you want to get your song across to your audience you instinctively use your intention.

Your intention propels and directs the sounds of your voice and instrument to your audience or your listeners of your CDs.

You should always consciously create the necessary amount of intention that will result in you connecting with your audience or listeners of your CDs.

Everything else in your song, including your successful performance of it, relies totally on you consciously infusing your own intended life force into it so your listeners become inspired and emotionally captivated with you in their own unique way.

Your intention is very valuable stuff!
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Practical Exercise Part 4–1
Emphasis for this exercise is on consciously using your intention with lifting a heavy object, and not automatically taking it for granted when picking it up.
1)  Go and pick up something that is very heavy but use no conscious intention when you pick it up. Notice how heavy and hard it feels to pick up the object.
2)  Now pick it up again as you consciously decide how much intention you need to easily pick it up without too much strain.
3)  Now pick it up again but notice how you don’t need to use as much effort or think about it, as you already know how much intention you will need to pick it up from doing point 2).
4)  Now pick it up again and notice how little effort you need this time and how your intention is making it easier for your body to lift it.
5)  Now keep picking up the object until you reach a point where you notice you use hardly any effort and just your intention to pick it up.

Now add, remove, or refine any items in your Performing Code.

Expected result
When you have broken any habit you might have of not each time consciously using your intention with something as mundane as lifting a heavy object you have completed the exercise.
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Practical Exercise Part 4–2
Emphasis is again on using your intention consciously with playing your instrument.
1)  Go to your instrument and play something with no conscious intention. Notice how it sounds and feels to you.
2)  Now play something but consciously intend your playing of each note or chord. Notice how it sounds or feels now.
3)  Repeat points 1) and 2) until you clearly see how consciously intending your playing of your instrument sounds so much better.

Now add, remove, or refine any items in your Performing Code.

Expected result
When you have broken any habit of not using your intention consciously while playing your instrument you have completed the exercise.
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Practical Exercise Part 4–3
Emphasis is now on using your intention consciously while singing.
1)  Start singing your favorite song but use no intention while singing it. Notice how it sounds and feels to you.
2)  Now sing the song but consciously use your intention to project every note further and further away from you. Notice how it sounds and feels to you now.
3)  Repeat points 1) and 2) until you fully realize how vital it is to consciously use your intention with every note when singing.

Now add, remove, or refine any items in your Performing Code.

Expected result
When you have broken any habit of not using your intention consciously while singing you have completed the exercise.

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