What should I do if I make a mistake while singing?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Voice Instructor Jennifer Rutherford explains what to do if you make a mistake while singing.

    Host: What should I do if I make a mistake while singing?

    Jennifer Rutherford: Well I guess whatever you do, don't stop because then it will be really obvious that you have made a mistake. But sometimes you can actually make a mistake work for you. If you have forgotten to take a breathe and you have run out of air, next time you take the breath make it look like it was intentional, like it was a dramatic intention to the breath, so that it just sounds as if you are trying to communicate an emotion through that breathing. The same thing with the words. If you forget a word hopefully you can just fudge over and the audience won't even notice. But if it gets really serious and you have to resort to laws, smile and just go with it, make a little scat singing out of it and hopefully it will become a new rendition of whatever song it was that you were doing.