Engaged Face

If you wonder whether it is really that important to have a fully engaged face when singing, consider the McGurk Effect.

According to Wikipedia,

The illusion occurs when the auditory component of one sound is paired with the visual component of another sound, leading to the perception of a third sound. The visual information a person gets from seeing a person speak changes the way they hear the sound.

What this means is that when our eyes perceive one thing and our ears something different, we default to what our eyes tell us. In other words, we are listening with our eyes.

Watch the video below with the sound on; first focus on the left panel, then the right; be amazed when the sound you hear changes!

If you don’t commit to delivering your performance to all of an audience’s senses, you are likely failing to reach some of them.

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