Have you ever sing on stage and forget the lyrics? what will you do?

@chavezrmc (1545)
Philippines
January 20, 2007 7:06am CST
For years i haven't been on stage, and can't avoid those nervousness... and worst forget the lyrics.... what would you do? share your experiences that can help to everyone in here
2 responses
@Wanderlaugh (1625)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
Anybody who has to memorize lines has that problem. Suggest you take a tip from actors, and use cues to help you remember the lines. Musical cues can be found in most arrangements, like bars, particular notes, an instrument at a point in the song. This isn't from experience, I'm a musician, not a singer, but I thought it might help.
@chavezrmc (1545)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
great... thanks and i hope you can add me.... i am both, a singer and a musician. i love playing the guitar and sing but i always have trouble memorizing coz now a days we were singing in tv using videoke
• Australia
21 Jan 07
If you've got a guitar handy, try picking out your vocal parts in the song. You get a bit of added experience, and you're that much more familiar with the piece.
@chavezrmc (1545)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
thanks again. you're so nice giving me some tips.
@andilla (137)
• Sweden
20 Jan 07
I am a singer and I never perform from any sheet or piece of paper with my notes on it - I indeed don't perform until I am confident with the song. I simply practice until I know it so that I don't have to think about it - just as a child would learn a new word or even a song: they repeat it over and over again, until they can use it without mistakes. I don't think there is any better way then that. Because if you use some kind of clues (like "now I count to four here, and here, after the 9th beat comes the most difficult part which is..."), then when performing, you have to concentrate on these clues. And what happens when I do forget some words of a song on stage? Nothing. I would sing any words that comes onto my tongue - it's anyway 2 or 3 seconds maximum and it's fine again. I wouldn't get stuck on it, but make sure that the rest of the song is great.
@chavezrmc (1545)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
well yes, right you are... thanks for the advice.