Singing a lullaby is one of the traditions passed down from generation to generation in families. Those compositions with simple lyrics and slow rhythm nurture tranquility and calmness in the baby. For this reason, they acquire a special prominence when it is time to rest.
There are multiple versions and interpretations that can be made from a lullaby that, therefore, acquires your own voice when you accompany your child with the essence of that melody. How to sing it to convey your feelings? Choose melodies that have a special meaning in your life, this way, you feel more familiar with a soundtrack that you want to transmit to the baby.
1. With softness
A softness that, sometimes, becomes a whisper that breaks the silence in an almost imperceptible way. The delicacy of the tone used becomes a way to wrap and embrace the baby.
2. With rhythm
The beat of a lullaby conveys a relaxed rhythm. However, you can use a few syllables to emphasize the rhythm of the melody. For example, lean on those words that become more visible in the pronunciation. Your own body can set the beat of the melody by moving to a smooth rhythm, perfectly aligned with the essence of the song.
3. Vocalize the words
Lullabies, although accompanied by very simple lyrics, contain a message that takes on full meaning when you make it your own. Concentrate on the words to consciously pronounce the content of that composition. Recite the song as if it were a poem.
Do not sing a lullaby automatically, but consciously. Use this resource as a means of communication through which you transmit pleasant feelings and emotions to the baby.
4. Respect silences
The beauty of sound is constantly related to the contrast of sound. The notes of a lullaby describe a pleasant melody with a refrain that is easy to remember. Just as in a story, the point invites you to pause, after the end of some of the phrases that make up a nursery rhyme, you can take a short break.
In addition, proper breath control also positively influences the experience of comfort and freedom you feel when singing. Otherwise, you may feel like you need to catch your breath to continue.
5. Personalize the song.
Many other people have sung that song in different places and at different times. Lullabies are part of popular culture, but each person feels a melody that becomes the soundtrack of the home as his or her own. Therefore, personalize the song in the intention. Turn that musical moment into a form of emotional encounter that unites you with the baby here and now.
Singing lullabies is an act of love that goes beyond the artistic and musical talent of the one who intones the melody in the intimacy of your home.