Do you know how the letra works and what options the singer has for singing it?
Here's a simple, four-step strategy for getting to know the letra, so it will be.. less scary.
4. The Second Sung Line
✏ The second sung line usually lasts two compáses
✏ Again, if the singer feels like being fancy, they might extend the sung line by repeating words or extending vowel sounds
✏ After the second sung line the singer has 3 options:
- finish the letra there
- repeat the second sung line, or
- take a respiro then repeat the second sung line
The singer is not obliged to repeat the second sung line. But in a Por Fiesta situation where there is a dancer, it is most likely the singer will repeat the second sung line.
I hope you found this helpful!
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