Lip sync, short for lip sync, means saying the words of a recorded song at a perfect time with them, creating the illusion of singing the song. It takes practice with that particular song to get it right. Folk singers who perform elaborate dance routines often lip sync, especially if they have vocal problems or technical difficulties. Musicians can synchronize for the same reasons.

If you want to lip sync perfectly, the first step is to choose the song. It should be a melody you already know. Practice singing the song with the recording as often as you can. Watching yourself practice using a mirror can help you see how effective you are at syncing. You can try out different facial expressions to go with the song.

Successful lip syncing will need more than just singing. If you are planning to record your performances for websites or friends, you should find some choreography. In lip syncing, somewhat exaggerated gestures and interpretation are common elements of the parody. Your costume can also be an important part of your performance. Dress appropriately to suit the music, such as using your favorite cowboy outfit for a country song, or faux leather and big hair for a rock ballad.

Many of the artists whose brands include elaborate and vigorous dance routines often lip sync during live performances. Singing while dancing, especially if the routines are strenuous, can be extremely difficult. TV shows often require singers to do the same, due to problems with sound mixing and rehearsal timing. The demand for concert perfection, with modern technical effects and complex staging, sometimes makes lip syncing the only way artists can meet fan expectations. At the 2009 inauguration of US President Barack Obama, a quartet of famous classical musicians synchronized their performance because the weather was too cold for their instruments to stay perfectly in tune.

Lip-syncing artists are often criticized or paned for it; however, some types of shows require it. Drag queens often sync as they portray their favorite singers on stage. If those singers are women, the lower voices of the male performers of the disguise would make it impossible for a soprano to have an intoned number. In musical performances in films, the actors often synchronize with the music, which is then dubbed to cover the ambient noise and ensure perfect sound.

Angelo Raguso
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