Abstract—Vocal music is a comprehensive art with the nature of performance which aims to construct the image of music and express feelings mainly through the human voice. Singer is the carrier of emotional expression. Therefore, singing in the right performance is very important, blindly pursuing vocal singing skills and being lack of affection can only be called “technical”. The highest level of vocal singing, from the aesthetic and philosophical point of view, lies in skillful performance with sentiment – "sentiment is the basis of voice and voice the form of sentiment". That is, to achieve an artistic appeal voice, organically combining the sound and the feeling is a necessity. The emotional expression of vocal music is directly reflected in the combination of lyrics, rhythm and melody, human voice and gesture, or the integration of "word, song, voice and form". The organic integration of these four elements can constitute the highest level of vocal singing – skillful performance with sentiment.
Index Terms—Emotion, singing skills, skillful performance with sentiment.
The authors are with Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nanjing, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Qiu Aijing, Ban Junrong, Kong Lingbowen, Tian Rui, and Zhou Lei, "Skillful Performance with Sentiment Based on Integration of Four Expressions “Lyrics, Melody, Voice and Form”," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 604-607, 2018.