The Language of Rock

Gilbert, Katie
June 2006
Psychology Today;May/Jun2006, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p13
The article provides information on the personality and attitudes of performers on stage. David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies in Spokane, Washington, translates the tendency of rap artists to beat the air with a downward facing palm as an aggressive message. A closer and more authentic connection is being created by shy musicians who pick up on the energy of the crowd. Performing with open eyes create an audience connection according to vocal coach Lis Lewis.


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