Singing is storytelling. Music is capable of representing people, places, and situations, but also can express a full range of moods and emotions. The desire to communicate an idea or a feeling through music is usually what attracts singers to their art. Singing expressively in a way that tells the story of the song is the primary goal of almost every singer. The previous chapters have dealt with issues of vocal technique and musicianship, which give you the framework to express yourself without the worry of how your voice sounds. This chapter will look at some methods of analyzing your music to best express its meaning and emotional content.