Love Your Larynx — Singers are like athletes. We may not use our pectoral muscles, biceps and deltoids, but we use a fine set of muscles in our craft.
Have you ever dreamed of being on an album cover? Many of Melissa Etheridge’s fans made her latest album cover.
Vocal Warm-Ups contains 25 warm-ups to prepare your voice and body for everyday habits and routines, from broad, large-muscle relaxation techniques and breathing work, to techniques for strengthening your vocal skills.
For any performer, there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to hear yourself on stage. How can you make your best music, if you don’t even know what you sound like? Monitors address this problem by giving musicians their own speaker to hear and react to their sound as they perform.
This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.
Most singers at the recreational level have had little or no training. But, according to speech pathologist and voice consultant Joanna Cazden, this can put them at risk for vocal strain. “Who would run a half-marathon without learning a bit about running technique and pacing? Singing is equally athletic, just with tinier muscles! But people are […]
There aren’t too many hard and fast rules when it comes to singing. Most singers can feel and hear their problem spots. “If your voice feels good and sounds good, it probably is good. If it feels bad and sounds good, something is wrong,” says Jeannette LoVetri, director of The Voice Workshop in New York […]
If you’re a singer, chances are there is that one performer who you want to sound like. It could be anyone from Andrea Bocelli or Charlotte Church to Janis Joplin, Barbra Streisand, or Freddie Mercury. Perhaps there’s a certain style you hear and love, regardless of the singer. Some singers are drawn to classical sounds […]