techniques to belting

Singers: Top 5 Techniques to Belting, Without Destroying Your Vocal Chords

Singers often wonder how they can improve their voice and broaden their skillset. Learning a new technique takes time and patience, and can often be difficult to master. One of the techniques that I personally have found most difficult to learn is belting. Every time I watch a singing competition I think, “my goodness, how […]

Millennials and Gen Z'ers

Music Motivation Now: How to Get Millennials and Gen Z’ers on Board With Learning an Instrument

It’s not our imaginations; millennials are less patient than previous generations. Hyper-connectivity, super-fast internet, instant streaming – all of these have created a situation where, if they have to wait even 30 seconds for a response (from a website or a person on the other end of the phone), millennials will simply walk away. That’s […]

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5 Stretches for Practicing Musicians That Will Change Your Life

**The content of this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We’ve all been guilty of over-practicing. And, whether string, brass or other, every musician is bound to encounter one […]

Some Basic Articulation Markings

It’s not just the words you say that get a message across—it’s the way you say them. Similarly, in music there are many ways to “say” the same notes. Without following articulation markings, your playing could end up sounding like the equivalent of speaking in a monotone. Here’s an easy guide to help you become more “articulate” and bring more life into your playing by using accents, slurs, and staccatos.