Confidence is such a key issue in your development as a singer. People can often be quite shy about their voices – not just in front of crowds, but also singing in front of a singing teacher, or even at home or alone where they may be overheard by a friend, family member or neighbor. […]
Looking after your voice presents a different set of challenges to looking after an external instrument. Your vocal cords are a part of your body and as such are subject to all the trials and tribulations our bodies undergo on a daily basis. It’s no coincidence that just about everything on the list of vocal […]
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 […]
Using mathematical analysis, researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, found that the thrush nightingale can sing in an off-beat “swing time” like jazz musicians.
“Our voice has body” is a coming together of music and yoga which has been developed through my own experiences, maximizing the potential of the art of singing mixing with the morphogenetic field and vocalization. Through this method I was able to integrate singing with yoga and, at the same time, with rhythm.
Japanese and Koreans work long hours. They get very little time off, including weekends. Their lives are stressful and they need a good way to fight that stress. That’s where karaoke comes in.
If you’re only warming up your vocal chords, then you’re not fully preparing to sing. Your body is much larger, and your mind controls it all. Before you ease into arpeggios (and the like), start with a pre-warm-up that gets both your mind and body moving.