Energy in singing is equal to energy of air spinning through the vocal resonators and a too relaxed singer can easily misunderstand this very important aspect of vocal technique.
We’ve all been there. You get home from a long day at work or a busy day running the kids around and just as you are about to sit down and put your feet up, your instrument is across the room staring you in the face. Should you practice? What are you going to practice? […]
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 […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to have the best vocal performance of your life? There are many factors to consider when you have a big gig coming up. You want to focus on what you eat, what you drink, and how much you sleep. In her article, “The Three Day Rule: Performance Prep […]
Vocal health is just as important as physical health. Whether you are a vocalist of 30+ years or someone who is new to the game, it is crucial to take care of your voice and vocal chords.
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.
Tip number 8 in the Top 10 Tips to Better Performing is all about the story of your song. Some people are not the best storytellers but they can still intrigue you by what they’re saying. It is the same for musicians.