By Stefanie August In my numerous years of working as a nightclub and theater vocalist, I always had to keep my voice strong and focused. We singers must be able to keep from sounding winded while singing, especially if we are dancing or playing an instrument. Below are some best practices for strengthening one’s voice […]
Head voice, falsetto, and whistle are the three highest-pitched registers of the voice. This article will help you understand what they are, the differences between them, and how to exercise your voice within your uppermost registers. What is head voice? Head voice is the primary register you use to sing high pitches. To raise […]
As a singer, you may have some questions about breathing. Maybe you’ve read tips or received advice that confused you. In this article, I’ll attempt to answer those questions and clear up any confusion on breathing for singing. Why is breath so important? Without breath, we can’t sing. You probably knew that already. But […]
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. […]
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 […]