News: Singing advice


Things You Need in Your Pre-Show Ritual

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Gigging and touring involve a ton of downtime, mostly during the hours between load-in and the actual performance. So naturally, musicians tend to fill the time with various rituals that they repeat every gig prior to heading onstage. While some rituals may be based on pure superstition or only relevant...

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Overcome Stage Fright

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Stage fright is something that almost anybody who has stood in front of a group of people has had to deal with. There is no method that will make it go away immediately, but with a good mindset, your stage fright will disappear gradually as you perform. Here are some things that might help a lot,...

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How to Kill Bad Singing Habits

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Show of hands: How many of us have to be aware of our bad singing habits? We are living proof that keeping on top of bad singing habits is a lifelong hobby. However, We promise they rear their ugly heads way less over time if you make a concerted effort to stop them in their tracks! OK, so here’s...

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Try these Vocal Warm Ups Before a Show

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Warm ups increase confidence; knowing that you have already hit the notes you have to reach, your circulation will be pumping, giving you that ‘feel good’ factor! Sometimes we don’t have a lot of time  we may be rushed to a gig late, or we may have unexpected demands made on us during the...

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Things Singers Over 40 Should Do

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In the same way that men and women have sexual peaks, singers have vocal peaks. And guess what? This age is exactly when the singer’s vocal peak occurs! Not only can you have amazing stamina and rebound, you have the extra-added benefit of all that nuance and wisdom and, perhaps, grit in your voice. You...

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Tips for Hitting Higher Notes

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Most of these are about times when things went wrong on stage, sometimes because someone took a crazy risk. Sometimes it’s because a person has followed someone’s advice  someone who really didn’t know anything about singing! We’ve outlined 3 of these ‘pieces of advice’ below, just...

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Want to Improve Your Stage Presence?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

We always tell our students and clients that there’s truly nothing more important than being a great performer. Your talent can be mediocre. Your looks can be average. Even your music can be so-so. But your performance has to be electric if you want to get noticed and engage your audience.

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Avoid a Performance Disaster

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Life doesn’t stop, even when we are having a larger than life experience on stage  things can and do go wrong. Here is just one example of not-so-ideal situation on stage, when Adele felt that she needed to start again during the 2017 GRAMMYS. She stays true to herself whilst dealing with a technical...

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Are You Well Equipped?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to sing and a little boy who wanted to play guitar more than anything else in the world. Their parents invested in extensive musical training. But there was one big difference between them. Let us tell you a frightening fairy tale. The boy’s...

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Avoid ‘Text Neck’

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

With vocal exercises being played on a smart phone or tablet, it’s all too easy to find yourself looking down at the device whilst you’re singing along. But is this really a problem? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’! “Text Neck” is a phrase apparently coined by Dr. Dean Fishman (a chiropractor...

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Hit Those Notes When You’re Nervous

Monday, February 27th, 2017

To create different pitches we alter the length, tension and mass of our vocal folds, determining the frequency of vibration and consequently the pitch. In order to hit high notes the vocal folds need to vibrate at a higher frequency than for lower notes; for instance, when singing a top C the vocal...

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Have you nailed it?

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The important must—have if you’re talking about what many people would consider success, i.e. earning wads of cash for doing what you love. The greatest artists have their niche and they own it. Bruno Mars has absolutely nailed it, and even more so with his New Jack Swing approach to pop....

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Developing a Performance Persona

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Developing an alternative version of yourself can enhance both your performance and the experience in many ways. When performing in front of an audience, whether  it’s your production team,the studio, a crowd  in the local pub,  or a sea of  fans at the O2  Arena, it’soften helpful to consider...

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Every Singer Needs to Know About Breathing

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

This is not surprising because the topic of breathing for singing is not the most exciting topic! This topic can be very confusing due to the many myths surrounding it. As a result, many singers simply ignore breathing and do not realize that good breathing technique is fundamental for healthy, powerful...

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A Rule For All Musicians

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

If a member of a group or band feels stifled and unable to be creative on stage  they are not going to last very long. It’s not a nice way to live as a musician, is it? So here is a rule that has been tried and tested. The rule is simple: Nobody can be negative for 20 minutes after a performance,...

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