News: Singing advice


Warm-up exercise

Monday, May 15th, 2017

This warm-up exercise wakes up the resonance of your voice. It is also excellent for examining and developing the basic vowel sounds used in singing. Repeat this exercise until you notice adifference in the relaxation of the muscles and the resonance of your voice from within your mouth and throat....

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Increase Your Vocal Ability

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

If set at proper levels, a mic can enhance your sound with volume, reverb and EQ  but how you work with it makes all the difference in whether it increases or inhibits your vocal ability. If you’re going to perform with a mic, it’s important to rehearse correctly with one, or with a similarly...

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Sing With More Power

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Do you remember how your parents called you down for dinner when you were a kid? Because the culture you were born into has an enormous affect on your vocal power. Moving your beyond cultural influences starts by acknowledging and understanding them.

Your inner dialogue

A tiny edit...

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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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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.

Stage...

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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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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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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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Become a Vocal Artist Who Makes It

Friday, January 13th, 2017

If singers want to sell records they must create an artist out of themselves. They need to carve out their own path and create something that is new. Artists are pressured to continuously mould their identity under the watchful eyes of the public. There are so many stories of people who have been...

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Why Are We Afraid To Sing?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

His voice faltered as he said, “It’s silly really, but I’ve always wanted to sing.” It was Monday morning and We were speaking with a prospective student….well, at least We think he wanted lessons. He then gushed self consciously, “I have a terrible voice” and “I don’t want to...

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Insights from A Top Voice Scientist

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

What amazes us the most about the human (and animal) voice is how wide our pitch range is. This is created using 2 simple short strings, which are really only 1 string as they move in symmetry with each other. We stand alongside man made musical instruments that have 4 strings, 6 strings or even...

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How To End Jaw Tension For Singing

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

There is a muscle that connects our cheek to our lower jaw which is called the masseter muscle. When we open our mouths wide the masseter wants to engage to help us bite down on a big piece of food. The problem is, when we open our mouths wide to sing, this muscle wants to get involved. We end up...

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