News: Singing


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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Microphone Techniques

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Few singers practice their microphone technique enough, which results in some fantastic voices being overlooked due to poor sound quality or bad technique when performing live. How do you prevent this without the aid of a sound engineer or years of experience? Simple! – Practice makes perfect...

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Creative ways to use your voice

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

You might not be the world’s greatest singer – or even the best in your street – but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your god-given voice to good use as a sonic element in your tracks. With these ten tips, we’ll give you plenty of ideas for things you can do with...

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Habits of Successful Singers

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Here are the practices that professional singers embrace which help them from freaking out from a demanding singing life.  So you’ve run the gauntlet and have reached a level where you’re now a professional singer.  Whether you do 3 sets every Friday night at a local pub with your band or a...

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The Best Way To Expand Your Range

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The best way to increase your range is to change the way you think about your voice. The best way to change the way you think is to imagine it like a guitar. Now, you don’t have to play guitar to get this. The guitar obviously has six strings and each is a different pitch. The lowest string is...

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I was Discovered Online! Ria Ritchie’s Success Story

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Ria Ritchie shares what drew her into YouTube as well as tips for fellow vocal artists. After being discovered on YouTube by singer Plan B, Ria Ritchie signed by Sony ATV Music Publishing and recently wrote a record with Disclosure. She encourages us to ignore the haters and take pride in our achievements.

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The Theory Behind the Vocal Tone You Want

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

When listening to another singer, you may have wondered, “How can I get my voice to sound more like that?” The answer may lie with an understanding of tone qualities, such as belt, twang and speech. We asked a speech therapist and singing teacher  to explain just what is going on when singers...

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What Singers Can Learn from Otis Redding

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Otis Redding was an influential soul, rhythm and blues, and pop singer in the 1960s. Raised very poor in pre-civil rights era United States he worked all over the country with a variety of bands and musical jobs before making it as a solo artist. His music broke across color lines and is still popular...

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The Age Defiant Voice

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

The legend that is the Queen of Soul, the one and only Aretha Franklin, effortlessly belts out an iconic song but  Aretha Franklin, as a 73 year-old diva, is still at the top of her game, and still gets the explosive reactions that shows legendary singers are rocking the world in their seventies...

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Bowie’s Tin Machine – Was It Any Good?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Bowie shelved his solo career in 1989, retreating to the relative anonymity of band membership for the first time since the early 1970s. A hard-rocking quartet,Tin Machine came into being after Bowie began to work experimentally with guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The line-up was completed by Tony and...

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Singer David Bowie’s The Next Day and Blackstar

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

On 8 January 2013 (his 66th birthday), his website announced a new album, to be titled The Next Day and scheduled for release 8 March for Australia, 12 March for the United States and 11 March for the rest of the world. Bowie’s first studio album in a decade, The Next Day contains 14 songs plus...

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David Bowie’s Soul, funk and the Thin White Duke

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Bowie moved to the US in 1974, initially staying in New York City before settling in Los Angeles. Diamond Dogs(1974), parts of which found him heading towards soul and funk, was the product of two distinct ideas: a musical based on a wild future in a post-apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell’s...

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Neo-classicist David Bowie

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Bowie created the soundtrack for Omikron, a 1999 computer game in which he and Iman also appeared as characters. Released the same year and containing re-recorded tracks from Omikron, his album ‘Hours…’ featured a song with lyrics by the winner of his “Cyber Song Contest”...

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David Bowie And His Berlin Era

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

David Bowie moved to Switzerland in 1976, purchasing a chalet in the hills to the north of Lake Geneva. In the new environment, his cocaine use decreased and he found time for other pursuits outside his musical career. He devoted more time to his painting, and produced a number of post-modernist pieces....

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David Bowie Ziggy Stardust & Aladdin Sain Albums

Friday, January 15th, 2016

David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust Tour dressed in a striking costume, his hair dyed red, Bowie launched his Ziggy Stardust stage show with the Spiders from Mars—Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey—at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth on 10 February 1972. The show was hugely popular, catapulting him to...

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