Resource Topic: Intermediate


Your Head Controls Your Singing

We have a singing student who comes into class and is always too afraid to sing out loud. She has anxiety problems, and she gets very stressed out whenever she is asked to do something, or to show me what she has been practising at home, or even just to sing a simple major scale.

As such, she...

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More Breathe Does Not Equate To More Vocal Sound

We had the honour of teaching a group of talented singers and singing teachers. Their voices were suffering after every long day of teaching and coaching at schools, and the worst case was when some of their coaches had hoarse voices for weeks on end, after their busy or intensive teaching stints!...

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The Anatomy of Sound Through You.

You should think of your voice as a musical instrument. Like any other acoustic instrument, it has a motor (your breath), a vibrating element (your vocal folds, aka vocal cords), and a resonant chamber (throat, oral cavity, nasal cavity). And just as with any other instrument, proper care and handling...

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How To Sing Without Tension In Your Vocals

How do you sing without any tension in your voice? Now it is true that some styles of singing require less stamina than others and therefore can be accomplished with less strength training. In other words, singing a light pop song requires very little “strength” in the sound, whereas singing...

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How To Relieve Tension Before You Sing A Song

There are many ways to help chill out before singing. For example you can stretch down on the floor and put an object on top of your stomach. The goal here is to make the object jump up and down as you breathe in and out. Achieving this means your diaphragm is descending. It is important to do an...

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Increase Your Vocal Range Excersise

We get asked this question from singers all of the time – I want to sing higher, or how do I sing lower? This is the gauge of the extent of pitches that a human voice can vocalize. It is used as one of the major elements involved in determining a person’s voice type. Voice types for females...

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How to scale new heights

If you’re a singer, there’s a big chance you’ve heard and/or practised a scale or two in your time. A random word spoken/shouted/sung along with a colourful succession of notes, over and over, and over and over, and over and over, again. Just in case clarity is needed for the last sentence:...

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Listening Out For Your Pitch And The Music

Great singers not only know how to sing well, but they are even better listeners than you would think! This is because when we sing, we need to also listen closely to and monitor our singing pitch, making sure that our vocals are in tune with the key of the music or song accompaniment.

Basic...

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Know your pitching range lesson

Pitch is certainly one of the Basics of Singing, and these pitching tips will help you to correct your pitching through the use of a variety of techniques involving some aural training as well as actual singing! When we sing in pitch, we are usually employing 3 kinds of techniques:

1. Knowing...

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Getting More Power In Your Voice When Singing

To us at My Singing Lessons, a strong and powerful voice is one that is clearly audible and not strained, and is also bright and clear in tone. And so, how do we achieve a voice that has such qualities? Certainly, pushing with more breath is not an option. What that does is to make our voices more...

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New Music Teacher Training Course Now Available

So why should you take a certified music teacher training course? Well for a start, you’ll attract more students when they know your approved to teach with ‘Become A Music Teacher‘. You will...

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Singing Health Issues & How To Resolve Them

Speaking and singing with dry vocal folds often results in vocal problems such as voice breaks, excessive throat clearing (which further irritates your vocal folds), loss of volume control or range, vocal fatigue, and voice loss. A person who doesn’t make a lot of demands on his or her voice might...

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Musical Intervals are a True Test Of Our Singing Ability

​One of the basic musical skills that a singer must have, is the ability to sing musical intervals. So what are musical intervals? Well these intervals are actually derived from the musical scales that most singers, if not all, know about. For example, the major scale, minor scale, pentatonic scale...

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Listen And Learn From The Best Singers

My Singing Lessons tutor Sara recently had a lesson with a regular individual student and this student of ours really knows how to analyze the voices of various singers.  He could describe to us how these singers sang, and also could tell us what techniques they were using in order to achieve...

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Singing Harmonies Adds So Much More To Songs.

Singing in harmony is one of singings most profound dimensions. Harmony is a background player, supporting the
rest of the sonic cast. While melody articulates the conscious narrative, harmony gives shape to a song’s subconscious emotional message or subtext.

From building suspense...

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