News Archive

London music venue The Troubadour almost closes!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

London-based café and live music venue The Troubadour has been saved from closure by an existing shareholder, according to The Standard. The Earls Court venue, which hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Adele over the years, was put in administration last month but has since been taken...

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Develop Your Vibrato with Useful Vocal Exercises and Singing Tips!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Vibrato intrigues many listeners, singers as well as singing students, and is usually a rather advanced singing technique to acquire and train for! It usually refers to how a singer produces rapid pitch variations in his or her voice when sustaining a single note or word. Most vocal instructors...

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Build Yourself A Great Singing Voice!

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

We know at My Singing Lessons that singing exercises are very important for us to develop a great singing voice. The many scales and drills that we have in our teacher lessons will provide an introduction to basic vocal training, and the various aspects of our singing voice that we would wish to...

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Dandy Warhols Singer Says The Web Has Killer Music!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

With their first English festival appearance in more than a 10 years, The Dandy Warhols recently headlined Standon Calling in what was a great return for the band. Lead singer Courtney Taylor, talks about how the recording industry has changed over the past 20 years and why physical music stores...

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Singing Teachers Funny Questions.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

As a singing teacher, we get asked some pretty weird questions about singing. In fact, we get so many that we decided to write an article about it! Here are the weirdest questions students ask voice teachers – and the answers you may have been wondering about yourself — that can help you become...

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Singing Exercises for Sustaining Our Vocals Over Long Periods Of Time

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Try our great free singing exercise to help you sing more efficiently and for longer. Here we look at ways to control breathing and stopping straining in your voice to make it more effective without placing undue stress on your throat. Download the full lesson sheet for teaching students here. There...

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Pitching Semi Tones When Singing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

At My Singing Lessons, we don’t think there is such a thing as a semi-semitone, but we are sure you get what we mean. we’re talking about those pitches that just don’t fall nicely into semitones or tones. Those in-between pitches. Sometimes when we listen to singers sing, and the...

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We only have one voice so don’t destroy it!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

So many different ‘techniques/methods’ are being propounded that students must feel very confused by all that they are told by so many different teachers. I do not say that my way is the only way, and that they should listen only to me, but they should by trial and error (and good heavens there...

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Confirmed – Singer Cilla Black Dies at 72

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

We have been able to confirm that rumours about the death of singing star Cilla Black are true. Cilla Black (real name Presila White) came to fame in the 60’s after being signed by The Beatles manager Brian Eipstein. She worked at the Cavern Club on Matthew Street in Liverpool where The Beatles...

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Every Voice Is Unique.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Dame Shirley Bassey said in an interview:’”belt” is disrespectful of the music’. I think what she means is that if the singer is not capable of controlling the sound it will come out without resonance, just be a shout, and that is harmful to the vocal chords. My driving force in teaching singing...

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Musician & Singer Deaths In July.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Sadly we lost these talented people from the music world recently. Mitch Aliotta, 71, American musician (Rotary Connection, Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah), Justin Lowe, 32, American guitarist (After the Burial), Wayne Carson, 72, American songwriter (“The Letter”, “Always on My Mind”,...

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