Singing Tips Category: Performance

Antidepressant Medications and the Singer’s Voice

Antidepressant Medications There are countless reasons why a singer might be prescribed mood stabilising drugs or antidepressant medications. From stress and general anxiety through to major depressive episodes, the reasons for pharmaceutical intervention are unique for every individual and require a tailored approach. We now understand that psychological conditions affecting our mood and our general…

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The Impact of Alcohol on the Singing Voice

Alcohol One of the reasons why alcohol has become an issue for some singers is because of the Rock n Roll culture that tends to follow the pubs and clubs scene. It’s not unusual, for example, for a band in residency at the local club to be offered an open bar tab during their set….

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What should singers eat and drink?

Singers Diet Have you taken a moment to consider your singers diet? How does your daily diet affect your voice and your singing? As vocal athletes, we need to consider every aspect of our existence and how our everyday habits might be impacting the condition of our voice. Garbage in, garbage out right! And the…

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How to AVOID the DANGERS of TV TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS

TV Talent Show Auditions TV Talent show auditions have become so pervasive in our modern society that some people now incorrectly believe that they are the only way into a music performance career. So, let’s talk about the top ten reasons why you should reconsider your audition for the next TV Talent show. Now, a…

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Singers, Are You Looking after your Ears?

Hearing Loss Hearing loss. I wonder whether you’ve stopped to consider just how important your hearing is. As one of our five primary senses, hearing is used for many things including balance and alerting us to hazards. I think most of us understand that our ears play a pretty important role when it comes to…

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How to Learn NEW Songs: and never forget the Lyrics

New Songs The very first thing you need to do when learning new songs is identify your own learning style. At a basic level, there are three learning styles: auditory, tactile and visual. Understood simply, auditory learners acquire knowledge by hearing and listening. Tactile learners engage their learning by touching and doing, while visual learners…

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Copycat Singing can WRECK your voice!

Copycat Singing We love to listen to other singers because we love the sound of their voice. But did you know that copycat singing could wreck your own voice? There is no other voice on the planet like yours. Never has been and never will be. Even if we found your vocal doppelganger, we’d still…

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How to Sing Like Frank Sinatra – The King of Swing

Sing Like Frank Sinatra Sing Like Frank Sinatra, why Frank Sinatra? Well, Frank was an interesting singer and performer. By today’s standards, and what the general public has come to expect from a standout voice, Frank was fairly ordinary. He rarely sang outside of an octave range and he almost never displayed vocal acrobatics of…

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Become a FIVE STAR SINGER

Five Star Singer There are five areas that every singer needs to develop if they want to be a five star singer. I think when most of us start out on our learning to sing journey we believe that it’s all about singing in tune and remembering the lyrics. But after a little while, we start…

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Help! I’ve Got Laryngitis! | Can I Still Sing?

Help! I’ve Got Laryngitis! Can I Still Sing? Of all the days to get laryngitis! You’ve been preparing all week for this gig, but yesterday you felt a slight niggle in the throat, and despite your best attempts to ward it off by overdosing on vitamin C, you’ve woken with a sensation in your throat…

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