Singing Tips Category: Singing Technique

Posture Self-Assessment for Singers

Good Posture You already know that good posture is essential for singers and that having a well-aligned body is foundational to developing a great voice. But how do you know when your body is aligned optimally? Is there an effective way to self-assess your body alignment and overall posture? Yes, and in this video, I’m…

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Can you sing these three difficult singing exercises?

Difficult Singing Exercises It’s time to challenge your singing voice with three difficult singing exercises. I wonder how your voice will cope…especially the third exercise…it’s a real doozy! If you’re looking to challenge your voice, then this is it! These singing exercises are going to challenge your range, your breath, and your registration transitions…and the…

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The Learn to Sing Journey

Vocal Development Are we there yet? Every parent has heard these words winged from the back seat on a long summer vacation drive. We all want to arrive, but when it comes to vocal development how do you know when you’ve reached your destination? As you develop your technical skills and as you start to…

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Fix your Singing PITCH

Singing Minor Triads Better pitch doesn’t just happen. You have to develop your intonation with intentional activities, so I’ve got three singing exercises for you today that I know will improve your pitch accuracy. Today we’ll be singing minor triads as well as a minor arpeggio. I have a couple of other ‘pitch development’ videos…

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Cry Voice Quality for Voice Constriction Relief

Cry Voice Quality There are many excellent ways to train the voice to sing with better balance, but today we are going to zone in on a vocal quality known as Cry. The ‘cry voice quality’ is a part of the Estill Voice Training Method. Cry voice can be used as an intentional resonance setup…

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Everything you need to know about Vocal TWANG

Vocal Twang Vocal Twang is one of those things that seems to fall in and out of favour among vocal pedagogues. I’ve always celebrated the benefits of Twang, instructing my students in the advantage of the clear, focused resonance that it provides. There seems to be some confusion out there in YouTube land about vocal…

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Five note scales that pack a punch!

Pentatonic Scales Learning how to sing pentatonic scales is great fun and super important if you want to sing genres like rock, pop and RnB. Teaching your ear to hear the nuance of both the major and minor pentatonic tonalities empowers your voice to be more responsive to the stylistic nuance needed to sing modern…

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How to develop a RASPY SINGING VOICE

Raspy Singing Voice How do you develop a raspy singing voice? Singing with a clean, balanced tone is not always a desirable aesthetic in contemporary genres like rock, country and even jazz. Sometimes you want to add a rough, raspy quality to your voice to enhance the overall sound. Is it ok to have a…

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DON’T do this when you SING!

Negative Voice Technique I spend a lot of time teaching you what to do with your voice technically. But sometimes it is valuable to look at your technique through a negative lens (Negative Voice Technique) which hopefully teaches you what NOT to do with your voice. So today we are going to look at two technical…

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Vocal Sirens are AWESOME!

Vocal Sirens Why should every singer know how to do vocal sirens? You better watch the video to find out because today I’m going to teach you three different kinds of the vocal siren. In fact, vocal sirens can be performed in various ways and can service the voice in a number of forms. There…

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