Singing Tips Category: Singing Technique

10 Singing Tips for Powerful Practice

Singing Practice 101 Learning to sing is a life-long journey requiring countless hours of singing practice 101; not only learning new songs but also technically developing the voice. And just like you I don’t want one single minute to be wasted when I step into my practice space. So, I’m always on the lookout for…

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Vocal Compression Singing

Vocal Compression Will vocal compression destroy your voice? Is all that heavy voice use in Rock and Metal, for example, going to tear your voice to threads, or is there a safe way to use vocal compression, get the sounds that you want, remain stylistically relevant and still have a healthy voice at the end…

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Vowel Modification for Singers

Vowel Modification Vowel modification is one of those interesting topics that doesn’t receive a whole lot of attention in the world of contemporary vocals because contemporary genres employ speech-like patterns, and so modifying the vowels can detract from the tonal and articulation qualities. In classical singing, however, vowel modification is definitely a thing, but of…

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Closing the Phonatory Gap

Phonatory Gap Phonatory gap. A fancy term deserving a simple explanation. Today we’ll look at the effects of the phonatory gap, and I’ll show you a couple of exercises that will help you to fix this all-too-common vocal fold posture. Essentially, when the vocal folds don’t fully adduct, that is close, along the full glottal…

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Singing Exercises for Beginners

Beginner Singing Exercises If you’re just starting to learn to sing, then this video is for you. Beginner singing exercises are a necessary part of your development, but they don’t need to be complex to get great results. In this video, I’m going to show you three beginner singing exercises that will get you started…

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Sing LOW notes with more POWER

Sing Low Notes How do we develop our low notes? Well, before we get to some practical exercises that I know are going to really help you access your lower notes more easily, we first need to quickly identify those technical things that you need to master to create the right vocal environment for the…

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Singing Harmony 101

Singing Harmonies Not every singer provides the lead vocal. There are millions of singers using their voices to provide the OO’s and AH’s behind the melody line. Typically known as backing singers, these exceptionally talented individuals are often musical gifted in the art of singing harmonies. Now it is true that the study of harmonies…

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Sing with LESS Vocal Tract CONSTRICTION

Vocal Constriction Today, we are going to discuss and workshop that pesky pest known as singer’s tension, or what some vocal pedagogues refer to as vocal constriction. I think most of us can relate to those notes, often found at the top of our range, that feel like they’re almost strangling us as we sing….

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STOP Extending Your Singing RANGE

Stop Singing High! I know that many of you are trawling YouTube looking for that one video that will provide you with the secret to singing utopia. You want to extend your singing range right. You want to sing higher, louder, longer. All good goals if your water level is beginner singer. But if you…

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Sing with better BALANCE

Vocal DISTRESS? Vocal Distress can become singing Eustress. When most people sing, they place their voice under high amounts of vocal load. Inappropriate amounts of breath pressure as well as extreme muscle activation both lead to vocal distress. Are you in vocal distress? I think I can help… “Distress is Bad, Eustress is Good. Distress refers…

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