Singing Tips Category: Singing Technique

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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Second Easiest Singing Exercise

Three Note Scale The second easiest exercise on the face of the planet is singing triads, that is three note scale. Now you might be forgiven for thinking, “wouldn’t that be easier than singing a five-note scale? Fewer notes, easier to sing right!” Nope. Actually, it can be surprising just how much more challenging it…

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Sing with a Balanced Voice

Coordinated Singing Voice When most students step into my teaching studio, they bring with them what I would describe as a co-dependent vocal system. What is a co-dependent vocal system and how can we work towards the higher ideal of a fully coordinated singing voice? So, what is a co-dependent vocal system? Well, the answer…

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Prepare your WHOLE Instrument

Full Body Singing Warmups Full Body Singing Warmups help to prepare your whole instrument for singing. I’ve got several videos about vocal warm-ups that target the preparation of your singing apparatus: your larynx and its surrounding musculature. But what about the rest of you? As I’m fond of saying, “Your entire body is your voice!” So,…

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How to Sing with a Neutral Larynx

Neutral Larynx What is a neutral larynx? The position of the larynx when singing is hotly debated among singing teachers. The long-standing classical ideal instructs the singer to lower the larynx. The contemporary methodology of Speech Level Singing, otherwise known as SLS, encourages a laryngeal position that resembles speech patterns; that is a middle of…

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How to Find Your Voice

Find Your AUTHENTIC Singing Voice For some, finding their authentic singing voice is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. Most singers know intuitively that they have a unique sound, but many struggle to find it! Today Dr Dan is going to give you some practical exercises designed to reveal your one-of-a-kind voice. One of…

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Caring for the Voice after Vocal Fold Surgery

Vocal Fold Surgery Post-op Care Vocal Fold Surgery, at the best of times, can be a daunting experience. During the surgical procedure, we have virtually no control and we have to trust in the skills of the surgeon and theatre staff. But the moment we wake from general anaesthetic we become an active player in…

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How to sing with a MIXED Voice

Mixed Voice Mixed Voice! It’s kind of a strange terminology. Aren’t all vocal sounds a mix in one way or another? Today, in easy to understand language, Dr Dan unravels the mystery that is mixed voice and gives a couple of suggested songs that will help you to access and practice a mix sound. Mix,…

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