Singing Tips Category: Vocal Pedagogy

Exercise Physiology Principles for Singers

Exercise Physiology Principles Three exercise physiology principles that will help you to maintain better vocal health: SAID, Overload and Reversibility. Or, in layman’s terms make sure your singing exercises are task-specific, requiring the voice to safely step beyond its comfort zones on a regular and consistent basis. I’m a great believer in prevention is better than…

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Are you singing with your REAL or FAKE voice?

Real or Fake Have you ever wondered whether you’re singing with a real or fake voice? Many people think that they have a speaking voice and then entirely separate to that is their singing voice. I think a lot of people arrive at that conclusion because, for the untrained voice at least, the sounds of…

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How Does the Singing Voice Work?

Singing Voice How do vocal cords work? How do human beings create sound? Have you ever wondered how the singing voice works? We’ve all got one, but because it’s located inside your neck, it’s difficult to get to, making it virtually impossible to directly see and feel. When singing teachers and vocal coaches work with…

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Teaching and Learning Singing – Part 2

Singing Student In this short two-part video, we’ll be taking a closer look at the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and the singing student. In part one we discussed the responsibilities of the singing teacher, and now, in this video, we’ll be considering the responsibilities of the student and how they can get the…

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Teaching and Learning Singing – Part 1

Singing Teacher In this short two-part video, we’ll be taking a closer look at the roles and responsibilities of the singing teacher and the student. If you want to learn to sing, then I know that this video will be super helpful when choosing the right singing teacher for you. I’ve split this video into…

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Eight Signs of a FREE Voice

Free Voice Many of us are in search of a free and agile voice that is both healthy and stylistically appropriate to our chosen genre. But how do we know when we’ve achieved the high and lofty goal of a Free Voice? Well, there are eight critical aspects that every voice needs to cover: Body, Breath…

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The Singer’s Ten Steps to Wellness: by Karen Wicklund

Singer’s Ten Steps to Wellness How many of these Singer’s Ten Steps to Wellness are you already observing? And more importantly, which of the ten steps to vocal health do you need to work on. Today, we’ll be looking at ‘The Singer’s Ten Steps to Wellness;’ an article by Dr Karen Wicklund, found in the…

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Does INALARE LA VOCE improve your singing?

Inalare La Voce Sometimes the terms we use in singing can be confusing and a little misleading. One such term is Inalare La Voce. What is Inalare La Voce, and is it essential for contemporary singers to learn? Well, it’s an Italian term which translates as “Inhale the Voice.” And this is where the confusion…

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Are You Singing Too Loudly?

Acoustic Reflex How do you go with your singing output levels? Are you like me, needing to always manage and measure the tendency to over sing? The acoustic reflex might be to blame. Here on the Voice Essentials channel, I’m often asked, “Dr Dan, how can I learn to sing louder?” For some, that’s an…

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Three Day Vocal Recovery Plan

Vocal Recovery Dealing with cold and flu as a singer can be somewhat stressful. Singers are their instrument, and so when the body is sick, the instrument is sick. Fortunately, there are some tried and true things that every singer can do for vocal recovery to get the voice back up and running after it’s…

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