Singing Tips Category: Vocal Pedagogy

Consistent and Persistent Singing Resolutions

New Year’s Singing Resolutions After twenty-five-plus years of teaching people to sing, I know that one of the most challenging steps anyone can take when they want to improve their singing voice and realise new year’s singing resolutions is the first one. Choosing to learn to sing is a lifelong pursuit that will bring you…

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What are the Health Benefits of Singing

Health Benefits of Singing It was former Guns N’ Roses drummer, Steven Adler, who said, “You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” Our health and general well-being is key to living a full and vibrant life, and many things lead to…

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What is Vocal Fatigue and How to Recover?

Vocal Fatigue Vocal fatigue is something that we’ve all experienced. It’s possible to experience voice fatigue for any number of reasons, but what exactly is vocal fatigue and is there a way to easily and quickly recover from it? What you may not know is there are different types of voice fatigue. So today we…

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Dr Dan Reacts to Vocal Coach Reaction Videos

Vocal Coach Reacts Most of you have seen the proliferation of the ‘Vocal Coach Reacts’ videos and you might be asking yourself, why hasn’t Dr Dan jumped on the bandwagon? To date, I have declined to do ‘Vocal Coach Reacts’ videos, but recently I’ve been reconsidering my stance on this…mostly because the requests are unrelenting…and…

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Vocal Registers FULLY Explained

Voice Registration The terms ‘Head Voice,’ ‘Chest Voice’ and ‘Mix’ are often used to describe the singing voice. But do these terms adequately describe the singing voice? If you’ve been confused by the concept of chest head and mix, you’re not alone. But after you watch this video, you won’t be confused anymore. In this…

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Breathing Methods for Singing

Appoggio For centuries, singers and singing teachers alike, have known how crucial good air flow was for good singing. One of the more prominent modern-day methods is known as ‘Appoggio.’ What is this age-old methodology, does it work for all singers, and perhaps more importantly, will it work for you? But not everyone believes that…

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Should You Sing While Sick?

Singing When Sick Singing when sick. To sing or not to sing. Knowing whether one should be singing when sick is a challenging question to answer, especially if you’re being paid to perform. So, today, I’m going to give you a bit more information about what’s happening to your vocal folds during times of sickness…

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Find your Voice Classification

What Voice Type Am I? Part of getting the most out of your singing voice is understanding your own voice type. When you have a better understanding of your own anatomy, you are more able to know what to expect from your voice, and perhaps more importantly what not to expect. Part of this understanding…

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Sing with an OPEN THROAT

Open Throat Singing The idea of open throat singing certainly sounds legitimate, and for me at least, conjures up imagery of an unhindered pathway that my sounds can travel along. But can you actually sing with an open throat? Well, yes and no. You see, as we’ve discussed many times here in previous videos, your…

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Will my DAMAGED voice ever fully recover?

Vocal Damage Unfortunately, vocal damage can occur for a whole number of reasons, with the level of injury varying from acute vocal strain through to chronic issues including vocal fold paralysis and laryngeal cancer. Regardless, singers who experience voice damage generally have one question: “Will my damaged voice ever fully recover?” Voices require rehabilitation whenever they…

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