Singing Tips Category: Voice Essentials 'Pit Stop'

What is a Baritenor?

Baritenor Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Baritenor. Baritenors typically possess the beautiful rich tones of a Baritone with the additional ability to sing relatively high when needed like a Tenor. — TOOLS for SINGERS — * FREE 7 Day Vocal Technique Detox * More Vocal Exercises * Articles about Voice & Singing…

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World Voice Day: April 16

World Voice Day Every year on April 16, we get to celebrate World Voice Day and the wonderful gift of the human voice. Think about it, where would you be without your voice. Your voice allows you to communicate and express yourself. Without your voice, you would find it nigh on impossible to do your…

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Hot or Cold Drinks. Which is Best for Singing?

Hot or Cold? What is best for the voice, hot or cold drinks? I encourage you to experiment with different temperatures yourself to observe how your body and your voice uniquely respond to hot or cold drinks. I encourage my students to only drink room temperature water immediately before and during singing. — TOOLS for…

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Looking Towards 2017

Looking towards 2017 Here at Voice Essentials, we’ve had an exciting year! We’ve discussed a whole range of topics designed to develop your voice and improve your sound. As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to take stock, reflect on the year that has been, and start looking towards 2017. There are so many…

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Cultivate Your Creativity

Develop Your Singers Imagination The singers imagination can be a difficult thing to develop. If singing is all about communication (and it is) then we must learn to exercise our minds and our creativity in order to develop our communication skills. As singers, we figuratively paint pictures for our audience; pictures that our audience then…

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Say THANK YOU to a Singing Teacher

Honour Your Past Do you honour your past? Each of us is the product of our past experiences: good and bad! So too it is for our singing. Our individual journeys, as developing singers, have shaped the singers we are today; and the singers we will become tomorrow. Sadly, there are some singing teachers who…

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Embrace Your Singer’s Identity

Embrace Your Singer’s Identity Your Singer’s Identity! Each of us has challenges that we must face in order to become the singer we were born to be. In Australia, we have a cultural hurdle to success called the ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome.’ This cultural challenge seeks to undermine individual success by cutting down those who seek to…

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It’s all about the Breath

It’s all about the Breath It can be surprising how many voice related issues can be traced back to poor breath management. Air fuels the voice, so if the singer is incapable of managing the breath stream, the sound can be inconsistent. Poor air flow management can also lead to high levels of tension because the…

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The Importance of Starting a Singing Phrase Well

The Importance of Starting a Singing Phrase Well The Importance of Starting a Singing Phrase Well cannot be underestimated! How your voice commences the phrase is important…because it’s often the way your voice will finish the phrase. Let’s talk about this all-important point in your singing. Learn More About Phrasing for Singing — TOOLS for SINGERS…

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You are NEVER too old to Sing

You are NEVER too old to Sing! Today’s vocal pitstop is dedicated to those subscribers who have life experience. We are often bombarded with the ‘cult of youth;’ the idea that younger is better. Don’t fall for this social lie! The older voice has so much to offer. Always remember – You are NEVER too old…

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