This tool was a game changer for me. It has helped me and countless students sing better…with less strain and more freedom, and make a bigger impact on their audiences. Add this to you every part of your singing world and feel the benefits.
Resonance – How are you using your vocal resonators?
Your resonance is what makes the color of your sound… your tone. Understanding what your resonators are may help allow for a sound that not only feels better, but sound better as well…less strain, less breathiness, less push, or more natural volume.
In this video I share a brief overview of resonance and offer some ideas on how to use them.
Voice Lessons: Find Positive Vocal Results With This “Negative” Concept
In today’s video, I share with you how focusing on negative space can flip your perspective and give you positive vocal results.
How Understanding Your Giving Philosophy May Help You Perform Better
We often talk about the “gift of song” and this week I realized how closely my gift-giving philosophy and my giving-of-song philosophy were related. I discovered some interesting things – some I liked… others need some revision.
How we live is how we sing and I found this area to be no exception. Join me as we take a look a giving in our lives and in our music…
Crave more fun? How I faced my inner critics and found more joy!
I did something this week that surprised even me; I signed up for dance class. With my performance background, it may not appear to be too far a stretch 🙂 … but this choice had nothing to do with resumes, backgrounds, or to-do lists… and everything to do with heart. And like with most tender ideas, it began with an intense tug-of-war as all of my inner critics gathered to tell me they thought…
Singing Lessons: How Yawning Can Help Your Singing
Creating a yawning space while singing has long been a part of vocal pedagogy. Today let’s learn the benefits of this natural and simple yawn action and see what big pay-offs it has for your voice.
Awesome Speak-Singing Exercise Inspired by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason
Imagine being 68 years-old, singing and playing music you love to sold out crowds across the globe… this is the life of Dave Mason, Hall of Fame inductee and singer/song writer/ guitarist of the 60’s band Traffic. This week,I was lucky enough to see his Denver concert and meet him back-stage. Here are 6 things Dave Mason does to keep his voice youthful, plus a vocal exercise to use elements of your natural speaking voice to help you sing with ease.
Singing Lessons: Focus Your Sound with Vocal Warm-up “zzzz-uuuu-iiii”
– Does your voice sound or feel breathy? Use the Zzz-uuuu-iii warm-up.
– Do you feel you placement is too far back? Try the Zzz-uuuu-iii warm-up.
– Do you want to get your air moving while gently waking-up your voice? Use the Zzz-uuuu-iiii warm-up.
Part 4: Singers! This Band Will Support You!
In part four of my five part series: sharing creative ways to integrate breath into your singing, I show you how to use an exercise band to connect with your core and create a supported sound. Feel how breath, sound, and motion move as one. Feel the muscle coordination that is gently working to create your sound. Feel the openness of the sound as it exits your body. Feel your entire body singing.
Part 3: Sit-up and Sing!… It’s not what you think
Use this modified sit-up to activate your core and connect your breath and body to your singing voice!