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.
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.
Stop. Put the music down. Building the connected relationship with your voice-body comes first. I want to help you find the music in and on your body and to do that – I would like you to sloooooow down and take it note-by-note, step-by-step… Just for fun, put the music […]
And this week’s “deliberate practice” principle is… are you ready?
“It can be repeated a lot.”
Just like last week’s lesson – don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this statement.
The “it” and the how are the differentiating factors in the repetition.
For the next six weeks,we are diving into the six elements of “deliberate practice” as shared in Geoff Colvin’s book – Talent is Overrated. You must design your practice time to stretch you beyond your current ability. So how do we do that? Let’s make a plan…
Are you getting the results you want from your voice? Are you being strategic with your practice time? Practice is necessary in our craft, and a few shifts in your approach may take you to the next level. The Plan Over the next 7-weeks, we are diving into the topic […]
Before heading into 2014, I took some time to reflect on the beginning of my love for music. Where did it all start? All spotlights point to my sweet “drama mama.” Mom has a bigger than life personality, is fearless in crowds, and never hesitates to sing a high C at any given moment… we won’t even go into her soprano “who-hooo” that beckons her children and grandchildren over isles and rounders in every public grocery or clothing store. Growing up, music filled our home. Melodies played on thick latex records introduced me to Robert Goulet, Beverly Sills, and Yuma Sumac. We enjoyed family outings to symphony concerts and ballet in the park. Dad, Mom, and I would often gather round the piano and sing hymns in 3-part harmony and, on our frequent road-trips, Spirituals and folk songs made the miles pass with ease. A fond music memory includes listening to Mom sing Summertime and Lord’s Prayer for civic events. “Summertime, and the living is easy!”