How to Prevent Getting A Hoarse Voice

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) What do singers and speakers (as well as teachers, cheerleaders, actors, football coaches and many other voice users) have in common? They’re often overworking their voice because they can’t hear themselves adequately. This can lead to laryngitis, also called a hoarse voice. Let’s explore what causes this phenomenon and how to avoid it...

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How to Sing High Notes More Easily

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time 3.5 minutes) If you’ve ever tried to improve your range and sing high notes more easily, you know there’s a lot of approaches and advice out there. Some of the info is helpful, some not so much. There are two keys to making high notes more manageable that you may not know about...

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What’s Your Key and Do You Just Have One?

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) Do you know how to answer the question that gets asked the most at jam sessions, song circles and band rehearsals– “what’s your key for the song?” Read on to know exactly what key to put each song you sing in (and it won’t be the same for every one!)...

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Why Did the Burning of Notre Dame Start People Singing?

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2.5 minutes) What do a crowd of Parisians watching the Notre Dame on fire and the Singing Cops of Buffalo, New York and have in common? The experience of singing as a way to connect with people around them. Why is this important? You may be surprised…

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Who Stole Your Confident Voice?

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) “Singing is not a commodity to buy, but a birthright that has been stolen from us.” A powerful quote from singer/songwriter Flip Breskin...

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Singing a Song Your Own Way

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) You decide you want to perform or record one of your favorite songs. You love the way the singer sings it; the lyrics speak to you; the groove is infectious; it really makes you feel something...

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Is Your Vocal Defense Mechanism Holding you Back?

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) What’s the number one problem singers have? If you guessed breathing, projection, singing in tune, tone, trouble with high notes, endurance, sounding unique, lack of dynamics or emotion, you’d be wrong! Read on to find out what this problem is, how it’s getting in the way of your singing, and what to do about it...

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What The Masked Singer Tells Us

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 1.5 minutes) I’m sure the executives of the Fox TV show The Masked Singer had no idea that the show was teaching the audience an important principle: when people are watching a live performance, they hear more with their eyes than with their ears...

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The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#1)

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) You’re either born with a good voice or not. If not—forget it! Myth #1 is absolutely the biggest lie you’ll ever hear about your voice. If you can talk and hear your own voice, you were born with everything you need to have a powerful, passionate, confident voice...

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The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#2)

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) Voice coaching is only for professional singers, actors or public speakers. Myth #2 is lie that plays into something promoted all the time–“if you’re not already doing something (or doing it well), it’s not yours to do.” Why would you take lessons if you didn’t already use your voice well? Because you want to use your voice with confidence and you don’t have that experience now. It’s as simple as that...

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The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#3)

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September 6, 2019

(Reading time: under 2 minutes) Training your voice is really hard and takes a long time. Myth #3 could be applied to not only developing your voice but to learning just about anything. “If I want to learn to...

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The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#3)

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: under 2 minutes) Training your voice is really hard and takes a long time. Myth #3 could be applied to not only developing your voice but to learning just about anything. “If I want to learn to...

Read more

The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#2)

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) Voice coaching is only for professional singers, actors or public speakers. Myth #2 is lie that plays into something promoted all the time–“if you’re not already doing something (or doing it well), it’s not yours to do.” Why would you take lessons if you didn’t already use your voice well? Because you want to use your voice with confidence and you don’t have that experience now. It’s as simple as that...

Read more

The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#1)

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) You’re either born with a good voice or not. If not—forget it! Myth #1 is absolutely the biggest lie you’ll ever hear about your voice. If you can talk and hear your own voice, you were born with everything you need to have a powerful, passionate, confident voice...

Read more

What The Masked Singer Tells Us

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 1.5 minutes) I’m sure the executives of the Fox TV show The Masked Singer had no idea that the show was teaching the audience an important principle: when people are watching a live performance, they hear more with their eyes than with their ears...

Read more

Is Your Vocal Defense Mechanism Holding you Back?

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) What’s the number one problem singers have? If you guessed breathing, projection, singing in tune, tone, trouble with high notes, endurance, sounding unique, lack of dynamics or emotion, you’d be wrong! Read on to find out what this problem is, how it’s getting in the way of your singing, and what to do about it...

Read more

Who Stole Your Confident Voice?

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) “Singing is not a commodity to buy, but a birthright that has been stolen from us.” A powerful quote from singer/songwriter Flip Breskin...

Read more

Singing a Song Your Own Way

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2 minutes) You decide you want to perform or record one of your favorite songs. You love the way the singer sings it; the lyrics speak to you; the groove is infectious; it really makes you feel something...

Read more

Why Did the Burning of Notre Dame Start People Singing?

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 2.5 minutes) What do a crowd of Parisians watching the Notre Dame on fire and the Singing Cops of Buffalo, New York and have in common? The experience of singing as a way to connect with people around them. Why is this important? You may be surprised…

Read more

What’s Your Key and Do You Just Have One?

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) Do you know how to answer the question that gets asked the most at jam sessions, song circles and band rehearsals– “what’s your key for the song?” Read on to know exactly what key to put each song you sing in (and it won’t be the same for every one!)...

Read more

How to Sing High Notes More Easily

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time 3.5 minutes) If you’ve ever tried to improve your range and sing high notes more easily, you know there’s a lot of approaches and advice out there. Some of the info is helpful, some not so much. There are two keys to making high notes more manageable that you may not know about...

Read more

How to Prevent Getting A Hoarse Voice

Published on:
September 6, 2019

(Reading time: 3 minutes) What do singers and speakers (as well as teachers, cheerleaders, actors, football coaches and many other voice users) have in common? They’re often overworking their voice because they can’t hear themselves adequately. This can lead to laryngitis, also called a hoarse voice. Let’s explore what causes this phenomenon and how to avoid it...

Read more