Do you have a powerful head voice? Higher notes with power and ease! When singing with a powerful head voice, support the sound with your diaphragm and keep your throat and jaw relaxed. This will enable you to sing higher notes with power and ease! Here are some tips: Keep your throat relaxed. Don’t press down too hard on the back of your tongue when singing in head voice; instead, maintain good posture and body
One of the things professional singers worry about is how to build a loyal audience and make a sustainable income doing what they love. Recently, I’ve become friends with someone who knows ALL about how to do that!! Michael Walker is the host of the Modern Musician Podcast – an educational podcast for musicians looking to grow their audience online and make a sustainable income. Michael provides artists with the tools necessary to create a lasting career in the music industry and so much more.
Do you notice a singing blind spot? Are you doing everything you can for your singing? I bet you’re not. And I say that with ZERO judgement whatsoever cause I’ve been where you are. Sometimes you’re just too close to your singing to see the blindspots. If it feels like you’re close, like you’re one step from getting the sound you want whenever you want, you’re one performance away from feeling like you “own” it,
Today I want to talk about how to optimize singing performances! So, you want to optimize your singing. Good for you! Singing is an awesome thing to do and it’s great to have a goal of improving it—it’s fun, social, and can even be lucrative if you’re good enough. But what exactly is optimizing? In this context, optimizing means taking actions that will make the most effective use of your time so that you get
Belly breathing is a great way to calm and focus yourself. In this episode, we’ll learn what it is and why it’s important for everyone to do! What is Belly Breathing? You’ve probably heard the term “belly breathing.” But what does it mean? Belly breathing is a common term for diaphragmatic breathing, which is the most efficient way to breathe. Diaphragmatic breathing also goes by belly breathing because of its location in your body—your diaphragm
One of the most common complaints I hear from talented, passionate singers is that they just don’t know how to stand out in a crowded market. There are so many talented singers out there, all vying for the same opportunities and eyeballs, all trying to get a leg up on the same steep ladder………..on the best day it can feel intimidating and on the worst it’s downright paralyzing. And there are plenty of people who
Welcome to the Pro Singer Success Collective! In this video, we’ll be discussing how to get faster singing results. The first step is identifying your roadblocks, so take a minute to reflect: how many of these issues do you identify with? My voice isn’t reliable My high notes fail me I don’t have the right look I blow it when it counts I don’t have
If you have ever asked yourself questions like “how do I maintain my breath efficiency until the end of the phrase?” or “what do I do with the air left in my lungs at the end of a phrase?,” this #60SecondSingingTip is for you. Tune in for one simple shift you can make to breathe more efficiently. There are two important things to remember when it comes to breathing: The air should support the sound
How fast can you take your singing from where it is now, to a place where everything is firing on all cylinders? Where it’s powerful/consistent/reliable and feels amazing, and you’re finally seeing success in your career? (I’ll give you a hint. . . .it’s faster then you think!!) Maybe right now your singing career isn’t working how you’d like: You haven’t figured out how to navigate opportunities in this new normal You haven’t figured out
The physics of support, what does that mean in singing? Understanding how your body works while singing, so that you can improve your technique and avoid injury. The role of the abdominal wall The abdominal muscles are the largest muscles in your body. They are an external oblique muscle, which means they run from the bottom of your ribcage to the top of your pelvis. These sheets of muscle help with torso stability and control
Welcome to the Pro Singer Success Collective! In this video, we’ll be discussing 3 of the most common singing mistakes I see people in this group making all the time. Singing is not just a talent. It’s a craft, and it takes a lot of work to become great at any craft. So, if you want to get better at singing, you need to develop a strategy for learning. Furthermore, I don’t want you to
Can you inhale powerfully when you sing? Feel tired after a big inhale? Feel like you don’t have enough lung capacity to sing how you want to? Singing can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be… In today’s post, we’ll talk about one of the most important elements of singing—breath control. This is a crucial skill that will help you make your voice sound better and last longer during performances. Who doesn’t want that?!
With everything that’s going on right now – the state of our industry, Covid, economic instability – ARE YOUR MENTAL ROADBLOCKS SHOWING UP BIGTIME?? When you’re singing your best, it feels good. You trust yourself more, you have more fun and enjoy the moment, and you get great results. But when you’re not singing your best—when something is holding you back—it can be frustrating and downright scary. The good news is that there are ways
Let’s talk Phrase Stability. Do you know what it’s like to start a phrase high and then crash down at the end? It’s not fun… It can leave an audience or listener feeling unfulfilled, like something is missing from the experience. Furthermore, not fun for you as the singer! Learn a simple tip that will help you maintain phrase stability throughout your entire performance! Phrase Stability Stable phrases are more musical. Stable phrases are more
After you’ve had yet another disappointing audition or go months between paid gigs, do you ever wonder if this is as far as you’ll go? Here’s the thing. . . . You’re not alone. Nearly every singer I know has been through this at one time or another. You’ve become so good at second-guessing, self-doubt and control that you just can’t see the forest through the trees anymore. But the solution lies in your ability