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Switching Registers

In this 60 Second Singing Tip, I share what will help you when switching registers for a smooth transition between your head voice and chest voice. The struggle we face in switching between chest voice and head voice is caused by the vocal chords being too tense when we are singing in our lower register. This tightness of the vocal chords causes them to close up making it difficult to then sing with them open in our upper register. The problem is not that our chest register is too low, but if we try to sing higher than it will allow, we force ourselves into a position where the chords are trying to close. You could also think of it like a rubber band. If you stretch a rubber band too far, it gets hard and difficult to move. It’s in a similar way that when we push our chest register too high, it makes it difficult to pass over smoothly into head voice. We need to make sure our chest register is relaxed and available as a high as possible before attempting to switch over into head voice. You’ve probably been struggling for years with these transitions on switching

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Powerful Head Voice

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 alignment as you glide easily into this register using portamento through bridges in your voice. Head voice is a valuable tool for singers. It allows you to sing higher with more power and ease, which is why it’s an important part of singing technique. If you want to learn more about head voice and how to use it properly in your singing, check out our other blog posts on the subject! Watch now! . Also incase you haven’t seen it, Watch Arden’s Masterclass:  “The 5 Step Strategy Smart, Professional Singers Use to Finally Get That Breakthrough in Their Singing which Ushers In Big, Sustainable Careers” Click HERE to Watch the Masterclass: https://joinnow.live/s/Eufdk2 . Additionally join our Pro Singer Success Collective Facebook Group tailor made for artists who are

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Optimize Singing Performances

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 better results faster. Let’s break down those terms: effective use of time means that the amount of effort required for something should match the reward received from doing it. For example: running around in circles for three hours might feel good at first but after about 20 minutes all the endorphins are gone and now all that remains is sore joints and tired muscles; on the other hand playing chess requires just as much concentration but gives way more benefits because there’s more room for growth (and winning!). So when we talk about making effective use of our time with regards to singing we mean focusing on activities that help us improve with little or no cost (in terms of resources) involved.” It means that

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Belly Breathing

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 moves down when you inhale and up when you exhale, which creates space between your ribs and abdomen. This type of respiration has many benefits: It helps keep your blood pressure low, allows more oxygen into your lungs (which raises their capacity), improves concentration and mental clarity, boosts energy levels by increasing blood flow in the brain (and thus oxygen delivery), reduces fatigue after physical exertion or stressful situations such as public speaking or heavy lifting at work; and even helps reduce snoring! Why is this bad? You may be wondering why belly breathing is bad for your voice. After all, doesn’t everyone breathe and what’s wrong with that? Belly breathing is not a bad thing, you just have to learn how to properly. When

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Breath Efficiency

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 and not be an impediment to making good singing sounds. Your body has an innate knowledge of how to breathe in a way that supports healthy vocal production, but sometimes we forget what it feels like! Don’t hold your breath at the end of a phrase! This can cause tension in your body which will affect your sound quality and is also dangerous for various reasons such as blood pressure and heart rate changes. Your body is smart and it knows how you manage your breath when you sing. Switch it up by breathing where you will naturally breathe and watch your breath efficiency improve! Breathing is the most important part of singing, as it is the key to good vocal technique. This means that

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Physics of Support

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 breathing. The most important function for athletes is their ability to resist strain on your lower back and spine by keeping your core strong so you don’t injure yourself during a heavy lift or high impact movement like running or jumping. The role of the abdominal wall during weight lifting is twofold: it protects our internal organs from injury, and it helps us maintain good posture throughout our activities. The rectus abdominis (or “six-pack”) flexes forward when performing sit-ups or crunches; however, this isn’t always necessary in athletics because other parts of our bodies often do this work instead—like pulling up on a barbell while doing squats while wearing weightlifting gloves! The role of the pelvic floor The pelvic floor muscles are a group of

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Inhale Powerfully

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?! We’ll discuss how breathing affects the way you sing, some common challenges that arise when people try to breathe while they sing, and strategies for improving your breath control so you can see amazing results right away! In this #60SecondSingingTip, I breakdown exactly how to achieve an inhale powerfully, so that you can support those big notes with less effort. Watch this video now!  . Also incase you haven’t seen it, Watch Arden’s Masterclass:  “The 5 Step Strategy Smart, Professional Singers Use to Finally Get That Breakthrough in Their Singing which Ushers In Big, Sustainable Careers” Click HERE to Watch the Masterclass: https://joinnow.live/s/Eufdk2 . Additionally join our Pro Singer Success Collective Facebook Group tailor made for artists who are taking their careers to the next level: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProSingerSuccessCollective .

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Phrase Stability

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 powerful. Stable phrases are more expressive. And of course, we can’t forget the most important reason of all for using stable phrasing—it makes your music sound better! Are you soaring as you approach the top of a phrase, only to lose control and come crashing down? This common problem is when a singer pushes too hard, causing them to push past their limits. It’s important to understand how phrase stability works in order for us to fix it. What does “phrase stability” mean? It means controlling your voice at the end of each musical unit (a thought/idea). When we talk about mastering this skill, we call it control. Phrase stability is important because if your phrases are unstable and not controlled, then they can sound