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
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 how to stand out from all the competition Perhaps your sound is unreliable so you haven’t been putting yourself out there You aren’t getting the opportunities you want You’re not breaking through to that next level. How fast can you change that completely – where your singing is dialed in and you’re thriving? Where you’re bringing new opportunities in the door, you’re finally off the side-job hamster wheel and most importantly, you’re making the impact your voice was meant to make in the world? It’s an incredible feeling when you live your life that way! In my experience, that all starts with ONE specific shift: STOP BECOMING START BEING You don’t have to become something……you already ARE something! Yet most of us have so much
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
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 spend a second more of your time or money on your singing while continuing to make these mistakes. Most of you don’t even realize you’re making these mistakes and just how much they are sabotaging you!! Discover the top 3 three things you can shift RIGHT NOW to take your singing and your career to the next level. No Strategy: A strategy is a plan for achieving a goal. A goal is the result you want to achieve. A plan is how you’re going to get there. Cost vs. Invest: A cost is something you spend money on for a short period of time, but it doesn’t really add value to your career or your ability to make more money in the future. Your monthly
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 .
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 to identify and overcome the mental roadblocks that stop us from singing our best. I’m sure you’ve heard athletic coaches tell their players “You’ve gotta get your head in the game!!”. The same applies to singers. There are so many mental roadblocks that can derail you from your best singing and getting where you want to go in your career (especially now, going on 13 months of Covid ). I’m gonna talk about the most common roadblocks and what to do to bust through them in this video. . 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
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
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 to internalize two key truths: Singing is a metaphor for life. And as such, the journey is the thing! We never arrive. Our lives are an ever-changing and constantly evolving odyssey and so too is our singing. It is incumbent on you to figure out how to enjoy the journey because if you don’t, then you’re missing the whole point. Changing your thinking = changing your singing. How and what you think about your singing has a direct effect on what your body does to produce the sound. We all have a conditioned set of beliefs (from our individual families, communities, religions, schooling, experiences etc.) that can subconsciously affect our ability to realize the full potential of our voice. These beliefs sabotage your ability to fully internalize
Did you know that the main difference between seasoned singers who build their careers to widespread acclaim and the ones who remain in ‘Struggleville’ has nothing to do with talent or technique? To grow your singing career fast and make a massive impact with your performances / recordings / auditions, you’ve got to understand this and get it right. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so you can have the freedom in your singing and abundance in your career that you deserve. In this video we discuss exactly what your need to do to deliver when it counts so that you can go from ‘struggleville’ to successful!
Do you know what the fastest tools for change are? COVID might just be the best thing that ever happened to your singing if you let it. We’ve recently passed the one year mark of this pandemic. Just. Can’t. Handle. Join me for a discussion on what you can do with your singing and your mindset so that this last year of COVID doesn’t have to be a big fat fail. Leave a comment below leaving your tools for change and thoughts! . 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 . -Arden Kaywin Vocal Studio-