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How To Achieve A Strong, Clear Sound

Posted August 13, 2021

For some singers, their breathy tone is part of the characteristic sound and styalistic effect that made them famous! But they sing with a clean, balanced tone the majority of the time. Here's how to achieve a strong, clear vocal sound.

Improve Your Tone

Posted August 6, 2021

If you dislike your own voice, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel a little better knowing that most people (even professional singers) have that “cringe” reflex when they hear their recorded voice -or at least they did. Here are tips on how to improve your tone.

Am I Breathing Correctly?

Posted July 30, 2021

This article will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about breath and support. If you have a question that was not answered, head to our forum!

How To Build Vocal Stamina

Posted July 23, 2021

“A body builder who wishes to build muscle will do so by aiming for their muscles to hypertrophy (increase in size) through lifting weights. Growth of the muscle is thought to happen as [muscle] fibers repair from damage due to overuse. Put simply, overusing particular muscles causes body builder’s muscles to become stronger. Singers, however, cannot approach their training this way because the laryngeal muscles function differently.

How To Reduce Vocal Strain

Posted July 16, 2021

Vocal strain refers to the overuse or misuse of the muscles involved in singing. Sometimes, strain will show up as engagement of muscles that normally wouldn’t be engaged in the singing process. Here are some tips for avoiding strain.

Can You Improve?

Posted July 9, 2021

The short answer is: yes, you can improve! But let’s talk about why we feel that’s not true and what we can practically do to see improvement.

Jazz Vocals For Beginners

Posted July 2, 2021

This article will give you an introduction to jazz vocals with musical examples from singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and more.

How To Memorize Lyrics

Posted June 25, 2021

Pure repetition works if you have plenty of time. But if you’re on a tight schedule and want to speed up the memorization process, here are some tried-and-true tips used by professional singers.

How To Change The Key Of A Song

Posted May 21, 2021

The quickest way to make a song easier is to change the key so that it fits comfortably within your range. But most beginning singers - whether or not they play an instrument - don’t know how to change keys without the help of a teacher. Today, I’m here to help!

How To Practice Riffs & Runs

Posted May 14, 2021

Riffs and runs, though they originated in gospel music, have made their way into almost every contemporary music genre, including r&b, pop, and even country. We might define a run as “one lyric or syllable sung with many fast-moving pitches in succession”, while a riff is often more improvisational and can be vocal or instrumental (ie: guitar riffs). Read on for tips on how to improve and practice this skill.