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Vocal Exercises

Posted May 3, 2022

“Vocal Exercises”

Camille van Niekerk

Learn some of the most popular vocal exercises and melodic patterns used by singers and voice teachers today including the straw technique, 'NG,' "woo-woo," arpeggios and much more!

Perfect Pitch

Posted May 3, 2022

Perfect Pitch

Camille van Niekerk

Absolute pitch is the ability to identify pitches by ear. Perfect pitch is the ability to sing specific pitches without reference. Because these skills go hand-in-hand, and most people use them interchangeably, it’s safe to assume that if you have one, you have (or can easily develop) the other. Most people say that no, perfect pitch cannot be learned. Rather, it’s an ability you’re born with. However, in order to “prove” they have perfect pitch, a person would need to learn scientific pitch notation (and maybe a little music theory), to assign names to the pitches they know. For this reason, a person without musical training could have perfect pitch and not know it!

Solve Your Intonation Issues

Posted September 3, 2021

Staying on pitch isn't as easy as you might think. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to ensure your pitch is spot on!

How To Choose & Work On A Song

Posted August 27, 2021

Choosing the right song for your voice and style can be a bit difficult. We break it down for you from how to choose a song, how to practice the melody and lyrics, troubleshooting and stylization. 

Why do people say you should drink a certain tea or avoid dairy before singing? Because everything you ingest impacts your body, including your vocal folds! This article covers the most important things for you to consider when it comes to singing and your diet.

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.