30 Day Singer Blog - archives - page 6

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Posted January 23, 2023

Our Vocal Cords normally open as we breathe in air and remain open while we exhale. It’s also normal when we speak, sing, swallow, cough, or lift heavy things, that our vocal folds come together at different degrees of force. So what is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?


Contralto Vocal Range

Posted January 23, 2023

The first way to determine if you are a Contralto is to see if you can sing comfortably in the middle of this range from F3 to C5.This is often referred to as your tessitura. Your voice should have the best and most natural sound quality here and so tessitura is a word that specifically excludes the very extreme edge of your range on either side!


First Singing Lesson - Day 1

Posted January 13, 2023

I'm Abram and today I'm going to talk about what I do in a beginner's very first vocal lesson. A lot of new students don't know what to expect when starting singing lessons. In this video I'm going to describe a general model to get somebody initiated into the practice of singing.


Tips for Singing in Public

Posted December 23, 2022

Singing in Public 30 Day Singer Camille van Niekerk

Most people don’t intend to sing for huge audiences - they just want to be comfortable singing in front of family and friends. But even that can feel intimidating! I’m Camille van Niekerk, singer and voice teacher with 30 Day Singer, and today I have 4 tips to help you sing in front of friends.


Bass Vocal Range

Posted December 16, 2022

A Bass has the lowest-pitched singing voice of all the categories. The word comes from the late Latin word Bassus, meaning thick or low. We will show you all about the bass vocal range.


Tenor Vocal Range

Posted December 16, 2022

A Tenor has a high-pitched voice that falls between the Baritone and Alto voice types. The word comes from the old French medieval Latin word tenere, which means to hold. This is because the Tenor, being above the other male-associated voicetypes, often held the melody.


Sing With More Confidence In 5 Minutes!

Posted December 16, 2022

This week, 30 Day Singer instructor Abram Poliakoff will show you how to build singing confidence.

Singing in front of other people can be a nerve-racking experience. However, there are plenty of ways to prepare yourself to sing with confidence.


What is a ‘Performer Mindset’?

Posted September 7, 2022

Performer Mindset

In today’s piece we dive into such an important topic that bridges between both voice acting and singing. In this article we will answer the common question many talent ask their coaches: What is a ‘Performer Mindset’ and how do I train to enter into that space?

All About Falsetto

Posted May 23, 2022

Falsetto is a term used to describe the higher register of the voice. It is often described as sounding "high-pitched" or "thin." In order to use falsetto effectively, it is important to be able to produce a good deal of vocal resonance. This can be accomplished by learning how to control the larynx muscles or voice box.


Can Anyone Learn To Sing?

Posted May 4, 2022

Can Anyone Learn To Sing?”

 

Camille van Niekerk

Despite what you may have been told: yes, anyone can learn to sing. Let’s talk about why that’s true, but first: why so many people think it’s not! People think singing is an inherent ability, something you need to be born with, because some people seem to have it and others seem not to. You’ll often hear phrases like “Oh no, I can’t sing!” or “She can really sing!” But think about applying that same mentality to another skill, and the logic begins to fall apart.

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