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Your singing voice and speaking voice are the same voice.

The other day a student was complaining about how they tired out their voice talking before a performance. Uhh…yeah. Because we have only one instrument of communication,(our voices), we need to preserve them. The best thing to do before a … Continue reading

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VOLUME!!!

It still seems to be widely believed that volume comes from air, effort,and more air. Some singers (and teachers), still believe that the chest resonates (which it barely does at all), and this gives us volume. Volume in fact comes … Continue reading

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Transfering technique from excercises to real life.

Warm-ups are the exercises that we use  not just to warm up but to also  train our voices. This works by literally reworking muscles to react in a different way than they previously did. Quite often its even a re-training … Continue reading

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Warm-ups and warm-downs

Most singers have heard of warm-ups. Many even know a good warm-up routine but fail to use it. When I warn students about how they could potentially hurt their voices by not warming up before they sing, they usually ignore … Continue reading

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singers break

Also called the ‘passagio’ or passage of the voice from chest to head dominant. Such a trouble spot for most singers. Some,…many teachers say that you should push your break. Not so!! According to Dr.Peak Woo, pushing your break is … Continue reading

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singers and reflux.

Esophageal reflux (also known as heart burn), is prevalent in our entire culture today. Diet,  and stress levels are big factors. Singers have this problem even more acutely as  the diaphragm is very actively pressing against the stomach and digestive … Continue reading

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Vocal hygiene II

Last week I blogged about certain foods,drinks,etc, that could effect the voice. Today I want to continue with good habits for singers. this again falls into the category of vocal hygiene. Lets start with fluids. “Sing wet, pee pale”. NATS … Continue reading

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Vocal Hygiene I

Hello friends.Last week we videoed a dozen or so segments with vocal tips to appear on YouTube over the next few months. A lot of the subjects that we cover on this blog can be seen with a more in … Continue reading

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Don’t Push!

When people sing they usually use more air to get louder. It seems instinctive. This is called belting and is practiced by most of the people that come to see me.Its usually one of the reasons that their voices aren’t … Continue reading

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Spring Fever(and Allergies).

Well its another spring on the way, and with it comes spring allergies. As a voice teacher I find that I’m always addressing this issue in the spring and fall. So why do we get sick from allergies? Allergens that … Continue reading

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