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Singing in the Choir versus Going Solo

Depending on how you want to explore your own singing voice, singing with a choir may or may not be for you. The choral singer has different needs, so before you join a choir, you may want to explore the [more…]

Finding a Prospective Voice Teacher

Consider taking singing lessons from a qualified voice teacher to improve your vocals, regardless of your experience. You can find a qualified a voice teacher in many ways. The following list makes finding [more…]

What Do You Want from a Voice Teacher ?

You can’t get far choosing a voice teacher if you can’t identify what you want out of your lessons. You may have questions for prospective voice teachers, and they may also have some for you. To be prepared [more…]

Voice Teacher Interview Topics: Experience

One of the first questions you want to ask a prospective voice teacher is “How many years have you been teaching?” You want to find out whether this person has been teaching more than just a few years. [more…]

Voice Teacher Interview Topics: Education

When choosing a voice teacher, be sure to ask candidates where they studied or received their singing education. You want a voice teacher who’s had years of performance experience or years of lessons or [more…]

Voice Teacher Interview Topics: Music Styles and Accompaniment

When interviewing a prospective voice teacher, two of the topics you should discuss are their music style focus and the type of accompaniment there will be during the lessons. [more…]

Voice Teacher Interview Topics: Money Matters

When looking for a voice teacher to help you improve your singing the financial implications of the relationship have to be taken into consideration. It is important for you to have all money matters clearly [more…]

Feeling Good When You Leave the Singing Lesson

Feeling good about your singing lesson is a two-way road. The purpose of a lesson is to gain more information about singing, so you want your teacher to focus on the work. However, you need to able to [more…]

Learning Singing from Imagery

Because you can’t see your singing voice, you need some tools to help you make changes. One way to obtain these tools is to make sure that your lesson involves work with a variety of techniques, such as [more…]

Singer Training: Your Responsibilities

Yes, you do have to take some responsibility for creating your own singing success. Although knowing what to expect from your singing teacher is important, understanding what you need to be doing in and [more…]

Making Your First Singing Lesson a Success

If you’ve never had a voice lesson, you may be nervous during your first lesson. The teacher knows that the first lesson is a little bit scary and may encourage you to be brave and try to make some new [more…]

Choosing Songs at Your Level of Expertise

The process of choosing a song which suits your accomplishment level can stump many singers. Once selected, starting a new song can be so much fun. Digging into the phrasing, the story, and the vocal challenges [more…]

Choosing a Song that Suits You

Finding songs that suit your interest and skill is not as difficult as you might think. The following list includes the three basic song levels from which you want to choose. [more…]

Determining Your Singing Level: Range, Leaps, and High Notes

Three factors to consider when determining your singing level are your range, your ability to take leaps and your high note range. Assessing yourself honestly in these factors will help you pick appropriate [more…]

Finding Your Optimum Singing Pitch

Finding your optimum singing pitch starts with finding your optimum speaking pitch. You can move from singing to chanting to speaking and apply your same breathing technique and tone production when speaking [more…]

Increasing Your Speaking and Singing Range

One step in your quest of a singing belt is to practice speaking with a tone that uses forward resonance and high energy on various pitches. By knowing your optimum speaking pitch and exploring that sound [more…]

Using Body Energy to find Clarity of Singing Tone

Using body energy is really helpful to get a clear speaking or singing sound, especially for belting. Body energy,means that surge of energy in your body that helps you make the sound, such as when you’re [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing R&B

The sounds of the R&B singer vary from agile riffs to high belt. Finding a voice teacher willing to work technique and apply it to this material is tricky. Most teachers insist on working classical or [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing Jazz

Familiar jazz songs are sometimes arrangements of songs from other styles of music. When jazz singers create an arrangement of a musical theater standard, they usually change the notes and rhythms from [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing Musical Theater

Unlike the opera, the musical theater production is about the story first. Singing is high on the list of priorities, but it doesn’t rank first. Musical theater performers aren’t cast just because they [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing Pop-Rock

The lines in the music industry are starting to blur, and rock music is connected with pop. The singing styles are similar vocally, both use a wide range, more belt than head voice, and tone that ranges [more…]

Training Requirements for Singing Opera

If you’re interested in training to sing opera, you have plenty of territory to cover. Training for opera usually requires a long process of lessons or study, which isn’t necessarily bad. Studying singing [more…]

Increasing Your Song Belting Range

Some people think that you can belt only to a certain pitch because that’s how high they can take their chest voice. Belting is a combination of forward resonance plus mixed registration. Because not every [more…]

Acting Your Song: Exploring Character

You want to make your performance well rounded and interesting to the audience, so you need to do some detective work on your song. Take a close look into the character singing the song. Every song has [more…]

Acting Your Song: Character Development

Answering fundamental questions about the character singing your song leads you to some specific details about how to portray that character when you’re alone onstage. [more…]

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