Spelling Counts— Know the Parts of your Vocal Instrument!
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Spelling Counts— Know the Parts of your Vocal Instrument!

As faithful readers of this blog know, it’s been a while since I’ve been moved to add anything to this project. Between the pandemic and all its stressful effects, the demands of teaching voice online for both a college and my private studio, and the complexities of taking care of my family— whew!!! That’s more…

Beware of Dipthongs–Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part Two)
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Beware of Dipthongs–Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part Two)

I’m ba-ack! I hope you all got a lot out of last week’s post: Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part One)   If you’ve been practicing the techniques I outlined in that article, you should already be experiencing freer, better singing, and much clearer enunciation of your song lyrics. Yay! If you haven’t had a chance…

Sing Your “Cake” and Eat it, Too!             (Part Two)
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Sing Your “Cake” and Eat it, Too! (Part Two)

Hello! If you’re just joining me with this current post, you may want to go back and read Part One of this series: https://singingvoicesuccess.com/2018/07/08/sing-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-part-one/. But if you’ve already read Part One, you have hopefully been “tasting” the first layer of our vocal technique cake: singing your song only on “Ah”, with two fingertips stacked one…

Oh Say, Can You Sing… the Star-Spangled Banner?
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Oh Say, Can You Sing… the Star-Spangled Banner?

Can you believe that it’s almost July 4th?! Independence Day is just around the corner, and that makes it the perfect time to talk about our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”.   Oh, Say, Can YOU sing the Star-Spangled Banner?  Ask almost any singer about performing this song, and a look of fear, or…

Vibrato— What It REALLY Is, Why You Need It, and How to Get Some!
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Vibrato— What It REALLY Is, Why You Need It, and How to Get Some!

I’ve been teaching voice for more than thirty years, and I am still continually amazed at the amount of bad information and misconceptions singers have about vocal technique and voice production. Vibrato in singing is right there near the top of that list!  Let me shed some light on Vibrato– What It REALLY Is, Why…