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How Do I Sing With More Soul?

It’s a question I get asked all the time, “How Do I Sing With More Soul?” By ‘soul’, many people mean vocal depth and feeling, as well as power. Here is a quick overview of a few technical elements singers can utilise to achieve ‘soul’ in their singing: Round out your vowels. In terms of pronunciation, the English language emphasises the wider ‘Ah’ or
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Vocal Myth Busting (Part One)

                  This weeks post is Part One of a Two Part series aimed at busting some commonly held Vocal Myths. In this series I’m hoping to clear up a few questions and misconceptions I often hear on a regular basis in my role as a Vocal Coach.  These are: If I’m a naturally good singer, but
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3 Easy Singing Warm-Ups ANYONE Can Do!

Today I’m sharing three easy warm-ups to help you best prepare your voice before use. These tips are so simple that pretty much anyone can do them while using very limited resources. Lastly, if you’re not a singer these warms are still useful as they are fantastic for teachers, office workers, and anyone else whose work requires extensive use of their voice. In fact
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What to look for in a singing teacher!

Whenever I have a student unable to continue lessons due to a change in location, I’m always quick to encourage them to find a new teacher as soon as possible so they will not lose momentum in their progress. Today I’m sharing with you the advice I give to my own students when looking for a good singing teacher. Before I get into what to look
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What Is ‘Neutral Larynx’?

I remember back when I first started voice lessons, I’d read articles and books about singing that would mention ‘neutral larynx’ and never really understand what it all meant. I know now that that’s because it’s a difficult concept for a beginner to comprehend, especially since at that stage there are still so many factors not quite working together for you yet. For me
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One Simple Thing Most Singers Forget to Do!

One bad habit I see a lot that makes a big difference in the way we singers use our voice, is that often we don’t open our mouths enough when taking our in-breaths. Why is this so important? Because opening your mouth and taking in air is the very first step in a chain of steps when producing sound. Opening and relaxing the jaw
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5 Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Creativity

  “Creative thinking is a skill, it’s not just a matter of individual talent, it’s not just a matter of sitting by the river and playing baroque music and hoping you get inspired.”- Edward de Bono   Recently I picked out a copy of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin. It’s a book that consists of 45 interviews by notable creative’s such
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What Helps Billions Reach a Natural High?

Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking… ‘What is this fantasy potion and where can I get my hands on it?’ Well, actually there is no fantasy potion, but if you happen to have any device nearby that plays music you’re not too far from having access to an instant mood lifter.