Sunday, November 27, 2011

You are not alone – most people in your choir think they can’t sing well

This weekend I’m running a ‘voice clinic’ for members of my choir. I’ll be spending time working on basic vocal technique and confidence building.

George Bush and guitar

Photo by asmythie

When I asked people what they want to work on almost everyone said they lack confidence in their singing voice.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

10 ways to breathe new life into old songs

Sometimes old choir repertoire becomes stale.

bored choir

Photo by quinn.anya

Well-loved songs start to wear out and lose their sparkle. What can you do to overcome this?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Why it’s easier to sing to 1,000 strangers than friends and family

Put me in front of a huge crowd of strangers and I’ll perform loud and proud.


Photo by Anirudh Koul

But in a room full of friends and family I get embarrassed and stumble. Why is this?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Stop me if you’ve sung this before: learning different versions of songs you know already

A while back I taught a song wrongly. Not for the first time!

bird clones

Original photo by Brian Robert Marshall

Even though I corrected myself quickly, the original version stuck in people’s minds and now they can’t shift it.