Monday, November 30, 2015

How can I extend my vocal range as a singer?

I often get asked this, along with “How can I sing high without hurting myself?”

photo by Allisonnik

There is no quick fix, but here are some ideas that might help you.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Best laid plans – dealing with the unexpected in singing sessions

Always expect the unexpected. No matter how carefully you’ve planned your choir rehearsal or singing workshop, one day something unexpected will happen.

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You can’t plan for every eventuality, but there are some precautions you can take. Here are some ideas.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Why can’t I sing low notes with more power and volume?

Many men (and some women) complain about not having much vocal power on low notes.

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If you have good power, control and volume in the rest of your range then there’s an easy explanation.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Only connect – a brief introduction to social media for choirs

In case you haven’t noticed: this is the modern world.

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If you’re not promoting your choir on social media, then you’re missing a trick. Here’s a handy introduction.

Monday, November 02, 2015

How to sing quietly (without running out of breath)

Some people find it hard to sing quietly. They seem to run out of breath easily and their voice goes all wobbly.

photo by Cristian V.

Why is this and how can you learn to sing quietly?