MY TOP 5 SINGING HACKS singing tips May 14, 2021

While there are no quick fixes or shortcuts, there are some hacks that will help you access muscles that are difficult to feel and isolate. Here are my top 5 hacks to access more singing power.

1. The Siren

2. Over-enunciate

3. The belt

4. The push

5. The straw

 

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Tired, overwhelmed, or unmotivated to practice? Here's how to get some singing done singing tips May 11, 2021

Are you tired, unmotivated, or overwhelmed? Do you want to practice but just can't seem to find the time or inspiration? Here are some tips to get s*** done.

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DO YOU EVEN NEED VIBRATO? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? singing tips May 07, 2021

I recently got a comment below one of my videos about vibrato that stated the following: "Vibrato is the inability to stick to the pitch. Why would anybody intentionally try to oscillate around the right note?"

In this video, I'll show you some examples of songs sung with and without vibrato. You...

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CLEAN UP YOUR (SINGING) ACT: Nail that high chest voice onset! singing tips May 04, 2021

What's the secret to sounding more polished? Cleaning up your onset. When it comes to high chest voice, you have to focus more on your support, airflow, and preparation. Here are some tips for a more accurate onset.

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Tonor Studio Microphone Review - singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" vlog Apr 30, 2021

Tonor condenser studio microphone: https://amzn.to/3nm8wcS

Get the instrumental track: https://www.instrumentalplayback.de/produkt/over-the-rainbow-g-dur/
(my friend Volker Wachendorfer can provide the right key for you upon request)

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Digging out old recordings: TUTTE LE FESTE (Rigoletto) live performances Apr 27, 2021

This is one of my fondest memories. When I sang in this production of Rigoletto as Gilda, I was the only non-Italian in the cast. Everything was in Italian and they didn't slow things down for me when it came to staging and musical coaching. That gave me a crash course, although I had studied...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH CRITICISM vlog Apr 23, 2021

It's hard to be criticized, especially when it's about something very personal, such as your body or your voice. In this video, I share what I've learned over the years about getting and staying in a positive mindset, even when some people don't like what you do.

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Digging out old recordings: L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) live performances Apr 20, 2021

Another one from my archives. This was such a fun production and one of my favorite roles. This is from the last couple of scenes of the first act. Enjoy!

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Digging out old recordings: Ch'il bel sogno (Puccini) live performances Apr 16, 2021

I've been digging around in my archives and found some old recordings that I think you would enjoy. This one is from the opera "La Rondine" by Puccini and a beautiful example of long floating soprano melody-lines.

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THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T GET BETTER singing tips Apr 13, 2021

Knowing what it is that's actually holding you back from getting better is the first step toward solving your problems. Here are some thoughts I would like to share about what I've learned over the course of almost 20 years of teaching and more than 30 years of performing.

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SHOULD YOU TAKE SINGING LESSONS? q&a with freya Apr 09, 2021

Is it even worth it to take lessons? Can you actually learn how to sing if you're not naturally talented? And what if you're already pretty good? Are singing lessons going to do anything for you?
I'm answering all of these questions in this video.

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DON'T LET THEM TELL YOU "NO" singing tips Apr 06, 2021

Has anyone ever said anything that made you doubt if you should even sing? Don't let them tell you "no". Here's why.

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