How Do You Sing with Vibrato? Tips for Beginners
How do you sing with vibrato? Find out how to develop your technique in this guest post by Hayward, CA teacher Molly R...
One of the main things beginning singers tend to worry about is lack of vibrato. How do I make it happen? they ask... sometimes at the first lesson.
I usually make it very clear right away that you cannot force vibrato! If you do, you can easily damage your voice or create a very ugly wobble." Vibrato is something you have to LET happen. Here are some t
Strategies for Sight Singing
It may seem like instrumentalists have it much easier when it comes to sight reading music; by simply pressing a key or a string, the notes are immediately available to them without any additional thought, and all thats left to them is to work out duration, dynamics, and tempo. Singers, on the other hand, don't have an instrument to rely on.
Taking a song previously unknown to you and delivering a reasonably accurate performance the very first run-through isnt a talent that everybody has.
How Tension Affects Your Voice (And What to Do About It!)
As a beginner singer, it's important to understand how unnecessary tension affects your tone and your breath support. Here, NY teacher Nadia B. shares what to keep in mind and how to combat that tension...
Singing is, in many ways, a very natural activity. We all have a voice, and it is meant to be used to communicate in speech and in music. However, when one delves more into the art of singing through voice lessons, practice, and performance, tension sometimes creeps in. It can see
5 Fantastic Singing Schools for Aspiring Vocalists
In todays world of American Idol and The Voice, it's easy to think that all you need to succeed is a little bit of natural talent and charisma. The truth is, many of these amazing singers have been studying and practicing for most of their lives. Pursuing a career in music requires more than waiting for your "big break": it takes dedication, focus, intense practice, and a strong education.
If youre entertaining the thought of pursuing a career as a vocalist, youve probably been studying with
Quiz: What Genre Are You Destined to Sing?
Gypsy jazz. Hip hop. Americana. Rock. Pop. Country. Opera. There are so many styles of music, and so many amazing songs to sing in every genre.
So, which style of music should you devote your craft to? What kind of music were you born to sing? Are you a pop princess or a country songstress? Are you an opera baritone or rock star? Take this quiz and find out!
So the next time you ask yourself "What song should I sing?", consider a staple from one of these genres.
Choose a song that st