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How To Sing Harmonies Part 2

How To Sing Harmonies Part 2

Oddly enough, even some professional singers have a problem learning how to sing harmonies. It’s not just a beginner problem.  Essentially it is an ability to hold your own, be an individual voice, and sing with others at the same time.  This part 2 version of...
The Biggest Lie And The Tone Deaf Test

The Biggest Lie And The Tone Deaf Test

In this episode I wanted to dispel one the most, if the not the most, blatant lies about singing. It is the first and biggest barrier to singing – Tone Deafness.  It is also disguised as what is known as the ‘It Factor’.  It is a widely accepted phrase and is complete...
Tension and Emotional Expression

Tension and Emotional Expression

In this weeks episode, I dive into the professional end of singing, and go over the use of the 6 Element of Singing – Dynamics, and how to invoke emotional expression using Vibrato and Volume to create tension. Here are the topics covered: What causes tension in...
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

In this episode I take common Quora questions that are requested of me about singing and performance and answer them in more detail with vocal examples.  Hopefully this will fill in some of the blanks for you as well!  Here’s what we cover. As a singer, how long...
Why Are Podcasts On The Rise?

Why Are Podcasts On The Rise?

Facebook’s Decline Somehow between giving lessons and doing everything else this week, I did some research into podcasts.  And MAN are they really exploding.  Oddly enough FB usage is declining slightly and podcast usage is growing.  Check out this graph from...
You Own A Vocal Booth..Yeah you do!

You Own A Vocal Booth..Yeah you do!

I got a question the other day on the best place to practice singing privately where no one could hear. Funny thing is, just about everyone owns their own private vocal booth without even realizing it. Your car! Think Solo Carpool Karaoke. Cars/trucks/SUV’s are...
Basic Pitch Lesson Part 2 – Transitional Notes

Basic Pitch Lesson Part 2 – Transitional Notes

This episode is a continuation of Basic Pitch Lesson Part 1 (of course that is obvious given the title lol!).  In this one though I cover the following: What are transitional notes as opposed to Melody? Step 1. Singing the note me from last episode. Step 2. Listen to...
Basic Pitch Lesson Part 1 – Sing Along

Basic Pitch Lesson Part 1 – Sing Along

In this episode we want to concentrate on basic pitch matching.  Nothing even close to being fancy here.  Just hearing and matching. Here are the topics! What is a note as in regards to sound? Match the notes with me. Transition to notes with me. Transition to notes...
How To Sing Like Freddie Mercury

How To Sing Like Freddie Mercury

This episode would be better titled how to use the 6th Element of Singing – Dynamics to convey emotional expression like Freddie Mercury, but that title would have been way to long! Freddie was a master at all 6 of the Elements. But let us start with this one. ...
How To Sing Harmonies

How To Sing Harmonies

This one should actually be called How To Learn How To Sing Harmonies, but that’s a bit long for a title.  Here’s what I go over: What is ‘Harmony’ and what does it mean to be harmonious? What is all this 1, 4, & 5 business? Vocal Examples...
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