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What do harmonies look like?

What do harmonies look like?

Here’s a video I put together to visually demonstrate harmonies.  It is best to watch this with headphones so you can hear the separation of voices.  The Me’s above me are singing the harmonies that are higher than me.  The Me’s below me are singing...
A Mother Asked, I Answered…

A Mother Asked, I Answered…

  I had a mother ask me if it was OK for her 8 year old daughter to be singing and humming all the time.  “Does this help train or hurt her voice?”.  Then she proceeded to tell me that her daughters voice was high and squeaky and can be annoying, so she...
One Difference Between Amateur and Pro Singers

One Difference Between Amateur and Pro Singers

Albeit there are many various little correctable factors when learning how to sing, but there are two main things that separate the amateurs from the pros. Pitch and Resonance. If you have Pitch covered, but can’t seem to get past sounding like an amateur, then...
Natural born singers and the “It” factor

Natural born singers and the “It” factor

I was asked a question recently about what are naturally good singers born with that makes them “good” and others not so much. I said, “Oh! You’re talking about the ‘it’ factor.” Then I went on to explain that the fact is,...
How To Overcome Stage Fright!

How To Overcome Stage Fright!

Stage fright is a curious thing really.  It is probably one of the most common public displays of irrational emotions outside of televised war or conflict footage, as it takes place in front of large groups of people.  And there really are only three barriers to...
What is your Natural Singing Note?

What is your Natural Singing Note?

In singing, everyone has a limit to how high a note they can sing or how low a note they can sing.  Understand I’m not talking about pitch or being in tune here. I’m simply saying that everyone has vocal limits, high or low.  Your highest note, your...
The Secret to Singing in Tune

The Secret to Singing in Tune

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis one trick can get you singing in tune or get you singing more in tune.  There are many other tools that can assist in singing in tune and singing well, but underlying all is one secret mind trick.  And that...
And the winner is….?

And the winner is….?

After designing and surveying six different designs for the cover of Singing From Scratch, the winner is the silver mic with the black background.  Oddly enough it was the easiest to design.  The crowd scene cover took me the longest. It was close race actually...
The Conceptual Singing Method ™- and the science behind it.

The Conceptual Singing Method ™- and the science behind it.

Learning how to sing, or even to sing better, is something that I venture to say, has crossed the mind of everyone at one time or another.  Think about that. Every single person on the planet at one time or another has thought about learning how to sing or how to sing...
Sound Layers

Sound Layers

A while back I posted a video entitled “What is Sound?”.  Obviously the title speaks for the content of the video.  A student, although finding the information very useful, did have a question though.  She wanted to know if I could expound on the second...