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High Notes Need Room To Grow

High Notes Need Room To Grow

First off, a simple explanation of the word resonance is, sound building with echos. Sound bounces around and combines with its echos to change and grow. That’s the simple version. Now that we have established that, let me get controversial. There is no such thing as...
Head Voice vs Falsetto and Why They Are Both Wrong

Head Voice vs Falsetto and Why They Are Both Wrong

A student asked me what the difference was between the ‘head voice’ and ‘falsetto and how to use the ‘head voice’ to sing high notes like Freddie Mercury. Well the question is a two-parter. Difference between head and Falsetto, and how to...
To Copy a Singers Style or Not

To Copy a Singers Style or Not

I was asked to answer a singing question on Quora today by a follower. In the question, he had a friend who was a great pop musician that told him “do not emulate the original singer closely, but sing it in your style regardless [of] whether people will like it...
Why Learning How To Sing Sucks and What To Do About It

Why Learning How To Sing Sucks and What To Do About It

I want to go over my take on the world of learning how to sing and vocal training methods, my summary of what I’ve found to be true, and then my approach for a solution. The world of vocal training and vocal education is too subjective, opinionated, and...
Congenital Amusia Disorder? Really?? Please….

Congenital Amusia Disorder? Really?? Please….

As you probably know, I do not believe in the permanency of tone deafness.  I believe that it is a low level of proficiency that can be overcome, not a condition. In a response to a mother’s question on Quora, I went over that in regards to her daughter. Well...
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...