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It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

1 Great Reason Why You Absolutely Should Take Those Lessons You’ve Been Wanting to Take Let’s talk for just a minute about why, if you’ve been thinking about it at all, you absolutely should pursue voice lessons. This applies to learning an instrument, too. I think some people talk themselves out of taking lessons theyRead more about It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons[…]

3 Reasons Why *Paying Attention* to Your Vocal Practice Matters

3 Reasons Why *Paying Attention* to Your Vocal Practice Matters

You may have read my article about the Fire Engine exercise, but did you know that I require my students to give me three observations about what happened when they did that exercise each an every time they do a repetition? Yes, it’s true. “Seriously? Isn’t that overkill?” you might wonder. It’s not overkill and,Read more about 3 Reasons Why *Paying Attention* to Your Vocal Practice Matters[…]

No Falsies Allowed! (Or, “What is Falsetto and How Do I Deal with It?”)

No Falsies Allowed! (Or, “What is Falsetto and How Do I Deal with It?”)

“Falsies? What???“ No, I’m not referring to eyelashes (or to any other body part…). I’m just humorously (trying, anyways) referring to that kind of singing in your head voice that sounds thin and, well,false. That’s how it got its name, “falsetto,” or “false voice.” What Is Falsetto? Let me give you an example. I wentRead more about No Falsies Allowed! (Or, “What is Falsetto and How Do I Deal with It?”)[…]

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