Staying Fit Throughout the Cold Season   It’s fall season, I love this season for it’s holiday’s, decorations, cookies etc. but it’s also the season for sickness unfortunately.  Is it normal to be sick every once in a while?  I always pride myself in having a strong immune system and […]

Vocal Health

Don’t we all want to sing with more power?! Ha, well maybe not all of us but singing with more power is a pretty common goal for singers.  One of my favorite quotes when it comes to singing is ‘Good singing is free singing’ (I think this quote is by […]

Singing with more Power

‘Should singers learn to play another instrument?’ – notice that this question says ‘another’ instrument. It is important to keep in mind that the voice is an instrument. It is actually our first instrument, we always carry it with us and it is the most individual and unique instrument.  But […]

Should Singers Learn To Play Another Instrument

You’ve probably heard people referring to vocal colors. Have you ever wondered what that actually means?   1. Fundamental Pitch & Harmonics When a pitch is sung, several frequencies ring at the same time, giving the sound vocal color and a unique timbre. The initial pitch is called fundamental frequency, […]

Vocal Colors

A vocal register is a range of tones produced by a particular vibratory pattern of the vocal folds. The vocal folds are capable of producing several different vibratory patterns. Therefore we can categorize different vibratory patterns depending on their range of pitches and their sound characteristics. Let’s break it down […]

Vocal Registers

How does Voice Production work? – A scientific viewpoint Have you ever wondered how sound production in the human voice actually works? In this blog I will give you a short scientific outline of the physiology of vocal fold vibration and sound production. You don’t necessarily need to understand the […]

Voice Production

One thing I always communicate to my clients is that vocal warm-ups and vocal-exercises are not the same. Yes, vocal exercises do warm up the voice but not every exercise is there to simply warm up the voice.    Vocal Warm-ups When you start singing you want your body, in […]

Vocal Warm-ups vs. Vocal Exercises

Resonance The human voice is considered partly a wind instrument but has functionalities of a string instrument. Singing, as well as speaking, results from three components of voice production: voicing, resonance, articulation. In this blog we will dive into the study of Resonance.    What is Resonance? McKinney defines vocal […]

Resonance & Singing

How long does it take to sing well?!   ‘How long does it take to sing well’……. this is a common question I receive from new clients.  There is no generalizing answer to that question but here are a few factors which will influence the result.    #1: How often […]

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