Phrase Like Smarties PHRASE LIKE SMARTIES A lot of singers sing note-to-note, giving each note a beginning / middle / end. That is to say, each word or even syllable is delivered as its own separate entity. This causes a choppy sound, undermines syllable stress, and robs the phrase of a connected line.
Top 5 Tools and Rules Of Great Vocals – Cari Cole Voice & Music Co. By Cari Cole The great thing about voices is opinions are highly subjective. People’s opinion of what makes a voice great varies. Like 50 flavors of ice cream, the many genres of music give the music lover choices.
Will Weight Gain or Weight Loss Affect My Singing? – ChoirPlace If you have lost or gained weight then it can have an effect on your singing voice, in terms of pitch and timbre. A study on classical singers by Rebekah K Smeltzer of the University of Miami, showed that your weight affects your airflow and con…
The Single Most Important Tip for How to Sing Acapella Want to learn how to sing acapella? You’re not alone! From the contemporary acapella group Pentatonix, to smash films like Pitch Perfect and televised singing competitions, singing acapella has become more popular than ever this year. Singing acapella is a true test for the singer to demonstrate their sense of musicianship, tonality, intonation, ear training, and sight reading.
Start Your Season with Greater Awareness! By Brody McDonald W elcome back! A new year begins, so I thought for this opening issue I would highlight some concepts that can help both you and your singers come into the start of the season with greater awareness.
Community choirs take over the world! – Total Choir Resources It’s never been more popular to sing in a choir. The choral landscape is unrecognisable to what it was only a few years ago. Choirs are springing up in communities all over the place and they look very different to the choirs of old! We stopped singing In bygone decades, choral singing was basically the …
All together now – three evolutionary perks of singing We’re enjoying the one time of year when protests of “I can’t sing!” are laid aside and we sing carols with others. For some this is a once-a-year special event; the rest of the year is left to the professionals…
Singers Keep Your Voice Healthy: Stop Shredding Your Cords by Cari Cole Do you ever wonder why singers get vocal problems and how to avoid them for yourself? Who wants to lose their voice and worse, end up having surgery? Does it happen to everyone eventually or can it be avoided? And doesn’t that just freak the bejesus out of you?