There’s one thing that’s harder to practice than anything else. Master it, and everything that you’re working for becomes more possible. Fail to understand it, and your struggle can be magnified to the point that you give up.
We might think that it’s something fundamental,...
Bottom Line Up Front
I'm not sure where this phrase originates, but musicians have been doing it for as long as I can remember. It's a way to make sure that when we finally come to the end of our piece or song, we're not caught by surprise.
It really isn't any more complicated than that, but...
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In this third video of our airflow mini series that was based on your questions, I'm going to answer these questions:
1. How can I support very long notes / increase efficienty to maintain longer lines / maintain vocal quality / increase time between breaths / release more evenly / relationship...
What an overwhelming response! If you have questions or comments, leave them below!
Thanks for popping in! Watch the video for preliminary thoughts on the results of your questions! Check out the chart and question list too!
One of the things that I’d like to do in my newsletters is branch out a little bit more than I generally do on the YouTube channel. This week, since there’s been quite a lot of talk in the RVC about audio interfaces, I thought I would break this down a little bit and offer some...
Context is key. In music, the key gives you your context.
How cool is that?
I get asked to make videos about riffing frequently. While I’m happy to do them, I have to arbitrarily choose a context for the video. If, for example, I did a video with a bunch of smoking blues riffs, those would...
If you wanted to go somewhere, and you didn’t know how to get there, you wouldn’t look up directions once you arrived, right?
You’d look up the directions before you left, check that the route looked correct, and then set out. Along the way, you’d be aware of obstacles and...
Whenever I get to teach, or I am personally working on counting music, I feel like I’m really doing the good work of teaching. Counting seems to be avoided or maligned despite it being one of the most powerful tools available to us as artists. Here are a few considerations as well as a...
…but what is important too.
The gold standard is for them to work together.
When we sing exercises, how we sing them matters as much or more than what we’re singing. The right exercise for a particular skill or passage done poorly or incorrectly will do more harm than good. Doing our...
I’m going to be short and straight to the point today, or at least, as short and straight to the point as I can be.
Do I have to warm up?
What are warm ups good for?
How does warming up help my singing?
Why do singing teachers always make us make all these weird noises?