Sight Singing: A Beginner’s Guide

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Have you always wanted to learn to sight sing/read music? If you learn how to sight sing, you’ll be able to pick up a piece of music you’ve never seen or heard before and sing it on the spot. I’ve put together a beginner’s tutorial on sight singing to get you started. All of these…

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Jazz Ear Training Exercises For Singers

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Have you ever wondered how some singers can just improvise a melody line on the spot and sound great? Do you wish you could do the same? You totally can! All it takes is ear training, vocal practice and the confidence that comes with trusting your musical ideas & ear (which comes from lots and…

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Singing Exercises For Better Breath Control

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Breath control is one of the most important aspects of good singing technique. Having good breath support effects how high, long and loud you can sing. It even effects your pitch (not enough air flow and your pitch will fall flat). In singing, we use a deep breathing technique called diaphragmatic breathing. I’ve spoken in…

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11 Sad Songs That Hurt So Good

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I love a great sad song. Most of us do. Using your singing voice (tone, phrasing, lyrics) to express a set of complex emotions that every person can relate to is a profound human experience. Sad songs touch people on a deep, personal level. That’s why we all connect with them. Sad songs encompass a…

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Singers- Learn How To Control Your Vibrato


Vibrato is the oscillation in pitch that happens naturally in a relaxed and well supported singing voice- usually at the end of a phrase. Vibrato is your voice’s way of releasing tension and should never be forced or faked. Skilled singers can sing with or without vibrato. They can also control the speed and intensity of their vibrato at will.…

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Learn How To Sing Harmony

Have you always wanted to learn how to sing harmony? It’s not as hard as it may seem. Like everything in music, it just takes practice. Singing harmony with another person (or people) is one of the most enjoyable things about being a singer. There’s something really special and profound about harmonizing with other human…

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10 Jazz Singers You Should Know

10 Jazz Singers You Should Know Connee Boswell (The Boswell Sisters) (1907-1976) Active 1920’s-1950’s Musical influences- Mamie Smith, Enrico Caruso Connee Boswell was one of the finest jazz singers of the 1930’s. She was also an arranger, composer and Ella’s Fitzgerald main early musical influence. She’s the epitome of the 1930’s jazz vocal sound- a fast vibrato that…

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How To Sing With Vibrato

You Can Learn How To Sing With Vibrato What is Vibrato? Vibrato is the oscillation in pitch that happens naturally in a relaxed singing voice- usually at the end of a phrase. Some people naturally have a lot of vibrato and some have just a little. It’s not something that should be forced or created.…

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“I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas”

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Happy Holidays Everybody! Three of my youngest (and most adorable) students and I recorded a Christmas video for you. I hope this video puts a big smile on your face. “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” Lyrics PDF You can find the sheet music here- “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” Sheet Music…

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Can Anyone Sing?

I can’t tell you how many times a student has told me that, at some point in their life, some elementary music teacher or other person has told them that they can’t sing. People can hold on to that negative belief for a long time. I recently had a shy but talented singer/bass player tell…

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