Dealing With and Healing a Vocal Injury

Dealing With and Healing a Vocal Injury

A month ago, I got a call from a client I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. A lot had changed in her life since then, including that she’d recently sustained a vocal injury. Even though Marjorie had just been given the all-clear for us to work together, it wasn’t...

Practical Tips on Performing: Pitch

  Recently, a voice teacher in China and I had a great conversation about three specific issues in her studio. In my last piece, I shared my thoughts and suggestions about Phrasing. Here, we’ll look at the second challenge a number of her singers, and so many of...
Practical Tips on Performing: Phrasing

Practical Tips on Performing: Phrasing

Recently, I was asked some great questions by a voice teacher and vocalist in China. After our session, I thought about the relevance of her young student’s issues for singers the world over and asked if she wouldn’t mind my sharing my ideas and exercise suggestions...

Brandi Carlile’s Lesson in Authenticity

I’ve always been a binge listener. I’m incapable of listening to music casually; any time a song comes on, my attention gets diverted and I lose myself in the world of it. The same goes for when I come across a new artist I like… I remember spending weeks immersed in...

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