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Sing: With Feeling

This week there was a good amount of over-singing in the studio -- Just a lot of "efforting." In all cases, we traced it back to listening for a particular sound. Also in all cases, the singer had stopped paying…

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Sing: Register This

I’m noticing a trend which I am attributing, in part, to how crazy the world has become. That is the tendency in even well-trained singers to detach from the physical sensation of singing. This is most noticeable as the voice…

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Sing: Break It Down

When we are working on specific repertoire, it is tempting to start at the beginning and just run the piece. Even experienced singers can fall into this trap. Perhaps, they even isolate a difficult phrase or transition but then back…

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Sing: Curiosity

I sometimes consider what I think most helps people become better singers. There is, for some, significant resistance to the play and pursuit of freedom that makes for effective vocal exploration. I wonder if we might reframe it as curiosity.…

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Sing: Take It Personally

Singers are unique because the instrument we play cannot be separated from the human playing it. Faced with the fear of people rejecting our voices, us, singers can go to great lengths to create protective barriers. Here are just a…

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