Head voice or chest voice? This guy doesn’t care!

This video is a great case study of what you can achieve if you work on controlling your vocal chords. At first glance, he may seem like an anomaly – a genetic freak. But for those of us who’s done what he’s obviously been through, it’s obvious what’s happening: 1) first he masters his head voice and chest voice separately. 2) then he masters his mix: the ratio of head and chest that’s suitable for...

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How do you sound when you sing?

This is a great video if you want to know how you sound to other people when you sing. Or talk, for that matter. Of course, you could just record yourself, but then the quality of the equipment would effect the results. This is in real time. Even more valuable is how he explains the way the voice works – how the sound resonates out from the sides of the face. This is great! By doing this exercise you will start to understand the...

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Learn to Sing With Your Ears

The mastering of vocal technique is what I strive for as a vocal coach. However, I have been known to exhort my voice clients to forget about technique and simply, “Sing with your ears.” Unbeknownst to me until recently, I fear this has been largely mistranslated by my students to mean something about a pianist playing without sheet music in front of them. That’s called “Playing by ear!” Not the same...

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