Have you always wanted to learn how to sing or have been singing for up to five years? Do you want to feel more confident about your voice?
Is singing an integral part of your busy life? Do you need brush up your skills and learn time-tested exercises to make performing more fun?
Is performing your passion and livelihood? Have you reached a plateau in areas of your technique and need to dig deeper to reach your goals?
The average head weighs about 10-11 pounds… as our magnificent neck holds this weight and houses our precious vocal folds… there may be some habits that have crept in over time that may not serve you in your singing.
The tongue is necessary for singing – making vowels, consonants… sharing those lyrics we love so much. But, sometimes the tongue may be tense or tight, especially at the tongue root, causing additional pressure or tension on the larynx, which houses the vocal folds. This could cause a chain reaction and show up in our vocal production
For many singers the jaw can be a spot of tension. It is not surprising that our jaws may be a bit tight or over-involved while singing – it is powerhouse muscle. Try these exercises and see how they may help you!
We often talk about the “gift of song” and this week I realized how closely my gift-giving philosophy and my giving-of-song philosophy were related. I discovered some interesting things – some I liked… others need some revision.
How we live is how we sing and I found this area to be no exception. Join me as we take a look a giving in our lives and in our music…
It was the call that shifted everything. “Tricia, Mom has a 50% chance of living. I can’t do this alone. You need to get on the next flight to Medford.” Music has played many roles in my life, but over the last two weeks it has come full circle, back to the very person that gave me life, song, and an unquenchable desire to serve.