Jazz Improvisation 101 For Singers Improvisation is a defining aspect of the jazz genre. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our abilities and really impress our listeners. For singers, the improvisation that we do is called scatting. A good scat consists of a range of different nonsense syllables (e.g. Doo, Ba, Dee, Bup, Zoo, […]
Kill Those Nerves: Jackie’s Top Tips So your hands are trembling, your palms are sweaty, your voice breaks. That’s it, it’s all over. NO!!! Pick yourself up and dust yourself off. If you just watched this year’s latest Super Bowl Halftime Show you probably saw Beyonce slightly stack it in her dance, but did she scratch […]
A Dummies Guide to Belting So before we talk about how to belt, we are going to do the how to not ever, ever, ever belt. Seriously, I have seen it so many times, people pushing out notes that their vocal chords aren’t used to; straining, cracking, breaking. It’s horrible – beyond horrible – and I […]
How To Really Have Perfect Pitch So you’ve been avoiding your friend’s karaoke nights ever since you were old enough to go to out. SingStar is your enemy and you dread campfire singalongs because you’re absolutely tone-deaf. Not anymore… It’s very common to have pitch problems, particularly if you haven’t grown up learning a musical […]
Preparing for a Performance Do you have a big performance coming up? Sometimes, the right preparation can be half the battle. Effective performance preparation can be split up into three main areas. Your mind, your body, and your instrument. Let’s take a look at some strategies that can be employed in each of these areas. […]
Singing Mythbusters! Fact or Fiction “Only opera singers need to breathe from their diaphragm” Fiction. Humans are lazy, we can’t even be bothered taking a proper deep breath. Using the diaphragm in our singing is essential! It ensures that we project clearly, it helps to support our voice, to sustain notes and it allows […]
Looking After Your Voice: Jackie’s Top Tips So you’re a fully trained singer, you know how to warm up your voice before rehearsal or a show and how to belt out those high notes. Although what about when it comes to the not-so-loud moments? After the show? What to eat before the show? Looking after […]
In this week’s VLOG, Jess discusses the all important topic of RESONANCE, and in particular, “forward nasal resonance.” Jess shares with you some tips on how to engage resonance and achieve clear and beautiful tone.
In Part 2 of our Correct Diaphragm Use vlog series, Jess shows you how to strengthen your diaphragm so that it can function at it’s best!
In Part 1 of our Correct Diaphragm Use vlog series, Jess shows you how to engage your diaphragm in order to maintain breath control while singing.