Touring and the singer

Posted on Categories: Education, General Health, Inspiration, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Medicine, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal Health

Not so long ago I received an email from a singer by the name of Vanessa Murray. She was gathering information to help her with her MA dissertation on the topic of how touring affects the voice. I thought you might find this information of use too so have published the answers I gave her […]

Did you know not all doctors are equal when it comes to the singing voice?

Posted on Categories: General Health, Performing Arts Medicine, Singers, Singing, Vocal Health, Vocal medicine

It seems more and more singers are developing voice problems as they embark on their singing careers. Several recent famous examples include Adele, Sam Smith, Jess Glynne and John Mayer. In this video, Dr. Steven Zeitels talks about surgery like Adele’s and the use of voice in the modern day. Unlike the elite singer, most of […]

Hypermobility and singing – is it relevant?

Posted on Categories: General Health, Performing Arts Medicine, Singers, Slider, Vocal HealthTags: ,

I’ve been learning a lot of interesting things about performers and medical issues. One topic which piqued my interest and gave me an ah-ha moment was that of hypermobility aka double-jointedness This condition can be an advantage for some performing artist but if you are a singer and have it in your larynx that could […]

Introducing the vocal workout app, VocalizeU.

Posted on Categories: Education, Learning Strategies, Musicianship, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Technology, Vocal techniques

What is it? A practical software program for singers to add to their iPad, iPhone, Desktop (Mac and PC) with Android (on its way). What does it do?  Provides a set of individualised vocal training program or warm-up exercises. Plus it contains ear training exercises, video examples, quizzes, a piano app, records, and there are two […]

Vocal care DOs and DON’Ts

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DO + Keep well-hydrated 1-1.5l/day. More if energy output increases or you’re in a hot environment. + Maintain good general health with a balanced diet. + Consider planning your eating around your performance needs. + Maintain regular vocal practice and training. + Get a vocal instructor who understands how to train and exercise the voice […]

How to become an expert solo vocalist.

Posted on Categories: Artist Interviews, Education, Expertise, Goal Setting, Learning Strategies, Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Practice techniques, Singers, Talent Development

Bobby McFerrin is without a doubt, one of the most accomplished vocalists of this century. He has lead the way in 20th/21st Century solo vocal performance through his unique use of the voice and body, combined with highly skilled musicality and improvisation. His style transcends genres, being equally comfortable and accomplished in classical, popular, folk […]

Good voice care for singers: factors that influence your vocal health

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Good voice care is key to keeping you singing. As with anything, there are dangers lurking about that will interfere with your vocal health and function. Many of these influences are within your control, but some may require medical intervention to treat. There are numerous things that can interfere with the efficiency and function of your […]

From session singer to icon, Whitney Houston RIP

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Personal Development, Singers, Singing

‘One of the greatest singers that ever stood behind a microphone’. Aretha Franklin I was very sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s death last month. She possessed an extraordinary voice that appeared to have no limitations, her vocal style influenced thousands of singers of my generation and since. Unlike many chart singers of today, Whitney cut […]

Artist focus: Andrew Roachford and his voice

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I am very fortunate to get to work with some amazingly talented artists. Andrew Roachford (Cuddly Toy, Family Man) is no exception. Here Andrew tells us how he uses vocal training to help him in his career. How long have you been singing for? AR: I have ben singing since I was around 8 years […]

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