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'Elo Kiddies, in part one of "what is vocal weight?" I defined what exactly it is and the ways it can affect your voice in a VERY uncool way. Ok (tap tap), what to do, what to do? Fear not, there are some exercises you can do to …

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Opera singers, classical singers, actors, cantors, preachers and even nowadays rock stars and rappers could gain a great deal from learning one of the most elaborate and sophisticated singing techniques that was invented more than 200 years ago by…

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By public opinion your voice will always be too big, too small, too much vibrato, not enough vibrato, singing too much, not singing enough, too light, too dark, too harsh, too smooth , too operatic, not operatic enough etc lol This is something an…

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So, where do we start? Every good voice coach will tell you that before any drills or techniques should be considered you must make sure you know how to behave with your voice mechanism. First, let's not do it any worse then, let's try to make it …

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Colds or Flus - To Sing or Not to Sing, by Jeannie Deva I've heard that singers should not sing if they have a cold or a hoarse voice. Is this always true? Flu Season A: This is a timely question during the wint…

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In 1983, doctors at National Jewish Center described a condition that has the potential to mimic asthma, thus leading to inaccurate diagnosis and inappropriate, potentially harmful treatment. This condition is called vocal cords dysfunct…

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One doesn't need to be an actor, singer, or broadcaster to be a professional voice user. Teachers, physicians, salespeople, and most everyone depend on their voices to earn a living. Warning signs of a potentially serious disease a raspy voice, a …

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  The Appoggio singing technique - a great tool for a professional voice. Appoggio is leaning on two breath support techniques put together the abdominal and the upper chest. A veteran singer or actor could learn that pretty qui…

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As I said last wee, I am engrossed in "Odyssey of the Voice" by Jean Abitbol. At this point, I am totally overwhelmed by information, as Dr. Abitbol takes me on a journey of how voice developed over the millenia. He describes how the eventual upri…

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When I was little, I was fascinated by things that could fly. I completely believed in fairies (still do!), loved Peter Pan, and got a thrill from riding my bike downhill. There's a thrill of freedom that arises with the wind in my hair. …

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Perhaps the best lesson I have learned with regard to open-mindedness has been through other vocalist websites. I learned the importance of open-mindedness in accepting what seems to be unusual ideas about the act and art of singing. I learned it …

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THE CURRENT TMV MISSION STATEMENT: Recently Jason Lucas and I drafted a mission statement for The Modern Vocalist.com. A Mission Statement should be dynamic and have the ability to evolve. It should reflect the current positive outcome of…

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You have the technique. You even know how to use it to bring out the best of your unique gift. Now have you even considered the underlying energies at play when you sing? Why would you even want to? According to Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan in his prof…

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For the starting out vocalist, or even for the professional at anything, I don't think there is one bestanyone. Vocalists, Performers, Teachers/Coaches, and most anyone I know has had their dreams. In our youth the dreams are, for the mos…

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Land of the Lost - After The Gig This is an excerpt from my forthcoming vocal E-Book "Drop the Weight (and get a stronger voice in return)". Its from a rough draft so please excuse any spelling or grammar errors. I've not hit "Spell Check…

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