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Why You Need A Singing Teacher Or Vocal Coach


As a singer without any formal vocal training, you would probably have wondered whether to hire a vocal coach to train your singing voice. Well, your procrastination is hurting your singing career. Just name me any famous singer who never had any vocal training? Yes, some of them may have gotten popular without any formal singing lessons but all these popular singers, without exception realized that they have to engage a vocal coach at one time or another take their spectacular singing career to superstardom and to stay up there. So what makes you think that you do not need vocal lessons? If you are already singing professionally, then it is vital that you take up voice training to sep …

Songwriting Concepts


What makes a great song? It's a big question, and one that has been written about endlessly in an attempt to unravel the "formula" for creating a world dominating smash hit record. Sure, there are some basic rules and if you were to examine a handful of the most successful or popular songs of the last four decades, they do have certain things in common. Intro, verse, bridge, chorus, verse, bridge, chorus, middle 8, chorus, chorus etc springs to mind! We can examine things like structure, melody and production very easily but for a greater understanding of the "smash", we need to look at concepts. Have you ever wondered why some songs seem to "connect" with people and others don't? When as …

Tips and Tricks that’ll Help You Improve Your Singing


Singing is indeed great for the soul! Singing causes release of ‘endorphins’ or hormones that cause happiness among human beings. There isn’t a better way to invoke emotions in people than to sing. Feeling lonely and sad? Why don’t you sing your way to relief? Music has always been used by people to express their deepest emotions, be it love, anger, or happiness. But the question here is …can everyone learn to sing? Yes! Everybody who can understand rhythm can learn to sing. Good singing is all about listening carefully as you sing, and making your voice expressive. There are several websites that help people to improve their singing. These websites teach people about the essent …

How To Be A Good Singer


There many things you can do to be a good singer and one of the most important thing to do is to engage a good singing teacher. However, finding a good singing teacher can be a confusing affair. Most singing teachers actually invent their own singing system and methodology to teach their students. Each method and singing technique will usually include vocal exercises, singing techniques, skills and concepts. To add clutter to the confusion, there are many books and information and sometimes misinformation you can find in the libraries, music shops and on the internet. The most frustrating thing is that many of these products and books come with contradictory information. With this a …

Your Singing Career


As a former talent booking agent with the William Morris Agency, I know the struggles and the emotional whirlwinds that often face young singers attempting to find their niche in the music industry. Satisfying the desire to become successful in the music industry is not easily achieved or obtained, but those who make it, are well aware of the rewards. In an effort to increase your odds and to obtain any “real” recognition in the music industry, whether as an artist, jingle singer, or just plain session singing, let’s take a closer look at a few factors that might increase your odds. Notice, I didn’t say do this or that and it’s a done deal. If you’re familiar at all with the mus …

How To Get Noticed As A Singer


Some singers catapulted to stardom rather quickly, some sparkled, flickered a little and then faded into obscurity while most singers stayed the same for years if not forever at mediocrity level? Why is it that most singers never make it big in their singing career, not to say becoming superstars? Well, for starters, most singers begin their career as a lounge singer, singing in small clubs and belting out cover versions of established and popular singers. They selection of songs will be dictated by their audiences and so they must cover a wide genre of songs. At one moment, you can enjoy a Barbara Streisand ballad and then the next song will be a fast Chaka Khan number followed by lat …

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