So what health benefits are associated with Singing? Singing is an exhilarating activity; a creative experience which improves mood by producing a hormonal high in the majority of participants. It encourages wellbeing by providing opportunity for self-expression, a great way to release emotional and physical tensions. Concentrations of Oxytocin (the ‘love hormone’, known for its … More Health benefits of singing
Do you love singing, or the idea of singing? Are you a beginner, feeling like you don’t know enough about singing to give it a go in front of anyone? Maybe you are happy singing in front of others but would like some more advice on how to improve? Maybe you are confident and happy … More Hello world!
The fact that record company execs look at you and either see dollar signs or don’t is not news. What I’m talking about is how much they genuinely look after their investment – you! It’s not the sexiest angle to producing and selling music, but vocal health of our artists should be an important point … More Record companies just don’t care about you! #midem #womeninmusic
Everybody has a different description for what they experience when they overdo it with their voice. Everybody reacts to vocal strain in a different way, depending on their level of knowledge (about how the voice works) and their life experiences (advice they have accumulated along the way). This blog aims to clarify: 1) what … More Vocal Strain
“… I’m a survivor. Not gonna give up. Not gonna stop. Gonna work harder…” (Survivor, Destiny’s Child) Being a singer is tough. You have so many things to think about all of the time: trying to establish yourself as an artist; carve out a niche for yourself; developing your music; developing your marketing strategy; dealing … More Singers: How to toughen up and take back control of your performances
Singing tuition in the UK today There is no official regulation or standardisation to singing tuition in the UK. When you choose a singing teacher or vocal coach you are taking your voice to an individual who has only their own experiences of singing to share with you. So choose wisely! I have written today’s … More How to Sing – inspiration for teachers and students
I have a sore throat… Can I sing on it? This is a hugely common question, and a broad question to answer. Everyone is different and each situation for the individual is different (for example, ‘small pub gig’ vs ‘arena concert’). I suggest you: Weigh up the pros and cons of continuing to sing, Be willing … More Common questions asked by singers in trouble
We all need a little help with looking after our voices. Particularly those of you with a heavy vocal load coming up this Summer! If you have lots of gigs coming up, then grab a tipple of choice and read on… Summer is nearly here! That means festivals, open air gigs, people generally heading outside … More Rock Out ALL Summer – Advice for Touring Singers (Bands)
Today is the day to make it happen… – To start doing something useful. – To start doing something that actually works towards helping you become a better singer and to further your career. If you want to know how to take control and make it happen, you’re in the right place – grab a … More Singers – How to make it happen… Take Responsibility!!
YOU, as an artist You work hard at writing, performing and recording. You’ve squeezed the life out of all the Music Industry articles, books and courses you can find. You fit everything in even though you are already flat out – all daylight hours, and then some. You have what it takes. Nobody and nothing … More Music Artist and Business Person: Why you have to be both