Ep. 89 Note Stems and Direction

In Episode 89, Sara answers a user question having to do more with music notation.  Question:  “What’ the difference between the notes facing up and the notes facing down?”

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Ep. 88 Answering Some Viewer Questions

Got an email from my friend and fellow educator Rosse from her students in Guatemala, so I’m answering them in this episode.

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Ep. 87 Riffs, Runs, and Melismata–Making Up and Practicing Your Own Blues Scale Licks

In this episode Sara takes information covered in previous episodes and shows you how to turns a well-practiced blues scale into different licks.

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Ep. 86 A Discussion On Range and the “Best Singers In The World” Articles

You maybe be familiar with recent articles listing the “Greatest Singers of All Time”. I have noticed several FB friends have posted one of the following two articles recently: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/05/axl-rose-is-the-greatest-singer-of-all-time-or-so-says-this-chart/ http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/05/turns-out-mike-patton-and-not-axl-rose-is-the-greatest-singer-of-all-time/ In Episode 86, Sara discusses the range of the human singing voice and the inherent problems with the claims being made in the articles […]

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Ep. 85 How Wide Should My Range Be?

This episode could alternatively be called, “Why Don’t I Have a 5 Octave Range”?  In this episode, Sara explains that a normal voice range should extend about 2 1/2 octaves, and gives viewers generalized pitch parameters for bass, baritone, tenor, alto, mezzo soprano, and soprano singers.

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Ep. 84 Registers

I’ve heard a lot of confusion from SingingTV’s Youtube users regarding registers and what they mean.  Episode 84 should clear up and confusion.  Enjoy!

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Ep. 82 What IS Muscle Memory?

In Episode 82, Sara clears up the meaning behind the frequently used term “muscle memory”, and shows you the best way to build coordination between your laryngeal muscles and your brain.

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Ep. 81 Bridging Registers/Better Mix Tone/Less Air

In Episode 81, Sara takes you through an exercise she calls the “Ngya Ngyas” (but her college students call the “Roommate killer”), to help bring your sound in mix register “forward”, or more “in the mask” creating a stronger, more resonant, less breathy sound.

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Ep. 80 Riffs, Runs, and Melismata–Deconstructing Beyonce Licks

In Episode 80, Sara deconstructs a Beyonce riff (from her song Crazy In Love) and shows you how to slow it down to learn and sing it.  Have fun!

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Ep. 79 Green Room Interview with Tracy Bonham

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to perform as a guest artist with the Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl in two sold out shows for 18,000 people. Here’s a green room interview backstage at the Hollywood Bowl with my fellow guests artist, Tracy Bonham. You may know Tracy from her […]

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