In this episode, Sara answer’s a viewer’s question about how vibrato is created. For this episode, we’ve consulted Dr. James Burns, a Doctor of Otolaryngology and a laryngeal surgeon at Massachusetts General’s Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation in Boston, MA. For more information on Dr. Burns, visit http://www2.massgeneral.org/voicecenter/staff/burns.htm .
In episode 56, Sara discusses beginning vocal health. Very often today’s singers emulate what they hear on the radio, and this causes many young singers to try to sing high in their chest or lower register, without developing their higher, or head register. Watch this episode to learn how NOT to strain your voice.
The idea for episode 55 came to me in the shower, actually. I don’t usually actually sing in the shower, which is funny, because I think it’s where I sang the most as a kid. But I was trying to brainstorm my students’ questions on how to get better at singing riffs/runs/melismas/licks. And it came to me. Why not just make up a lick and use it as an etude, or exercise? Perfect. Watch this video and sing not only this exercise, but you can make any lick you’re working on into an exercise of your own. Just remember to slow it down before you can speed it up.