It’s allergy season! In Episode 75, Sara gives you tips on dealing with allergies and the voice.
In Episode 74 Sara addresses a user question about what to wear or not wear when it comes to singing. Additionally Sara announces the winner of the SingingTV user competition!
Apologies for the REALLY annoying audio noise in this episode. As you know, SingingTV does not edit, and we only found out about the audio noise after the fact. Working on a fix for future episodes.
In Episode 73, Sara answers a user question about which vocal “techniques” are effective. The episode, How to Find Education Beyond the Branding, should clear some questions up.
In episode 72 Sara addresses some user questions about how to find the right voice teacher for YOU. The user competition is still going on, so hope you’ll join in on the efforts to promote SingingTV!
Let’s start a revolution. Watch the vid, then follow these directions:
1) Visit Http://www.SingingTV.com, enter you email, and subscribe!
2) “Like” Singing TV on Facebook by visiting Http://www.Facebook.com/singingtv
3) Follow Singing TV on Twitter. Https://twitter.com/singingtv
4) Come up with and implement a new, cool, fun, and creative way to get your friends into SingingTV! Get them to follow, watch the vids, and write a note on the SingingTV Facebook page saying that YOU are the person who introduced them to SingingTV.
Have fun and good luck!
In Episode 71, Sara teaches you both how to sing “blue notes”, or bend pitches into one another, as well as giving you exercises for composing and articulating your own riffs, runs, and melismata. While it will take time to begin these exercises at a slow tempo and speed them up, as well as time to design your own ascending and descending exercises, you should find that your own riffs and runs will improve in clarity and that your note articulation will improve with practice.
In Episode 70, Sara starts at the very beginning. R & B Riffs and runs are based in blues, so in order to be good at them, one must know the blues scale, inside and out. Check it out!
In episode 69, Sara shows you the best mouth and jaw position to take a big, uninhibited breath with an open throat that’s free of tension. Thanks to Kate Conklin and her Voice + Alexander Technique lessons for teaching me the best way to communicate this. Http://kateconklin.com/
In episode 68 Sara answers a user question regarding whether one should breathe through the nose or through the mouth for singing. Check it out!
In Episode 67, Sara answers a user question on how to keep the vocal folds healthy. Remember, the most important thing for the voice is hydration and plenty of sleep. If you find yourself hoarse, the MOST important thing you can do is to rest your voice.