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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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 GRAMMY-nominated hit “Mother Mother” in 1997, or from her current performance and teaching work as a singer and violinist/fiddler and guest artist with the Blue Man Group.

Here’s our short green room interview backstage. Enjoy!

Ep. 78 Green Room Interview

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 little green room interview backstage at the Hollywood Bowl with a few of my fellow guests artists, beatboxer and singer Butterscotch, singer and songwriter Emily Zuzik, and singer, songwriter, musical saw player Janeen Rae Heller.  Enjoy!

Ep. 77 How to Get Better at Singing, Faster!

Taking a little break from the norm today, to answer a question I get a LOT.  Since Gary Vaynerchuk, one of my biggest non-musical influences, just did a little Instagram video that I think applies SUPER hard to vocalists of all kinds, I’m going to let him answer the question himself. Check it out.  It’s 10 seconds that you probably need right now.

Ep. 76 Why is the Stomach Supposed to Move When I Breathe?

Hey singers!  This episode explains why the stomach moves when you breathe, a question that gets asked a lot.  Just remember, when I say “stomach”, I don’t mean the organ itself, but rather the front part of the belly that we colloquially refer to as the “stomach”.

Ep. 75 Allergies and the Voice

It’s allergy season! In Episode 75, Sara gives you tips on dealing with allergies and the voice.