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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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”.
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.