In Episode 53 Sara invites her friend, Spectra Jazz recording artist Matt Cusson to sing some songs and talk about riffs, runs and melismas in the R & B/gospel tradition. Matt is well known as a singer, songwriter, and keyboard player, and won the 2009 Maxell Song Of The Year John Lennon Songwriting Competition for his original song “One Of Those Nights”. Matt Cusson has a wealth of touring credits including Brian McKnight and Christina Aguilera. Learn more about Matt’s music at http://www.mattcusson.com and buy Matt’s awesome music on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/matt-cusson/id388203148.
Sometimes it’s very tough for beginning male singers to access their high range. If you can’t do it on your own, this video offers beginning singing tips on how males can try to access their high range. Enjoy!
In this episode, Sara explains how to find your range. This will help in the future when you need to pick a key, transpose a song, write a lead sheet/chart…all sorts of things.
In this episode, Sara brings on guest Dani Palomino, our resident technique teacher at the LA Music Academy College of Music to give us a lesson on physiology of the vocal folds. Lurkers, come out and leave some comments to tell us how you like, as I’d like to have her on the show regularly.
The competition is still going! Tell your friends about SingingTV.com, get them to sign up via RSS or email (which we got back up and working now), and either comment or write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The person who get the most subscribers wins a free Skype lesson with me!
This one may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how difficult it can be just to get people to PRACTICE. You know what they say about how to get to Carnegie Hall…
In this episode of Singing TV, Sara Leib shows you what it means to keep an open throat. Keeping an open throat, also called “raising your soft palate” is important in singing. This little tip will help you raise your soft palate by opening your throat. Enjoy!
In this episode, Sara teaches you intervals. She gives you mnemonic devices through song to help you remember what the different intervals sound like. This episode covers unisons and reviews what each interval sounds like.
In this episode, Sara teaches you intervals. She gives you mnemonic devices through song to help you remember what the different intervals sound like. This episode covers tritones through major 7ths.
In this episode, Sara teaches you intervals. She gives you mnemonic devices through song to help you remember what the different intervals sound like. This episode covers half steps/minor 2nds to perfect 4ths.
VERY excited to welcome an old friend and very special guest to the show, Miss Gretchen Parlato. Gretchen was in town (LA) for a gig Monday night April 5th at Catalina’s, and stopped by the spread the wisdom! If you don’t know Gretchen, check her out at http://www.GretchenParlato.com. She and her latest record, “In A Dream” were called the “best jazz album of the year” by the Village Voice, the Boston Globe listed her as #6 on the list of best jazz album of 2009, and Billboard, Washington City Paper, NPR, and pretty much everyone else is RAVING about her. Check it out, and enjoy!