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 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.
In episode 66, Sara talks about beginning ear training, by getting you acquainted with a major scale and how to relate scale degrees to numbers.
In this episode, Sara gets ride of the mystery behind the diaphragm and how it works. You’ll learn where the diaphragm is and how it functions for breathing. Here’s a link to a great article to go along with the video. There’s a LOT of technical jargon, but for those of you ho are studying seriously, I think you’ll love it: http://www.singwise.com/cgi-bin/main.pl?section=articles&doc=EffectiveAndProperBreathingForSinging
In this episode, Sara answers a student’s question about lip trills/lip rolls, and shows you how you how to execute the exercise as a warmup. Sing along!
In episode 60, Sara revisits music theory by showing users how to read notes in the treble clef.