Ep. 103 – A Microphone Giveaway with actress and singer Kiersey Clemons

In Episode 103 I do a special microphone giveaway for fan of my awesome client Kiersey Clemons, whose film “Dope” is being re-released this holiday weekend. You can also see Kiersey every week on CBS’s show EExtant and on my favorite TV show, Amazon’s Transparent. Episode 100’s giveaway is closed, but this one’s still open. Enter now!

For anyone who needs to read it, here’s the prize and how to enter:

1st Prize: A Shure SM-58 microphone! http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/sm/sm58-vocal-microphone

HOW TO ENTER: You will be entered only if you do ALL of the following:

1) Follow Singing TV at ALL of the following:
Http://www.Youtube.com/SingingTelevision
Http://www.twitter.com/SingingTV
Http://www.Facebook.com/SingingTV
Http://www.instagram.com/singingtv
and on the Periscope app @SingingTV

2) Write an email with your handles at the above websites/apps (proof you’ve followed) to Sara@SinginTV.com, and answer the question Kiersey asks in the video!

Best of luck to all and love from me and Kiersey!

Ep. 101 Call and Response over Blues Changes

In episode 101 I dispense with the lecturing and we just sing. Repeat after me…

Ep. 95 When Can I Sing After I’m Sick – A User Question

Sara responds to a user question with a video. When can you sing after you’re sick? There’s no “right” answer, but basically as soon as your vocal cords are no longer swollen and your voice feels good and it’s not effortful to make sound. Enjoy!

Ep. 94 Jaw Tension and How to Ged Rid of It

In Episode 94, Sara talks about how to rid yourself of tension in the jaw that can be affecting your singing and your body.

Ep. Ep. 93 Answering a breathing question from Jeff from Canada

In this episode Sara answers a user question about how to reduce noise when breathing.

Ep. 91 How To a Properly Rest One’s Voice.

I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to rest their voices. The vocal cords, like other muscles, may need rest due to simply being tired from lots of use or overuse. They may need rest due to a pathology, like vocal nodules, a hemorrhage, polyps, or other problems you hopefully don’t have.

The problem is, most people don’t know how to properly rest their voices. They’ll talk, whisper, or listen along to music, which can use both the cords themselves, along with the other laryngeal muscles.

Watch this video to learn how to rest your voice efficiently.

Ep. 89 Note Stems and Direction

In Episode 89, Sara answers a user question having to do more with music notation.  Question:  “What’ the difference between the notes facing up and the notes facing down?”

Ep. 86 A Little Sunday Quick Tip – Don’t Badmouth Other Musicians

It seems obvious, right?  There’s that Golden Rule- “Treat others as you wish to be treated”.  And yet with the kind of world we live in–internet lurking, anonymous posts, and seemingly meaningless and endless internet comments make it much easier for us to badmouth other artists, teachers, contemporaries, musicians.  Episode 86 talks about why that’s a bad idea, both personally, and for your music business.

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!