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1.8.1 COOL DOWNS

By TalentCollege / August 28, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.8.1 COOL DOWNS

  Your vocal chords as we know, are muscles. When we sing, these muscles are firing like a runner’s body in a race. Always after athletes compete or even when the average person goes to the gym, a cool down will take place afterward. Your muscles in your voice are small in comparison to an…

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1.7 The “VOICES” in your head

By TalentCollege / August 28, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.7 The “VOICES” in your head

  Falsetto, chest-voice, connected voice, breathy tones, belted tones, the works, all come from your diaphragm and your ability to control your breathing. However, many of the tones are also created in your head. Mind over matter is one thing, but we are referring to the structure of your face! Behind your nose and your…

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1.6 Control

By TalentCollege / August 28, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.6 Control

  The Element of Control Ok, so we know it’s not really a good thing to be known as ‘controlling’ unless it is associated with your singing of course. Learning how to harness both the power and the vulnerability of your voice is crucial. Whilst it’s important to have that control, it has to come…

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1.0 Understanding the Voice

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.0 Understanding the Voice

The Voice. Our species’ oldest instrument. It is highly likely that aside from clapping, stomping and tapping sticks or stones together, our voice is the oldest ‘instrument’ in the world. And an instrument, it truly is. Just as one can become skilled on a stringed, woodwind or percussion instrument, using our own natural, in-built instrument…

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1.1 VOCAL TERMS:- RANGE, PITCH, REGISTER, TONE

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.1 VOCAL TERMS:- RANGE, PITCH, REGISTER, TONE

  There are a lot of different words bandied about when it comes to the singing voice. When working with bands, solo artists, choirs etc, it helps to get your head around some of the more familiar terms so that you can get to know your own ‘sound’ or voice. Vocal Range – this hosts…

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1.2 THE SECRETS TO A SINGER’S SUCCESS

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.2 THE SECRETS TO A SINGER’S SUCCESS

  We’ve all heard the adage, ‘practice makes perfect’ and true as it stands, warming up and giving the vocal cords a workout with specific and targeted scales, undoubtedly improves the voice’s capability. Just as exercise regimes for the body give your muscles strength, your limbs flexibility and your mind the knowledge of how to…

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1.3 WARM UPS – The Faithful Five

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.3 WARM UPS – The Faithful Five

Warming up is crucial! You can’t just jump in “cold”. By using these top ten tried and true warm-ups, your voice will be able to get into the flow and rhythm of what lies ahead, whether that be just a regular practice session, a recording session or a live performance. Knowing that your voice is…

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1.4 FLEXIBILITY

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.4 FLEXIBILITY

  Come on, flex it! The fine-line between falling and taking flight of voice, is often dependent on the flexibility of the voice. It’s an area that some singers are afraid of. You’ll hear it in many RnB, soul, pop, and even rock songs. Often at the end of the phrase or on an elongated…

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1.5 SUPPORT YOURSELF! Breathing & Diaphragm

By TalentCollege / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 1.5 SUPPORT YOURSELF! Breathing & Diaphragm

  The muscles between your ribs (intercostal muscles) along with the muscles in your neck and your abs, is called your diaphragm. The action of breathing, no matter whether you are singing or not, is done using your diaphragm. As you breathe, the diaphragm contracts, meaning that the length and breadth of your chest cavity…

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