Where Science and Vocal Artistry Meet

Performance Anxiety Got You Down? Feb 27, 2022

I started writing songs as a kid and found a place and a voice for my feelings in music. 

I got a scholarship in college as a composition and piano major. Trouble is, I really didn’t feel comfortable singing by myself.  I froze up every time I opened my mouth, and all that came...

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Singer Songwriter Resources for Emerging Songwriters Feb 20, 2022

Are you interested in Songwriting?  Writing my own music was what forced me into getting interested in singing decades ago.  The only way for other people to hear the songs I wrote, was for me to find a way to actually SING them. 

 

I started writing songs when I was about...

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Bedroom Producers Blog for those who are making music from home! Feb 13, 2022

As long as I’m on a “FREE stuff for singers” trend, I figured I’d keep sharing the resources that I’ve come across. 

 

Is singing more interesting to you than recording?  If you’re like me, you love hearing the final product, and you like the...

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Take your Home studio from "Hack" to "Hero" Feb 06, 2022

Are you interested in starting your own recordings at home, but not sure if you want to splurge on a Digital Audio Workstation yet?

 

Here’s my confession:  I only enjoy tech to the point where it allows me to create  music. 

Sure, I ONCE knew enough ProTools to do a...

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Modern Musician Podcast; a must for you modern musicians! Jan 10, 2022

 

Do you like free stuff?

 

I think we all do!

 

When I was doing music 12 hours a day, I started tuning in to podcasts on my commute in order to unwind. The habit stuck, and hence, here’s the free resource I’d love to share with you!

 

I’ve been...

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Can You Remember the JOY of Singing? heidi moss erickson love of singing play in the vocal studio Nov 08, 2021

Can You Remember Why You Sing?

 

“Sometimes voice teachers are so preoccupied with how to sing that we forget why we sing. “     

Heidi Erickson Moss   SFBAC NATS Newsletter September 2021

 

I had the privilege of meeting Heidi Moss Erickson a...

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It's all about the breath...or is it? estill singing and breathing Oct 31, 2021

It’s all about the breath, or IS it?

Whenever I talk to strangers about what I do, the most common response I get is

“Oh, you’re a voice coach.  I took voice lessons and I learned all about breathing, and using my diaphragm.”

Perhaps, that was what I once did, about...

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What Do Singers Do When the Air Quality is Bad? Sep 07, 2021

What Should Singers Do When the Air Quality is Bad?

 

It’s “fire season” in California again. 

Well, it's "fire season" in California again. 

When the AQI goes up, singers need to take into account the toll that bad air quality can take on the human voice....

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Your Vocal Break Doesn't Mean Your Voice is Broken Aug 02, 2021

Having a “vocal break” doesn’t mean your voice is broken.

Everything you read about vocal “breaks” is all about how to “fix it”, as if having a break in your voice means that there’s something broken with it. 

Honestly, I was so frustrated with...

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Is My Vibrato Healthy? Jun 20, 2021

Is Your Vibrato “Healthy”?

There’s a thread of conventional thought out there that says “a healthy voice has a healthy amount of vibrato”. 

Let’s first ask the question, “what is vibrato”? 

Vibrato is a regular fluctuation in pitch, used...

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Will pop singing hurt my voice? Jun 13, 2021

There's no shortage of myths when it comes to things that could injure the voice.  

I've heard them all:  Spicy food will hurt your voice, speaking with glottal onsets will hurt your voice, drinking iced beverages, and the list goes on and on.  

But one area where fact...

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So you've had laryngitis? Jun 06, 2021

Laryngitis, the infection of the vocal folds that leads to the loss of the voice is a common occurrence.  Sometimes, misuse, or environmental triggers are to blame.  

In fact, most singers will face it at some point in their careers.  

Old school thinking was that you...

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