Vocal advice

7 Tips for Singing and Playing at the Same Time

2020-07-24T18:46:01+01:00

Many talented vocalists are also able to play a musical instrument – even Beyonce has recently learned to play piano, following advice from Prince himself! Being able to play music can help you with songwriting, arrangement and provide accompaniment when performing solo, which also makes you more employable. Many musicians look effortless while playing and singing, but it is actually quite a tricky skill, particularly if the melody or rhythm differs between the vocal and accompaniment. It takes a lot of multitasking and practice, but don’t fret – with these simple tips you’ll be able to accompany yourself in no time. [...]

7 Tips for Singing and Playing at the Same Time2020-07-24T18:46:01+01:00

Why Do We Sing?

2020-05-14T10:25:52+01:00

Many of us like to sing professionally, while others sing in the shower, in their car, at karaoke or anytime they hear their favourite song. Almost all of us love music and we join in with singing and chanting, whether at sports events, church, festivals and more. It’s no secret that we are deeply connected to music, we have an appreciation for it and it’s a form of self-expression and a way to bring us together. But, have you ever wondered why we are able to sing in the first place? Many animals, humans included, produce a variety of sounds from [...]

Why Do We Sing?2020-05-14T10:25:52+01:00

Finding your voice

2020-05-14T10:32:56+01:00

When learning to sing, or singing for the very first time, many people tend to imitate a favourite singer or vocal style. While taking inspiration from our favourite vocalists is a good place to start (especially for developing new ideas and style), without blending with your own ‘natural’ sound, it can lead to developing a voice that is a copy or reproduction of someone else’s.So how do we find our unique voice? There are many exercises we can do to either begin to find our natural voice, or to undo ingrained habits of altering the voice in a way that produces [...]

Finding your voice2020-05-14T10:32:56+01:00

How to take care of your voice

2020-05-14T10:33:19+01:00

Taking good care of your voice as a singer is essential as it is your musical instrument and you must protect it as much as you can. Taking good care of a piano, for instance, isn’t that complicated as long as you get it tuned on a regular basis and ensure that the temperature and humidity/dryness of the room is maintained at a consistent level. In the unlikely case that it would get damaged, you can always purchase a new one, but you can sadly not buy a new voice! That is the reason why you should really protect your voice [...]

How to take care of your voice2020-05-14T10:33:19+01:00

Learning To Sing as an Adult Beginner in London

2020-05-14T10:33:57+01:00

You might have tried to sing in a couple of events, or when you were with a small group of close friends. You may also have recorded your voice while trying to copy the style of the singer who sang your favourite song. Have you noticed that your voice either breaks during high notes or fluctuates with a change of tune? Or you have repeatedly hit the same note wrong so many times that you’ve stopped trying to sing that particular song? If you can relate to this, then you are probably a beginner trying to sing. Your voice is your [...]

Learning To Sing as an Adult Beginner in London2020-05-14T10:33:57+01:00