Category Archives: Vocal Craft
Here’s a little interesting demo of human perceptual psychology that is new to me. It’s called the ‘McGurk Effect’ (wouldn’t that make a great quartet name?). It demonstrates that our EARS can be fooled by our EYES. Don’t believe it? … Continue reading
Contrary to popular belief, caffeine consumption does not contribute to fluid loss or dehydration. So drinking coffee before singing should not be an issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_and_health#Laxative.2Fdiuretic http://www.cosic.org/coffee-and-health/kidney-function Also, keep in mind that when swallowing liquids do not come in contact with … Continue reading
Copyrighted by Lloyd W. Hanson, used with permission. A lot of pop singing displays poor enunciation, that is, the words are not clearly articulated and the poem or text is lost, If often takes many hearings to determine the words … Continue reading
“ There is a right and a wrong way to do everything. If you practice eight hours a day doing something the wrong way, you will become very good at doing it the wrong way. ” – Michael Jordan
Focus on the emotion. Not the technique. Speak the line with emotion. Speak the line with emotion and on pitch. Sing it.