Well, maybe not all, but certainly some. Beware of anyone who preaches that his technique is the only road to a better singing voice. This is simply egomaniacal. Great singing is a combination of many factors, and is complicated by the fact that not everyone agrees about what great singing actually is.
There is a saying in dance “learn the rules like a pro, and then break them”. It’s perfectly appropriate for singing as well. Freedom to express yourself is directly related to the amount of control you have over your voice. With good singing technique, you have equal control of your high, middle and low registers. … Read more
While I was studying SLS I had some interesting experiences while actually singing songs. Before I explain, let me say that mixed voice and balancing the voice is the best way to gain control over your abilities to do other coordinations. It’s your baseline. It’s the place where you return when you get out of … Read more
There is a delicate balancing act happening in your body while you sing. Your breathing pattern is responding to how you just spent your last breath. This happens automatically and we don’t really need to think about it. Or do we? Speech Level Singing takes the emphasis off of breathing technique, and puts it at the … Read more
I’ve talked about the “mixed voice” and how to find your “mixed voice” before. This is a term created by Maestro Seth Riggs in his Speech Level Singing method years ago. It is also used by Brett Manning, Roger Love, Dave Brooks, and countless other top-quality singing coaches from around the world. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this … Read more
Once good technique is memorized by your vocal cords, then and only then, should a singer really “lose their technique” in a song. A good singer is one who has control of their voice. A good singer knows their voice. They understand their chest, mix and head voice, and they know how to get through their entire … Read more
When someone wants to learn how to sing better, there are quite a few angles that can help. Technique is obviously very important, and a huge part of the puzzle is being able to sing and show “emotion” in your voice. How do you know if you are singing with emotion? Well, for me as a … Read more