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  • Q & A

    Vocalists, Speakers & Teachers

    Is it worth it to take voice lessons?

    Yes. You want a teacher who understands how the voice works and can explain that to you in terms you can understand. You can learn proper placement of the notes as you sing and how to transition from one area of your voice to another.

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    Can I learn to sing at 60?

    Singing doesn’t depend on your age. You can sing at almost any age. You talk, and these are the same muscles that control your singing.  What it will depend on is your willingness to exercise your vocal muscles, your attitude and thinking positive about being able to sing.  These will be necessary to start.

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    Can I learn to sing in 6 months?

    You can learn to sing depending on what and how you want to sing and sound.  If you’re able to hit tones and follow a melody in the songs you will be surprised at how well you can sing in 6 months. This depends on whether you are building your vocal muscles with exercises and working on your songs.

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    How long or often should I rest my voice as a singer?

    This depends on how much you’re singing and how often. If you’re singing every day then rest your voice in between for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how hard you worked your voice and how tired your vocal muscles are. You can practice for 20 to 40 minutes and rest for 10 to 20 minutes and then practice again.

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    How can I improve my range?

    You improve your range by doing exercises that take you to higher notes than you are used to, as well as lower notes. You need to do this slowly and with proper technique so you don’t strain your voice. 

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    Does your voice get stronger the more you sing?

    Yes, your voice can get stronger as you keep using the singing muscles.  The more you use a muscle properly the stronger it gets.  But if you keep singing and straining it will break down your voice. Just like any other muscle usage you have to have correct form. 

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    Should I practice with a mic or not?

    Practice with a mic and practice acoustically. Both have benefits you can use as a singer. When you sing in a room with just your sound and not being amplified you start building more strength. It causes you to project your voice. Your awareness of your muscles is heightened.

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    I Was Lazy – But Not Now 😀

    I had a friend over that volunteered to help me get some equipment to work. He was figuring out what was the problem and I just wanted it to work. He suggested I test things out to see if what he did fixed the problems. I just wanted it to work. I was impatient.

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    Do You Know Your Why?

    The year is just starting and off to the races we go. Do you feel the push to do and be something more? What if we do better at what we already do and not reinvent the wheel? Then again, do you want to challenge yourself and set goals? Here’s what you need to make them happen: Your Why.

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    It Only Takes a Moment To Reset Your Day

    As we prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah is in full swing, gift buying, family gatherings, and parties for all sorts of people in our lives can put added pressure on your plate. If you can find a moment or a few moments to care for yourself, it will pay off.

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    The Silver Lining

    Isn’t it something how bad situations can make a twist and turn into good? Two amazing things happened just because of the problem of my recent live going south. I had so many friends and family reach out to me with encouragement. Cousin Paul said, “You are a warrior.”

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