Today I was slotted to talk about the three voices of Barbra Streisand, Sam Smith and Ariana Grande, but my spirit had other ideas.
I am gearing up for what feels like a life changing event. A few weeks from now, I will be going under the surgeon’s knife to get a spankin’ new hip (left hip to be specific). I call it my hip-hop surgery since I choose to keep it real by connecting all future difficulties to some musical reference – makes me feel better somehow. I’ve given up the ghost, so to speak, made my peace with it all and am ready to walk, or even run, into a bright and productive 2018. My hip is my new crown jewel, measuring the closing of one chapter of my life as I move into another. I’ve been feeling the energy of new things coming for a while now, a mystery that only life can offer and the timing seems optimal.
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Welcome to Part II of The Singer’s System.
Last week we talked about the Horizontal Axis where we broke down 5 elements of the voice:
#1 Head Voice
#2 Upper Transition
#3 Middle Voice
#4 Lower Transition
#5 Chest Voice
This week let’s talk about the Vertical Axis of the Singer’s System. The Vertical Axis is where the fun stuff happens - style, uniqueness and where the singer has an opportunity to put some secret sauce on their chops.
Welcome to Part I of the Singer’s System.
Okay...we are gonna get technical in this 2 part series, so bear with me.
Contrary to popular belief, great singers work very hard at the technical side of singing; and so here’s the goal - to have CONTROL over your entire voice. You want to be sure that when you need to hit any note in your range, your voice will be there and you will feel in control. With a greater sense of vocal control, you have the freedom to let the spirit of your voice fly so you can reach across the globe to touch people everywhere.
For the next 5 months, I am making a new commitment. I will be delivering regular blogs directly to your inbox. I’ll be talking music stuff - how to write a great song, how to sing with more gusto, and what it means to be an artist working in the music business. I will bring everything I know to you and I am hoping to be of service and share what I know.Read More
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared anything with all of you - and now I’m so glad to be back! For most of this year, I’ve had my head down, hand-to-keyboard busy crafting my 1st book titled, The Crazybrave Songwriter: A Spiritually Courageous Approach to Creative Songwriting.
The journey of writing a book has been like all creative journeys: a twisty road of exhilaration, stoplights, and at times, emotional confusion.Read More
With 100 guests, 5 musical acts and boundless jugs of love, laughter and tacos by Chemmas Kitchen, our 2017 summer open house was a total success. We are excited to announce that we have signed up 7 new artists to Love & Laughter Studio Memberships so would like to welcome them to the family !!! Here are some photos ......Read More