1) Your larynx needs water to operate effectively The outer layer of the vocal folds is watery mucosa, which protects the vocal folds from vibratory stress. When you consider that the average speed of vibration for female speakers is 210hz for women and 120hz for men, the vocal folds are put under enormous amounts […]
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Vibrato is defined as the fluctuation above and below an intended frequency. This means, in ‘non-nerdy’ terms, that instead of holding a consistent pitch, the singer ‘wobbles’ above and below the note. This creates the impression of vibrato, a much-desired effect for a lot of singers. So why is it that vibrato doesn’t come so […]
The UK has gone mad for our number one star, Lewis Capaldi. Is it his hilarious Instagram videos? Vulnerable persona on stage? Or his raw sounding vocals that have us falling to his knees? Here I will explain how you can sing like Lewis Capaldi, as well as describing how he has us all crying […]
Can I change the tone of my voice I here you ask? Absolutely! There are a few things which we can do to change our vocal tone. As explained in the video above, changing your vocal tone essentially means shaping the vocal tract in different ways – that’s right you can do that! For […]
SINGERS! Winter is coming, and soon the bitter cold will be upon us. Here are a few tips to keep your voice healthy through winter and ensure your vocal survival through these bitter cold months! 1) Give yourself a nice long warm up. Your vocal folds are muscles and you must treat them as so. […]
What does it mean? SOVT – Semi Occluded Vocal Tract. SOVT exercises are a group of vocal exercises where something partially closes the space at the mouth. Because the mouth is partially closed, some of the excited energy leaving the mouth while we sing, gets reflected back down to the vocal folds. The vocal folds […]
A few months ago I very nervously walked along Harley Street to see ENT consultant Dr John Rubin. You see, I had been struggling with what I was pretty sure was acid reflux. This appointment was made very shortly after attending the annual BAST retreat I attend every year. This is a singing teachers retreat […]