Health

Dec 2019 – I will start blogging about this soon. Articles will include: vocal loading – managing how you use your speaking and singing voice throughout the week what can stress the voice medical challenges – respiratory infections; acid reflux; menstruation; IBS; side effects of medications; intubation during surgery; muscle-skeletal conditions smoking, recreational drugs, alcohol …

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Gymnastics (advanced singing)

Dec 2019 – I will start blogging about this soon. Articles will include: pitch extremes (high & low); extending range managing dynamics / volume:  loud & soft; extremes (fortissimo & piannissimo); getting from one to the other; sudden loudness or softness vibrato long, sustained notes fast singing: rapid syllables; rapid pitch change (semiquaver runs, riffs) …

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Songwriting

Songwriting lessons, mentoring, song critique and blog lyricists music writers and composers songwriters (words and music) singer-songwriters (whatever your instrument) amateurs and professionals music students I have 35 years experience studying song and songwriting – as a published songwriter and choral composer, composition teacher, songwriting mentor, professional singer, and singing teacher. And I’ve worked with pretty much every type …

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‘Mr Bojangles’ (Singing as storytelling)

This is the third in the blog series Singing as Storytelling. There are many big name singers doing cover versions of the classic hits. It’s easy money, because the songs are already well known favourites, and the singers already have a fan base who are prepared to buy whatever the singer records, and attend whatever …

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