As a vocalist, there are techniques you can employ and routines you can follow to make sure you’re sounding your absolute best. Matt Ramsey gives advice on how to prepare your voice for a big recording. Read the post.
You might not always have time for a vocal warm-up before a performance, so vocal coach Matt Ramsey explains how to organize your set list to help you warm up. Read the post.
There are many reasons why finding a local, experienced vocal teacher might not work for you, so an online vocal program might be your best option. I took on the “Master Your Voice” online class from Ramsey Voice Studios to get a taste of what online vocal lessons can do. Read the post.
From breathy voice to falsetto, vocal fry to belting and vibrato, vocal effects can be used to add variety and spice to your songs. But, be careful not to overuse these vocal effects. There should always be a reason you’re using a specific vocal effect. Read the post.
Natural vocal effects are one of the best ways to stand out as a singer. These five vocal effects add variety and flavor to your music. Read the post.
When it comes to vocal technique, Fields recommends keeping a round mouth and keeping the sound from coming purely out of the nose. “If you can create the sound in the back of your throat, combine that with the air in your chest and get resonance in your nasal cavity, you’re good. It’s almost like singing under water.” Read more.
Want to learn how to sing R&B and deliver great vocals? Singer and producer Alvin Fields gives advice on choosing material, delivering vibrato, and owning your riffs. Read More.
So you’ve decided to take voice lessons and you’re anxious about your first lesson, wondering what to expect and how to prepare. Here’s the good news: this isn’t an audition! Take a deep breath (you’ll be doing a lot of that in your singing lessons), and focus on these seven tips to prepare for your first voice lesson. Read more.
If you sing without a vocal warm up, you can encounter all sorts of problems. Warming up is very much about relaxing and preparing the muscles and mechanisms for what they are about to do, and it is also about getting your mind and body into the flow of breathing correctly – which will ultimately help you sing better.
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I’d rather not copy and paste the lead vocal track together from a number of earlier takes. I prefer to record the best sections together onto a new master composite vocal track. I listen to each section of the song and decide which of the takes offers the best performance. I assign pitch correction on each vocal track, and as I get ready to record that section to my new composite track, I can tuning make adjustments. Read more.