For the same video without background music, see Episode 9B (No Music): Singing Basics. How Do Vocal Cords Work?  I hope you don’t get queasy. I’m going to show you live video of a singer’s vocal cords as she sings. You may want to sit down. Many students feel singing is a great mystery. They don’t

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Gift verses Talent in Singing Does it Take a Special Gift or Talent to Succeed as a Singer?  “Gift” and “talent” is often used interchangeably so let’s separate the two. First gift.   A “gift” is given to you without any effort or work on your own.   I’ve had young students, 5 years old,

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What Does it Take to be a Great Singer? A great singer, in my opinion, is being able to sing well enough to accomplish your personal singing and performing goals.   Whether it’s being good enough to sing your child to sleep, or to impress at a karaoke party, or win a lead singing role

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Stop Sabotaging your Singing We have met the enemy and he is us! Your thoughts may be sabotaging your singing.  Inside this video find out how to conquer self-criticism and doubt.   If you have watched or listened to episode 1-5, you should know by now that your negative beliefs about your voice (and yourself

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Why Singing Lessons Sometimes Don’t Work Inside this video, find out why the problem may be with your teacher!   Often we blame ourselves if we’ve taken voice lessons but still can’t sing like we want to.   Even more often, since we don’t know what is possible, we don’t know…. what is possible.  

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    John Lennon – Idina Menzel Forget Lyrics Never let the fear of mistakes stop you from pursuing your dreams! If John Lennon – Idina Menzel forget lyrics, accept the fact that you will mess up too. It’s ok! Even the very best make mistakes that everyone sees. But the world doesn’t come to

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