Tips to Stay in Shape for a Tour or Long String of Gigs

Tips to Stay in Shape for a Tour or Long String of Gigs I just recently survived a stretch of 17 days of singing 4-7 hours each day. And my voice was still strong! And I don't mean singing simple little mid-range tunes; no, I mean heavy stuff like tunes from Adele, Bruno Mars, Alicia...

Vocal Troubles – Grunting

I recently was having vocal troubles and found myself with only about 50% of my standard vocal capacity at the end of the work week (which for me is Sunday evening). I didn't understand what was the problem. I was getting enough sleep. I was singing with the same technique that has served me for...

Preventing Bronchitis from Crippling Your Signing Voice

Most people don't know this, but right before my big music video release show last September, I came down with bronchitis. It started as a normal cold, but for the past few years each time I get a cold it almost always turns into bronchitis. This has been the case with my Dad as well. Apparently...

Classical Technique

One complaint I have often heard from singers who begin to take voice lessons is "the teacher wants me to sing this classical stuff and I want to sing [rock/jazz/metal/pop/soul/R&B/you-name-it]" While I can kind of understand this coming from a non-musician who loves to sing, I have found it disturbing when I hear this coming from...

I Still Take Voice Lessons

Many times in dealing with clients or other professional musicians I have mentioned, during the process of scheduling something, that I have a voice lesson. Nine times out of ten the listener believes that I am referring to a lesson that I plan to teach. But in truth, I do not teach voice. I can...