I've learned a few new vocal healing methods since The Vocal Recovery Warmup was released, so I just updated the ebook. The 2019 updated ebook will download automatically if you purchase the method. If you purchased the warmup via this site sometime in the past contact me and I'll send you the updated ebook for free.
It's touted as a sometimes miraculous method for helping singers. I've never been to one and I wasn't experiencing vocal problems, but I wanted to find out what happens at a session and if it made a difference in my singing. Here's my report.
Congratulations to my student Ava Preston for winning in two categories in Downbeat Magazine's 2018 Student Music Awards: Vocal Jazz Soloist (Junior High School) and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist (Junior High School). She got a nice write-up in the magazine, too. That's a pretty great achievement when you're only thirteen! Ava is an extraordinary singer, remember her name.
I now have an Android version of the Sing Harmonies App available on Google Play. It works just like the iOS version and comes loaded with three harmony songs: Lean On Me, Teach Your Children, and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. All of the 38 additional songs available for the iOS version are also available for the Android version via in-app purchase. Detailed song info is here. If you like the app please leave a review on Google Play. Check out the app here.
I had a blast giving an introductory voice lesson to everyone at the Berkeley Breakfast Club last month. I wasn't sure if everyone would participate since this group includes members of all ages and from every walk of life-- but they all stood up and made funny sounds when I asked them to, and they sounded great on the final song. At 8AM. What a fun way to start a visit to my home town.
Tis' the season for chest colds and laryngitis, I went through a bout of this before the holidays. I just posted a new video about this topic, it's on Youtube and the video sInging tips page of this site.
Now through Dec. 25th: Harmony Sing by Ear and the No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workouts Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are 10% off. Please go to the detail page of each method to see the sale price. Hope you have wonderful holidays!
Need to find your inner Mama or Papa? We've just produced and added eight more songs to the app, all available via in-app purchase. The songs include California Dreamin', Bridge Over Troubled Water, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and four more. I'm singing the alto part on all of them. Detailed info on all of the app songs is here,
This last week I’ve Skyped singing lessons with singers in Knoxville, New York City, Buenos Aires, and on the other side of Nashville. Skype does have it’s limits. but I’ve worked out some very tricky technical problems and some pretty subtle delivery issues with singers who are far away. Plus, my dogs love it because they can be in my teaching room while I’m Skypeing. More info here