Break Be-Gone

Vocalogial answers how singers can get rid of their breaks! This is a challenge that every singer wishes to overcome, and now you have the answer. Exercises, science, and specific topics chosen by listeners are all featured to give you the most clear and best understanding of what the break is, why it’s there, and how to get rid of it.

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Thank you for listening, everyone! Happy singing!


Lotsa Listener Questions

How can you pick the best audition material? How can you get rid of those pre-performance nerves? How can you get rid of the break in your voice? All of these questions are answered in this episode of Vocalogical!

These questions were brought to you by members of the Vocalogical Conversations Facebook Group. Please join the community and learn more about the voice with us!

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Have an excellent week, and happy singing, everyone!

Resources: https://contemporarymusicaltheatre.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/a-complete-list-of-contemporary-musicals-2000-2012/





Expanding Range Extravaganza

“How do I expand my range?!” At one point or another, every singer asks this question! Now, Vocalogical has the answer! This episode is chock full of tips, pointers, and exercises, to take control of each register of your voice and expand them in both directions. Vocal fry, chest register, head register, mix, flageolet, and whistle are all covered!

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See you next week, and happy singing!

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Big Bad Belting

It seems like every singer is trying to conquer the belt! Now, with Vocalogical’s latest episode, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade to achieve your belting goals. There are teaching tips galore in this one, and many listener questions on the topic are answered!

What is a belt? How can you get better control of it? What should singers avoid when belting? You’ll learn about this and more!

Hop on Facebook and join Vocalogical Conversations to talk with other teachers, singers, performers, and conductors, as we all discuss to learn from one another and share our questions!

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Until next week, happy and healthy singing, everyone!


Warm-Up Wonder

What do athletes, actors, dancers, and singers all have in common? They all need to warm-up! Join Matthew, Carolyn, and Kevin, as Vocalogical gives insight into the best warm-ups, how to structure your own routine, and how to prep your body to be the best it can be for performance time!

For more, join Vocalogical Conversations on Facebook, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, visit Vocalogical.com, and follow @VocalogicalPod on Twitter! Have any comments, questions, or suggestions? Feel free to send Vocalogical a message!

Happy Singing, everyone!


Can Everyone Sing?

Many people judge whether or not a person can sing. Is it fair to make the judgement so quickly? This episode exposes the truth that EVERYONE can indeed sing! No matter what your background, no matter what your prior hobbies are, each and every person can improve their technique and find their happiest and healthiest voice.

*Due to a busy schedule this week, you get to hear Matthew’s voice after he has just gotten out of bed!*

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Radical Resonance

On the tricky topic of resonance, Charles Armstrong joins Vocalogical to share thoughts and opinions, offering an intense dive into what resonance is, how to adjust it, and much much more! Charles, who is a singing teacher holding a degree in linguistics and trained in ENT and SLP work, shares insights and discoveries on the topic.

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Thanks for listening and happy singing!

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2671792/


Profound Placement

For every singer, there’s a different thought on placement. Today, Vocalogical tackles placement, what it means, and how it can help us!

It also features many opinions presented by members of the Vocalogical Conversations Facebook group. Would you like to join us on future discussions? We all encourage you to join!

Next week, a guest is coming on to discuss resonance with us, an episode that will be chock full of information and insight on the voice! Don’t miss out!

For more, find us at Vocalogical.com, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod.

Happy and healthy singing, everyone!

Source: The Voice Book, Kate DeVore and Starr Cookman


Microphone Madness

Technology surrounds us, and that includes microphones! Today, Vocalogical gets into the history of microphones, how it allows singers to do incredible and crazy things, what the best mics on the market are, and much more.

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Agility of the Voice

Riffs and runs are all around us! What allows us to sing all of the crazy fast parts of a song? Vocal agility! Today, we tackle the what, how, and why of agility, how we can find it in our own voices, and why it’s so important to work on. We also sing through a few exercises that are perfect for getting your voice more agile and ready to go.

For more, join us on Facebook in the Vocalogical Conversations group, Facebook.com/Vocalogical, Vocalogical.com, and on Twitter @VocalogicalPod. Never be afraid to reach out, ask questions, and share your experiences!


Sources: The Techniques of Bel Canto, Giovanni Battista Lamperti

The Structure of Singing, Richard Miller