Articles by Greg Barker
OK, so it’s a little cheap to give this post the title of ‘The Secret’…as if it were just ONE THING. Life is too complex to boil things down that way. Yet, I think there’s a way to sum success up – as long we use a paradox. It has taken me four years of [...]
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These common tests are used by vocal teachers all over the world. They do not cover every aspect of singing technique but they do put a few critical areas to the test. Try them now.
“We don’t need no education” packs a powerful lesson –says Greg Barker The other morning my kids were complaining about the school day ahead. This opened up the glorious privilege of introducing them to a part of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’: “We Don’t Need No Education. We Don’t Need No Thought Control…Hey, [...]
What does it take to make your audience remember your singing? We discuss the answers.
Is the sense of pressure and rush eroding your creativity? –asks Greg Barker Simon & Garfunkel knew that the most revealing aspects of our lives happen at the borders. The borders: those parts of our days that do not seem important, that few ever see. That moment when we step out of the door but [...]
I’ve spent much of my working life responding to the requests and needs of those around me. As noble as that can sometimes be, one day my soul told me that I needed to devote more time to my own creative work. For me that involves writing – for you, it might be singing new [...]
His unexpected success reveals a timeless question for all performers. I feel totally vulnerable revealing the name of one of my favorite vocalists. The fact is, he can’t sing. And it gets worse. His musical career has been the subject of searing criticism, numerous parodies, and endless “cheese factor” comments. George Clooney famously said that [...]
The unusual, unorthodox and unfamiliar can penetrate our defenses and move our careers ahead -says Greg Barker