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  • New Year, New Goal?

    This week we’re looking at your vocal aims for the year ahead.

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  • Your Soundtrack For 2013?

    This week we’re contemplating your soundtrack for 2013.

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  • Dance, Dance Resolution

    When you fully commit to your music, your body will MOVE -says Mister Tim

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  • The Ultimate Holiday Vocal?

    This week we’re looking at the Christmas songs that warm our hearts over the festive season.

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  • A More Natural Performance Life

    Leading creativity coach Eric Maisel aims to help singers past destructive thoughts.

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  • Coaching The Addicted Singer

    Gary Catona explores some challenges of training gifted, yet struggling singers.

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  • Be Your Own Singing Performance Coach

    Leading creativity coach Eric Maisel aims to help singers past destructive thoughts.

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  • Know Who’s Listening to Your Original Songs

    If you’re serious about songwriting, you have to know who you’re writing for. Who is listening to your music? Knowing your audience will help set goals and give you a sense of direction while writing. While you may understand what you’re expressing in a song, ask yourself if your audience will. How will your listeners […]

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  • Singing with Eyes Wide Shut

    To close or not to close: that is the question –says Mark DeLisser

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  • Neil Sedaka – On Staying Creative

    Neil Sedaka takes us into the depths of the songwriting process.

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  • Cashing in or Selling out?

    This week we’re tackling the debate between artistic control and commercial success.

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  • Missing a Piece

    For many songwriters, the music and lyrics don’t come out at the same time. You may have amazing lyrics but no music, or powerful music but no words. When you have one piece of the puzzle don’t settle for a “so so” other half. When those lyrics are matched to the perfect music, it is […]

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  • The Singer As Detective

    Understand your music as if you wrote it yourself –says Mark De-Lisser

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  • Songwriting with Results

    There’s drudgery and there’s magic – says Nik Kershaw

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  • Be Cynical and Quietly Furious

    “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, […]

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  • Talent Show Tryouts

    This week we’re looking at talent show auditions Programs such as the X-factor and American Idol will soon hit our screens worldwide with fresh, exciting new shows. Let’s imagine that you were going to be trying out – we’d like to hear about how you would ensure your talent show audition would stand out from […]

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  • Olympics Closing Song -Your Opinion

    This week we’d like to hear your suggestions for the closing song of the London 2012 Olympics.  This summer the Olympic Games hit the city of London & so far the UK has done it in style. With an opening ceremony featuring performances from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys & Sir Paul McCartney and […]

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  • The Vocalist’s Worst Nightmare

    This week we’re looking at the vocalists battle with illness & injury.  It is the moment that every vocalist dreads: sitting in the specialists office and being told that we have somehow injured the voice. From polyps to nodules and from vocal hemorrhage to Dysphonia it seems there are a thousand ways the vocalist to […]

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  • Technique Vs Emotion

    In the pursuit of vocal ‘excellence’ it is often easy to become obsessed with our technique

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  • Vocalists Who Make It

    Daniel Borch reveals the secrets behind a professional career in music.

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  • Saying Goodbye to Stage Fright?

    This week we’re looking at performance anxiety.  Having the confidence to take those first tentative steps on stage constitutes the first big hurdle of the vocalist journey. There is no doubt about it: the stage is often a daunting and intimidating place but with the right efforts it can also become a place where we […]

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  • Success and Numbers

    What do you need to be “successful enough?” –asks Petra Tool

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  • Your Inspiration

    This week we’re finding out about the music that has inspired you as a vocalist As vocalists we are exposed to countless pieces of music every day, most of which will pass through our lives without us even noticing. However, for reasons often not known to us, there are certain songs and albums that manage […]

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  • Your Dream Duet

    This week we’re looking at collaborations and finding out which singers or artists you would most like to share the stage with. As singers we gain our inspiration from many different places but for many it is the pursuit to sing like our idols that encourages us the most. Lets dream for a second: what if […]

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  • Be a Confident Performer

    There are 4 qualities that all confident singers develop –says Simone Niles

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  • Connect With Your Material

    Learning how to “be” the song is your highest calling –says Simone Niles

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  • The Borders of Your Life

    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 […]

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  • The Unforgettable Vocalist Is…

    To sing the song Or to BE the song - that is the question.

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  • You Don’t Have to Be Shakespeare

    I happen to be a Shakespeare fan, but I like to keep him at the theater. The best songs speak the way we do, with a few clever twists here and there. If you want to say “I love you”, actually saying it might not be the worst idea. While poetry is beautiful, it can […]

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  • NEW Vocal Coach in Residence: Simone Niles

    She’s moved between The Royal Albert Hall and her community choir.

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