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Create a Killer Promo Team

Take your music to the next level with professional (or home-grown) team members –says Lisa Popeil

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Plugging in Your Mic: Dos & Dont’s

Thought plugging in your mic was simple? It kinda is. But Wes Maebe reminds us of perils we must avoid.

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9 Ways to Save Your Voice

“There are only two things worthy of your paranoia and that’s your left and right vocal folds. Here are some strategies to keep them happy.” –says Lisa Popeil

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Master The Art of Resonance

You can be in control of your vocal ring, brightness and nasality – says Lisa Popeil

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence – Lisa Popeil

She’s performed live with Frank Zappa and done backing vocals with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic…

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The Secrets to Singing Longevity

89-year-old performing singer Frank Holder shares the insights behind is vocal power.

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Develop Active Posture

‘Amp up’ your voice to its full potential by using the rest of your body – says Dane Chalfin

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Reset Your Tired, Tense Voice

“Singers have been using narrowed vocal tract exercises for hundreds of years, because they automatically do good things to your voice.” -says Kathy Alexander

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Singing Tension: How to Do It Right

Know what should AND what shouldn’t be relaxed when you sing – says Dane Chalfin.

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Sing with Jedi-Like Energy

It’s time to put your singing effort in the right place – says Dane Chalfin.

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Getting it Right and Wrong with Musicians

“Four unexpected lessons with musicians that have been great learning points in my career” –says Beth Trollan

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Sing with Power AND Sustainability

Never let your larynx do all the work – says Dane Chalfin.

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence: Dane Chalfin

He works with major labels, singing stars and aspiring students… meet Dane Chalfin.

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5 Essential Apps for Your Singing Practice

Some simple “tech” can support your vocal goals – says Kim Chandler

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The Secrets of Ad-Libbing

Is ad-libbing something that singers can just do or not do? Kim Chandler explores.

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Perils of the ‘Split Shift’ Singing life

Work during the week and sing on the weekend? You can survive the vocal challenge – says Kim Chandler

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Create Your Vocal ‘Cross Training’ Program

It’s time that we apply solid athletic knowledge to our singing work – says Kim Chandler

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Stage Presence – Your Next Level

Enlarge your comfort zone so that your fans are energized by your performance –says Linda Septien

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence – Kim Chandler

Kim Chandler is a top session singer – and one of the busiest!

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Going with a group: why and how

Matt and I had performed together before, in several a cappella acts. He is a phenomenal beatboxer with great musical chops. But we had both drifted off into solo live-looping as our primary performing outlet.

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Going the Solo Route

She knew the kind of music she loved. She assembled her own set list, learned the songs, found backing tracks, bought a sound system and learned how to operate it, and started booking shows.

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Most Popular Vocal Health & Technique Tips

We announce VoiceCouncil readers’ top choices on keeping their voices in top shape.

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Daniel Trefilio – You Gotta Be cover

Daniel Trefilio shares his cover of ‘You Gotta Be’.

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Don’t be Doug

People like Doug give singers a bad name. Find out how not to be Doug.

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Nicki Minaj Punched Me

Something has been giving Mister Tim nightmares…

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence – Mister Tim

He’s a viral video star, leading innovator in vocal A cappella music and a heavy metal kazoo player.

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Improve Vocal Crescendos – Diminuendos

When you talk you decrease and increase volume to maintain interest. Learn the same with your singing – says Brett Manning

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Improve Singing Flexibility and Range

It’s time to push your vocal exercises with longer scales – says Brett Manning

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Create Easy Vocal Tones

It’s time to erase unnecessary tension with these singing exercises from Brett Manning.

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