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    Top 10 Exercises for Your Vocal Health

    As a voice teacher, I've found certain exercises that work well for most singers and help get fast results. Unless noted, they can be used with any scale.

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    Useful iPhone Apps for Singers

    The recent explosion of smartphone apps has included a number of great tools for the singer. We have compiled a list of some of the best iPhone apps for helping vocalists stay in top performing shape.

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    Hitting Those High Notes

    It is no secret that one of the most difficult aspects of singing is hitting the high notes. Good or bad, these notes will usually bring the singer the most attention.

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    Nodules No More

    Vocal nodules are probably the most serious problem a singer or actor can face. Proper training, practice, and lifestyle can help avoid them, but what if a performer already has nodules?

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    How to Handle Vocal Breaks

    One of the more vexing technical challenges for any singer is the dreaded vocal break, that area where notes suddenly become more difficult as the voice tries to transition from the lower to the upper registers.

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    ‘Annie’ Star Lilla Crawford’s Voice Coach Gives Advice for Young Singers

    Badiene Magaziner's students have appeared in many Broadway shows including “Billy Elliot” and “Mary Poppins,” as well as on “American Idol.”

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    Learning to Sight-Sing

    Being asked to sight-sing—sing a piece of music you're unfamiliar with—can strike fear into the heart of even the most experienced vocalist.

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    The Seven Deadly Singing Sins

    As a voice teacher, I have seen students come to my studio with many of the same problems. I have traced quite a few of these problems to a basic group of mistakes and incorrect beliefs.

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    Becoming a Voice Teacher

    The professional life of a performer can be feast or famine. Even the most gifted can have downtime between gigs. Working as a voice teacher can be a good way to keep your finances stable when you're not performing.

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    Transitioning From Opera to Broadway

    Richard Lissemore is a New York–based voice teacher who has had great success in both the classical and Broadway worlds. He has helped students make the shift from classically trained singer to successful musical theater actor.