Singing Advice

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    Teaching Yourself a Dialect

    Knowing what to listen for, how to break it down, how to practice, and then turning your work into something that will convince a native speaker is not easy to do, at least without a little guidance.

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    8 Elements of a Perfect College Audition Song

    With such high stakes, choosing the right song for your college audition is vital. Here are eight things to consider when making the decision.

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    Juilliard Coach Andrew Wade Gives Emergency Vocal Tips

    There are five parts to Wade's immediate approach: breathing, steaming, drinking water, humming and—just to be certain suspected pharyngitis isn't actually laryngitis—see a physician.

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    5 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Before an Audition

    You have a huge audition tomorrow but your min just cannot rest! Here are five tips to help you sleep easy and win the room!

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    Rescuing Voices

    Dave Stroud is a Los Angeles–based voice teacher who has been called to rescue many a tour or recording session.

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    2 Tests to Determine If You Should Train Today

    Are you stressed or not in good physical shape today? It might not be a good day to practice your craft!

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    Modern Melismas and More

    In contemporary styles such as pop, R&B, and jazz, vocal improvisation is a vital component of an exciting performance. But many well-trained singers can freeze up when asked to improvise.

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    Singing for Actors

    David Coury declares, "The most comprehensive way to get a speaking voice in shape is through singing." That's part of the reason he's known for working with actors who have never sung.

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    Creating Your Commercial Demo

    There are as many types of voiceover demo, but usually, when people ask if you have a voiceover demo, they really mean a commercial voiceover demo.

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    Acting Your 16 Bars

    Musical theater hopefuls sing their 16 carefully chosen bars at open calls. One after another, they belt their highest notes as loud as they can and then...nothing except a thank you.