Hydration and the vocal folds

But what if I'm wrong? [a 10-minute read] “I learned something new from someone’s course last week and I’m happy with it. Now I’ve come to your course this week and you’ve told me something different. It doesn’t match what I learned last week. Who’s wrong, me, them or you?” A topic came up on our [...]

What magicians can teach us about vocal pedagogy

Rabbits live in top hats People store coins behind their ears You can saw people in half without hurting them. Magicians rely on fooling us and making us, for a split second, doubt our own eyes and beliefs. They do it consciously. It’s a trick, there’s a gasp and a round of applause. When does magic [...]

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If only

If only... We all have if onlys. If only my career had taken this turn? If only I’d had a relationship with that person? If only I hadn’t had this accident? If only I’d made a different decision? I have a very strong if only. When I was 9 I won a choral scholarship to Kings [...]

By |2021-05-07T16:52:17+01:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thought spirals, impostor syndrome and an octopus

I want to share this article on impostor syndrome, thought spirals and an octopus on your face. Welcome to the world of spin. Oh, and wildly overblown confidence for effect. Many people in the entertainment and training industries suffer from impostor syndrome to a greater or lesser degree. They see others on social media proclaiming how [...]

Podcast Series 2 episode 1 What’s in your mug

In the first of a new series of the #ThisIsAVoice podcast, Gillyanne and Jeremy open 2021 with a chat about tea, purpose, happiness and coffins They share more on their legacy and how to incorporate legacy into your life, why they stopped selling books, Konmari-ing Vocal Process and getting rid of 1900 dead people. They also [...]

Podcast 14 – More SOVT AMAs part 2

We had so much material on SOVT straw techniques and AMAs that we had to split it in 2! Here is SOVT Singing Straw creator Oren Boder's return visit, part 2. All three of us answer questions on: Athletic vocal exercises - what does that mean? The difference between athletic, therapeutic and agility SOVT work A/C [...]

Podcast 13 – More SOVT AMAs part 1

By popular demand, #SOVT expert Oren Boder, creator of the SOVT Singing Straw, is back! We had so many more AMAs for Oren following our SOVT Workshop together that we invited him back for SOVT AMAs part 2 (part 1). In part 1 of this two-part return, Oren, Gillyanne and Jeremy answer questions on: what SOVT [...]

What is pitch?

When Gillyanne and I were writing our book This Is A Voice, this question appeared in an email from our (non-musician) editor. And it got me thinking. What is pitch and how do we think of it? In the acoustic/scientific sense pitch is defined as something creating noise that has a regular number of vibrations per [...]

By |2021-02-15T12:59:52+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Free Stuff|Tags: , , , , |26 Comments

Podcast 12 -James Sills Do Sing Sofa Singers

Choral leader, author, forest bather and creator of Sofa Singers, James Sills joins us for Podcast 12 The paradox of needing to sing together but being prevented by Covid19 and Lockdown Harmony and community and how they counter the sweeping epidemic of loneliness How Sofa Singers began and the crazy explosion of interest James's own history [...]

Changing your genre

Help on changing your genre Back in 2014 I wrote an article for The Music Teacher magazine on changing your vocal style. It's now part of my book "Why Do I Need A Vocal Coach" (you can get a copy here). Gillyanne and I also created an online training Webinar on a similar theme called Changing [...]

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