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female singer

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Christina Aguilera’s Masterclass – Does It Really Work for Vocalists?

A full review of each phase of Christina Aguilera's MasterClass for vocalists!

I am excited to share this new blog series, where I'll be taking Christina Aguilera's MasterClass and applying it to my session singing! Part one of my full review is here, and part two of my full review is here! These posts include all of the videos from my vlog as well.   I've been a long-time Christina fan, pretty much since she first came out. Her vocal power and runs were electric, exciting, inspiring. I studied them and memorized them. When I heard she was doing a MasterClass, I was intrigued. I had heard of Masterclass but had never really[...]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Singers

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for the New Year and the idea of re-setting yourself to start or stop habits. I know most resolutions are arbitrary and people can make or break habits at any time, but there’s something about the spirit of the new year that excites me. As a session singer, I am a full-time business owner. I work freelance and run this blog all by myself, so I’m what the cool kids call a “solopreneur.” I don’t have anyone to answer to, so I have to hold myself accountable. If you’re in the same boat, let’s make some resolutions toget[...]

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What You Should and Shouldn’t Copy from Other Singers

"Copying" another artist is frowned upon, for good reason. I've seen famous singers get angry about cover artists who stole their styling of a song, note-for-note. I've seen established artists turn their nose up at newcomers who sound or look too much like them. No one wants to be copied. However, we all kind of copy off of other singers to a degree. You developed your vocal style based on your early influences and your current favorites, even though your voice is all your own. If you're a new singer or you're looking to change up your singing style, here are[...]

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An Old School Music Survey – Let’s Have Some Fun

A fun music survey to take with friends

Remember surveys from the internet's earlier days? If you're under the age of 400 you might not, but take a knee and listen, kids. We had this archaic social media called Myspace and Live Journal. Surveys were super popular because you could answer questions and post them, allowing people to see your opinions on dumb stuff. You also got to see everyone else's opinions on the same dumb stuff, so it was cool. I found a music survey and I thought, hey, let's go old school today! I'm going to share my thoughts and I'd love to know yours. Feel free to take the surve[...]

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How I Realized I Wanted to be a Professional Session Singer

One session singer's journey from amateur to pro

I’ve talked about this in interviews before, but I realized I didn’t have it anywhere on my blog. Here’s my background and a little info on why I do what I do (and why I love it)!     Getting Started as a Session Singer Technically, I started session singing when I was around 14. My family is very musical, so I had cousins and uncles who were songwriters and owned recording studios. I started singing for songwriters who wrote their own songs but didn’t want to sing themselves. I was a budding songwriter myself but I was more than happy[...]