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Crystal Healing Therapy for Singers – Does It Work?

Does crystal therapy work for singers? An expert weighs in

I'm excited to share this new adventure with you! As you know, I'm a fan of trying new things to see if they will benefit singers. I've always been curious about different kinds of alternative therapy, and today I'm getting into a series on crystal healing. Crystals have been used for various treatments and therapies for at least 6,000 years. Almost every ancient culture has used crysta[...]

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The Complete Christina Aguilera MasterClass Review – for Vocalists

A Complete Review of the Christina Aguilera MasterClass!

This is the second half of a series where I take and review Christina Aguilera's MasterClass. If you want to see the others, check out my intro explaining the course here and Part 1 of the review here!  I'm finished with the course, you guys! I'm excited to share all I've learned with you and my final verdict. If you want to take the class for yourself, here is my link to the course![...]

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Preparing For a Live Performance: My Personal Steps

How I prepare for a live singing performance

YOU GUYS! I am so nervous right now. A few weeks ago, I received an email from David Bash of the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival. He found my profile on BandCamp and asked if I would be willing to play Detroit’s IPO festival. I would be stupid to say no, so I said yes! I’ll be performing an acoustic set at Detroit’s International Pop Fest on Friday, April 13th at 8 p[...]

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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[...]

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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 t[...]

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I Tried Cupping Therapy to See if it Would Improve My Singing

Can Cupping Therapy help Singers? Find out here!

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where cups are suctioned onto the skin for various (but unproven) benefits. The practice dates back to 3,000 B.C. and has reportedly been used by Egyptians, Grecians and Chinese, although most people associate it primarily with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping Therapy is performed with either glass cups which are heated to in[...]

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Singers on Airplanes: 4 Tips to Keep Your Voice Healthy While Flying

I hate flying. I hate flying more than I hate driving for 18 hours straight (and I hate driving too, so that says a lot). It’s the hustle and anxiety of getting through the TSA line, the overwhelm of the crowds in the airport, and once you reach the end, you’re now in a tin can flying literally tens of thousands of feet in the air. It makes me lightheaded just to think about it. Luck[...]

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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 o[...]

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6 Reasons for Songwriters to Hire A Session Singer

Why a pro session singer is better than a great performer for your recording project

I hear this all the time: "Eh, I'll just do it myself, I have a decent voice." "My cousin sings well, everyone tells her she's great, she can do it!" "Why should I pay someone when I can get my neighbor to do it for free?" Well my friends, I have some responses to all of these and more! What is a Session Singer? Let's get the definition down before we go any further. A session singer[...]