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One of the most important concepts singers and speaker need to understand is vocal tone. First what is it?
It is the quality and characteristics of the sound of your voice.
What do we use vocal tone for?
Characteristics of vocal tone communicate messages. The vocal tone…
It takes a village of parents, extended family, teachers, directors and counselors to grow a young artist into their full potential. I believe this 'village' should not only develop talent, but also mentor the child's maturation into a hero: a person who will make the world a better…Continue
Most singers have experienced the feeling: You start vocalizing and notice it's ominously more difficult than usual. It doesn't feel like your vocal cords (folds) are inflamed, sore or swollen.. it just feels like something is gunking them up. You, my friend, most probably have too much mucous (commonly known as…Continue
The raspy voice has been a signature sound for some singers with legendary careers. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Bonny Tyler, Macy Gray and Brian Adams are among the artists that come to mind who have successfully used this sound. In many contemporary music genres, a degree of raspiness can add a cool, communicative factor to vocal…Continue
Vocal vibrato can be likened to garlic... some songs/dishes call for more, some less. There are different types. Sometimes you want artichoke garlic, sometimes elephant garlic - sometimes you want faster wave vibrato, sometimes slower. Great cooks will tell you that sometimes you want to chop garlic, sometimes…Continue
singing background vocals at Eclectic Studio, Nashville
Doing your own background vocals on your recording project can be a very good idea, or can limit or even sabotage your project. Here are two big factors that should be…Continue