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New Singing Lesson Live on Youtube

Monday, January 6th, 2014

New singing lesson online specifically dealing with glottal attacks and how to work towards preventing them from happening in your singing without intent. I’ve recently been doing videos that were more practice oriented in that there wasn’t a terrible amount of talking and instruction, just a lot of singing. In this video I talk about what a glottal attack is, demonstrate it, and then give you some exercises you can work on. Most male singers should be able to use the video directly, but female vocalists may need to transcribe the exercises in order to be in a comfortable range of their voices. As always, if you would like me to do the exercises in a key that is easier for you, just let me know!

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New Voice Lessons – Free on Youtube

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I’m a big fan of free things. I mean seriously, who isn’t? Actually, I think I have to take that back. Frequently there are ‘free’ things on the internet that require email addresses, phone numbers, or access to everything you have on Facebook. Other times, there are ‘free’ things that take up more space and or time than they’re worth, like the end table that your Great Aunt insists you take home with you from visiting. I once had a co-worker who must’ve thought I was unable to cook for myself. At the time I was a bachelor, and frequently she would very kindly give me bags of pre-cooked meat. I appreciated the sentiment, but I often didn’t actually eat what she gave me. The one time I did, I definitely regretted it.

But I digress. As a voice teacher, I have this idea that the more people know, the better we’ll all sing, and in some way this pays homage to those who have helped me in the past who required no renumeration. That being said, I often went to them for a few lessons after those freebies, so maybe it all came out in the wash anyway.

I did these four videos to help people warm up their voices before gigs or recording sessions. Whatever really. They are in four categories, low and high male, and low and high female. There should be one that roughly corresponds to your vocal range. Use them on youtube as much as you want, there are no advertisements that I have placed on them, so they should be pretty distraction free. If you find yourself using them a lot though, please consider buying them off of iTunes or wherever you buy your online media.


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New Videos Up Soon!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

As many of you are aware I recently moved to England, and it’s taken me a bit of time to get settled in and back to producing more voice teaching videos. I am happy to announce that I just finished a series of four videos that will be available shortly, for free (as always!) on youtube. It’s a general warm up series that I think is pretty comprehensive. Check back for the release.

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Inspiration from Joss Whedon

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

I find it kind of humorous when you realize you’re a fan of a writer or producer and you didn’t know it. This is what happened to me with Joss Whedon. I was never a fan of ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’ when it was in production, it took my wife to introduce me to the wonder and humour of this fantastic series that Whedon created many years later. He’s a film creator who has taken on so many roles, now including his own production company, that it’s really hard to say exactly what he does, but that’s not for this post anyway. This article about his ability to get things done was shared with me, and I felt it appropriate to pass it along here. Enjoy!

Getting Things Done – Joss Whedon

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Amanda Palmer; music and the connection that we can create.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

I have to say that I find this presentation extremely touching. As an artist, we hope to reach the people that will find the same or similar substance in the music that we create the we ourselves do. In the ever changing, and ever rapidly changing landscape of the online music world, Amanda Palmer brings a thought forward about how we as artists can better reach and engage those that enjoy what we do. When anything can be ripped and burned, what is the point any longer of ‘selling’ music, when with social media, we can give it away and ask for help. This talk is interesting at the very least, touching and heart warming, in my opinion.

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Sweet Angel, from the Atlanticean now Live on Youtube!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

My latest release from the Live at the Berkeley Piano Club sessions is now live on youtube! Check it out!

In addition, I am proud to announce that I am now an Internationally recognized teacher of voice by the largest voice teaching body in the world, NATS

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New Video online at Youtube

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The latest video from my album, ‘The Atlanticean’ is now available on youtube. Enjoy!

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I know my website is about voice teaching, but the voice is hardly the only place that one can find inspiration. I found this version of Bohemian Rhapsody recently, and had to share it here. His playing is subtle and agile in all respects, and the performance is as emotionally satisfying as it is technically impressive. I might also add, his arrangement is wonderful as well, incorporating both melodic and harmonic elements in good measure. Enjoy!

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Voice Lesson

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

This youtube tutorial discusses and has exercises to work on developing consistent resonance between all vowel sounds. Part 1 is pitched appropriate for male chest vocals, part 2 can be used as passagio practice for male vocals, or chest voice for female vocals.

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Free Voice Lesson online

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and never really found the format for how I wanted to do it. I tried doing audio lessons, briefly, but didn’t really feel like they conveyed all the information I wanted to convey, and they were really labor intensive.

This first lesson is the beginning of a series of concise free lessons that I’ll be posting to youtube. They’re meant to be very to the point with brief descriptions and very focused topics. The Lip Trill is an exercise that gets used extensively by voice teachers to help clients expand their range, track how well they’re managing airflow, and work on musical ideas while saving their voice. It’s my pleasure to kick this off with a tutorial working on it.

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