There are people who learn how to sing (i.e. they learn the technique) but aren't singers. And then there are people who don't know the technique of singing but are great singers. Am I saying that a singer is born? hmm... YES! 😀 - blunt me! (even if sometimes they don't know it… Continue reading Singers: The Emotional Factor
The random days that I feel in 'low singing form' because I haven't had the time to warm up my voice, I so often find myself starting the gig with a few glitches and unwanted (involuntary, uncontrollable) sounds that disappear gradually as my core muscles warm up during the gig. This means that 15-20 minutes… Continue reading Singers: The Cardio Factor
If you are a singer of worth, you will know about the popular belief that singers - specially classical singers - cannot develop a six-pack figure, because the hardening and tensioning of the abdominal muscles will impede the flexibility to breath deep and therefore sustain the notes steadily for a long time. Also stiffness in… Continue reading The Six-Pack Abs Singer
"My Hips Don't Lie" - says Shakira. And neither do yours! 🙂 Our most powerful energy center is located in the pelvic floor area. Coincidentally (oh, human body, you couldn't be any more perfect!) that is where we come from and where we are created: in the womb, the pelvis, the hips. Yes, sexual… Continue reading Posture: Your Hips don’t Lie
Well... obviously! I always say it to my singing students and to my fitness clients: breathing is the fuel of life! without a good breathing, it's impossible to have a good singing, let alone a healthy cardiovascular system. Breathing is the life force. As you know, our body needs oxygen to function (at least in… Continue reading Does Aerobic exercise improve Singing?