The big question: does fat help you sing better? Why so many operatic singers are obese? One of my first articles here wanted to address this issue, but I want to dive deeper and show you my opinion from energetic and physical perspectives. My take on the subject is: Fat does not make you a… Continue reading Fat Singer or Fit Singer?
This is a continuation of Breathing Exercises. Lie down on a comfortable flat surface (use a mat preferably). Make sure you minimize the gap between your waist and the floor, and between the back of your neck and the floor (feel your spine lengthening). Allow yourself to relax as if you were going to fall… Continue reading Breathing Exercises 2
It's the question that I have been asked over and over again throughout the years. My answer (instinctively, at first, and experimentally proven later) has always been: YES, YOU CAN. Think of it this way: can someone with no knowledge/skill on how to make ceramic pots, make ceramic pots? yes they can, as long as… Continue reading Can everyone sing (in tune)?
As much as we humans like to see ourselves as free-willed beings and with capability of choice (which we also have if we follow our truth), we are pretty much creatures of habit in our basic behaviours. We are quite predictable. And I guess that justifies our instinctual nature. Things like waking up, eating, going… Continue reading Habits & Routines
As a singer (and person), you need a lot of this. Why? Because your most fantastic improvisations and creations will come from your inside world. Feeding it is imperative. As a creator, your inner world is bigger than your outside reality and you must realize (like I did) that this one is a feature that… Continue reading Your Inner World
That which touches the heart is never boring. Even if it is repeated over and over again. We always come to the same truth: it's essence what matters, not the stories themselves, nor the clothes, nor the letters, nor the make-up. But the essence. When you sing a song which is not yours, do… Continue reading Singers’ Essence & Substance
This is such a broad concept to elaborate, why do I get myself in trouble this way? 🙂 Life's purpose is to be happy (for most people, anyway). Singing and Moving (either through exercise, dance, gardening, farming, sports, etc) are two activities that make us happier. They are two expressions of being human that make… Continue reading Healing through Singing & Movement
I couldn't have resumed my whole life in better three words than these, and what a pleasant surprise to discover that the 3 of them are not only closely linked (as I've always said, they are all branches of the same tree), but also now it's been scientifically researched that having lucid dreams about singing… Continue reading Dreaming, Singing & Exercise
*Preparation of the space is the preparation of the mind, whether you are rehearsing with your band, practising your voice or doing your fitness routine.* Space. The space where you carry out your exercises has a massive impact on the quality of your results. I remember when I started living on my own, in an… Continue reading Practice & Environment
I was about to update my music website (www.gracimusic.com) and then the thoughts that led to this article came to mind. So here are my personal experiences with these aspects of the singing business, and hopefully will serve as advice to whoever wants to take it on board. Biographies & Promos Intending to renew my… Continue reading Singing & Prestige
It's the singer's plight. How to hold on to the notes and phrase the lines smoothly with perfect support / breath control while doing a bouncy choreography. But that's why you got SingersFit! 🙂 There are no shortcuts here. The key is a strong core/abdominal wall and lots of practice of breathing / support exercises.… Continue reading How to move & sing on stage without having a shaky voice