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
Is it just me or do you find yourselves supernaturally energetic when you ladies are on your period? On equal measure, I feel my senses significantly heightened, my mind is hyper-sensitive and I have all sorts of perceptions from everywhere at the same time that I normally don't have. This leads me to overthinking, overanalyzing… Continue reading Periods & Performance
What and How you Wear it, matters. I've always been pretty normal in my dress sense, not necessarily paying attention to brands or trends as long as I liked it and fitted nicely. I was never influenced by what everyone else was wearing, and on the other hand I was also unique for that very… Continue reading Singers & Aesthetics
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
The following is some brainstorming that has just popped into my thinking. I might mix concepts here, so excuse my confusion and hopefully it will trigger something in you 🙂 Do you follow your intuition when you are doing a workout or when doing your vocal exercises, or is it your mind/logical thinking/conditioned learning (it's… Continue reading Following your Intuition
Many useful articles have been written about what are the best foods to be taken when a singer has a sore throat / cold / flu / hoarse voice. So I am probably not going to say anything completely new here. However, the following tips might be of help, as they're solely based on my… Continue reading Remedies for Singers
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