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Good Vocal Technique

Performing with emotion is essential for a good live performance, but one cannot sustain emotional performances without good vocal technique. Good vocal technique is the only way a singer with a demanding schedule can sustain a successful career in performance.

Good vocal technique involves focus on vocal placement or resonance, registration and formant, vocal and physical posture, support (destroying the myth of using your diaphragm for support), idiomatic expression, and myriad other issues. These concepts are often difficult to grasp initially, but the reward is worth the effort. When I teach voice lessons, we move through each of these concepts carefully and thoroughly, taking as much time as we need to master each aspect of good vocal technique. In truth, the work of mastery is never finished; as a vocalist, you should always be thinking about ways to create better resonance and facilitate greater sounds.

There is a significant difference between natural ability and learned skill. Average singers believe they are talented enough to achieve their goal simply because of natural ability; they believe they don’t have to work on achieving good vocal technique because the talent they have is “good enough.” Only exceptional musicians have realized the need to work diligently to improve their skill to reach clear, measurable goals. I have seen many musicians with limited natural talent attain lofty singing and performing goals by working diligently and persistently on to complement effective application of emotion with good vocal technique. There is no substitute for hard work.

A singer with the simple goal to “learn how to sing” lacks clarity. To learn more about how to use good vocal technique to become the best singer you can be, contact the Brian Schexnayder Vocal Studio today. Let me help you hone your skill and perfect your craft.

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