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how long should I warm up before singing? Tamara Beatty explains how long to warm up and what to include for singers

How Long Should I Warm Up Before Singing? | Tips for Vocal Warm Ups for Singers from Voice Coach

“How long should I warm up before singing?” This is a question I get all the time from singers I work with! There are lots of different ideas about warm ups and how long to do them as singers. That’s what we’re talking about today! The first thing I want to say is that there’s so…

how to use the minor pentatonic scale to create better riffs as a singer

Tips to Riff as a Singer: Use the Minor Pentatonic Scale to Practice

Today we’re going to be talking about the minor pentatonic scale! Learning this scale makes everything sound better that we do as performers. While we don’t need to know every single scale as singers, when it comes to improving your pitch and your ear, some scales can be super helpful tools. They’re a great way…

How to get a stronger singing voice: why strong vocal foundation matters shared by vocal coach Tamara Beatty

How to Get a Stronger Singing Voice: Why Your Vocal Foundation Matters

Today, we’re talking about something really important: how to get a stronger singing voice by building your vocal foundation. There’s very few times I’ll ever say you need something as a singer, but a vocal foundation is DEFINITELY one of those must-haves! Especially if you want to tour!!  If you’re wondering why that is, it’s…

Low belly breathing exercise for singers to improve breath control and sound shared by vocal coach and singer Tamara Beatty

Low Belly Breathing Exercise for Singers to Improve Breath Control

I’m sharing one of my favorite easy breathing exercises to focus on your low belly as a singer. In singing, breathing is crucial to our performances. We have to learn how to access breathing more deeply and in a different way than we might for everyday life. Today, I’m sharing my “four tanks” related to…

How Overthinking Impacts Your Performance as as Singer: tips to change your mindset from vocal coach Tamara Beatty

How Overthinking Impacts Your Performance as as Singer

While I was trying to determine the topic of this week’s video, a cool thing happened. I couldn’t decide what to do and was spinning my wheels. So I decided to take a step back and l reached for one of my favorite books: Zen Guitar. I opened up the book and the page I…

What voice coach Tamara Beatty learned from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk while teaching him how to use his voice as a singer

Inspiration and Lessons from Tony Hawk 🛹💕

There’s no two ways about it. Tony Hawk is cool. If you don’t know him, take a quick google search and you’ll see he’s a legend in his field. He’s a skateboarding guru and one of the true founders of the sport. He’s incredible, bold adventurous, highly skilled, and, I’ll say it again, cool. When…

3 Sissy exercises for hardcore belters: tips for singers to build a stronger belt from voice coach Tamara Beatty

3 Exercises to Improve Your Belt

Want to improve your belt voice? If you’re not familiar with this term – it’s basically singing high and strong in your chest voice. Most singers want to be able to belt, or sing powerfully higher up in their range. But many people find that singing this way causes vocal fatigue, and requires forcing or…

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One ‘Must-Know’ Vocal Styling for Pop and Country Singers

In today’s video, we’re focusing on a specific pop vocal styling. It’s one that is EVERYWHERE in pop music! Understanding this styling is important and I want you to feel confident about how you use it. I call it the crackle! But this tiny sound is technically known as a glottal onset. This term may…

Improve your pitch using the chromatic scale as a singer: easy exercises to improve your ear shared by vocal coach Tamara Beatty

Improve Your Pitch with The Chromatic Scale

Today, we’re talking about a subject a lot of singers are interested ini: singing on pitch. While I recently talked about three reasons why you go off pitch when you sing, I wanted to share a simple exercise that will help you be able to train your ear to improve your pitch. This exercise is…

tight jaw relief: an easy pterygoid stretch to do at home

Tight Jaw Relief for Singers: An Easy Pterygoid Stretch You Can Do at Home

As a voice coach, I work with singers to make sure they’re getting the best sound possible every time they sing. One of the most common reasons that singers aren’t getting that free-and-easy sound is because something in their voice or body is tighter than it needs to be. There are so many things that…