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How to Relax Your Speaking Voice as a Singer

We always talk about our singing voices here – but there’s something else we need to talk about: our speaking voice. How we use our “normal speaking voice” can deeply impact our singing voices. There’s so many scenarios that change how we use our speaking voice. From crowded spaces to more animated conversations to whispering…

Why You Need a Strong Vocal Foundation as a Singer: vocal coach Tamara Beatty talks about having a healthy and strong voice

Why You Need a Strong Vocal Foundation as a Singer

This year, I want to help you create a stronger, healthier voice. At the heart of it, a good vocal foundation the best way to do that. If you want a strong vocal foundation, you need vocal stability in a few different key areas of your voice. If you have this type of strength, you…

How much vocal rest can your voice take? Vocal coach Tamara Beatty shares how to regain strength after time off from singing

How Much Vocal Rest Can Your Voice Take?

Let’s talk about vocal rest today! Vocal rest happens when you need to stop singing or take a break from using your voice as a performer. A question I’m asked a lot is HOW long can someone take off before they begin to lose the strength they’ve worked so hard to gain? Today, that’s what…

When Not to Warm Up as a Singer: Vocal Coach Tamara Beatty shares when you might not want to warm up before singing

When Not to Warm Up as a Singer

This week, we’re talking more about vocal warm ups for singers. In recent posts, we’ve talked about how to warm up and why it’s important. But today, I want to share about the instances where a vocal warm up might not be the best thing for you. Crazy, I know! We’re taught early on that…

Improve Your Articulation with a few simple exercises to create better sounds and tone shared by voice coach Tamara Beatty

How to Improve Your Articulation as a Singer

This week, we’re talking about how to improve your articulation as a singer. You might have an idea of what articulation means – a proper sound, clear diction, or extra pronunciation for example. For some styles of music, that’s exactly what you need – to hear every sound clearly. But for many other styles, super…

Pop Styling: How to Create A Moment with Head voice/Falsetto and Chest Voice shared by voice coach Tamara Beatty

Styling for Singers: Creating a Moment with Your Head and Chest Voice

Today, I want to talk about one specific skill to help singers create a moment when they perform. I truly believe that if a singer knows how to use this skill, they’ll be able to create more emotional connection through their performance. Whether you’re in a recording studio, a live performance, or audition, you want…

Chromatic Scale to Improve Your Pitch: a walkthrough video of exercises to improve your pitch as a singer from voice coach Tamara Beatty

Use the Chromatic Scale to Improve Your Pitch: Video Walkthrough for Singers

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the Chromatic Scale to help singers improve their riff skills. Several people tried it and were surprised with how much it helped improve their ear (yay!). They also requested a walkthrough to help with the practice, so that’s what this week’s video is all about! This video was made…

Do vocal warm ups matter? Voice coach Tamara Beatty explains why you should warm up as a singer

Do Vocal Warm Ups Matter? | Tips for Vocal Warm Ups and Understanding How They Help Your Voice!

We’re talking about warm ups today! I’m asked a lot of questions about warm ups by singers: what to do, how to do them effective, how long to do them … the list goes on and on. What you need varies based on what you and your voice need, but we’re going to talk about…

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…