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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…

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…