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What Have I Learned in 2011?

I have had quite a year when it comes to singing jazz. I think about where I was when 2011 started. I knew what I wanted to do, but had a hard time figuring out how to get there. Here is a synopsis of my take-aways. Working with a combo – I have been with the […]

Chest Voice vs. Head Voice

I’ve been singing for a long, long time. My first solo was when I was five years old, in kindergarden. Our class was singing “Spoon Full of Sugar” from “Mary Poppins.” I was five years old, and my teacher said, “Mary, you have such a pretty voice.” Long story short, I sang by myself for […]

My assumptions were correct . . .

The breath thing was right on target. I just returned from a week in Louisville, KY, where I was required to go for my day job. I didn’t get a chance to practice while I was there – no piano, lots of connecting with people, etc. But I listened! Today, I practiced Meditation and How […]

Breath

Today, I was listening to my Jazz Band Masterclass play list, and All Blues by Inga Swearingen started to play. As I listened to the haunting long tones, the thought occured to me that I really need to pay attention to my breath when I sing. And all of the information and techniques from my […]