Ep. 84 “Vocal Embouchure - The Many Faces Of Singing”
You may have noticed that singers make all kinds of crazy faces when they sing. But, you may not have considered the many ways that facial shapes impact the resonance and sound of the singing voice. In Episode 84, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the nuances of Vocal Embouchure and vastly expand your horizons as a vocal stylist.
Ep. 83 “How To Sing From The Diaphragm - Vocal MythBusters I”
For generations, singers have been told to “Sing from the Diaphragm” and not from the throat. This is one of the most common vocal tips given by voice teachers, choral directors, and even well-meaning family and friends. There’s just one problem… it’s IMPOSSIBLE. In Ep. 83, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney busts this greatest of all vocal myths and sets vocalists on a path for breathing success!
Ep. 82 "How To Not Strain Your Voice (Or Your Soul)"
Many singers complain of vocal strain or are told they are straining their voices. This can lead to limitations, problems, and even damage. In Episode 82, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses the specifics of strain in singing and what can be done to fix this. Unburden your voice and also your soul!
Preparing For Your Best Audition: An Actor’s Checklist
Auditioning. The word strikes fear in every actor, seasoned and amateur alike. However, this doesn't have to be the case. While some nerves are to be expected (it’s an audition after all), with the right amount of preparation, fear of auditioning can be a thing of the past…or at least more manageable.
Ep. 81 "My Voice Sounds Bad To Me (Except In The Shower)"
Most of us don’t like to hear ourselves back on recordings. Even if we are told our singing voices are beautiful, we still cringe when we hear ourselves. But why? In Episode 81, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores the causes of this common tendency. Also, what we can do to start to finally love our voices!
Ep. 80 "The OO Vowel - A High Note’s Best Friend"
The OO Vowel is one of the most extreme vowels in all of singing. While it can help with singing high notes more than any other vowel, it also poses some challenges. In Episode 80, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers vocal tips and exercises for navigating this elusive vowel. In the process, you’ll extend your singing range and learn a few new vocal techniques.
Ep. 79 "Healthy Speaking For Singing and Life"
A healthy, clear speaking voice can benefit your social life, your professional life, your confidence, and your singing. But, what if you don’t like the sound of your speaking voice? In Episode 79, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives 7 Speech Tips to help you free your speaking voice. We trust you will feel more like yourself then ever before!
Ep. 78 "Messa Di Voce - To Indeed Be A ‘God’"
Messa Di Voce is one of the most difficult and exciting singing skills. Singers who master this ability literally sound “divine”! In Episode 78, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about how to sing Messa Di Voce and offers tips and exercises for mastering this skill.
Ep. 77 "What is Vocal TWANG?"
Vocal TWANG may not be pretty. But, it is one of the best things that singers can do for their vocal improvement. In Episode 77, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses TWANG in singing and it’s many benefits. He offers vocal tips and exercises to help you find the bright ringing quality that may be missing from your voice!
Signs that you might be vocally fatigued
The voice is the only instrument that is apart the human body (unless you count clapping your hands as percussion!!). So it makes sense that the instrument is the entire body, not just the larynx alone. Everything from body alignment, respiratory system, the larynx, vocal tract, not to mention the brain are involved in this high level athletic coordination!