Michelle Ostrove Vocal & Piano Studio

VOCAL TECHNIQUE IS A LIFELONG PROCESS

Good vocal technique when singing involves a combination of proper breathing, posture, resonance, and articulation. A great singer is always trying to improve their vocal technique. Just when you think you’ve got it all right, you find something else in your technique that needs improvement. Remember that vocal technique is a lifelong learning process, so be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey of discovering and developing your unique voice. Additionally, consider working with a vocal coach or taking voice…

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WHAT IS VOWEL MODIFICATION?

Vowel modification is a technique used in singing to adjust the shape of the vocal tract, specifically the mouth and throat. This helps to achieve better resonance and sound quality. Particularly when transitioning between different vocal registers or singing high notes. Here’s how it works: Working with a vocal coach can help you learn proper vowel modification techniques and how to apply them effectively in your singing. They can provide personalized feedback and guidance to improve your vocal performance. #michelleostrovevocalandpianostudio…

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN “ENGAGE YOUR DIAPHRAGM”

Engaging your diaphragm is a key aspect of proper breathing technique for singing. The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle located below the lungs. When you engage your diaphragm, you are using your diaphragm to control the flow of air in and out of your lungs. Here’s what it means to engage your diaphragm when singing: Engaging your diaphragm is a skill that takes practice to master, but is it essential for singing with control, power, and stamina. Working with…

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PROPER BREATH SUPPORT

Proper breath support is essential for singing with control, power, and endurance. It involves using the diaphragm and surrounding muscles to control the flow of air from the lungs, providing the necessary support for the voice. Here’s a breakdown of proper breath support when singing: Proper breath support takes practice to master. Working with a vocal coach can help you develop the skills and techniques needed to improve your breath control and support while singing. #michelleostrovevocalandpianostudio #voicelessons #singinglessons #pianolessons #vocalcoach…

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TECHNIQUES FOR BLENDING REGISTERS

Register blending in singing is a technique used to seamlessly transition between different vocal registers. There are three registers, chest voice, middle voice and head voice. Mastering register blending can greatly enhance a singer’s ability to deliver a dynamic and emotive performance. Why Blending Registers? Blending registers allows singer to achieve a seamless transition between different parts of their vocal range. This creates a more cohesive and pleasing sound when singing. It also helps avoid noticeable breaks or shifts in…

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WHAT IS SINGING WITH A MIXED VOICE?

Singing with a mixed voice is like unlocking a secret weapon in your vocal arsenal. It’s the ability to seamlessly blend the qualities of your chest voice and head voice, resulting in a rich and powerful sound that’s both expressive and versatile. Whether you’re belting out high notes with ease or adding warmth and depth to your lower register, mastering the mixed voice can elevate your singing to new heights. In this blog, we’ll explore what the mixed voice is,…

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PATHWAY TO GOOD VOCAL TECHNIQUE

Singing is more than just hitting the right notes. It’s about expressing emotions, telling stories and connecting with your audience. However, achieving vocal excellence requires good vocal technique and a deep understanding of how to harness the power of your voice effectively.  To really unleash your vocal potential and sing with good vocal technique you need breath support, vocal resonance, relaxation and proper posture. Let’s look at these key steps to help you get on the right track. Breath Support:…

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HOW TO STOP SINGING FROM THE THROAT

How do you know if you are singing from the throat? Do you feel any strain when you are singing? Does your throat feel irritated after singing? Singing should never cause pain or strain. You cannot fix a problem unless you know it exists. Here are a few ways to determine if you’re singing from you throat and how to address it: To address singing from the throat and develop proper vocal technique: To be an excellent and strong singer…

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SINGING WITH TECHNIQUE OR EMOTION

Technique is a skillful way of executing a song, whether it is singing or playing the piano. Technique deals with the concept of tone, musicality and expression in your performance. While emotion is feeling the song and conveying those emotions to your audience. So, which is more important? Both are extremely important when singing a song. Without technique a singer can cause damage to their vocal cords. Good technique provides a strong solid foundation in which to sing. You can…

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STAGE PRESENCES

Stage presence is a combination of energy, charm and charisma. Your visual appearance, body language and charismatic presentation will fire up the audience. I’m sure you have heard the say “dress to impress” or “dress for the position you want,” but these are wise words. How you present yourself to others matters. First impressions leave lasting memories. How do you want the audience to perceive you as an artist? When you come out on the stage, bring your confidence, swagger…

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