By Lars Rosager
When a musician chooses to perform a notated piece, the notation most often undergoes some sort of customization. I have alluded to how memorizing a piece of music may open the door to impromptu stylings in my previous blog article, “Bringing the Music Off the Page: Tips for Memorization.” Continuing from the discussion on memorization, I will introduce the beginning-to-intermediate music student to melodic embellishment. After reading this brief introduction, you will know enough to begin applying the basic concepts in your singing practice.
By Matt Pierce
Have you ever seen a celebrity dance and sing through an entire set of songs and wonder just how they are doing it? Beyoncé is a great example of someone with incredible stamina for singing and dancing, but even rock stars like Sebastian Bach used to run around the entire stage while singing incredibly difficult songs. If this has always seemed really impressive to you, but you’ve never really been sure how to reach that level, then I have two words for you: cardio singing. I’ll walk you through a few simple approaches to add to your singing routine that will help you build some serious vocal power and stamina.