Sharp singing is when you go for a note but land a little bit too high, which is a hurdle for many singers.
So today I will answer your question: “What do I do if my singing is consistently sharp?”
In this video, you will learn some powerful approaches that will help fix your pitch and make it much more accurate.
Notes are like circles, and your pitch can move up and down the circle. When you’re singing a note, you’re creating a tone that is round. If you’re used to landing sharp, aim at the bottom of the note’s “circle.” This will help “average out” the pitch.
Stay grounded. Literally, stay connected to the ground and remember your lower body! Pitch often reflects your energy and focus. If you're nervous or “floating up” into your head, your pitch can start to drift upward, too. Remember, singing involves your whole body!
Your breath support is your pitch buddy! Thrust your focus...
Learning to play the guitar is hard! I started a couple months ago and now can officially play about 5 chords. (Baby steps are better than no steps.) :)
Now that I’m trying to learn a new instrument, it gave me some insights into what kinds of approaches beginners should take when learning how to sing.
In this video, I’ll show you my best tips and takeaways that will help you grow your singing practice, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced singer.
It’s best to practice in short blocks of time, as often as possible (daily is best). Progress takes time. Make adjustments, internalize new sensations, but know that you might need to sleep on a new skill or technique before it clicks. It’s better to revisit new sensations every day, even if only for a little while, than to practice for several hours once a week.
Take a break sometimes! Take some time, step away, and sleep on it. Know when to call it a day when you’ve exhausted...
When you’re singing, vibrato is that slight oscillation in pitch that varies a note from a straight tone.
In this video, I’ll describe exactly what vibrato feels like and how you can achieve it using some mental adjustments. (Yes, singer buds, it’s primarily a mental process!)
Simply go through these steps to find your own vibrato:
Have you ever listened to your own voice and just thought, “I absolutely hate it. Even frogs sing better than me!”
I know a lot of you have been there. You love to sing, but feel like you suck. So what do you do if you hate your own voice? And how do you get over that?
Here is an 8-minute video to help!
Everyone can shape their own vocal tone! We all have vocal folds that are of a certain thickness, that we genetically inherit. But there is a ton you can do to shape the way you sound! Think of yourself as a vocal chameleon, and feel empowered to know your voice is much more versatile than you might think.
Love yourself and love the process of change. Working on your singing and working on your body means learning to love yourself the way you are now. But if you’re constantly sending negative thoughts to yourself, progress is impossible. So be committed to the path, but do it out of love for your voice, your singing, your instrument, and your body.
Maintaining good vocal health is especially crucial in the winter months! If you've found that your singing just gets harder in the winter, you're not alone, and you're not a weirdo. The combination of cold weather, dry indoor environments, and nasty colds makes singing in winter harder....period!
In this video you'll learn why it's important to:
(1) Sleep with a humidifier next to your bed
(2) Drink tons of water
(3) Bundle up when you go outside!
(4) Warm up in the shower
(5) Take longer to warm up (in general)
Hope this is helpful! Stay healthy, my friends.
After a mini-break from singing tips videos (due to Singing Transformation launch), I'm back!! I'm so excited to be teaching you how to sing "Hello" by Adele because, well, this song ROCKS.
This video starts with a bit of straight-up singing technique to help you engage with breath, and then learn how to let your resonance hit the "bulls-eye" and deliver maximum power and volume.
And then who could forget my weird-as-hell vowel modifications?? Well, they're in there, too, my friends.
These will give you clues about how to shape and aim your sound to make singing the powerful chorus of "Hello" much, much easier.
Leave me a comment to let me know if you like to sing this song, and whether this tutorial was helpful!
Lots of love, Fel
Today's singing tips video is in direct response to a question I get all the time.
"Fel, can everyone sing? Or only the chosen few??"
Be sure to watch for my answer -- and I'll also describe some recent cool articles / studies about this very topic that are VERY encouraging for singers.
If this topic interests you -- or if you're a singer, at any level, looking to improve your process and truly maximize your potential -- be sure to sign up for my FREE webinar on 10/11/15 which explores this topic more fully and helps you (1) uncover your singer potential, (2) learn the PROCESS behind true singer progress, (3) integrate your mind, body, and emotions for awesome singing, (4) much more!!
To sign up for the webinar is click here.
**Editors Note: As of August 2017 Felicia is no longer offering Singing Transformation.**
P.S. If you know someone who gets discouraged easily or who has been told they just "don't have what it takes," be sure...
Hi friends! My latest singing tips video is short 'n' simple and offers a really easy way that you can take your singing practice into your own hands - and make huge progress, fast.
When it comes to learning and teaching yourself how to sing, it's all about harnessing the power of VISUAL CUES and "face shapes."
Singing can be super confusing if you think of it as an infinite number of sounds and possibilities. But if, instead, you memorize (1) where you feel the sound in your face, (2) and what that shape "looks like" to you in your mind, you'll start to internalize and memorize technique MUCH MUCH FASTER!
It also gives you an excuse to watch tons of YouTube videos of singers performing - oftentimes the way their faces LOOK can give you valuable clues about their singing technique and how they're creating their singer sound.
Hope this is helpful!
Ahoy there, singers!
My latest singing tips video breaks down and teaches you how to sing "Somebody to Love" by Queen! Trying to sing like Freddie Mercury can at first seem like an epic challenge, but it's my job to help you break it down and find some easy, effective strategies for approaching this song.
In this video you'll learn:
(1) How to break down the song "Somebody to Love" in stages so it's easier to sing
(2) Some key vowel and lyric modifications that are going to help you sing higher without tensing or cutting off the sound
(3) Tips for getting your head voice to be stronger, louder, more focused and powerful
(4) Tips for contrasting that head voice with a full, impressive belt sound, since belting is perfect for rock singing (like Queen)
I hope you enjoy this video! Let me know how your practice goes, or if you find these tips helpful.
This video is a sick-singer's guide to staying healthy when you're not feeling 100%. How much should you practice (or not practice) while you're sick, and how can you tell if it's the type of sickness that can support some gentle warmups?
This video is all about sick singing and how to avoid making the mistake of over singing when your sinuses are blocked or your throat isn't cooperating.
Lots of you have asked me, what's the best way to sing with a sore throat?
Unfortunately, the answer is....don't. Singing with a sore throat is a definite no-no.
Phlegm, a blocked sinus, and other symptoms have a bit more grey area, which I'll explain in the video.
And when you're bed ridden or feeling sick and you want to still practice your singing, the best way to stay in touch is to do some simple breath exercises or lip trills.
I hope this video is helpful! Don't get down on yourself when you're sick. The best thing you can do as a singer is not to attempt strained or uncomfortable "sick...