In today's video we'll explore the question:
What separates a good singer from a GREAT singer?
The answer, in my opinion, is musical phrasing.
If you've ever written to me and said:
Fel, when I sing a song I become very overcome with feeling and want to cry, and then I lose my technique.
Fel, how do I show real emotion when I sing?
-- then the following process will serve you incredibly well.
But first, a quick story . . .
This past Friday I attended a business conference, and in one of our small group exercises, I started crying.
My attempt at a "business suit"
If that sounds weird, it's because it kind of is. But this was no ordinary business conference. The goal of our group exercise was to relive a past memory and to hold the feeling of that memory in our bodies.
(Among other things, one greater goal of the conference was to expand our consciousness, to learn to hold feelings, and to use these skills in the service of creating...
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...
My latest singing tips video is all about how to sing high notes!
In the realm of singing, high notes are one of those things that have almost mythical status - they can be intimidating, scary, and mentally very troubling for singers, which, in turn, compromises vocal technique.
But knowing how to sing properly when it's time for those "money moments" is simpler than you think (although "simple," doesn't always mean "easy"). (But don't worry -- I gotcha covered.)
In this video, I'll give you my top 3 tips for how to sing high notes like a pro, including:
Remember, high notes aren't really any more "special" or concerning than other notes. So it's important not to think of them as "separate" from the notes surrounding them. The mental side of this technique is just as important as the...
My newest singing tips video gives you 3 suggestions (+ 1 bonus tip) for how to relax your tongue and get it to stay neutral while you're singing!
Two ways to gauge tongue tension are:
(1) how your voice sounds (do you sound like Kermit the Frog?)
(2) How your throat or neck feels (dull pains along your jaw or at the top of your voice box).
If you have tongue tension or a tense tongue, fear not! 3 easy triggers to get your tongue to chill include:
(1) Thinking "UH" while you sing
(2) Pretending you're drunk (not kidding)
(3) Practicing a "conversational" version of your song or warmup
And as a bonus tip? Don't make an enemy out of your tongue! As a singer, it does more harm than good to be stressed out about the body part that's causing you tension. Instead, think positively about your tongue, remember that it's just trying to help, and eventually it will learn to back off and stay out of the equation.