If you missed my live YouTube lesson on June 29, 2017 you can still watch it! I'll leave it here for a limited time.
The topic is: What separates AVERAGE singers from AWESOME singers?
(Psst! I even sing a song I write at the end.)
I've got lots more free trainings coming up, including a re-release of my 90-minute voice lesson series called Unlock Your True Singing Potential: Yes, My Dude, You Can Become a Good Singer.
The ONLY way to get notified of these events is to be on my mailing list for Singing Transformation, my elite training program.
**Editors Note: As of August 2017 Felicia is no longer offering Singing Transformation.**
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, I don't mean the holidays....
I mean: it's time for my Singing Survey and Skype Lottery! Woooooo!
Can you lend 3 minutes to answer my quick survey?
Every year I revise my elite 8-week training program Singing Transformation directly from your singer feedback. Singing Transformation is my "teaching opus" -- my mondo fun and cool singing course designed to teach CONFIDENCE and CONSISTENCY in a truly epic and comprehensive way.
The best part: I add to it every year, and use your comments to help shape (1) the way I teach, (2) what I teach. Plus, I'll use your feedback for all of my future courses / videos / teaching topics.
The more I can get to know you, the better I'll be able to help you. :)
Extra cool part? If you complete the survey you'll be in the running to get a free Skype session / convo with me -- I'll be picking 3 singers to chat with from all those who enter.*
Hey, great idea! Here are the instructions.
This video is about my favorite singing "hack" - modified lyrics! This easy singing tip will give you the most bang for your buck, even (especially) if you're a beginner.
If you've watched my "How to Sing Chandelier by Sia" video, or any others in my pop song series, you know that I like to take regular English words and translate lyrics into singer-friendly vowels. Why? It can do WONDERS for your singing.
When you rewrite singing lyrics with more "open" vowels, which are easier and more resonant to sing, they become a million times easier for singers to tackle.
What's more, it makes your singing tone less closed or pinched, and more open, rich, and resonant.
I get tons of requests to translate specific songs, which I will keep doing in future, but I also wanted to give you my guidelines so that you can do it for any song that you like to sing!
Be sure to download my .PDF summary so you can check out the best singer vowel translations and start singing in with a more open,...
About two months ago, I was singing some warmup scales, and my voice just STOPPED WORKING.
The higher I got, the more I felt stuck.
I took a moment, reset, and tried again.
Same weird thing!
Even worse, this second time through, I could feel my throat compensating, trying to push the notes up rather than feel them float out easily, effortlessly.
Crap, I thought. What the heck is going on?
Trying not to get too hard on myself, I took an inventory of my body and how I was feeling.
Breathing? (I took a deep breath and did a quick hiss exercise, counting to 45 seconds.)
No tension in my lower back? (I draped over in rag doll pose, and let my body hang.)
Tongue relaxed? (I opened my mouth and stuck out my tongue. Then I flicked my tongue back and forth like a snake tasting the air.)
Third time’s the charm…
I did the scale again.
What the f(*&$%(*???
Then, luckily, I remembered a tidbit from a voice lesson I had about 8 years...
Singer friends! I would love your help with a quick “singer survey” (below). If you complete it, you’ll be eligible to Skype chat with me (totally optional…but I hope you'll be into it, as I love talking with you guys!)
Quick background: I’m always revising my elite training course Singing Transformation: 360 Degrees of Vocal Training. As of now, this course only opens 2X per year, because I put lots of time and attention into the curriculum and course experience.
This course represents me as a teacher and is very comprehensive, designed to grow you into a CONFIDENT and self-sufficient singer. It was developed directly from singer feedback (a.k.a. you guys!) and twice per year I re-open and update the course to reflect surveys and feedback, exactly like this one.
NOTE: At the end of this form is an opt-in to be eligible for a one-on-one interview with me. Be sure to check YES if you’d be interested in some one-on-one Skype time...
In case you haven't heard, my new mega singing course SINGING TRANSFORMATION: 360 DEGREES OF VOCAL TRAINING is open for enrollment this week!!
I want to quickly answer 3 of your top singing questions that keep popping up during this week of Singing Transformation enrollment --
1. How do I know if I'm singing with my OWN voice?
You already know the answer to this one: if you love singing and have some practice under your belt, you already have a voice! Done! Congrats! You have a voice!!
But here's the KEY -- to stop fighting against your sound. The best singing is the EASIEST singing. No joke. We don't need tricks or compensations. We just need to get out of the way and make way for our sound to resonate.
And we do that through: (1) supported breath, (2) a relaxed body, (3) mental visualizations that help you ready, aim, fire your sound so it hits EVERY TIME. No mystery, no surprises. It all just comes from practice, and a plan.
2. No matter how much I practice,...
Hi singer friends!! I've just finished my latest singing tips video, this time breaking down "Chandelier" by Sia! It's a super cool song that got requested by lots of you on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and this blog.
When it comes to singing and creating a signature sound (like Sia), you don't manipulate the cord, you manipulate the resonant space in your face and mouth. Please watch and let me know what you think! Was this helpful? Which parts of the song give you the most trouble? Which songs / singer styles would you like me to break down next? Thanks, as always, for watching!
Why is everyone so afraid of voice cracking?? And what can we, as singers, do to prevent the dreaded wobble? Check out my brand spankin' new singing tips video -- "Voice Cracking and How to Prevent It" -- for advice on combatting the process of cracking. In it, I crack a lot like a complete weirdo. Hopefully you will lol with (at?) me.
What do you think about cracking? Have you ever cracked during a performance? Are you terrified of cracking while practicing, or have you learned to embrace your voice's vulnerabilities as you learn and grow?
Leave a comment in the comments section below!
|Here is my face, smiling at you, like, "Please take my survey lol!"|
*Note: As of Friday, April 25, 2014, submission has been closed. Thank you to all who participated! The winner will be announced later today.*
Are you a singer? An aspiring singer? Do you belt it out in the shower?
If so, I'd love for you to help me out by taking a quick survey.
Is there a prize involved? Heck yes! One survey-taker will be randomly selected to receive a free online video critique from me! (What's a video critique? Learn more here >)
So what's the survey about?
In an ongoing effort to bring more beautiful, free, effortless, joy-filled singing into the world, I'm searching for ways to better serve my private and online voice students.
Lately, I've been very interested the concept of fear and what holds us back when we perform.
Would you mind lending a few moments to offer your opinions?
You can remain 100% anonymous.
Cool bonus: I'm also looking to phone...