Jess discusses her observation of sound affinities: natural groupings of sounds on the spectrums of pitch, volume, vowel, and airflow.
Okay, so here’s the big question—what do we do about indie pop voice? The trend is clearly very popular and not showing signs of letting up anytime soon, and as such exerts a huge influence on young singers and their vocal habits. As singers, should we use it? And as voice teachers, should we encourage it in our students or quash it? You’re about to … Continue reading The Indie Pop Voice Phenomenon, Part 2
Pop music vocalists have always had their share of unusual pronunciation and accents, and the most recent trend is so-called “indie girl voice,” or more generally, “indie pop voice” or hip-singing. This Vine user parodies it, this Youtuber teaches us how to do it, and even Buzzfeed has noticed it. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, definitely check out the above links—I think you’ll recognize it … Continue reading The Indie Pop Voice Phenomenon, Part 1 // Kelly Hoppenjans
Mark Baxter has been teaching contemporary voice since the 1980’s and published one of the first contemporary singing guides in 1990. Today he shares some great tidbits with us. Visit his website to take advantage of his resources.
Jess Baldwin shares her experience at the 2017 APME Conference.
UK Vocal Coach Kim Chandler shares her thoughts on teaching popular music.
Jess shares her template for goal setting with private lesson students.
Jess discusses mix and provides some exercises to try.
Dale Cox provides a quick summary of Dane Chalfin’s recent ANATS presentation about primal sound.