Often, I see us voice teachers describing a good artist as someone who exists at the intersection of good vocal technique and good expression/storytelling/etc. I have absolutely been on this thought train in the past, but I’m seriously questioning it. Here’s why: I work with a lot of voice teachers who are exploring popular musics in their own voices. A common fear most of them … Continue reading Good Artistry Doesn’t Require “Good” Vocal Technique // Jess Baldwin
Creativity and Artist Coach Jessica Baldwin clarifies definitions of artistry and provides practical starting steps to improve it. Continue reading What Does “Artistry” Even Mean? // Jess Baldwin
Contemporary Voice Specialist Jess Baldwin discusses ways we can be sensitive to the effects of trauma in our studios. Continue reading Incorporating Basic Trauma Awareness into the Voice Lesson // Jess Baldwin
Contemporary Voice Specialist Jess Baldwin provides a starting template for creating effective vocal exercises. Continue reading A Starting Place for Creating Your Own Vocal Exercises // Jess Baldwin
A summary of data gathered in the Commercial Music Degree Surveys conducted by Jess Baldwin, Kat Reinhert, and Matt Edwards in 2017.
Jess discusses her observation of sound affinities: natural groupings of sounds on the spectrums of pitch, volume, vowel, and airflow.
As Kelly mentioned in last week’s post, it’s important to sound like YOU when singing in your own style. But what if you don’t know what your style is yet? How do you start to develop it? Your style can be influenced consciously as well as subconsciously. Subconscious style influences can include the music your family listens to, the music at your place of worship, … Continue reading Developing Vocal Style // Jess Baldwin
Are your popular music voice students writing originals? They probably should be. Get started with these resources.
Jess Baldwin shares her experience at the 2017 APME Conference.
Jess discusses mix and provides some exercises to try.