Voice Placement: What Does It Mean? Should We Use It? // Meredith Colby

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Placement is a word many voice professionals use in teaching. But is it a thing? Should we be teaching it? Should we even use the term? For some people, the word “placement” has been very helpful in their singing and teaching. For others, the use of that word may have been problematic or even painful. … Continue reading Voice Placement: What Does It Mean? Should We Use It? // Meredith Colby

Livestream Replay: Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Music Styles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOI2z68QKP0 Flashback to this livestream with Jess Baldwin and Dr. Shannon Coates, talking about the different ways your Western-Classical Degree probably didn't prepare you to teach popular music styles. If you want to fill in a few of those pedagogy gaps, Dr. Coates' Contemporary Voice Ped Pop-Up runs this week! Anatomy on Tuesday June 14,… Continue reading Livestream Replay: Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Music Styles

Changing the Feel of a Cover Song with Limited Instrumental Skills // Jess Baldwin

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There's no shame in not having major instrumental skills, and it definitely doesn't have to hold you back in helping your student (or yourself!) reimagine a cover song in a style that feels more authentic. Here are a few tools you can use. Ballad-ize It If you want to ballad-ize something, Look on YouTube/iTunes for… Continue reading Changing the Feel of a Cover Song with Limited Instrumental Skills // Jess Baldwin