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The Wow Factor

We’ve all witnessed performers whose mesmerizing effect sometimes outweigh their musical abilities. What is that special something that reaches out and grabs the audience by the neck and won’t let go? We could call it the ‘wow...

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You Got Talent

A friend of mine forwarded me a video of her daughter singing a couple of songs in what looks like her high school auditorium, followed by a request asking if I could do anything to help her: vocal coaching, guitar lessons,...

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Belting Basics Part 2

As I stated in my last article (Belting Basics Part 1), the broadest definition of belting may be the best: carrying a speech-like or yell-like sound to the top of one’s range. It is usually loud and resonant but not always. The...

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Belting Basics Part 1

Commercial singers outside of the musical theater world may wonder what belting is and isn’t. To be completely truthful, that same conversation is very common even IN the musical theater world! Traditionally, belting was the...

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