Mark Baxter reveals a simple equation to help all singers.
Singers need their voice to function well for long periods of time – day after day.
Yet, so many vocalists find themselves with swollen vocal folds, a reduced range and even complete voice loss.
That’s why it’s imperative, says Mark Baxter, that singers learn the effects of time and friction on their voice.
When singers understand the special equation, then the roles of vocal warm ups, vocal rest and advice from doctors and coaches begins to make sense.
Just look at this equation for yourself in this video:
See Mark’s Article: Herbs to the Rescue for a breakdown of which herbs and drugs really do help your voice.
My Reactions to This Week’s Peer Review Vids
Cassie Graves – “He Don’t Care” (Original)
Damn girl! What a voice! It’s great to hear a singer with no inhibitions deliver a chorus like that. Great tone. Great pitch. Great connection to lyrics. Ironically, I would have been even more moved if the song was shorter (3:30). Less is more with you – it will make people want to hear it again.
Maddie Linyard – “I Don’t Believe You” (Cover)
This is a great song for your voice Maddie. You’re unafraid to let the phrases linger and pause – that’s very mature. I think the only problem is that you’re singing in your bedroom. The small size of the room is influencing you to hold back your volume. You’ll get a deeper richer tone on those choruses if you sing them louder. Don’t let your voice reflect the size of the room – let it reflect the size of your heart.
Mark Baxter has worked as a coach with Aerosmith, Journey, Goo Goo Dolls — and many others. He is the author of The Rock-n-Roll Singer’s Survival, creator of The Singer’s Toolbox instructional DVD, Sing Like an Idol instructional CD. Mark operates vocal studios in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and online via Skype. Visit his website: VoiceLesson
You can read more of Mark’s work here.