This week we’re looking at the challenges you’ve faced as vocalists.
As in life, the singers journey is one that is fraught with challenges. Perhaps it is your struggle to reach that illusive ‘high note‘ or maybe it is the battle to combat anxiety or stage fright. However, whatever your problem, it is our ability to overcome these hurdles that eventually comes to define us as musicians. This week we’d like to hear about the challenges you have faced along your vocal journey. For tips & advice on issues with range or anxiety check out the useful links at the end of this article.
So the question is: What are the main challenges you’ve faced as a vocalist and what have you done to overcome them?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week I asked: How do you prepare yourself (both physically and mentally) for a gig?
Matt Colhoun wrote on our Facebook page
‘Water, Water, Water, and a 5 hour energy shot’.
Jeremy Thomas commented:
‘Nice cup of coffee and a run through a Gluck aria for me. Oh – and make sure we’ve not lost any of the band’.
Marie Miault responded:
‘Before a concert I want to be sure that all works well in my voice. I take 10 minutes to check everything and do this (they’re also some advice I give as a vocal coach myself) :
1 – Pretend you clean your teeth one by one with your tongue for about 1 minute
2 – Chew like you have a caramel in the mouth for about 1 minute
3 – Do some yawns’.