Jess discusses her observation of sound affinities: natural groupings of sounds on the spectrums of pitch, volume, vowel, and airflow.
Mark Baxter has been teaching contemporary voice since the 1980's and published one of the first contemporary singing guides in 1990. Today he shares some great tidbits with us. Visit his website to take advantage of his resources.
How can we provide peer connection, adjudication, and competition opportunities for our young popular and commercial singers?
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.
UK Vocal Coach Kim Chandler shares her thoughts on teaching popular music.
Jess shares her template for goal setting with private lesson students.
Guest blogger Judy Rodman talks about the differences between live singing and studio singing and the ways we teachers can help our students better prepare for recording. She covers preparation, setting up the mic, using headphones, performance psychology, specific vocal techniques, and vocal health.
How can your listening preferences help your students develop resilience in the face of criticism?
Students feeling beaten down and unmotivated? Here's some great advice from some great people.
Jess discusses mix and provides some exercises to try.
Dale Cox provides a quick summary of Dane Chalfin's recent ANATS presentation about primal sound.
Jess discusses ways she teaches music theory to students in popular and commercial genres.
This month's voice science summary includes a look into the belting techniques of four master teachers, the proven benefits of chewing techniques and acupuncture, talkativeness as a predictor of pathology, as well as the effects of self-regulation depletion on vocal control.
Music Therapist Melissa Heffner shares some basics about music therapy, the role of commercial music in it, and some ways we voice teachers can collaborate with music therapists.