Ariella's Vocal Notes - Blog

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Want to take a risk and go all out romantic for your Valentine? Why not Serenade them? I know it can be a very risky move, but it is also hugely romantic when done right. Here are 6 tips for pulling off a good serenade:

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I went to concert last night. It was Spandau Ballet. This was a popular “New Romantic” band from the 80’s. They were huge when I was in High School.

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We all know how it can go: you sing in front of the mirror beautifully just before you walk out of the house to your audition, (whether it be for your school musical, singing the solo at graduation, or American Idol). Your turn is up to show them what you've got and you don't even recognize yourself.

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Hello singers! We all can get into those slumps by the end of the year with ourselves, whether it be our exercise, good eating, organization, or even our regular singing routine.

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I hope you have some wonderful singing oportunities this season! I know how busy this time of year can be. I am deep in it with all of you. Try and continue warming-up and training your singing voice whenever possible. Look for new situations to sing.

Let new people know you sing, it is such a wonderful gift to have and share.

Hug your families tight and bring music into the world. Peace to you all.

Ariella Vaccarino

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When you are sick, *don't* do what is natural.

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It is so easy for us when we are feeling yucky, to speak poorly. Our throats hurt, we are congested, our chords might be a bit swollen, so it really feels so natural for us to speak "heavy and sick sounding". I say nay!

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In this festive time of year, your ears may come across Dicken's Carolers in the mall, or at an event. They are usually strolling in quartets (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), wearing old fashioned garb. One usually has a pitch pipe and they take your holiday requests.

I sang as a Dicken's Caroler for many years through college and after. It was a great source of income for me as a singer, and an interesting seasonal job. When you see these singers, I just want to point a few things out about them so that you take a moment to realize how hard-working they really are.

Most often the singers are given a full book of Carols that they have to learn their own melody for and memorize. That is a lot of melody and lyric. The songs all have their ow...

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We all know someone who loves to sing.

Here are 25 thoughtful musical ideas for the singers in your life:

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Gobble, Gobble to you all. How many of you have had a mouth full of food at the holiday table and been asked to sing?

Your dear relative or friend says, "You know, XXX is a fantastic singer, you have to hear him/her.- XXX why don't you sing that song that you did at the XXX?"

This has happened to me so many times. Usually, I am mid chewing some food. People who don't sing have no idea that we actually need to prepare for these things; warm-up our voices, bring our music for lyrics, guitar, piano, or a recording for accompaniment...

No they just want to hear you sing. And they want to hear you sing at that moment, no excuses. You can tell them you were up all night, haven't memorized, haven't sung in weeks, are getting over a cold. They w...

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How to get paying jobs as a singer- 13 Ideas!

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