Ariella's Vocal Notes - Blog

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I have been lucky to have one of Los Angeles' top Voice Over coaches, Nancy Wolfson http://braintracksaudio.com, recommend me over the years to her Voice Over students for singing lessons. (Thanks Nancy)

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There is a lot of question and controversy over what age to start singing lessons for children.

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I've been hearing the term "singing in the pocket" a lot on The Voice from Pharrell and Blake Shelton so I thought I would do a blog post on what that actually means.

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You know how there are certain passages of songs that just always sound fabulous in your voice no matter what? Or, a specific area in your vocal warm up that always rings freely? This can be referred to as your "pocket" or "sweet spot". It's where your voice just works, sounds fabulous, has the best tone, projection, everything. Some people have a "pocket" or "sweet spot" of just 3 notes, others 5 or so. The musical term for this is Tessitura.

When you pick your song, make sure that a lot of it lays in your "pocket". For me there is a lot of music that I can sing well after all my years of training, but there are some songs that just pop when I perform them. As a result, they have become my old standbys. I know that they are just alway...

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I was watching The Voice last night and the term """ kept being thrown around". I thought I would pull an old blog post from my last site to give a great example of what that means. I originally wrote it 3-9-2011, but it is perfectly relevant today.

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I am enjoying watching The Voice and following all these great singers.

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I watched The Voice last night and enjoyed all the singers and the differences they had to offer. There was one young man who stuck out to me, Jacob Rummell. His voice was just so beautiful, clean, simple, and fresh.

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(I have committed myself to watching The Voice this season. I find it extremely inspirational for my blogging. Just like when I do my Vocal Assessments, there is that thrill of hearing a new singer each time. I love hearing what all of them have inside to give to us.

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What are Your Vocal Assessments anyway? -(I get this question a lot!)
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Click Here to watch Lady Gage perform excerpts from the Sound Of Music at the Oscars 2015

Wow, I was BLOWN away by Lady Gaga last night at the Oscars. Her performance tribute to Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music was incredible. To hear what she could do with her voice was something so unexpected.
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