Ariella's Vocal Notes - Blog

(Ariella Vaccarino, voice teacher and creator of Voice Lessons To Go, plays a vocal warm-up for you to sing and train your singing voice to. This video uses 5 notes and 5 vowels Part 1 of a 2 part series. Videos created to teach singing instruction to students.)

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There is a girl on The Voice named Deanna Johnson. She is a fantastic unique sounding singer. Really she has the entire package to be a long lasting country/crossover type artist. She struggles a lot with her nerves.

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India Carney can sing. She is in my opinion one of the top singers out there today and her career will be enormous. Her voice has so many levels, colors, and textures. There is a depth to it that takes you over when you watch her sing.

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Rob Taylor is a contestant this season on The Voice. He is a great singer. Last night he gave HIS best performance on the show ever and it is because he embraced his whole voice. What is so incredible about Rob is that he sings in a great "baritone" range and then he has an amazing electric falsetto.

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Sometimes our voices can feel stuck in certain parts of our body. When this is happening you may have the sensation that some of your resonators have their doors shut, or access to certain muscle support is just not connecting.

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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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