Sonya Matthews

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Aug 09

Ask an Expert: Teri Danz

Ask the expert is a new service here at MyVoiceExercises, where users can submit questions to our panel of vocal experts. Today’s expert features Teri Danz,a professional singer/songwriter and recording artist with numerous record credits, national press (Women Who Rock Magazine), and over 15 years of performing and recording experience. [MVA] Could you tell us …

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Jul 21

Sing High Notes With Confidence and Precision

Singing High Notes

Many singers want to know how do professionals sing high notes with such strength and richness. The notes that fall within your normal speaking voice range are easy to sing, but higher notes are notoriously difficult for beginners. If you’d like to learn how to sing high notes without compromising your vocal quality, use these …

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Jun 21

The Secret Voice Exercises Celebrities Don’t Want You to Know

Many would be actors and actresses dream of becoming their favorite superstar. They dream of becoming the future George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston or Nicole Kidman.  They work hard going through drama school and acting classes to perfect their acting skills. Just as the superstars of their dreams, delivering those believable …

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May 16

The Secret of Voice Yoga

Voice Yoga

Voice yoga is the in-thing now to dramatically improve your singing voice, whether you are just a beginner or have had advanced vocal training.  This new technique incorporates the use of an ancient Asian practice of yoga with western voice methodologies to transform your voice. In Sanskrit, yoga means ‘to unite’ and voice yoga understandably …

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May 09

Singing Exercises for Actors

Anyone who loves to watch those romantic movies from Bollywood would definitely notice that every leading actor and actress can sing. Yes, hunky heroes from Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan to all time great like Amitabh Bachchan can sing. Even former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai can sing pretty well. In Hollywood, you’ll witness singing …

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May 02

Singing Exercises for a Public Speaker?

Would you actually recommend singing exercises for speakers? Yes, indeed it is recommended to help them ground their voice which is to speak from their diaphragm and not their throat. It won’t make much difference if the audience cannot actually hear what the speaker is saying. Speaking too softly can take away their concentration to …

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Apr 11

Foods to Eat Before Singing and How to Eat Your Way to Success

Foods for Voice

You may not want to believe it but the foods that you eat before you sing can actually help or hurt you. When signing you are using your diaphragm and if you eat too much and become full or you don’t eat the right food you can have a problem taking in a deep breath …

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Apr 04

The Five Components of Vocal Production Every Singer Should Know

The human voice is a very complex instrument. Since you can’t hear what your own voice sounds like you need to have a teacher that has a really good ear for picking up the different sounds that your voice is making. Knowing the components of vocal production makes it easier for the student to understand …

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Mar 28

Little Known Natural Ways to Recover a Lost Voice

Lost Voice

No matter how experienced a singer is, at some point he/she will need to find a method that will help recover a lost or overused voice. There comes a point in every singer’s career where they have to put on a performance with a voice that is filled with mucus and is tired.  For whatever …

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Mar 21

What Everyone Ought to Know About Picking a Vocal Coach

Vocal Coach

If you want to become a better singer, or if you are trying to become a professional, or even if you have a child that wants to sing, you need to find a vocal coach to teach them how to make their voice stronger and to show them how to do the correct breathing exercises. …

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