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Vocals Only:Tessitura


I think many singers find themselves confusing the concept of range with the higher ideal of Tessitura. When we talk about our vocal range we’re referring to the distance between our lowest singable note and our highest singable note. The human voice, on average is anatomically capable of singing across three to three and a half octaves. This being said I think most voices spend the majority of their time singing across one and a half to about two octaves.

Another term we can apply to this sweet spot, one-octave range is Tessitura. Interestingly, the Italian term tessitura is also the term used to describe the mean average of the ‘placing of notes’ within a written melody. The term tessitura, when applied with thought and skill can really help you to make wise choices about which key might best suit your voice for that song you’re working on right now. It’s simple: comfort first, key second. Not the other way around.

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Vocals Only: Gigs for Beginner Singers


Not everyone who is learning to sing has a desire to perform. And that’s OK. Singing needn’t be about the product. It most certainly can be all about the process. This being said, many of you are refining your vocals because you’re on a journey towards performance. So if you’re a beginner performer, this video is for you.

I’m a great believer in baby steps. You gotta learn to walk before you can run. So let’s begin with some of the less pressured environments and then work our way forward. Whether you realise it or not, most of you have already been performing. If we think of performance as being defined as ‘any task done publicly,’ then whenever you sing in front of anyone, including your singing teacher, you are performing.

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Vocals Only: Manage STAGE FRIGHT when Singing


You’ve been practising your technique. You’ve learnt your lyrics, and you’ve tamed most of the melody. Now it’s time to perform. Just one last hurdle to leap over: Stage Fright and Nerves. We all get them, but for some of us the butterflies in the stomach can feel like stampeding elephants; and if we don’t learn to manage our performance anxiety, our presentation runs the risk of being aborted even before we’ve stepped onto the stage. Never fear, Dr Dan is here with a range of easy to do activities that will help you to calm your farm and get on with the show.

In the world of performance singing, there is one universal human experience: stage fright and nerves. We’ve all felt them; and if you haven’t, then allow me to warn you…nerves can sneak up on you when you least expect them.

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— Watch Dr Dan’s TOP SINGING TIPS —
10 of the Best: http://drdan.co/veTOP10

— TOOLS for SINGERS —
* FREE ‘7 Days to a Better Voice’ – http://drdan.co/7daysbettervoice
* SINGING LESSONS with Dr Dan – http://drdan.co/DrDanSkype
* VOCAL EXERCISES – http://drdan.co/exerciseCD
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