Discover Superior Vocal Health today (and save)!!!

As many of you know, I am the publisher of the book, Superior Vocal Health, by David Aaron Katz. Since it’s fall season, and singers tend to deal with allergies, I spoke to David to see what we could do to help out our seasonal suffering singers. David has decided to offer discounts for a…

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Jaime Vendera’s Vocal Bootcamp NOW out in Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 21

I am proud to finally announce that I am the official vocal coach for Guitar Interactive Magazine. My first article & video for my, “Jaime Vendera’s Vocal Bootcamp” series is out in issue 21 at http://bit.ly/Gi_Issue21. Check it out!!!

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iPhone and iPad Apps for Singers

Today, I’d like to offer a piece of advice that I think all singers will find of great benefit- how to take advantage of the latest iPad and iPhone apps available for singers. Let’s start with a little stroll down my personal memory lane so that you full understand why and how apps can be…

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IK Multimedia announces iRig BlueBoard

I personally own a TON of IK Multimedia gear, using their products for recording, teaching, and other applications, so I always love to share their latest releases. The following is IK’s latest press release for an all new pedal board for smartphone and tablet owners…   IK Multimedia – the global leader in mobile music-creation…

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Dealing with Chronic Sinusitis via Massage Therapy

This free lesson comes to you from Licensed Massage Therapist Lonnie Winters. Lonnie resides and practices in Kentucky. He is also a singer and bass player and is currently working on his first book dedicated to massage therapy techniques for musicians. Being the heart of the spring allergy season, Lonnie and I wanted to cover…

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Preparing for an Audition

This blog is going to be a loooooong one, as it is a three-parter. But, by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to tackle ANY audition. Here we go! Part One: TO SING OR NOT TO SING-THAT IS THE QUESTION I must admit; once upon a time I was swept away by the American…

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Finding the Right Vocal Coach

There are certain professionals in the field who have downplayed the importance of vocal teaching programs, seemingly convinced that these programs are of no use, and believing technique can only be taught one on one. I must disagree to a point. You can learn technique from a book, video, or program, but if you seek…

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Learning to Sustain Longer Pitches

I have been blessed with the ability to hold out notes for what seems like an eternity. Whenever I perform, I am always asked the same question: “How do you hold out your notes that long?” I always tell them the same few answers. “Practice, practice, practice,” and, “If you follow the vocal training program…

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Food for Voice

Disclaimer: The following list is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease or illness. Before taking any of the following vitamins, mineral, or herbs, I urge you to contact your physician for consideration, and proper dosage amounts. I have been asked many times if there were any “tricks” to keep your voice healthy.…

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Instrumental Maintenance (for the Voice)

Well singers, I’m sure that you are aware that your instrument, AKA your voice, is made up of many moving parts to complete the “whole” instrument. To maintain the operation of your instrument, you must keep these parts lubricated to prevent friction buildup. This is similar to using oil to keep a car engine running…

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