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By Lis Lewis
I’m excited and so thankful to Music Connection and Dan Kimpel for including me in this interview with Miguel. I’ve had many great experiences working with Miguel and I want to thank him for such high praise. I’ve been called a lot of things, but it’s not often I get the title of ‘The Shit’.
Read the interview below to find out how Miguel warms up his voice and how he prepares to perform on Saturday Night Live, Madison Square Garden, the BET Awards, The Grammy’s and just about everywhere else.
Read the full interview with Miguel from Music Connection Magazine here: Miguel: Soul Ascending
by Freelance Writer Sally Writes
If you have spent even a little time exploring the murky waters of music theory as a vocalist, you will have come across the Circle of Fifths. Yet while it is a hugely useful concept once you have got to grips with it, it is not always the simplest thing to get your head around from first principles.
So sit back, while we explain exactly what it is all about and how understanding the Circle of Fifths opens up the whole relationship between the major and minor keys in music that will help across a variety of musical techniques. From the perspective of the vocalist, it is the perfect way to get to grips with keys and melodies [...]
We invited this true coach-to-the-stars to be our first Vocal Coach in Residence of 2017.
Vocalists who inspire:
Aretha, Ray Charles, Beyoncé, Steven Tyler, Miguel (not because I’m biased).
Your first music teacher:
Mr. Gorbetz, my choir teacher in school. We had a big choir, a small choir, an a cappella choir and madrigals. He was busy.
A favorite nerves remedy:
Meditating, stretching, vocalizing, makeup, clothes, equipment in the car then listen to great performances.
The perfect live mic for you/your students:
The old work horse: [...]
There has been a lot of press about the fact that artists lip-synched at the BET Awards show. The fans are disappointed and other artists are disapproving. So am I.
I'm so grateful to CBS Los Angeles for naming The Singers Workshop 'Best Voice Lessons' in Los Angeles. It's been my pleasure to provide voice lessons and vocal training to incredibly talented artists for over 30 years.
I don't like to say 'no'. I just cleared my entire calendar for the whole week in order to get on a flight that just landed (12:00 AM EST). I'm here in New York City to work with Miguel for his performance this weekend on SNL. I didn't actually know I was going until just three days ago.
I watched this year's Grammy Awards twice through, if you can believe it - all three and a half hours of it. Here are my favorite moments.
Beyoncé just announced she's doing a world tour. Miguel just returned from one. Some singers tour the country in a van and some fly from city to city; however you travel, touring is essential to a successful music career. But how do you keep your voice in shape during a tour?
Whether you are trying to get signed to a record label or are creating a career for yourself independently, you need great songs and a great voice but there is another more elusive element, sometimes called charisma.