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I’m stuck. I sound the same every time I sing my songs; my shows are the same. I'm losing the feeling. How do I break out of my funk?
Last night at our gig the bass player was really sloppy in his rhythm playing. I don’t think he practices enough. Is it time to look for a new one?
My registers don't connect very well. There’s a big break when I pop over from one to the other. What can I do to smooth out the connection between the two.
My drummer plays so hard and loud that I can't hear myself sing. I've asked him to tone it down but he tells me to sing harder.
I want to work on my pitch but it’s hard to do by myself since I’m not sure when I’m in tune.
What’s the best way to learn to do vocal runs like Mariah Carey does?
When you perform, you get nervous. That will probably always happen because you care about doing well and that causes a surge in adrenaline. Stage fright is a more extreme reaction. Your heart beats hard, your breathing becomes short, your voice shaky and you are too self-conscious to have any comfort or freedom.
I have had one of the most exhilarating and exhausting summers of my life. I haven't seen the sun, my family or friends since June because I've been the vocal coach for the CBS TV show Rock Star: Supernova. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a reality show with the job of finding a lead singer for the new rock band Supernova.