5 tips for backing vocalists [+ free harmony backing track]

By Marie@Musicademy | April 29, 2016

If there are two of you then STICK TO YOUR PART. Learn that discipline if you haven’t already. Talk to the other singer and decide together whether you will go for the 3rd or the 5th (the higher or lower backing vocal line). Space is just important as filling it- sometimes more important! Just because […]

How do singers protect their voices?

By admin | June 22, 2015

Great advice but do you actually follow it? Posted by Musicademy on Sunday, June 21, 2015 We have lots of advice from singers from the Musicademy vocals coaches as well as various worship leaders on our Worship Vocals Course. We would always recommend a good warm-up and work-out regime as well as vocal sprays to […]

New physiotherapy technique that improves your singing voice

By Guest Blogger | March 2, 2015

  I first came across the concept of “voice physio” a few months ago while talking to one of our vocal coaches, Philly Lopez who was raving about the effect a session had had on her (already impressive) voice. On further investigation I found that one London based physiotherapy practice, PhysioEd Medical Ltd, had developed […]

Free vocals masterclass (Part 2). Harmonies, diction, dynamics, mic technique and improvisation.

By admin | February 23, 2015

This is the second live session of a Musicademy Worship Vocals Masterclass with Philly Lopez. Philly teaches advanced vocals techniques including harmonies, diction, dynamics, mic technique and improvisation. You can find Part 1 here. Join Philly and Musicademy live in London! Join us for our upcoming live training days in London and Tonbridge. Philly will be […]

Do you remember that video from last year with the girl that sang chords? Here’s how to do it.

By Guest Blogger | February 10, 2015

We posted a video of Snarky Puppy featuring Lalal Hathaway last year demonstrating what appeared to be a single voice singing chords. The video got lots of response. Lalal basically uses polyphonic or overtone singing techniques. Then in late 2014  one particular video of a singer became immensely popular on Facebook. You’ll probably recognise it below. […]

Turn it up to 11 (and down to 1)

By Tim Martin | February 6, 2015

  Yesterday I was flicking around radio stations in the car as I do from time to time. I’d stick with each station just long enough to hear what was going on and decide whether I was in the mood for what I heard. As I was scanning through I came to a station which […]

On the power of songs

By Guest Blogger | December 8, 2014

We all have our songs, our heart cries to God. We sing them in our cars, our homes, on the way to work. We sing them through pain and through joy. Sometimes they are audible and beautiful to the human ear. Often they may be silent, or lack musical expertise, but to God they are […]