Vocal Range Part 2 – practical guidance for churches

By Kim Gentes | March 25, 2011

Finding and using a vocal range Vocal Range Factors Vocal range is simply this- the range of notes (from lowest to highest) that a person can sing. A person’s vocal range varies by individual and is impacted by several factors. A commonly presented range for congregational singing often accommodates the fact that both men and […]

Vocal Range: Engaging Your Community

By Kim Gentes | March 7, 2011

Local congregations use music in their services in most Christian church contexts. This is true of almost every denomination and facet of Christianity. Even the minimalist approach of using no instruments still requires attention to vocal operation of music concepts. In fact, those using extensive instrumentation must be even more wary of accomodating instrument and […]

Making the most of your voice

By Tim Martin | January 18, 2011

Some of us will never have the voice to star on the latest worship CD but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be effective in leading worship. I have never been one of those people who can simply open their mouth and produce a beautiful sound. In truth, I have a love/hate relationship with my […]

300 new product reviews – thank you so much

By [email protected] | January 11, 2011

Last week we asked you to submit product reviews to our webstore (and in return receive 66 Advanced Vocals Workout exercises). We were blown away not only by the volume of the response but also the detailed feedback you gave in the reviews. You can still submit a review and receive a coupon – we’re […]

Ask the expert – Mic recommendations for a choir

By Guest Blogger | December 9, 2010

We tackled a question on mic recommendations for groups of singers a while back. This question is particularly pertinent in the run up to Christmas with festive choirs. Sara Chambers from Alaska emails with a supplementary question: “Hello!  Thank you for your good work!  I appreciated the article “Ask the Expert – mic recommendations for […]

Ask the Expert – mic recommendations for groups of singers

By Guest Blogger | September 6, 2010

Recommendations on microphones for a group of singers Dan and Aylin Fick emailed from Sucre Bolivia asking: I was wondering what kind of microphone you’d recommend for having 5 vocalists grouped around, say 2-3 mics/stands. Would a standard Shure SM58 do the trick, or am I better going omni-directional….hanging a “choir mic” from the ceiling, […]

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts – Backing Vocalists

By Tim Bowdler | April 30, 2010

Tips for praise team backing vocalists You just turn up, stand in front of the mic and sing. There’s tuning, no adjusting the sound, it’s just you and your voice. Sounds simple enough – there’s no kit to carry – and if you are blessed with a decent voice, you’re good to go. But it’s […]