Free Worship Resources Index – Posts on Vocals

By [email protected] | April 29, 2010

Here is a comprehensive list of all the vocals resources, help and advice on the blog. Go to the store for vocals DVDs, harmony DVDs, backing tracks, warm-up CDs and throat sprays. Free Lessons & Video Clips Contemporary vs traditional singing techniques Coaching classical singers to sing in a contemporary style Adding vocal colour – […]

Ask the Expert – How to expand a singer’s vocal range

By Catherine Nicole | March 19, 2010

  Here’s Cat White’s third post giving advice on vocalists (the first, on weak and thready voices and the second on singers that run out of puff).  This time Cat deals with advice for working with singers that have a very limited vocal range. (One can only do middle C to about D, the other is much higher, […]

Ask the Expert – Singers that run out of puff

By Catherine Nicole | March 10, 2010

Here’s Cat White’s second post giving advice to vocalists (the first, on weak and thready voices is here). The subscriber was asking for advice for singers that run out of puff quickly especially with up-tempo songs: One possible problem here could be that your singers are finding it difficult to find the right places to breathe in songs. […]

Ask the Expert – Weak and thready voices

By Catherine Nicole | February 17, 2010

A subscriber from the UK emails: “I hope you can help with a problem we have. In our music group we have some female singers who need some help on a number of fronts: 1    Voices are fairly in tune but very “weak and thready” 2    They run out of puff quickly especially with up-tempo songs […]

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts – Worship Leaders

By Tim Bowdler | January 31, 2010

The life of a worship leader is a happy one. These people get all the fame, the royalties, the best-looking girls (or boys), they get to travel around the world and sing their carefully crafted compositions to lots of loyal followers. They are perfect in every way… No. The truth is they get irritable, they […]

Graham Kendrick’s Guide to Psalm Surfing

By [email protected] | January 11, 2010

  We’ve been looking recently at ideas for spontaneous worship, inspired almost entirely by a seminar I attended by Graham Kendrick. In the last post I described how Graham uses a basic groove and perhaps a chord sequence to provide a foundation for singing in an improvised style from the Psalms. I’ve done a bit […]

6 Tips – Backing Vocals

By [email protected] | January 7, 2010

  Blend One of the keys to good Backing vocals is learning to blend so however many vocalists your have it sounds like one voice. So watch the lips of the worship leader or lead singer and try to match their starts, stops, phrasing, volume tone and vibrato. Only sing melody to emphasise phrases or […]