vocal warm ups

Microphone with Elvis Filter

There’s no denying – Elvis was the King.

Girls screamed.

Men wept.

If only we could click a button and sound like Elvis.

Yeah right…

This old friend of mine had an “easy way” idea, and bought a crazy expensive microphone - all the bells and whistles. He hired a professional guitarist to record for a few hours with him at his home studio.

He sent me the demo, and the only thing I could think of was that I wish that he had spent the $3000+ dollars on Singing Lessons and Musical Coachings rather than that microphone.

It made me realize that having the fancy microphone and recording set up will not an Elvis make, or be any better than using your iPhone Microphone, if you don’t sound good.

I showed him a few of my singing warm-ups and vocal techniques and we worked for few months together, and his voice improved. He started doing the work, started doing the techniques, started really concentrating on drilling those exercises.

Big difference.

Sign up here for a lesson and I’ll show you what we worked on (If you're not in the Boulder, CO area, we can still work on Skype/Facetime)




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Man Fined $149 For Screaming In His Car While Singing ‘Everybody Dance Now’ Too Loudly

“I was thinking they wanted to pass, but they called on the speaker ‘Please go to the right side.’ I stopped and four police came, two on each side, and checked the inside of the car. Then they asked me if I screamed. I said no, I was just singing.”

I found that gem on the most hilarious site ever, FML news.

Good grief…

I’m going to get in touch with this guy and sponsor him with a few lessons.

“I don’t know if my voice is very bad and that’s why I got the ticket, but I was very shocked.”

Bless his heart…

I talk a lot about learning the vocabulary of the technique here at Boulder Voice Lessons. It’s important to know the definition of the follow words:

Chest Voice
Falsetto Voice
Head Voice
Function Tone
Fundamental Pitch
Fundamental and Harmonic Resonances

…and the list goes on and on…

The ability to produce the sounds that these words define CREATE a complicated and beautiful tone. It’s a tone that people sit up in their chairs, or edge closer to the stage, to hear. They’ll say something like, “whoa… I don’t know how that person is making that sound, but I like it!”

That’s the sound we make here at Boulder Voice Lessons.

There are a bunch of ways to learn how to create this sound:

Private Lessons in person with yourz truly
Boulder Voice Lessons “How to Sing” YouTube Videos
Online Singing Lessons via Skype or Facetime or Facebook Messenger

But, the most complete way to learn to sing is to combine all those options.

So, get in touch with me, and let’s chat.  There are lots of changes afoot here at Boulder Voice Lessons, and I want you guys in on the ground floor! I can’t wait to share it all with you as soon as it’s ready.

Until then, check out the YouTube Lessons, and if you haven’t signed up for the email list yet, do that here:


(You’ll get a FREE eBook, 5 Tips to Sing Better, for your efforts)

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Free Demo Recording? Sure, I'll take one...

How about a free demo recording with that?

Ok… get ready… this is what I am bringing to the table:

Expert vocal technique advice - $65/hour

20 years' experience of musical style vocal coaching advice – included.

20 years' experience in the singing industry, mainly in New York City - included.

A safe, fun, exciting learning environment – included.

Access to online video singing lessons that review the techniques you learned in your lessons – included.

Is anybody else offering these bonuses for being involved in their vocal studio? I’m honestly not sure...

But, Boulder voice lessons is!

Sign up for our email list and get your free eBook today!

Schedule your first Voice Lesson here: https://www.bouldervoicelessons.com/schedule

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How to Increase Range and Size of Your Voice

Do you want to have a louder voice?

Would you like to have more textures and tones to work with? 

It all begins by strengthening the muscles that control the falsetto. 

Don't know how to strengthen those muscles? Have no fear - Here is a YouTube Lesson that will teach you how to do it:

Sing up for your Voice Lesson Here:


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How do I "warm-up?"

How do vocal warm-ups get you ready to sing? Are you really “warming “up your voice?

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Vocal warm-ups are the same thing as the “warm-ups” you would do before a physical work out. If you’re going to lift weights, you do a little bit of cardio or stretching to get your blood pumping, or you lift lighter weights to get ready to lift something heavier. 

It’s the same with singing - but don’t overdo it!

If we can all agree that there is a limit to how much one can sing in a certain day, we can all agree that we should not warm up past exhaustion.

We want to save our best singing for the performance - it’s important to not warm up too much.

In a vocal warm-up, we want to remind ourselves of the coordination of the muscles, of the different textures we can sing, of the idea of the falsetto, of the chest voice, and how to coordinate it all together.

For your next vocal warm up, spend about 5 to 10 minutes going through the singing exercises and singing lessons that I teach, and then go wow the crowd!

Or better yet, schedule a lesson with me here:


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