My Favorite Words

I love the words that breakdown the way we produce sound.  They sound just as expressive as the sounds they identify! Here are a few of my favorite words: Aspirant (type of consonant that is not voiced and is the movement of air) Fricative (maybe my favorite word meaning a turbulent air consonant, like it…

Choir: The Double Edged Sword

Choir is a wonderful singing format that I got to enjoy in my formative years.  From fourth grade through my second year of college I was involved in multiple choirs non-stop including a cappella (when there is no accompanist or conductor during performance).  The reason choir is so common in Christian worship is because the…

The Ten Commandments OF Singing

It is a historical fact that the original tablets Moses brought down with the written word of god that he broke on the ground at the sight of the golden calf were initially instructions on how to sing properly.  He went back up, because he was pissed off, and wrote social laws for his people…

Anyone Can Sing!

Having worked with innumerable voices of all types over the years, I have learned that anyone can sing.  Is it easy?  Absolutely not!  It becomes easy through learning how your muscles in the larynx actually work together.  People often believe that a good singer has talent and was likely born talented.  Some people are naturally…

Stage Fright, Outta Sight!

by Daniel Weiskopf So you have stage fright–many people do!  I happened to have pretty bad stage fright for many years.  The way I dealt with it was forcing myself on stage because I have long had the ability to force myself to do things I didn’t want to do and just deal with the…

The Singer’s Road to Mastery

by Daniel Weiskopf I often get asked how long it takes to get your voice to a state of competency and mastery.  The answer is…. you get to determine the rate! The type of training provided here *is* the shortcut.  Proper balanced bridging technique, a scientifically backed voice training strategy, is the direct route to…