1 Tune your voice several times in the day, and especially right before the performance.  You can tune your voice when you are driving or before you leave.

2 Stretch.  Do Yoga several times during the day if possible.  Do one set as close as you can in time to the performance.

3 vocalize for one hour or more before a performance.  Don’t sing songs.  You have done singing practice of your songs for days before this performance.


1. Singing in tune to the notes of the scale

2. Singing emphasis on a consistent beat in the verses.  This is Music not a speech. People want to hear a beat in your singing. A rhythm. Emphasize a down beat. This is done by going up in volume one level for one beat (ie. level 5 to level 6)

3. Words exaggerated – Ball in the mouth, enunciate big your words

4. Pleasant tones – use nasal and chest resonators, back palate, breath

5. Volume changes – minor changes of volume inside verses and changes of volume louder or softer amongst the various verses.  There are ten levels of volume. People appreciate when a singer changes between the levels even though they might not realize it. This is a sign of a quality singer.  In many slow songs there are several subtle volume changes in just one verse.

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