Essential voice tips page

Incase you haven’t seen it please read through my essential voice tips page: http://expressivevoice.co.uk/fundamentals/

‘Confessions of a serial songwriter’

The title of this book by Shelly Peiken just woke up a little thought it in.  So many of us get stuck in perfectionism in regard to songwriting….but in the end we need to write so much material that I am kind of in favour of just putting it all out there. The good, the […]

Stay in the senses, there are no questions there

Stay in the senses there are no questions there…. only answers, truth, experience, life, breath, feeling, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, loving….  it reminds me of what it was like to be alive in the 80’s when I was a kid ….. Your head will fuck up your art.  It’ll ask unhelpful questions. Explanation: The right […]

Trust what you hear

Trust what you hear in your head.  If it’s been sent to you.  Make it.  Even if you think it’s not you.  Make it then decide what to do with it.

Breath meditation

This is a beautiful breath meditation Breath meditation Most creative people I’ve met need to meditate at least once a day.  Whatever form that takes for you.  To enable you to be totally open with your work.

To capture the fleeting glimpse

Cezanne quote: “Everything we look at disperses and vanishes. doesn’t it? Nature is always the same, and yet its appearance is always changing.. .Painting must give us the flavour of nature’s eternity.” The intimate and sacred, the fleeting glimpse can be held and made eternal though your work.

The road less travelled; the role of artist/songwriter/singer.  

Storyteller, shaman, healer.  Our truths are a reflection of everyone elses truths.  The specifics of our own stories resonate with the specifics of others. Our sensitivities are a gift.  That come with the power of connecting with ourselves, connecting with others, connecting with everything, connecting others to their own hearts.  Helping them remember their beautiful selves.  Songs […]

What you’re doing is important.

This is such a beautiful TedX talk by Mary Beth Maziarz.  We may we write because it makes us feel better but the details of our lives are relatable to others.  It’s like when noone understands you, someone understands you.  That’s our job as writers.  To be the vessel, to bring this message, to let the ideas come through us. […]

Open your ears to the world

Be brave with your voice.  Be playful.  Experiment.  Explore.  Open your ears to the world.  Singers all over the world have been making use of every sound the human voice can make, long term.  Think belting’s unhealthy?  Open your ears to the world.  Western singers/singing teachers can sometimes overcomplicate singing, make a huge list of […]