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Jul 29

Posture Can Make You A Better Singer

By Suzanne Davis |

Posture can make you a better singer! Suzanne at TheProsinger.com demonstrates proper sitting posture and explains why poor posture can really contribute to poor singing and poor health. She not only wants to help you become the best singer you can be, she wants to help you have longevity as a performer and to feel strong and vibrant your whole life long. She cares about you and wants to see you thriving and happy!

Since great posture can make you a better singer, Suzanne gives you some great tips on proper alignment, and how to accomplish it during your work day, even when you have to be sitting down at your desk, driving your car, practicing your instruments, or whatever is on your plate today.

When you are properly aligned, you can achieve your best singing breath,which is also you life breath. We are born breathing properly and also with proper alignment. As we reach school age and the pressures of life start in on us, we begin to hold tension in our shoulders, and the chain reaction begins.

Practice the techniques Suzanne teaches in this video, and before you know it, you will be practicing proper posture that can make you a better singer!

Happy singing!

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May 12

Eliminating Your Vocal Break

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Eliminating your vocal break is an important part of finding your free, natural voice. In this helpful video, Suzanne at TheProsinger.com teaches you to find your bridge, or pathway through your registers to eliminate your vocal break. Do this short exercise every day as a part of your vocal warm ups to set yourself up fro great singing success. Join TheProSinger family today and let Suzanne help you find your own amazing voice!

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Apr 17

Can Anyone Learn to Sing Better?

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

18933054-woman-karaoke-singing-with-a-microphone--isolated-over-a-white-background Can anyone learn to sing better? The answer is a definite yes! Of course anyone can learn to sing better with a little help and determination. All it takes is a desire to become a better singer, the willingness to give it some time and effort, and a good vocal coach.

There are several things that can really improve one’s singing voice. Anyone who can hear music can learn to hear their own voice in order to improve in singing. I have taught several students who thought they were tone deaf, when actually they were only deaf to the sound of their own voices. Once we determined that to be the problem, I would have them sing a note, find that note on the piano, and proceed to help them move up and down the scale, only progressing to the next note once they matched the first. Some of them were unable to match the played note, but could learn to match my voice. From there we would progress to small scales, and then to easy songs. I never let them just stab at the notes, but always take plenty of time to perfect each and every pitch.

I am a stickler for pitch, and every student of mine that has had trouble finding pitches or staying right in the center of the pitch has overcome this problem. With some it takes longer than others, but I have yet to meet a person who wants to sing that can’t learn to sing a song and sound good or even great!

The first thing to do when trying to correct pitch problems is to train your ear to hear your own voice. Very often, people with pitch problems can hear when others are off, but just have never thought about listening to their own voice. Have you ever heard someone singing along with karaoke, thinking they are sounding great, but actually singing nowhere near the pitch or even in the correct key? This is what I am talking about. I have had so many students come into my studio and sing a song in this way without having any idea that they are not singing well. So we begin with matching pitches until they learn to hear their own voice singing the correct pitches.

The next step to great pitch and all around great singing is to eliminate tension and remove restrictions.

One of my favorite ways to start my students on the path to freedom is to practice the following exercise. relax your tongue and jaw and give it a try!

I would love to help you find your own amazing voice!  Take a free lesson and let’s get started today!

Happy Singing!

Suzanne

 

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Apr 15

Michael Castro Singing Rising Son

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

This is Michael Castro and Emmy goofing around during rehearsal at church. They are always on social media trying to include their fans in all they do. I thought you might enjoy their broadcast from my perspective! I love leading worship with them – they are two of my very favorite students! Enjoy this little tidbit and please check out my free lesson and allow me to help you find your own amazing voice!

Happy Singing!

Suzanne

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Apr 12

Michael Castro Singing “This Grace”

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Here is Michael Castro singing “This Grace” at with us at church.
I thought you might enjoy a little look into Michael Castro, Emmy Davis, Danny Davis, me (Suzanne Davis), and our Band rehearsing for our Saturday night service. This is currently one of my favorite worship songs and I am getting to sing it with some of my favorite students! You can hear another one of my favorites, Kristian Stanfill, singing it on YouTube. Check it out – it is just great, and you will love it!

If you would like to let me help you find your own amazing voice, take a free lesson and check out all of the other free stuff. Helping your find your own free and unrestricted voice is one of my greatest passions! Results guaranteed if you do your part :)
See you soon!

Happy Singing!

Suzanne

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Apr 11

Michael Castro/Emmy Davis Singing Rising Son by All Sons and Daughters

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Here are two of my favorite students rehearsing Rising Son by All Sons and Daughters as we prepare for tonight’s worship service. They are always videoing for one form of social media or another, but they will be fully engaged when the service starts. They are wonderful people with hearts for God and love for their fellow man. I hope you enjoy this little snippet. If you would like to watch their video of this song, you can find it on YouTube – just search Michael Castro and Emmy Davis. Michael grew up in our church and is a life long friend, and Emmy is my lovely daughter. I have had the joy of coaching both of them for several years, and it is such fun to watch them do their things.

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Happy Singing!

Suzanne

Apr 06

Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Big Daddy Weave RedeemedWe had the wonderful privilege of having Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave leading worship with us this Easter. He has been a long time favorite songwriter and singer because he writes great songs and is an amazing singer with a truly beautiful heart and joyous spirit. He is the real deal and humble to the bone. He sings with more heart than almost anyone I can think of. He lives out the message of Jesus Christ and glorifies God with his great musical gifting and gentle spirit. Our people were greatly moved through the message of his song, Redeemed.

Like all of his songs, this one has a message of the hope we have through our Lord Jesus Christ who loved us so much that he gave his life to pay the debt of our sins. Through his death and resurrection we can have forgiveness of sins, a brand new life in a relationship with him, and everlasting life in Heaven one day. Our old lives are forgiven, our sins are washed away by the blood that Jesus shed on the cross, and our he gives us a new, clean heart. All we have to do is believe that he is the perfect son of God who became the sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross, and that on the third day after his death, God raised him from the dead and he is alive today. If you believe these things, just receive the free gift of salvation by asking God to forgive you of your sins and asking Jesus to come into your heart and be the boss of your life. He promises to live within you and to never leave you or forsake you. He will redeem your life and make you whole. He will give you hope and purpose. Listen to Big Daddy Weave sing about this in his song called Redeemed on the link below. You will be so glad that you did. He is an amazing singer. Just amazing. I would invite you to watch the entire Easter service if you would like to understand more about God’s love for you and how to enter into a relationship with him through his son Jesus Christ.

Mike’s song  Redeemed is just before the message, (which I would encourage you to listen to because it could change your life), and then he sings Bethel’s song called No Longer Slaves. Our worship team, Danny Davis, Emmy Davis, Michael Castro, and I get to sing with him on this one. What a powerful song made even more so by the voice and emotion of Mike Weaver!

One other cool thing is that he asked me to coach him while he prepares to record his upcoming album! That is fun for me!

I would love to help you with all things vocal. I would love to help you find your own amazing voice and help you find the path to your amazing life.

Happy Singing!

Suzanne

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Apr 01

Better Breathing for Singers

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Better Breathing for SingingBetter breathing for singers is definitely easily within the reach of anyone who is willing to treat their body to some wonderful tension relieving exercises and practices. Body breathing is the way God designed us to breathe, but the stresses of our lives can wreak havoc on our breathing process, causing our nice belly breathing to become constricted and caught in our shoulders. The tension travels to our jaws and tongues, and singing becomes tight, restricted and difficult.  Thankfully, there are many things we can do to remove these stressors, or at least change the way we respond. One of the most helpful of these things is to teach the muscles to remain in a more relaxed state, the way they were designed, rather than constantly holding tension, therefore constricting blood flow and healing oxygen.

I have written several articles about this and have made videos demonstrating some great stretching and tension removing exercises, and I encourage you to check out my website, TheProSinger.com to see more on this subject.

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Not only will these practices release your singing voice like no other vocal exercise, you will benefit in many other ways. Your nervous system will calm down and you will feel less overwhelmed. You will become more able to stay in the moment, therefore enjoying every moment of your life, rather than constantly thinking ahead to the next thing on your list. The increased blood flow through unrestricted tissue will bring oxygen and healing to your entire body. Your aches and pains will diminish as your energy and well being increase. Your spine will gain flexibility, as will your whole body. Your breath will easily and naturally move deep into the belly and back, not only making you feel great, but creating natural support for your best singing. Your voice will sail in an amazing way.

I see this happen everyday in my voice studio. My students are amazed and beyond excited at the changes these exercises are making in their singing. They literally jump up and down with joy. When the lesson is over, they feel so much better physically than they did when they came in with the weight of the day on their shoulders. These exercises are truly amazing for the singing voice, so give them all a try on a regular basis. You will find many more on my main page.

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                                                              TODAY’S BREATHING HELP

You will need 2 tennis balls for this practice.

1. While standing next to a wall or chair for support, place the ball on the floor, under your foot, and massage from heel to toe for two to three minutes on each foot.  You will find sore spots, but go ahead and breathe through the discomfort. The reward is worth it!

2. Lie down on the floor, placing a tennis ball under each calf. Slowly massage the calves, moving up the leg at your own pace. If you find a tight spot, spend a little time there coaxing the muscle to relax.

3. Move into your hips, but stay off of your tailbone. Releasing tension in your hips will relieve tension all the way up your body, with the great result of freeing up your voice.

4. Go ahead and move to the lower back, staying off of the tail bone and spine. Rub those knots away as your move the breath into the lower belly.

5. Take the massage on up your back, releasing the muscles on either side of your spine, but be sure to stay off of the spine itself.

6. Spend time on the muscles between your spine and shoulder blades, remembering to take nice slow belly breaths.

7. Remove the tennis balls and lie there for a few breaths. Notice the more relaxed feeling in your muscles and the way your breath is easily moving into your belly and back. This is your singing breath as well as your breath for life. This is the new muscle memory, so take time to let your brain take it in. If you will practice this on a regular basis, your body will remember that this is the breath that feels the best and is the most natural. Your singing will become free and effortless!

Relax, find your breath, and please allow me to help you find your own amazing voice!

Happy Singing!

Suzanne

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Mar 26

National Anthem Singing Contest

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

If you are looking to win a national anthem singing contest, then have I got great news for you! Suzanne, at TheProSinger.com has developed a lesson just for this purpose, to help you sing the national anthem with complete freedom and ease. Check out this free online lesson, and then take a look at all the other free videos and articles on all things singing. The lessons in the ‘members only’ area are the very best to be found on the internet, so why not join and let Suzanne help you find your own amazing voice? You will find that you have quick and outstanding results, whether you are already a pro singer, or just beginning to find your own amazing voice!

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Mar 24

Voice Lessons Online

By Suzanne Davis | Uncategorized

Voice lessons online can offer a great and affordable way to improve your singing voice as long as you find a great teacher who teaches healthy vocal practices that will last you a lifetime.

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There are many options out there these days for online lessons, and while you can benefit from scrolling around on YouTube and vocal websites, it is highly recommended that you find a teacher that you like and then stick with them. Vocal techniques can vary from teacher to teacher, and studying with more than one teacher at a time can cause you great confusion and essentially get you nowhere near your own best singing. Most voice teachers won’t teach you live if you are studying with another teacher because it will confuse you, and waste your time and money. I have talked to many teachers who share this view, and as a voice teacher myself, I have to agree. It’s not that I always (though sometimes) disagree with the technique being taught to my student from another teacher, it’s just that we may be working on different strengths and weaknesses in different ways and at different times.  This can cause the student to become confused, frustrated, and ultimately mess him or her up rather than build a great voice.

One way to be sure you agree with your teacher’s technique is to listen to as many of his or her students sing as much as you can. You will want to be sure that each singer sounds unique, and not like they are trying to sound a certain way, or trying to sound like the teacher or even like each other. Everyone has their own amazing voice and this should be encouraged by the teacher or vocal coach. You will want to be certain that their voices sound free from restrictions and full of emotion. You will want to hear your teacher sing to be sure that the technique they teach has not injured or aged their voice, because, ultimately, that could happen to you if you have an unhealthy approach to singing.  You will want to study with someone who has your longevity in mind, not just short term power house singing.

If you can’t afford private voice lessons, or can’t find a teacher in your area that teaches a technique that will only set your voice completely free and allow you to sing any style you choose in your own amazing voice, then online voice lessons are a great option for you.

TheProSinger.com offers the very best online vocal lessons, offering a lot of free short lessons, stretches to help singers and instrumentalists undo the stress and tension that can interfere with your best performance, articles on all things singing, plus a members area.  In the members area you will receive a weekly lesson, designed to release all tensions and restrictions you may have, and then set you on the path to your very best singing ever, no matter your style,or age.

Suzanne is a premier vocal coach with over 30 years experience setting free the voices of thousands of singers, while maintaining her live voice studio and singing for thousands of people each weekend. Her own voice is healthy and sounds way younger than her years, which is a good indicator that her method is one that will benefit you. Her lessons are designed to free your voice, emotions, and body, so that you effectively communicate with your audience in a way that will draw them in and keep them coming for more.

Of course, if you want to join TheProSinger.com and benefit from Suzanne’s great teaching, you can always schedule a SKYPE lesson from time to time if you want personal input from Suzanne.

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