5 Everyday Stretches For Singers

  Mobility throughout a singer’s entire body is essential to maintain a healthy and consistent level of performance! Explore each of these simple stretches you can do at home, on the road, or in the office every single day.   WRITTEN BY JIM BOSTOCK www.bostockinstitute.com The Bostock Technique is a world first non-invasive, drug free vocal…

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Can anyone learn to sing?

Can Anyone Learn To Sing? The short answer to this question is; If you can talk, you can sing. I know, I know, it can’t possibly be THAT simple, can it? Allow me to elaborate… Singing has been a significant part of human history for as long as we’ve inhabited the earth. Historians and language experts all…

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A Killer Growl

No one subject fills my email inbox more then questions about growling. The irony is that these singers are genuinely concerned about the welfare of their voices and would like to avoid any problems down the road. In other words, they have no business growling. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about singers taking…

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Pros and Cons of Singing with or without Tonsils!

I have been asked about the pros and cons about having tonsils removed over the years and thought it might be interesting to explore in an article. First, lets answer the question, “What are tonsils?” Tonsils (palatine tonsils) are the oddly shaped masses of soft tissue located in the back of the throat (oropharynx region),…

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Bad Stress Damages Your Voice!

Hi Singers! Unhappy stress has numerous negative outcomes on the body’s circulatory, hormonal and muscular systems. The nervous system is so powerful, we really know only about 10% of what our nerves are really capable of! A few recent studies showed how when singers feel increased levels of stress, their vocal performance decrease significantly. The…

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A History of Vocal Skills

Singing is under-rated in surprising ways. It was almost certainly established before humans learned to speak around 100,000 years ago and likely was a necessary pre-condition that enabled its development. Singing trained the vocal muscles and simultaneously developed the neuro-muscular connections and skills for speech and language. There was nothing else that could do this. Indeed singing…

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