Singulair has long been the recommended allergy med of choice for singers since it doesn't dry the vocal cords, unlike many other allergy meds. But recent findings make me much more cautious about recommending it: it now has a 'black box' warning that it can cause depression, sleep issues, and suicide. If allergies are getting in the way of your singing I'd explore alternative remedies first.
I've been thoroughly enjoying the new releases from Mary Bragg and Scott Ramminger. Mary is a friend who has sung on some of the Sing Harmonies App songs, and Scott is a talented student of mine.
Mary is a top-notch singer whose voice stands out among the many wonderful singers in Nashville, and her new release VIOLETS AS CAMOUFLAGE is filled with beautiful melodies and deep lyrics, as well as excellent Americana-style production.
Scott's new release RISE UP has eight original songs ranging from flat-out blues to jazz standards, all with smart lyrics, soulful vocals, and tasty musicianship from Scott and his band.
I've learned a few new vocal healing methods since The Vocal Recovery Warmup was released, so I just updated the ebook. The 2019 updated ebook will download automatically if you purchase the method. If you purchased the warmup via this site sometime in the past contact me and I'll send you the updated ebook for free.
It's touted as a sometimes miraculous method for helping singers. I've never been to one and I wasn't experiencing vocal problems, but I wanted to find out what happens at a session and if it made a difference in my singing. Here's my report.
I had a blast giving an introductory voice lesson to everyone at the Berkeley Breakfast Club last month. I wasn't sure if everyone would participate since this group includes members of all ages and from every walk of life-- but they all stood up and made funny sounds when I asked them to, and they sounded great on the final song. At 8AM. What a fun way to start a visit to my home town.
Tis' the season for chest colds and laryngitis, I went through a bout of this before the holidays. I just posted a new video about this topic, it's on Youtube and the video sInging tips page of this site.
Now through Dec. 25th: Harmony Sing by Ear and the No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workouts Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are 10% off. Please go to the detail page of each method to see the sale price. Hope you have wonderful holidays!
A much improved version of my Sing Harmonies app is now at the App Store: it has a better look, improved functionality, and we've added nineteen new songs, available via in-app purchase. So far the most popular songs have been Amazing Grace, Rolling in the Deep, and Hallelujah. The least popular? Baby: sorry, Justin Bieber. The Sing Harmonies website has song arrangement info, keys, and more.