Worship leaders, this year may have many churches in lockdown but this hasn't meant you stop singing and worshipping. If you're at home and leading online there're dozens of weird and wonderful items you can use to keep your voice healthy and primed for worship.
Try these at at home. Use them everyday to keep your voice in tip top singing condition.
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Have you ever heard this saying: There's the 'money note'? Maybe you have watched one of those singing competition TV shows and seen the judges faces light up when the contestant sings that last long power note on an high sounding pitch?
If yes, then you will be familiar with the 'belt' sound. Listen to Worship Leaders Belt
Many popular worship singers use varying degrees of 'belt': Kim Walker-Smith, David Phelps, Matt Redman. In gospel singing belting is a normal standard technique of the genre. Think Vickie Winans, Tasha Cobbs, Yolanda, Kim Burrell, Keisha Clarke, Tye Tribbett, Donnie, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley. It really is a long list.
There are some simple universal exercises that are used by vocal coaches - regardless of the pedagogy studied -to help prepare a students voice for singing. I list 7 of them below and they are exercises that I use to ground and prepare a vocalist’s voice for singing.
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
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