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Sally_newsfeedSally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

What is Your Vocal Warm Up Warming Up? Sally Morgan and Sing Like You Speak have some answers to that question.

Happy November!

When a friend says to you, I’ve got this amazing voice teacher… you first
question is usually, How much does she charge? The answer on this one is –
It’s A FREE Class! And you are all invited.

Most singers I’ve talked to say their biggest fear about singing lesson
is that they will end you “sounding trained.” No worries, because Sing Like
You Speak™ is the technique that makes singing to simple and natural it’s
like talking to your BFF.

So join us for the Free Sing Like You Speak™ Class happening in about 2
wks. Sing up here http://singlikeyouspeak.com and Facebook“>http://bit.ly/2eZbbrI
After you sign up I will be sending a bit of training to prepare you for
what you will learn in the class.

Producers and directors are constantly instructing singers to, “Just sing
it like you’re talking!” The problem is they do not give any instruction as
to *how to sing like you speak*. Join me, Sally Morgan, for a free online
class where you will learn how to sing like you speak. I developed this
technique and wrote the book.

NOW I am excited to share with you the solutions I have developed for
contemporary singers. Sign up NOW to join us http://bit.ly/2eZbbrI

Please share this invitation will all your singing friends! Thank you!

breathe

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

*The way you sing is a direct result of how you think about singing. *When someone yells, “Watch out!” your body tenses When you think, “Watch out! Here comes the high note!” same response Muscles tense to hold the voice-not let it go! Singer Training Video https://youtu.be/BEPtxcz8pGo

breathe,
Sally
http://SingLikeYouSpeak.com


Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Do you practice a vocal warm up routine? Are you aware of what your warm up is warming up? Seriously. Every timeyou sing, you are creating muscles memory for an exercise, a song, a specific pitch on a specific word. A good warm up Sally Morgan_warm upwarms up the muscles that naturally help you make a free and powerful sound.

Yes, you do have voice muscles. They are the muscles that help make singing easy and free. Are you building the right muscles with your warm up? If not, then you are only reinforcing bad habits and using the wrong muscles to sing.

What is a good vocal warm up routine? An excellent vocal warm up leads to vocal mastery.

A good vocal warm up leads to Vocal Mastery by

-Focusing on 1 skill or task at a time because research proves single tasking is the quickest way to mastering a skill

-Building habits of good vocal production – skills that do not involve conscious thought

-Connects vocal production to the natural way your body produces sound

-Following a step-by-step process so that one step prepares for the success of the next step

-Building your confidence in your singing ability with consistent technique

Everyone has the perfect musical instrument. It’s You – it’s your body. A good warm up helps to restore the effortless singing that is natural to all human instruments.

To begin your warm up, first accept that your body is your instrument. When your instrument is straight, strong and open, your voice will be also. You would not bend the neck of a guitar and expect it to play well or in tune. The same is true for your vocal instrument.

There are many, many techniques to help with good posture. The most effective for your singing uses core muscles to hold the body erect leaving lower back and abdominal muscles free to do their job of helping with vocal production.

Warming up and building core muscle for good posture is Step #1 of an excellent vocal warm up.

Begin by standing with both feet flat on the floor. Widen at the hips, open the heart, broaden the collarbones and pull your head back on top of your body – earlobes over shoulders.

Now your voice has the chance to flow freely through your human instrument.

Learn more at http://singlikeyouspeak.com/warm-up/


Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

You and I share a passion. Singing. I came out of the womb singing and have not stopped since. Having a good voice yet not being a great singer kept me searching and studying and researching.

That’s how/why I developed Sing Like You Speak. Recently, I’ve become fascinated with how our thoughts control our vocal instrument. That’s not the good kind of control, but the kind of control that causes us to get into bad vocal habits.

That is why I am offering a free webinar, MythBusters for Singers. Please join us!

Discover… What you Think about singing is How you sing…

… Change what you think to improve your singing!

Do you believe that…
High notes are out of your range
Singing is difficult
You need to get as much air as possible into your lungs to sing

Those thoughts all create tension in your instrument.
They cause bad habits in your singing voice.

The truth of the matter is that those thoughts are all lies. They are myths. A myth is a belief, idea or story that has no basis in fact.

Learn the truth from my MythBusters for Singers Webinar. This webinar is free to all who sign up (see below) because everyone can sing. My job is to make singing simple and free for you!

During this free MythBusters for Singers webinar, you will discover…
How to hear the myths that you believe about your singing
How to stop these crazy myths from controlling your voice
What truths can replace the myths

Let MythBusters for Singers blast away negative thoughts so you can discover your true singing ability!

Let MythBusters for Singers help you make conscious choices about style instead of being controlled by what you think about your vocal ability.

Sign up below and I will send you more training that will prepare you for what you will learn in the webinar.

Let’s get lots of people involved in this fascinating discussion! See you on the Let MythBusters for Singers webinar!

Breathe,
Sally

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

I teach a group singing class, 32-Bar Audition class, at Steps on Broadway, the best dance school in New York City. The singers in the class are fairly inexperienced.

And yet, magic still happens.

A young woman in class sang Sondheim’s Loving You. The first time through the song it wasn’t all the much fun to listen to. My instruction to her was to sing the song again saying the words simply and clearly. We did the song again and I got goose bumps. The rest of the class was on the verge of tears. Magic.

That’s the beauty of honest communication and that’s why I teach Sing Like You Speak. It is designed to set your voice free to communicate intimately with your audience. There are many layers to strip away before you get to the simple, raw communication that grabs people’s attention – like a vise grip.

Once the layers are stripped away, the raw energy of a great performer is allowed to reach the audience. The audience gets goose bumps and it feels SO GOOD!

Let’s do the Singer Striptease.

Strip away those thoughts about what singing is and how you do it.
Say the lyrics out loud with meaning. Observe how natural and easy it is to speak the lyrics. Do your best to maintain the simplicity of speech when you add the music.

Strip away the idea that your inhale has to be enormous and effortful.
Replace that destructive thought with the fact that the purpose of the inhale is opening your instrument from the tip of your nose to your bottom.

Strip away how you ‘think’ the song ‘should’ sound.
Please don’t imitate how someone else has done the song. The world already has that version of the song. Make it your own! Saying the lyrics clearly and completely is guaranteed to bring a rich life and meaning to the song.

Strip away any pushing, shoving, struggling when you sing.
Instead of forcing the notes out of your body, open on your inhale and release the sound. Your strength as a singer rests is keeping your body open so the sound can move through unobstructed.

Speak your truth simply and clearly. Strip away all else and you will have a fabulous singing experience!

Enjoy!

breathe,
Sally Morgan

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Singing Is Scary!

Singing Is Scary!

Recently 2 private singing students, within 2 days of each other, when struggling to sing, said, “Wait a second, I know what to do!”

Each made a mental adjustment after which their singing sounded amazing! When I asked what they did, both students used the exact same words. “I just remembered that it’s easy.”

That’s right! This proves an essential key to rock solid singing: singing responds to your thoughts about singing. Test it out right now.

Without singing at all, think, “Oh no! Here comes the high note!” and observe what your instrument, your body does in response. Bet there’s some pretty tight muscular action happening. Are you reaching up for the note? Are you already feeling embarrassed about messing up, which makes you pull back from making the sound?

Think, “This song is so hard.” Then observe what how your muscles react to that thought. That reaction in your body – your instrument – makes the song hard to sing!

Hold in mind that your family thought you should not sing! How’s that working for you? Not so much, right?

The mind has influence over the body. We embody our thoughts. So change your mind about singing and watch what happens.

Think, “Open my instrument; release the breath and sound.” Observe how your body responds to that thought.

Sing a phrase as you think, “Wow! This is fun!” Observe how does that feels. How different does your voice sound? Is your singing freer?

Singing Is Flow!

Singing Is Flow!

My bet is, yes!

Every day as I’m teaching singers, I see this science proven: thoughts produce a reaction in the body that either gets in the way of good singing or opens you up for good singing.

Singing Tip: Observe your thoughts about singing and then observe how those thoughts effect how you use your body – your instrument – to sing.

Then change your mind – about your singing!

Send me an email Sally@SallyMorganVoice.com and let me know what you learn!

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

“If I train my voice, will I sound trained?” I am asked this question often by singer-songwriters.

Most singers’ idea of a trained voice is sounding like an opera singer – an affected, ‘covered’ sound. I can understand singers not wanting that sound – I certainly don’t!

Sing Like You Speak training grew out of my frustration with classical training. A great singer needs training, must learn all about their intricate instrument, but training that frees your natural sound – training that helps you respond to the music with a healthy and powerful voice.

This video singing tip illustrates the difference between classical and contemporary training. Enjoy!

- See more at: http://singlikeyouspeak.com/singing-tip-vocal-training-you-need-without-sounding-trained/#sthash.BAIUAxQ4.dpuf

breathe, Sally

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Some of my voice students have not yet developed a vibrato. To convince these singers that ‘chasing down a vibrato’ or trying to ‘make it happen’ will never work, is the first step.

Vibrato is natural – when the voice is free to vibrate. Freeing the voice is what voice lessons ought to be all about. They certainly are when you study Sing Like You Speak.

Vibrato is a slight variation in pitch, a shimmer of overtone. You’ve heard forced vibrato also. It’s a very quick, tense with a slight variation of pitch. There’s also the warble vibrato – a slow and wide variation in pitch. Neither of these vibratos is natural. And neither will make a song sound better.

To develop a vibrato from straight tone – no vibrato – or from a ‘manufactured’ vibrato, the singer must free the voice to do its’ natural vibrating thing. As a singer develops the freedom required vibrato magic can happen.

I have a few students who are new to singing and have not yet developed a vibrato. As the voice becomes more free a slight shimmer begins to happen as a note is sustained. One student calls this ‘vibrato pixie dust’. There’s a sweetness to the sound as it begins to release.

To find your vibrato pixie dust, begin with an opening inhale to open your vocal instrument. It’s NOT about getting breath into your lungs, it’s about opening the airways and engaging the right muscles. As you sing, release the sound without any control or manipulation. No pushing, shoving or struggling allowed. Remain open and RELEASE your voice to the freedom of your natural instrument. You will begin to hear your vibrato pixie dust.

Of course, there is much more to learn about freeing your singing voice. I’m here to help sprinkle the pixie dust. I love what I do every day! http://SingLikeYouSpeak.com

- See more at: http://singlikeyouspeak.com/vibrato-pixie-dust/#sthash.wxvFytKM.dpuf

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Sing Like You Speak technique uses the natural ease and power of the speaking voice to ‘teach’ a singer how to sing just as easily and naturally. This is because most of us have some very strange habits around our singing. So ask yourself, “What if I talked like I sing?”

As you will see in this video, talking like you sing can have some pretty funky results! Enjoy.

- See more at: http://singlikeyouspeak.com/singing-tip-what-if-you-talked-like-you-sing/#sthash.l4AAyMf5.dpuf

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique – literally. Sing Like You Speak™: Simply and Naturally. SLYS™ is specifically designed to restore the effortless vocal production that is natural to the human instrument making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 30 years.

Sally has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their own music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Are you a singer who struggles and stains for high notes?

Are you a singer-songwriter who dumbs down your writing because you’re not comfortable singing in a higher range?

You must be longing to belt out the high notes easily and powerfully and to watch the crowd go wild.

I understand. It really does feel amazing to let loose with a high note that impresses and makes you feel powerful.

The truth about high notes is that There’s No Such Thing as High Notes. That’s a pretty radical statement for a vocal trainer who wrote the book on contemporary vocal technique with 30+ years teaching experience. But it’s absolutely true.

There are no high notes. There are no low notes. There’s no mid-range notes. There are just different ways of expressing what you want to say.

Of course when you look at a ‘high note’ written on the musical staff, it looks higher. It vibrates higher in your body, higher in your head. Thus we get the term ‘head voice.’

But ‘high’ is only a label that helps us identify the quality or pitch of the sound.

‘High’ is just a label and nothing more.

The problem is that the label of ‘high’ has absolutely nothing do to with how to produce a great ‘high note.’ Most singers think that because it’s a ‘high’ note they have to come up higher in the body to produce that note.

You get tense when you know the high note is coming up. And physical tension in the body – your instrument – will never help you sing well.

So your first step in to singing easy high notes is to let go of the idea that they are high. Let go of the concept that they are difficult or different from other notes.

Instead, think of those notes as a different expression. When you are speaking and you get all excited, your voice pitches higher. And your speaking voice gets higher without any extra tension in your body because it’s a very natural thing to do.

It’s very natural when you are singing also – if you allow it to be so.

Singing ‘I love you’ in a low range is a different expression of love than singing ‘I love you’ in a high range. That is why the composer writes that specific word on that specific pitch – because s/he is looking to express a certain emotion.

From now on when you know the high note is coming, open up your instrument and inflect to that pitch and express what you need to say.

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