History of Ukrainian Pop – Music and Popular Ukrainian Singers

Since singer Ruslana won the Eurovision Pop Song Contest Ukrainian pop-music had become popular throughout the world. People listen to Ukrainian pop-music with pleasure all over the world. Many Ukrainian pop singers – Sofia Rotaru, Iryna Bilyk, Oleksandr Ponomariov, VIA Gra, Ruslana, Ani Lorak, Nadezhda Granovskaya, Alena Vinnickaya, Anna Sedokova, Svetlana Loboda, Vera Brezhneva, Verka […]

How to Dress Like an R and B Superstar – 5 Easy to Follow Steps

You’ve heard them on the radio, seen them on TV; superstars like Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Usher. Anywhere they go, they have a certain presence about them, an aura even. The thing though, that sets them apart from regular people in everyday life is more attainable than you think: their clothing. Celebrities have been, […]

How to Score a Song

Music…who can do without it? It has turned out to become a major part of our lives. No day goes by without you hearing at least a sound that is consistent. I have trained lots of people musically and when it gets to learning or scoring a song, I usually get asked this question, ‘how […]

Top Country Songs of All Time – Four Evergreen Country Songs

Country music, with its harmonious ensemble of banjos, harmonicas, electric guitars, violins, and acoustic guitars, has captured many fans from around the world. Although it began in 1920s, the music gained its popularity during the 1940s. With many styles and sub-genres of country music nowadays, there are still many old country songs that remain close […]

The Singing Voice Visualized – Overcoming Barriers With Imagery

As an aspiring singer, if you have ever dealt with such issues as: Upon hearing your recorded voice back, think, “Eeeww, that’s not me! You go for the high/ low notes and choke You run out of energy and can’t seem to complete a phrase seamlessly You sometimes confuse ascending and descending movements of pitch […]

World Renowned Teacher of Voice, Anthony Frisell, Provides Training Manuals

Anthony Frisell, world-renowned teacher of voice for singers wishing to pursue careers in the field of international opera, has updated and reissued his three voice manuals: The Tenor Voice, The Soprano Voice and The Baritone Voice. They are intense, in depth and completely responsive to those individuals who wish beginning and advanced training for a […]

The Therapeutic Relationship Is the Most Important Ingredient in Successful Therapy

“Maybe if I have this client blink his eyes at an increased speed, while exposing him to his past, and add some cognitive behavioral therapy while sitting next to a waterfall, he may be able to function more effectively in his life!” Yes this is rather exaggerated, however it demonstrates the idea that as professionals […]

TMJ and Voice – How Jaw Problems Can Affect Vocal Ability

Your jaw movement, or lack of movement, has a significant and important effect on your voice. TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is not just a jaw issue…it’s a vocal problem. First of all, the stiff jaw which accompanies TMJ will keep the soft palate from lifting. Try gritting your teeth while simultaneously attempting to lift the […]

A 21st Century Remake of "Singing in the Rain?" – An Almost Impossible Cinematic Endeavor

Last evening, I was watching, for the tenth time, the award winning musical, “Singing in the Rain,” which starred the late Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, and the eighty-year old Debbie Reynolds. The 1952 motion picture was nominated for 2 Oscars, won the 1953 Golden Globe, and 3 other major awards. I actually think it […]

Convenience at What Cost?

Imagine you and your family are sitting down at a restaurant. You order the establishment’s signature entrĂ©e and are treated to 1/3 pound of grade-B beef which has been fried and covered with watery ketchup, bitter mustard, and bits of what may generously be called “onions.” Surely this would be unacceptable at a quality restaurant. […]