Warning: mysql_query(): Access denied for user 'ccmlogin'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 166

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 166

Warning: mysql_query(): Access denied for user 'ccmlogin'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 203

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 203

Warning: mysql_query(): Access denied for user 'ccmlogin'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 231

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/ccmlogin/public_html/wp-content/plugins/astickypostorderer/astickypostorderer.php on line 231
Vocal Tips | Clay Collins Music

Clay Collins Music

Welcome to claycollinsmusic.com

Vocal Tips

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

Clay Collins Music now offers Voice Lessons.  Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned vocalist, you will benefit greatly from our expertise and teaching techniques.  We will help you unlock your true potential as a singer.  The three principles we teach are power, presence and passion. Power There is no such thing as a timid singer or a soft singer.  I have never met a timid 2 year old and if they can belt out big sound, so can you.[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

Clay Collins Music is now offering private lessons in Voice and Piano.  No matter what your level of expertise you will be inspired and and equipped to take your music to a whole new level.  At Clay Collins Music, we feel that each student is unique with individual needs.  Perhaps you are starting at the beginning and needing basic training.  Or maybe you are an experienced musician who needs to go to the next level.  Perhaps you are preparing for[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

Here I briefly talk about vibrato and the role I believe plays on the vocal performance.  When I was young, I was instructed by my voice teacher that in order to maintain pitch and keep the vocal cords healthy, I had to always sing with vibrato.  I used to work hard to produce what they referred to as “Natural Spin.”  Well since I was trying to make it happen and it was pretty much expressed to me emphatically that it[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

Here I will talk about how to sing with a neutral larynx.  This is also called the adams apple for many can prove to be a problem when singing.  Many singers find that their larynx moves up as they sing higher and down as the sing lower.  I will demonstrate how to keep the larynx neutral which in turn relaxes the voice while producing strong and clear sound.  This type of singing is also called speech level singing because most[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

In this video I am going to differentiate between what I call Technical vs Passionate singing.  While technique is an important part of singing that must be learned, it is NOT what makes a good singer.  I could scan a piece of sheet music into a computer and it could play it back technically perfect but it will not be satisfying to ear until it is played by a human with feelings and passion.  The same is true for singing.[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

In this second video, I cover some of the many questions vocalists have regarding their voice and singing.  There are many different approaches to singing and many have their merits, but singing is not an art that is one size fits all.  Conventions that might be true in one type of singing, may not necessarily be true for another.  Wether you are a classical or thrash metal vocalist, the basic goals are the same, produce credible and pleasing performances and[…]

Posted by clay.collins ADD COMMENTS

In this video, I am going to give you an introduction to a technique to singing that can really improve your dynamic range.  This approach to singing is best utilized for Pop, Rock and Contemporary Worship styles.  Every technique that is covered in these videos is very attainable for every singer at any level.  These principles were taught to me by Bryan Schexnay, an incredible vocal coach who teaches at Gateway Church in Southlake TX and I am very grateful[…]