7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World

Jan 26, 2016 | 5 Comments

by Cari Cole

As one of the top celebrity vocal coaches in the world I’ve seen it all. From stars to rock legends and Grammy winners to tens of thousands of emerging independents, one thing is true.

You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have a good one. And one that won’t quit ... Continue


5 Secrets To Make Your Voice Sound Better

Sep 26, 2012 | 220 Comments

by Cari Cole

As one of the top vocal coaches in the country, I frequently hear: “What are your top vocal tips for singers?” Well, I could rattle off a long list, and yammer on for hours. (I’m a nerd’s nerd when it comes to vocals…) And I have a long list of favorite tricks up my sleeve from more than ... Continue


Vocal Tips – PITCH: Are You Hitting The Bulls-Eye?

Aug 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

“Pitch-ey” has now become a household word thanks to American Idol judges. At least now we vocal coaches don’t have to explain it!

Pitch is one of the fundamental, foundational core elements in singing – so much so that it is one of the most important – perhaps the most important – quality of a great voice.

Imagine pitch as ... Continue


Cari’s Top 3 Vocal Tips – # 2 – Magic High Notes

Aug 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

“Magic High Notes”:

There is a trick most vocal coaches know (if they’re good).

If you want a singer to sing better high notes, teach them to take a deeper breath and press down on their diaphragm.

It’s true.

High notes require a faster speed of breath (so you need more of it) and more resistance (so you want to ... Continue


How’s Your 8 Octave Range?

Mar 24, 2010

by Cari Cole

 

Well, if you have an 8 octave range, you’re not human. Perhaps somewhere in the animal kingdom such a breadth of range may occur, but I haven’t encountered it yet.

So, how do you increase your range (even if 8 will never be the number)?

Establish a Regular Practice The best approach to increasing your range is to first establish a ... Continue


Do You Sing Within Your Range?

Mar 17, 2010

by Cari Cole

 

A great singer is one who knows their range and sings within it. Too many singers try to sing out of their range and it makes them sing off pitch and hurt their voices. Each of us has an individual instrument — learn it, accept it, strengthen it, improve it and it will serve you well.

Try to ... Continue


Vocal Tip! Breath Is The Fuel For The Voice

Feb 17, 2010

by Cari Cole

 

 

In the vocal technique world we say, “if you want a small sound, take a small breath. If you want a big sound, take a big breath!” But it doesn’t work well to stuff your lungs with breath — one has to learn how to take the breath so that the diaphragm lowers and pulls air ... Continue