Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

Oct 24, 2017

 

By Cari Cole

Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help.

Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you think you can hide in production, ... Continue


4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets To Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

Oct 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Sometimes singers don’t want to admit to having a vocal coach.

I get it.

They think somehow it takes away from their own “natural” talent (it doesn’t ~ only adds to it!)

But really, it’s no one’s business if you train or not ~ only yours.

In the entertainment industry, nothing is “natural.” Voices, performances, songs, records – all are worked ... Continue


Top 5 Secrets to Make Your Voice Sound Better, Instantly

Sep 05, 2017

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


15 Best Kept Secrets of Grammy Winning Singers

Nov 01, 2016 | 4 Comments

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

 

It’s Grammy time again. I just sent off the Grammy Ballots for the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Several of my artists are on the list, and it was a tough choice. Not because I am “favoriting” my students, but because too many of my artists (and those on the list to be nominated) are so amazing ... Continue


Vocal Arranging: 5 Steps to Kickass Vocals on Your Next Record

Jun 15, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

Vocal arranging? Not surprising if you haven’t heard of it (unless you’re a Cari Cole convert ;)). I hadn’t heard of it until I was in the business for quite awhile, and then realized I was one already (a vocal arranger that is) ;).

A vocal arranger decides how the artist will sing a song. It might be ... Continue


Signature Vocals: Making Your Voice Indelible in the Hearts & Minds of Your Audience

Jun 07, 2016 | 1 Comment

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

You don’t have to have the best voice in the room to be a contender, but you do have to be the most convincing. The voice that people remember. They say “people don’t remember what you said, but how you made them feel.” A signature voice leaves an indelible impression. And the most potent counterpart is not the ... Continue


Your Vocal Potential: Are You Living Up to It?

May 24, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

People, and most often –other musicians, sometimes poke fun at singers for being protective (or fussy) about their voices. Okay, then — go on. You get up and sing without making a fool of yourself. Ha.

Singing is demanding. It’s not an instrument you can press down on a key or a fret, and the same note comes out ... Continue


Getting Big Vocals On Your Next Record

May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

So you want your vocals to make a big impression on your next record, but not sure your voice can deliver, or exactly how to do that? Or you can belt it out, but you don’t have folks praising your voice the way you secretly wish for?

Or maybe you get great praise, but secretly you know you could ... Continue


The Recording Litmus Test: Are You Ready for the Studio?

Apr 18, 2016

By Cari Cole

 

More records are made today than ever before. With the ease of technology, all you need (technically) is an iPad and plugins. For musicians and music makers that has improved creativity, artistic control and a shot to run up against the big boys.

But the tricky thing is… it’s deceptively easy to record an album or single. But that ... Continue


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