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So far Natalie Knox has created 19 blog entries.

Agility, the Coveted Singing Skill

Singing agility is the amazing ability to sing a sequence of notes quickly and accurately with fluidity and ease, without any strain. Thinking about Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake will give you an idea of what an agile voice sounds like. But why is it such a coveted skill? The natural elasticity of vocal [...]

And you thought singing was just about your vocal cords…

You may not have thought of this before, but when you sing, you are using much more than your vocal cords. It’s a joint effort; you actually use your whole body. Being aware of how your body contributes to your singing is essential to getting a great sound. You have marvellous echo chambers, hot spots [...]

Singers: How to fix those voice breaks

Don’t you hate it when your voice breaks when you are singing? It’s a common problem that many developing singers encounter, but with a little understanding of how your vocal anatomy works, you can overcome it. In your quest for smoothing the breaks in your voice, let’s start with understanding why they happen. To put [...]

The breathing checklist every singer needs

Have you ever considered the importance of breathing? Breathing is the foundation that singers build on.  Knowing about your breathing apparatus is a good start, but learning how to harness its various functions not only enables you to improve your voice, it gets you singing like a pro. If you breathe well, you will sing [...]

Improve your singing with a vocal gym

Just like an athlete works his body to get to the top of his game, so too can a singer train his voice in order to become an accomplished performer. Athletes spend agonising hours learning to control body and mind for that pinnacle moment of performance. As a singer, if you want to turn heads, [...]

My voice range

In the singing world you may be asked on more than one occasion, “What are you?’’  You may want to answer with something sarcastic, like, “I thought I looked like a normal human,” but that may not gain you any points within the present company.  What the question is implying is how is your voice [...]