Can Anyone Be a Singer With Practice?

“Everyone who can speak can learn to use a singing voice,” says Joanne Rutkowski, professor of music education. “The quality of the voice is dependent on many factors; however, barring a physical vocal disability, everyone can learn to sing well enough to sing basic songs.” Can anyone sing or is it a gift? The ability … Read more

When You Wake Up Singing a Song?

You might have heard them called by other names – brain worms, stuck song syndrome, cognitive itch, or as the scientific community calls it, involuntary musical imagery, or INMI. An overwhelming 98% of people experience earworms, and 90% of people experience at least one earworm per week. Why do I hear music in my head … Read more

Is Legit Singing Important?

“Legit” singing implies the freedom, flexibility, projection power and resonance associated with classical singing. “Non-legit” implies giving up some or all of these qualities for the sake of a particular style or character quality, e.g. straight tone, breathy sound, percussive vocal effects, growl, nasality, etc. What does legit mean in singing? ‘Legit’ refers to a … Read more

Singing in Piano Lessons?

Can I sing while playing piano? No, you should not play the notes you are singing (the melody). The most common formula for a piano/vocal is: melody-sung, chords-in right hand of piano and bass notes- in left hand of piano. Does singing help with piano? When you sing, you have to use your breath, your … Read more

Singing in Iran: Is it Allowed?

Singing solo continues to be banned for women in Iran. According to Maryam Parsi, an Iranian singer based in Australia, the ban on women’s solo singing is the most evident obstacle in music for women. She points out the many problems that bands with female singers have in obtaining permits for concerts. Can a woman … Read more

Who Is the King Singing About in Hamilton?

“You’ll Be Back” Song by Jonathan Groff and the cast of Hamilton Released 2015 Genre Show tune Length 3:29 What is King George singing about in Hamilton? “You’ll Be Back” is the 7th song of Act One of the musical Hamilton. King George III addresses the colonists about their Revolution, and that though they wish … Read more