Singing Success Articles

Written By Our Vocal Coaches

Dive deeper into singing with articles by our vocal coaches on vocal technique, style, and health!

Vocal Technique

Beginner Vocal Exercises

Did you know there are 3 types of beginners that come to our vocal studios for vocal lessons? Yes, a beginner may have been singing …

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Voice Scales For Singers

In 1998, I released what has become an international best selling, systematic vocal training program titled Singing Success, which was revised and update in 2015 …

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How to Come Up With a Stage Name

Stage names can evoke associations with certain genres, feelings, and attitudes. They can even pay homage to other artists. Ultimately, a stage name is an identity and a marketing tool… and you don’t need a massive marketing budget to create a great one.

My Voice Cracks When I Sing

Over the past few years, I’ve helped many different clients fix their vocal break. Let’s talk about voice cracks!

How To Sing High Notes Without Shouting

Shouting for high notes might be holding you back from your full singing potential. There is a better way!

Top 10 Mistakes Causing Voice Breaks

Most voice breaks experienced by singers are totally preventable. In fact, they usually happen as a result of user error. 

Vocal Style

Are you a “real singer”?

Have you struggled lately with the idea that you’re not a real singer? Even the most talented singers fall victim to imposter syndrome. 

5th Man Obligation 

You’re the 5th man on the basketball team. If you don’t show up, the game is ruined. Greatness makes no excuses. Do you?

7 Remedies for Bad Vocal Style

Your singing might be boring, distasteful, or weird, and you may not even know it. Or maybe you do know it, but just don’t know …

5 Industry-Standard Vocal Layers

Vocal layers are the backbone of countless hit songs. They’re often used to create an emotional lift to parts of a song, but these layers …

Patience Does Not Equal Productivity

Good things DON’T come to those who wait. NOT true? True? Here’s Brett Manning’s take on patience and productivity!

The 5 Essentials of Smooth Singing

No matter what style of music you sing, smooth singing is required if you want to sound your best. Here’s how to do it!

Vocal Health

Beginner Vocal Exercises

Did you know there are 3 types of beginners that come to our vocal studios for vocal lessons? Yes, a beginner may have been singing …

Hydration and Singing-Exposing the Myth

Believe it or not… THIS is the most controversial blog I’ve written to this date. Because so many would understandably ask, “What’s the big deal… …

Fear Of Vulnerability

If you have a fear of vulnerability, especially as a vocalist, welcome to an extremely large club. Research professor Pat LaDouceur, Ph.D., says, “You’ve probably …

Vocal Warmup Exercises

Why My Opinion matters “I’m famous, and I just don’t care” was the ostentatious, playful, very non-serious line from a song I wrote featuring a …

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My Throat Hurts When Singing!

“My throat hurts” is one of the most common, stressful situations for a singer to experience, especially with a performance just around the corner. Just …

Vocal Rest 101

Many singers learn about the need for vocal rest the hard way: by experiencing vocal damage. Don’t let this be you!

Vocal Tips

How Long Does it Take to Learn to Sing?

I’ve had the honor, joy, struggle, challenge, privilege and pleasure of coaching 10’s of 1,000’s of singers for nearly 3 and 1/2 decades. So…you could …

Can You Learn To Sing At Any Age?

Let me give you the short answer first….. ABSOLUTELY. Read on to see the advantages and challenges of singing from a young age or a …

Why Do I Yawn When I Sing?

by Brett Manning If you’ve ever had to fight off a yawn during a performance, you can understand how frustrating it can feel. Not only …

How To Get Started In Singing

Before I start, I want to quickly address a few common concerns and replace those concerns with strategies. Here are a few of them: I …

How To Get Noticed As A Singer

How to Get Noticed as a Singer  By Brett Manning The social media posts read: “I’m releasing my new EP.” “I’m releasing my single. Pre-save …

Deciding On Your Sound

[The hardest decision for a singer] – By Brett Manning  Actually, this could have several subtitles because of the seriousness and complexity of this almost …

Singing Success Show

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How to Never Get Tired of Singing the Same Song

“FREE BIRD! FREE BIRD! FREE BIRD” the typical audience members shouted longingly and some shouted mockingly. “Sweet Caroline! Wonderwall! Margaritaville! Superstitious! Baby Got back! Piano …

The Making of Singing Success 360 with Guest Dallan Beck

Dallan Beck turns the tables on Brett by asking him about Singing Success 360, and what it took to create it. Dallan reflects on Brett’s …

Building Relationships In The Music Industry

Is your singing voice strained, shaky, or just unreliable? Master your voice with our best-selling, systematic vocal training programs. VIP Members get unlimited streaming access …

Top 3 Ways To Get Dropped From a Label

On this episode, Brett and Dustin discuss the top three ways to get dumped from your record label… Learn about the Johnny-come-lately, Michael Jordan’s work …

Top 3 Ways To Gain Label Interest with Special Guest Noah Henson

On this episode, Brett talks with Noah Henson, lead guitarist of multi-award winning Christian rock band Pillar, and country star Brantley Gilbert. Noah shares the …

Focus on Whistle Voice Ability with Madison Sariah

In this episode, Brett brings on Madison Sariah, a singer he has been working with since she was nine years old.  Madison has come up …

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