The Crossover Singer

The crossover singer is someone who is able to achieve success while melding several genres or styles of music together to inform their sound. Through working with hundreds of singers, I have heard the same resounding statement: Their desire is to be unique, and they find it hard to be pigeon holed into one particular genre or vocal style. Many …

paNASH Style Helps Artists and Music Professionals Gain Edge

One of my greatest teachers once told me, “People hear with their eyes.” As I have journeyed down this musical road I have found that statement to be entirely true. Thus, it can be argued that a singer’s appearance carries just as much weight as does their sound. Image Consultant and Media Coach, Lori Bumgarner, from paNASH Style, has founded …

Affectations to Style: When is it too much?

Have you ever heard, or yourself been, a singer that you know is trying too hard? As singers, we can easily fall into the trap of overdoing a certain style choice that we deem desirable, or that is widely popular at the time. For instance, a singer having a consistently breathy tone, always doing runs, “knurdling” for a classical effect, …

Breathing from the Diaphragm: The Mystery Unveiled

As a singer, somewhere along the way I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “breathe from your diaphragm.” However, my guess is that unless you have taken an in-depth course in vocal pedagogy or anatomy and physiology, this concept may have eluded you. In this short article I hope to shed some light on the idea of diaphragmatic breathing, in …