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Shelby Rollins

Keeping Your Technique Fresh

Sometimes, even in the peak of summer, I crawl into bed totally frozen. The coldest part of me? My feet. In the winter, I end …

The Busy-ness of a Singer

This is for all the mommy singers out there. And daddy singers too. I don’t discriminate. As I type this, I’m watching my 7 month …

Practice Makes Permanent

Sometimes hard work is just that: Hard. Nothing valuable seems to come easy. But so much is learned in that process –so much wisdom and …

Breaking Your Voice

I was thinking recently about horses. I didn’t grow up around such magnificent creatures, but I’m awestruck by them. They’ve got to be the most …

Style vs. Substance in the 1980s

Oh, the 80’s…The 80’s were one of those decades, musically speaking, that people either roll their eyes over or get really excited about. Being a …

Style vs. Tone: The 1960s

Style vs. Tone in the 60’s   I’d like to continue the discussion I began in my previous blog about style, and dive more into …

Style vs. Substance

There’s an interesting trend in pop music lately, I like to call, “Style over substance.” Quirkiness is now an acceptable substitute for tone quality. 25 …

Care for a Warm-Up?

No? Hmm… I’m consistently surprised at the number of singers I encounter that don’t have a warm up routine to use before performance. At best, …

What is Vocal Fry?

What is Vocal Fry? I’ve witnessed many mishaps lately when it comes to vocal fry. I think it’s important to understand both what vocal fry …

Songwriting (Pt 2)

Ok, I hope you’ve started getting your writing juices flowing since I posted Part 1 of this mini series. We talked a little about why …