Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 New Year's Singing Resolutions- Time to Revise?

2015 New Year’s Resolutions- Now that we are a couple of weeks in, how are yours going?  Did you slip a little?  Be patient with yourself and try to get back on track.  Were your goals realistic?  Not so much?  Revise them and get back on track or simplify them!  Take it easy on yourself, but make some adjustments now to help yourself to be successful!

Here are some ideas:

Resolutions for singing in 2015

Practice 3-4 times per week and workout 3-4 times per week.  That is something good for your singing voice everyday of the week!  Map it out.  Which days work for you to each and at what time of day?  Does it work to exercise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning and sing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday?  Then pick which one you do on Sunday (or both!).

Map out what to practice.  Find a focus for each day.  The more structure, sometimes the better.

For Example:
Monday workout:  Yoga before school.
Tuesday practice: Text of “Song A”, Dynamics and Vowels of “Song B”, Pitches of new song.
Wednesday workout: Cardio and weights before work
Thursday practice:  Review vowel work of “Song B”, Solidify pitches of new song and add words, Sing through “Song A” to find meaning in text
Friday workout: Yoga before school and walk after school
Saturday practice:  Review all 3 songs and start to work on interpretation of “Song B”
Sunday: Rest OR sing or workout if feel like it

Add drink more water (a goal of 8 glasses of water a day or 4 large bottles is ideal).  Find a place to put it that is accessible.  Also, place healthy snacks in key places.  Think your drawer or closet at work or an extra bottle of water and a healthy snack in your backpack for school.

Plan out a sleep schedule.  I know, you think I am crazy with all of the work that has piled up and homework teachers are giving.  Vow to go to bed 15 minutes earlier than normal for 3 or 4 nights.  Try to then go to sleep another 15 minutes earlier.  By the end of the week, you are gaining 30 minutes per night.  If you keep that up for a week, it is 3 ½ extra hours of sleep.  Before you know it, you are getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night.  What a way to help your body fight off getting sick and your mind to work at it’s maximum potential.

If you take care of you, you take care of your voice to be the best singer YOU can be!

1 comment:

  1. Find your genre. If you've been singing classical or country this entire time, but really have a jazz voice, you may have been misleading yourself since day one. All the singers on the radio sing in their genre for a reason.