Stay in Vocal Shape!- You never know when you will get the call…
Just because you don’t have something set on the calender to sing does not mean you shouldn’t be training regularly. You never know when you are going to get that call and how much time you are going to have till your first rehearsal or performance. You want to have your voice “locked down and ready to go” at any moment. Your last minute energy should be put into prepping material for a performance, not prepping your instrument.
I’m speaking from my own experiences on this one. I can remember numerous times in my life when I was slacking in my vocal training and received calls for vocally demanding gigs. It is very stressful. I would be stuck learning and memorizing new music while desperately trying to get my voice into pristine vocal shape for it- sometimes with only days to do so. The feeling of dread comes to mind when I think of those times and the stress I was felt. The outcome was often frustrating, because I knew that I could have been better. Remember, nobody is out there thinking how good you could be if only you had some more prep time. They are judging you in the minute they hear you. Your audience will think that you are performing to the best of your capacity whenever they hear you. Make sure they hear you at your best.
It’s time to start building your vocal stamina.
Don’t get caught out of shape. If you are, you will not give your best performance, and you will stress your voice, body, and emotions out trying to get through it.
Rather then waiting till you get hired for a good gig to get into vocal shape, get into great vocal shape so you are ready when you are hired for that great demanding gig!
Singing opportunities will not check your training schedule first. If your hope is to book the “marathon” role, tour, gig, or show- then you need to be prepared vocally for it when it comes. Big singing requires big training. Put yourself in training for that vocal marathon now so you are not off ”your game” when the singing work does come. The healthier and stronger your voice is, the more stamina you will have. The stronger you are as a singer the more able you will be to bounce back from the blows, strains, and over taxing you will be put through in a heavy performance schedule.
Don’t just get in vocal shape, rather, train to be in fantastic vocal shape. Think about all the football, basketball team movies we see, they take the underdog team bring in a new coach and work them to an insane degree, run them, make them do weights, eat healthy, pile on practices that no other teams are required to do. This makes them ready for anything. You can do that for yourself as a singer slowly building stamina with longer vocal warm ups and healthier practices. Start three times a week, then 5 times, then start adding second practices in the evenings etc… Singing through 5 songs then increasing…You will as a result be prepared for anything. Your body will be strong. You will be able to sing out longer.
Prepare yourself for the big. Why do anything less. You will stand out with your great singing and radiate confidence as a result.
Now go Vocalize!!!
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