Author: masterzoe

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So just what exactly is “The Mix”?

A new client wanted to unpack the hot and somewhat contentious subject of “mix” voice and what it is. Whilst I am no expert in physiology or science I have been teaching for 20 years and teaching mix is something I’ve become known for. Before I begin, I know there will be colleagues of mine […]

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Fear and Procrastination be gone!

This blog is for those of us who find ourselves in a cycle of frustration and procrastination. If you’re a singer or performer of any kind struggling with moving towards dreams or goals then I’m sure you will relate to this post. Admittedly I myself am a procrastinator of the perfectionistic kind. In fact, part […]

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Myth Busting part 1 (of goodness knows how many?!)

I’m starting a series of blogs on Myth Busting… No surprises – the title says exactly that : ) What I’m going to say will have some surprises for some readers. AND some of what I say may rattle a few cages – not intentionally, but Im aware that this territory can be contentious. Im […]

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Do something – (Other than what you’re doing)

I’m currently enrolled on a course, CoreSinging with Doctor Meribeth Dayme. The module today focussed on consciousness (in its various forms). Writing this blog is a way for me to process one of the many concepts that were explored and I sincerely hope it may ignite something positive in your singing and creativity. Do you […]

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Playful learners learn faster, surprise surprise

Perhaps the major inhibitor of creativity is too much activity in our prefrontal cortex (nerd alert!) – the part of our brain used for analysing. Let’s be honest folks it’s a very important part of the brain that deserves due credit, but if we linger there during what is meant to be a creative experience […]

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Less fear, more confidence!

The body is an amazing system of energy. Our psychology plays a significant role in how our body reacts. “if we believe we are under stress, we manifest stress in our physiology” – Dr Bruce H Lipton. All of us understand how stress or negativity feels – Our heart rate increases, muscles tighten, increase in saliva, […]

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It’s time to know your zone

Recently I watched a TED Talk on “How to get better at the things you care about”, this wasn’t a talk aimed specifically at those involved in the arts but I thought that the principles were totally relevant to our world. The presenter, Eduardo Briceno suggested that we spend a lot of time living in a […]

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We have to protect what is special

I’m writing this post in response to a student request. Andee asked that I blogged on the “7 best ways to look after your voice”. For research purposes I Googled Andee’s question and for the most part the answers were all common sense stuff which everyone should do anyway (most importantly singers)! Hydrate, avoid excessive […]

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