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HOW CAN I GET RID OF MY MONOTONE VOICE?

Are you a computer program or a robot? No? Then there is hope! As humans we each have a huge range of notes, usually around 25. And yet, as you’re finding, too, we usually use only a small fraction of that, around 5 notes. We also all have a huge emotional vocabulary of almost infinite…

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Have You Ever Been Told You Can’t Sing?

When I was 18 I auditioned for the Musikhochschule in Munich. I had always liked singing operas, and played piano in concerts starting age 4. As a 4th generation classical musician and singer I wanted to see where this love for music was taking me. I had prepared an aria in my range, somewhat high.…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sing Yourself Well!

Over the past year, ever since publishing “Sing Yourself Well in 7 Seconds” I’ve been asked a lot of questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions – answered! Hi, I’m Ulrike Selleck, healing voice expert, 4th generation classical singer and author of Sing Yourself Well in 7 Seconds. Welcome to this short intro to…

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USING THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE – ULRIKE SELLECK – VIDEO

This is my talk about “Using the Power of Your Voice” at the Sondheim Theater in Fairfield. Were you ever told: “You can’t sing, you’re off key, you don’t have a pretty voice?” Or: “Shut up. Be quiet. Not so loud. Or sshhhhh?” Most of us use only 20% of our voice and breath as…

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Q&A: “I Have Only Low Notes, And Can’t Sing High. Can I Expand My Range?”

Answer: YES! Case in point: 20 years ago I had no high voice. Zip. Zilch. Nada. I had my speaking chest voice, and a few weak middle head voice notes, separated by a clunker of a break. After that, my voice came to a (literally) screeching halt. When I had a major health crisis, Deepak…

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Is Hitting High Notes With Your Chest Voice Good, Or Can It Damage Your Voice?

Three words: Don’t. Do. It. Here’s the thing: Ask yourself one question: WHY. That’s all. WHY do you want to do that? Or: WHY do you think someone else, or the song wants you to do that? WHY do you feel you need to push your chest voice high in order to HIT (… this…

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Why do Opera Singers get Standing Ovations in Reality Shows?

Did you ever watch one of those talent shows? Everyone gets a kind of “meh” reaction from both, audience and judges, and when the next unassuming, average looking person standing on the stage opens her/his mouth, and out comes an operatic sound, they all go wild? Interesting observation. This may very well be a non-rational…

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How To Deal With Grief When You’re Spiritual

By now you may have heard that my beloved Ma — classical singer, conductor, music teacher, and voice coach — suddenly passed two days ago. Adjusting to this new reality has been a journey unlike any other so far. Thank you all so much for your amazing love, understanding, support, and compassion. I feel inspired…

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Did You Ever Get Your Feelings Hurt When Singing? How To Deal With It

Did this ever happen to you? Did you ever get your feelings hurt when singing? I know I did! Here’s how to deal with that — my thoughts and feelings about this situation: We all have emotions and old stored patterns that, if not recognized and dissolved, will come out in a moment of tiredness, weakness, anger,…

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What is the Most Important Tip for Great Vocals When Singing?

The most important tip for ‘Great Vocals when Singing” is to be in your greatness, and aware of your greatness. Now, before any misunderstanding creeps in as to the arrogance and pressure of that statement, let me clarify: Being aware of your Divine Nature — and the particular manifestation you represent — is at the…

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