• The Engaging Voice

  • By: Tara B
  • Podcast
  • Summary

  • In this podcast, Tara B will bring you insightful instruction on the voice with interviews, technique and training so you can have a tension-free, healthy, beautiful singing voice that flourishes and lasts a lifetime!
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Episodes
  • Episode 74 | Tara B | Tips for Surviving Chronic Pain While Performing

    Jan 19 2022

    Tara shares from personal experience how to deal with pain while singing and performing. For those who struggle with ongoing pain, it can be a devastating thing to have to perform but there is hope and a way to get through the event and still take care of your body. Today’s episode focuses on some tips that may help.

     

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    Some possible tips to help:

    1. Drinking lots of water is always good for the body.
    2. Resting as much as possible before and after the performance is needed by the body.
    3. Plan a concert that will have less stress—-maybe include instrumentals or just pacing your whole concert with less high energy songs.
    4. Choosing to not engage with the audience before or after the performance will help you conserve energy that’s needed for the performance.
    5. Take time after a performance to rest again to fill up energy that was depleted. Give yourself permission to rest.
    6. Utilize a foam roller or something else to stretch your body to help relieve tightness of pain.
    7. When loading or unloading sound equipment or instruments, doing so in ways that create good alignment so your body doesn’t get further injuries in the process.
    8. Planning accompaniments with less busyness if you play an instrument and have pain is essential.
    9. Not taking long gigs or many of them in one day to reserve your body’s energy and ability to perform can be a great choice to make.
    10. 10. Make sure that you have enough breaks in your concert—either between songs or between sets.

     

    “Ultimately you want to have longevity in playing so you can’t push your body—it will only get worse!”

    “Lowering your expectations of how you perform…be okay with it. Give yourself grace. Because you can’t perform at your best when you have pain.”

     

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    28 mins
  • Episode 73 | Tara B | Best Practices for Singing with a Mask

    Jan 5 2022

    Tara shares some of the struggles about singing with a mask on and some practical tips to help you when you need to use it during singing!

     

    You can sign up here to join the monthly membership of The Singer’s Feedback Zone:

    https://tarab.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/19

     

    Some things you might notice when singing with a mask:

    • You might feel claustrophobic
    • You might feel lightheaded or hot
    • You might feel like you are in high altitude
    • Your mask might impair your ability to see everything below you
    • You might have issues with your microphone picking up the sound

     

    Some things to help:

    1. Check that your alignment is stellar.
    2. Focus on getting breaths that are super relaxed and not shallow—focus on your lower back muscles too.
    3. Pace the breath and your phrases in a way that don’t give out too much breath at first.
    4. Take more breaths when you need them. 
    5. Change up a phrase/notes/rhythm to have enough energy for the song.
    6. Remind yourself to not push/over sing.
    7. Play your instrument more simply so as not to give so much energy to the instrument instead of your voice.
    8. Don’t panic because you feel like your breathing isn’t normal.
    9. Add instrumentals as songs so that all your songs are not you singing them.
    10. 10. Drink enough water to sustain energy and keep lubricated.

     

     

     

    Please feel free to share this podcast with others on social media. 

    Tag me when you do:

    Facebook: @TaraBmusician

    Instagram: @tarabrueskemusic

     

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    20 mins
  • Episode 72 | Tara B | Sing-a-long to Christmas Songs

    Dec 15 2021

    Tara plays and sings some familiar Christmas songs that you too can sing along with or harmonize. This episode is a way for you to use your voice and give you practice on the concepts she and others have talked about on this show!

     

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    Here are the song today that you can sing along with:

    1. Deck the Halls
    2. Winter Wonderland
    3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    4. Joy To The World
    5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    6. O Come All Ye Faithful
    7. Silent Night

     

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    Also, you can find my music on my website here: https://tarabrueske.com/music

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    14 mins

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