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How to Make Your Voice Sound Like Your Favorite Records

May 18, 2021

As one of the top vocal coaches (and arrangers) in the world, I am often inundated with questions about which mic to use, vocal and recording techniques, recording better vocals, and how to sing with more power and emotional expression. While there is a lot to this, from vocal technique to emotional interpretation techniques, to recording … Continue

6 Ways to Sing With More Emotion, Feeling and Expression in Performance

May 4, 2021

I have found over 3 decades of coaching some of the world’s greatest voices and being one of the world’s top vocal coaches, that it never fails to start with a great vocal technique. Vocal technique is the foundation upon which you layer everything else. When you build a solid vocal technique, the voice becomes … Continue

Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

October 24, 2017

  By Cari Cole Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help. Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you … Continue

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4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets To Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

October 10, 2017

By Cari Cole Sometimes singers don’t want to admit to having a vocal coach. I get it. They think somehow it takes away from their own “natural” talent (it doesn’t ~ only adds to it!) But really, it’s no one’s business if you train or not ~ only yours. In the entertainment industry, nothing is … Continue

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Your Vocal Potential: Are You Living Up to It?

May 24, 2016

    by Cari Cole       People, and most often –other musicians, sometimes poke fun at singers for being protective (or fussy) about their voices. Okay, then — go on. You get up and sing without making a fool of yourself. Ha. Singing is demanding. It’s not an instrument you can press down … Continue

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7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World

January 26, 2016

by Cari Cole As one of the top celebrity vocal coaches in the world, I’ve seen it all. From stars to rock legends and Grammy winners to tens of thousands of emerging independents, one thing is true. You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have a … Continue

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How To Release Tension And Stress In The Larynx & Throat

February 24, 2010

Throat tension and vocal stress are common complaints. A lot of people suffer from the end-of-the-day vocal fatigue that comes from accumulated tension — from talking (on the phone) and/or using the voice incorrectly. Also keep in mind that most voice problems come from being dehydrated, a lack of sleep and overusing your speaking or singing … Continue

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Vocal Tip! Breath Is The Fuel For The Voice

February 17, 2010

by Cari Cole       In the vocal technique world we say, “if you want a small sound, take a small breath. If you want a big sound, take a big breath!” But it doesn’t work well to stuff your lungs with breath — one has to learn how to take the breath so … Continue

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