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5 Secrets Record Labels Use to Get Powerful Chart-Topping Vocals

June 8, 2021

Those of us in this trade know that pro singers always seek help and training to help them sound their best, particularly in preparation for recording and in the studio. Your final vocal lives forever on that record! Best to be prepared like a pro with these… 5 Secrets Record Labels Use to Get Powerful … Continue

10 Tips For Recording Vocals Like a Pro at Your Next Studio Session

June 1, 2021

We have a program at my company where artists come to work on writing their signature songs (The Signature Songwriting Circle). In this program they get A & R development + direction and cowrite with our chart-topping songwriters who are also artists and singers themselves. Once the song is written, I have our songwriters demo … Continue

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

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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

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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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Top 5 Secrets to Make Your Voice Sound Better, Instantly

September 5, 2017

By Cari Cole As one of the top vocal coaches in the country, I frequently hear: “What are your top vocal tips for singers?” Well, I could rattle off a long list, and yammer on for hours. (I’m a nerd’s nerd when it comes to vocals…) And I have a long list of favorite tricks … Continue

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Free Your Voice Super Sale

May 30, 2017

    Hi beautiful artists!!!! Cari Cole Voice & Music is happy to announce that we are having a Free Your Voice SUPER SALE! from May 31st through June 4th.  We want to give all the artists around the globe an opportunity to get one (or both) of our two most popular voice products that … Continue

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15 Best Kept Secrets of Grammy Winning Singers

November 1, 2016

    By Cari Cole     It’s Grammy time again. I just sent off the Grammy Ballots for the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Several of my artists are on the list, and it was a tough choice. Not because I am “favoriting” my students, but because too many of my artists (and … Continue

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Vocal Arranging: 5 Steps to Kickass Vocals on Your Next Record

June 15, 2016

    by Cari Cole     Vocal arranging? Not surprising if you haven’t heard of it (unless you’re a Cari Cole convert ;)). I hadn’t heard of it until I was in the business for quite awhile, and then realized I was one already (a vocal arranger that is) ;). A vocal arranger decides … Continue

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