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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

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

Vocal Shop Talk: Top 10 Most Asked Questions & Their Solutions

May 31, 2016

    by Cari Cole       Singers have it tough. You’re supposed to be “born with it” or you might as well forget it. That’s the message out there. Kinda leaves very little room for improvement, don’t you think? And so you do a quick Google search on how to hit better high … Continue

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

Getting Big Vocals On Your Next Record

May 16, 2016

by Cari Cole So you want your vocals to make a big impression on your next record, but not sure your voice can deliver, or exactly how to do that? Or you can belt it out, but you don’t have folks praising your voice the way you secretly wish for? Or maybe you get great … Continue

When It Comes to Vocal Range, Does Size Really Matter?

April 12, 2016

By Cari Cole You know it’s funny how everyone thinks more is better.  When it comes to singing, range matters, but maybe not as much as you think, or not in the way that you think. Truth is, there are many well known singers out there that get along just fine without a ton of … Continue

10 Ways to Keep Your Voice From Quitting On You, Right Now

March 9, 2016

by Cari Cole You’ve got a great gig or an important recording session. You’ve warmed up, downed a boatload of water, stocked up on 5 kinds of throat spray, gargled with salt water and honey a million times (and mistakenly swallowed some .. gross.) You’ve stayed home while you’re friends were out having fun, abstained … Continue

Singing Like a Superstar: Legends & Lessons

February 17, 2016

by Cari Cole Lately we’ve been watching Lady Gaga absolutely crush her vocals. How did she go from a celebrity with a really good voice, to this newly evolved  “superstar” status in a matter of the past 12 months? What’s her secret?   It all started with her performance at the Oscars last year, February … Continue

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

Your 10 Step Plan to Vocal Freedom in 2016

December 16, 2015

by Cari Cole Most singers who come to work with me land in 1 of 3 categories. Group 1 has basic problems making their voice sound good. They are either struggling with a pinched tight nasal sound or are singing from their throats and can’t stop. They often have a lot of tension in their … Continue

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