Vocal Tips

Charmaine shares tips and answers questions from Worship Vocalist subscribers.
Top 10 Practice Strategies for Singers

Top 10 Practice Strategies for Singers

In this training video, you’ll learn my top 10 strategies to make the absolute most of your practice time—I’ll teach you the right things to practice in order to see the best results in your voice! Whether you’re a worship leader or background vocalist on your worship team—these tips are for you! Most of us live full, busy lives, and we don’t have time for hours and hours of practicing our singing… so it’s all the more crucial that we use the time we DO have… to the fullest! I want to save you SO much wasted time and effort—these practice strategies will double, triple… quadruple your ...

How to sing low notes

How to sing low notes

A quick tip to help you hit the super low notes in your worship songs in a way that sounds natural and contemporary!

How do I know if I’m in a mix voice?

How do I know if I’m in a mix voice?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “How can you tell if you are singing in a mix voice?”

How to not run out of breath

How to not run out of breath

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “I run out of breath when I sing—what should I do?”

Help! I feel tension in my pharyngeal exercises!

Help! I feel tension in my pharyngeal exercises!

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “I feel tension instead of freedom when I do pharyngeal exercises (NAY/WAH, etc.)… is this normal?”

When should I move onto the next vocal workout?

When should I move onto the next vocal workout?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “When is the right time to move on to the next round of vocal workouts after months of doing them? Does a person ever plateau and need something more difficult to improve their ability? At what point will I notice that a workout or exercise, after months of doing it, isn’t giving me the results I’m wanting anymore?”

How do I get my voice back after I’ve been sick?

How do I get my voice back after I’ve been sick?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “How do you recover after being sick?”

What should I drink on Sunday morning?

What should I drink on Sunday morning?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “What should you drink in the morning before church to wake you up? I know we shouldn’t drink dairy so I’ve been avoiding coffee on Sundays but it is a struggle in the morning!”

How long will my voice stay warmed up?

How long will my voice stay warmed up?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “How long does the voice stay ‘warm’ after you've warmed up? For example… if you did a vocal warm up, sang for a while, then sat out for an hour or so before having to sing again… is the voice still 'warm' or is another warm up required?”

How do I sing in my head mix?

How do I sing in my head mix?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “How do you sing in a head mix without it sounding like your head voice?”

How can I sing high with power?

How can I sing high with power?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “I don’t have a problem keeping a deeper tone when I’m in my lower chest voice (E below middle C —> G above middle C), but once I get up above a G (or A/B/somewhere in there), my voice becomes nasally & tin-y, and I lose that “BUH” sound that was present in my lower range. How do you keep that low, full tone even as you add pharyngeal resonance as you go higher?”

How do I stay on pitch?

How do I stay on pitch?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber... “Are there exercises that specifically address pitch in the lower range? Songs like Reckless Love and Who You Say I Am are what get me. I feel like they should be easy, but they can be difficult – not because of the range, but because I am off-pitch in the verses. What do you recommend to help stay on pitch and not go flat or sharp in certain parts of your range?”

How should I breathe in double scales?

How should I breathe in double scales?

In a live Q&A video, vocal coach Charmaine Brown answers this question from a Worship Vocalist subscriber… “Just wondering how we should breathe when we do double scales? I get out of breath when doing these scales.”