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  1. Food for SingersBy Jeannie Deva

    I’m not a nutritionist, but from my many years of experience with numerous diets and thousands of singers a pattern has emerged of which foods are beneficial and which are detrimental to the voice.

    Any foods or beverages which stimulate phlegm (mucous) or stiffen muscles, particularly in the vocal folds, would be the ones to avoid for singers.
  2. Jeannie Deva Singers World App IconBy Jeannie Deva

    They say hindsight is 20/20 and I certainly agree when I look back at my early years as a performing singer. It never occurred to me then that I was totally unprepared when I arrived at rehearsals or gigs. In this blog post, I’ll help you be sharp and professional at your gigs by applying a well-known Boy Scout motto.
  3. Singer's Guide to Powerful Performances(Exerpted from Singer's Guide to Powerful Performances by Jeannie Deva)

    You may have an excellent voice, but if you haven’t picked the right audition songs, you’ll have a big strike against you.

  4. By Jeannie Deva

    Here are some of the 46  “do’s and “don’ts” to help you chart out your audition preparations and increase your likelihood of success.

    • Do: Take some time to assess your level of expertise and determine your objectives.

  5. Singer's Guide to Powerful Performances by Jeannie Deva(Excerpted from chapter 12 of Singer’s Guide to Powerful Performances by Jeannie Deva)

    Developing Discipline
    When I attended college I had a terrible time with discipline.
  6. By Jennifer Truesdale

    It was a beautiful spring morning.

    The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, but I wasn’t feeling it. Actually, I felt as if my world was crashing down around me. Okay, maybe a bit melodramatic, but man I was bummed!

    I was 18 and my band was on the verge of a label deal. This was it I thought, my BIG break!

    Then, in the blink of one band meeting gone sour, everything changed.
  7. Jennifer TruesdaleBy Jennifer Truesdale

    Woody Allen is famously quoted as saying that “80% of success is showing up”. While I’m not sure I agree with his percentages, I agree completely with the sentiment. The percentage really isn’t the point here and while we all know that success doesn’t happen merely by showing up; we also know that success won’t happen if you don’t show up.
  8. Singer's Guide to Powerful Performances by Jeannie Deva(Excerpted from chapter 12 of Singer’s Guide to Powerful Performances by Jeannie Deva)

    Do you have what it takes? Many singers share this question. They may already be performing but still secretly wonder: “Do I really have what it takes to succeed?”
    You may think the answer has to do with the quality of your voice or your image, your age, how well you can dance, how easily you can memorize lyrics or who you know.
  9.  Dealing with a Critical PersonNegative People

    I’ve talked about the influence of negative people in previous articles but it is important enough to warrant repeating. Passing acquaintances that make you feel bad about yourself are easier to cease interacting with, but long time friends or even relatives are much more difficult to deal with.
  10. Jeannie Deva's Hollywood Voice Studio

    Constructive vs. Destructive Criticism 

    Perhaps not so obvious to some is the big difference in effect between constructive and destructive criticism. I'm bringing this up now, because how you critique yourself will either advance or thwart your progress as a singer and performer.
  11. Jeannie Deva Vocal WorkshopYou can achieve at least part of your growth as a singer alone, free from the opinions of others. Self-critiquing is a valid tool of development, but your success with it depends upon how you do it.

    Perhaps you already improve your singing with any number of the following activities:
    taking voice lessons, rehearsing with a band, recording, performing and getting audience feedback, listening to other singers and singing with recordings.

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