Monday Morning Motivation!
Obed and I are big believers in finding your own vocal print. We were taught vocal techniques that did not work for us when were were younger which led us to finding master teachers who could help us find our true voices. Master teachers are so experienced in many vocal issues that they actually dig down to the root of the problem and fix it, rather than copy a technique, glaze over vocal issues, or mimic other techniques or sounds without fully comprehending what they are teaching themselves! In a way, the quote below from Billie Holiday applies to teaching as well as singing. You need to find your voice and figure out who you are so you can become an authentic performer! Don’t copy what you hear on YouTube, television, and recordings – just be your unique self!
“You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.” -Billie Holiday