The Country Way

What’s so special about country music? Singer-songwriter Lisa Redford explains what makes this genre unique. The late, great country singer Glen Campbell summed it up: “There’s a longing in country music that can soften even the rockiest heart.”This longing is a defining aspect of country music, alongside a long history of storytelling and emotional, expressive, […]

What is vocal style?

Most singers will have heard the term vocal style, but what is it? And what does it look, feel and sound like?Vocal style is about being able to freely express your feelings with your voice using a never-ending spectrum of colours, sounds and nuances. In other words: the unique application of artistic taste to the […]

Messing with vibrato

Vocal Style: Messing with vibrato In the first of a three part iSing series on Vocal Style where we demonstrate the different uses of various vocal style nuances and techniques, Josh Alamu looks at vibrato. So what is vibrato? Vibrato (as defined by Wikipedia) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch. […]