The A2Z Smart Music Group is always looking for new and improved methods to teach singing and help others FIND THEIR VOICE. In 2014 we began working in avatar based virtual worlds, opening a free music academy in SecondLife.com and in 2016 in Kitely.com. Why do we do this?  3D examples for vocal concepts can make a huge difference in your understanding. Unfortunately, setting up your computer for access to these virtual worlds can be a challenge.  Due to these challenges we recognized that we needed to continue looking for virtual options. Check out our first BETA EXPERIMENT in virtual training — all you have toRead More →

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FREE SINGING LESSONS & TIPS © Copyright Yvonne M. DeBandi, BME Have you ever been on a long road trip and wished the tank in your car was larger so you didn’t have to stop so often to fill up? How about singing long notes? Is your tank full enough to hold the note to the very end? In the last couple of tips and lessons we have talked about making better choices for breathing and gaining control over your airflow. Today we are focusing on breathing capacity. Unlike a gas tank in your car, you can build your capacity to bring in more oxygenRead More →

BREATHING FOR SINGING Improving Breath Control for Singing In SingSMART™ Singing Lessons 0201-0203 we learned about the best overal choices for breathing during the act of singing and also concentrated on HOW the diaphragm is supposed to function during inhalation and exhalation. We recommend these lessons as prerequisites in order to completely understand the concepts and exercises presented in SingSMART™ Singing Lesson #0204. In this singing lesson we learn how to increase our skill level of breath control. The act of breathing is a voluntary/involuntary action.  Meaning we can choose to hold our breath, but when our body decides it needs oxygen it will “trump” conscious free will and force air intake.Read More →

FREE SINGING LESSONS & TIPS © Yvonne M. DeBandi, BME Many students have been asking for videos of how the diaphragm works, so I ventured into YouTube to find a video that showed the internal workings. One video in particular showed the diaphragm movement better than any other, and also explained the benefits of taking deep and slow breaths. Yes, singing is good for your health – deep breathing being only one of the reasons! This particular video focuses on BELLY BREATHING which is a technique taught by many vocal teachers. The SingSMART&8482; Vocal Training Method focuses on FULL BODY BREATHING, which includes bringing airRead More →

© Yvonne DeBandi, BME If you have talked, studied or read about singing anywhere, no doubt you have heard at least once that singing well comes down to breathing. Why? Because your airflow is what breathes life or energy into your tone. Your breathing abilities as a singer creates the airflow that is somewhat responsible for the creation of your vocal tone, the quality of your vocal tone, the length of your vocal tone and the power of your vocal tone. I say “somewhat responsible” because there are many other factors in the vocal tone game, but one thing is true. If your breathing isRead More →

Balancing the Physical, Mental and Emotional Aspects of Singing © Copyright 2015 Yvonne DeBandi Singing is a beautiful, athletic artform; the result of the balance of physical, emotional and mental choices of the artist. Some artists focus on the technical side of singing, others focus on delivering their message and mind-blowing performances; but the true artist will work at achieving a personal, unique synergy between all three. Some singers make it much more difficult on themselves than it has to be by confusing the issue with two words, “right” and “wrong.” This is especially true for young singers training with personal coaches. You must rememberRead More →

INTRODUCTION Breathing properly for singing is the most important foundation technique. Each and every tone we create is carried on the airflow of our breath. The more control you have over the air flow, the more control you will have over your singing tone. Imagine a kite flying high in the air. When the airflow is consistent, the kite will fly smoothly and steadily on top of the air current. When the airflow is inconsistent the kite will bob and dive with no rhyme or reason. Your singing tone is much like that kite. If you provide a strong steady airflow, your vocal tone willRead More →