Post Category: Singing

How to sing and play an uptempo pop piano accompaniment

In this tutorial, I will show you how to sing and play an uptempo pop piano accompaniment. Using basic major and minor chords plus this simple pop piano pattern, you’ll be singing and playing...
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Pop ballad accompaniment style for piano

In this tutorial, I will show you a great pop ballad accompaniment style for piano. Using basic major and minor chords plus this simple pop ballad pattern, you’ll be singing and playing your...
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How to Play Happy Birthday on Piano

Today’s lesson was a highly-requested one: How to play Happy Birthday on piano. This seemingly easy song is not as widely known as you think by the pianists out there. This tutorial is here for...

The Ultimate Guide to Solfege

I am a huge believer in solfege for singers and instrumentalists of all genres – yes, even pop and rock! Solfege is an incredible, measurable tool for building musicianship skills and ear...
Piano Skills for Singers 4 accompaniment strategies that work. Piano and voice with brenda owner Brenda Earle Stokes posing in front of the piano keyboard.

Piano for Singers – 4 Piano Accompaniment Strategies that Work

This tutorial is part of my Piano for Singers series, where I teach valuable piano skills that support the needs of singers.  Today I will teach you four easy accompaniment strategies that sound great...
I had vocal fold nodules and this is what I learned. A female singer holding her throat.

I Had Vocal Fold Nodules and This Is What I Learned

This is the true story of my experience with vocal fold nodules. In 2016, after a bad bout of reflux, I noticed that my voice was getting hoarse. Assuming that it was some combination of my allergies...

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