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Be a Great Actor While Singing

A couple months ago I wrote an article on how to hold a difficult emotion while performing -- without breaking down or losing it.

But because it's a complex subject, I wanted to follow up with a video explaining exactly how to do this.

Today's video tackles the "acting" side of performing a song. How do you embody real emotion while you sing -- without buckling under the weight of that emotion?

In the video below, you'll learn:

  • How meaningful memories from your life can anchor you to certain emotions
  • Why it's important onstage to have imagery that keeps you grounded & safe
  • How emotion "lives" in the body
  • How singing "from" that body part can make your performance truly soar!

If this sounds weird, don't worry -- I'll walk you through each step!

 

Was this video helpful? Will you use these techniques when you perform? Are you ready to take your performing to the next level?

Let me know what you think!

xo Fel

P.S. If you watched all the way until the end then you heard -- I'm re-opening my elite training program, Singing Transformation, very soon!

This year is going to be awesome....more live hangouts with me, and other goodies. There are limited slots, so be sure to sign up for the waitlist below!

Ellie Goulding - "Love Me Like You Do" (3 New Videos!)

Friends! This week I'm bringing you THREE new singing videos!

1. The first is my first-ever cover... 🙂

I's pretty close to the original in terms of arrangement. In case you don't know my channel, most weeks on YouTube I give you guys singing tips videos and how-to sing lessons, but a bunch of my subscribers and buddies kept suggesting I sing a song the whole way through... so I recorded this one!

2. This video is bundled with 2 other related videos. The second is a HOW TO guide for how to sing "Love Me Like You Do!"

This video recommends vowel and lyric modifications that help you place the sound, as well as focus your head voice and voice in general to maximize resonance. Altering the lyrics with new vowels, consonants, and phrases will help your wrap your mouth around the sounds. I'll also address breathiness and how to do it healthily, using the false vocal folds.

When it comes to singing and creating a signature sound, you don't manipulate the cord, you manipulate the resonant space in your face and mouth.

And for video 3....

3. Now you can sing along to the song! I've made a karaoke track with singer-friendly lyrics (also pasted below). Enjoy!

Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
alternate lyrics for singers by Felicia Ricci

YUTHA LIED YUTHA NIGHED
YUTHA KOLERA VMAI BLAHD

YUTHA KYAH YUTHA PEIN
YUH THEEOWLY THINGAI WAHNA TOUCH
NEVANYEW THEHDID CUMEEN SUHMAHCH SUHMAHCH

YUTHA FEEYUH AHDU NKEH
CUZAHVNEVAH BEENSOHAI
FULOHMEE THRUTHADAHK
LEMMITEHKYOO PAASTA SEHDULAHEETS
YUKKIN SIH THAWUH JOOBRUH TUHLAHEEF, TUHLAHEEF

SOH LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO TUH TUH TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO OO
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIN FOH(R)

FEHDINGIN FEHDINGOW(T)
ONNEE-EHJUF PAHRAHDAHEES
EVRRINCH UVYASKIN IZA HOLIGREHLAHV GAHTUH FAHEEN(UH)(D)
OLEE YUHKI SEHMAH HAHDAH(N) FAH(EE)(R) AH FAH(EE)(R)

YEH AHLAACHOO SEHDAHPEH(EE)S
CUSAHM NAHTHI(N)KEN STREH(T)
MAH HEH SPINNIH NAROWN AHKEHNSEE CLEE NOHMOH(R)
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AH

LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO TUH TUH TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO OO
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AH

LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO TUH TUH TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO OO
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AW

AHLAACHOO SEHDAHPEH(EE)S
CUSAHM NAHTHI(N)KEN STREH(T)
MAH HEH SPINNIH NAROWN AHKEHNSEE CLEE NOHMOH(R)
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AH

LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO TUH TUH TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO OO
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AH

LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO LA LA LUB MEELAIK YUHDOO
TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO TUH TUH TUSHMEE LAIK YUHDOO OO
WAHDUH YOOWEHDIHNFOH-AH

How to Sing "Bang Bang" By Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Hi singer buds!! The song "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj is everywhere right now - and for good reason. It's SUCH a cool song, featuring impressive vocals from these three women.

Many of you requested I make a singing tips video to teach you how to approach it, so voila! 


How to Sing "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj >




Please check it out and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Love,
Felicia

How to Sing Chandelier by Sia

Hi singer friends!! I've just finished my latest singing tips video, this time breaking down "Chandelier" by Sia! It's a super cool song that got requested by lots of you on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and this blog.

When it comes to singing and creating a signature sound (like Sia), you don't manipulate the cord, you manipulate the resonant space in your face and mouth. Please watch and let me know what you think! Was this helpful? Which parts of the song give you the most trouble? Which songs / singer styles would you like me to break down next? Thanks, as always, for watching!

Love, Fel

How to Sing Like Katy Perry (Video)

how to sing like katy perry
I heart you, Katy Perry

The other day, while singing along to "Dark Horse" in the car, which I do constantly, (I'm obsessed) I realized I wanted to know exactly what Katy Perry does to sound so distinctive and awesome. So I decided to listen to some of her most popular tracks (over...and over...and over...) and figure out exactly what she does, from a technical standpoint, when she delivers a song. The video below -- "How to Sing Like Katy Perry" -- is perfect for singers who are hoping to emulate elements of her signature style, or use her vocal choices as a jumping off point (or if you just want to straight-up copy her...!).

Not gonna lie... I'm super excited about this video.

Katy Perry is obviously a hugely popular and successful singer-songwriter with legions of fans and tons of hits. But she's also an impressive vocal technician who has developed a rich, interesting, and distinctive sound.

After I finished editing the video, I realized that it also helped convey not just Katy Perry's artistic choices, but the wide range of technical choices available to artists who are developing their tone and style. The video just scratches the surface, but it gives you a bit of insight into the kinds of detailed vocal work that solo artists put into creating a signature sound that separates them from the rest of the world.

Please check it out, like it in YouTube, and share with friends! (Oh, and subscribe to my channel!)

Love,
Felicia

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Singing

What?? Two new singing tips video in one week?? I've gone insane!

This new video answers a question I get a lot:

"Felicia. What can I do to improve my singing technique, right now?"

Some of you may think the answer is "nothing," but that's actually not true. Of course, anything worth achieving takes lots of practice, and this is certainly true of singing. But there are a few things you can do -- right now -- to enhance your sound and improve your singing technique immediately.

Check out the video below for my best 3 tips for making big singing strides -- today!