Blog

Welcome to my blog page! This is where I’ll be posting additional information and resources such as video clips, articles and book reviews that I’ve written, and anything else that springs to mind…

Enjoy!

Kim :)

Kim Chandler

Video Clips

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (Oct, 2011) on including patterns like the blues scale in vocal practice.

“Twist your vocal warm up”

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (July, 2011) on the importance of the minor pentatonic scale in black-influenced pop music.

“A warm up for the soul singer”

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (March, 2011) on the importance of getting the key of a song right.

“Get the key right”

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (August, 2010) on vocal warm-ups beyond the major scale.

“Beyond the Major Scale”

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (May 2010) on vocal warm-ups using the Dorian mode.

“Time to do Dorian”

Video presentation for TC-Helicon’s online ‘Voice Council’ magazine (April 2010) on vocal warm-ups in readiness for performance.

“Vocal warm-ups for performance”

Articles

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (June 2011) regarding my top 3 priorities as a vocal coach.

“My 3 ‘M’ Priorities”

(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (June 2011) regarding the necessity for training the ear and the voice equally for singers.

“The Well Developed Ear”

(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (June 2011) regarding advice on effective articulation for singers.

“Tips for the Tongue & Lips”

(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (June 2011) regarding advice on breathing and support for singing.

“Breathing & Support”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (May 2011) regarding advice on postural considerations for singing.

“Unkink Your Pipe”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (May 2011) regarding advice on vocal warm-ups and cool-downs.

“Vocal Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (May 2011) regarding advice on vocal rest.

“To Rest or Not To Rest”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (May 2011) regarding physical and vocal fitness for vocalists.

“Fit as a Fiddle”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for a singer’s website regarding how to practice effectively.

“The where, when, what, how and why’s of vocal practice”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for ‘X Magazine’ magazine (Issue 8, Nov 2010) regarding life as a vocal coach.

“The Pop Job: Vocal Coach”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (Aug 2010) regarding recording vocals.

“Recording Great Vocals: Top Tips”
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for the ‘Voice of ANATS’ online magazine (Volume 23, no.2, June 2010) regarding the pesky passaggio!

"The Passaggio – Technical and Interpretative Issues"
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for ‘The Stage’ magazine (Sept 2009) regarding vocal care for gigging singers.

"I’m touring and working as a singer – I can’t afford to turn down work, but how can I take care of my voice while I’m doing it?"
(interview with Kim Chandler)
Article for ‘Classic Rock’ magazine (May 2009, Issue 131) regarding what it takes to be a top rock singer. "What you need to be a top rock singer"
(article by Kim Chandler)
Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (March 2009) regarding what gear I take to a live gig. “My Five Essentials”
(article by Kim Chandler)
Article for TC-Helicon’s ‘Voice Council’ online magazine (Nov 2008) regarding what it takes to stay employed in the music business. “The Secrets of Finding Vocal Work”
(article by Kim Chandler)
Article for the ‘Music Teacher’ magazine regarding vocal health issues for gigging singers. "Pop Repertoire and Vocal Health"
(article by Kim Chandler)
Article for the TC-Helicon ‘Voice Council’ regarding which vocal exercises I considered to be my ‘bottom line’ favourite ones.

"Top Workouts"
(article by Kim Chandler)

Article for the TC-Helicon ‘Voice Council’ regarding what I take to three different types of gig. "What’s in my gig bag"
(article by Kim Chandler)
Article for “The Singer” magazine on what it takes to be a backing vocalist. "Backing Up"
(article by Kim Chandler)
Abstract for Master’s Dissertation – London College of Music. You can contact Kim to request a copy of the complete document. "A Methodology for Singers of Popular Music"
(abstract by Kim Chandler)

Book Reviews

Book review for the "Association of Teachers of Singing" (AOTOS) "The Ultimate Vocal Voyage" (Daniel Zangger Borch)
(Book Review by Kim Chandler)
The Ultimate Vocal Voyage (Daniel Zangger Borch)
Book review for the "British Voice Association" (BVA) "Popular Singing" (Donna Soto Morettini)
(Book Review by Kim Chandler)
Popular Singing (Donna Soto Morettini)