Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Having a Vocal Breakdown In the Midst of a Successful Career

There are a lot of big name artists and singers in both the classical and popular singing genres who are not capable of sustaining two concerts in a row. This usually happens in the popular field when a well-known act is releasing a new album and a big part of promoting this new album is by going on tour with it. Usually halfway through the second performance the lead singer breaks down.

Vocal breakdowns like this are happening at this moment in time to some of the most famous singers in the popular field. It’s a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Instead of enjoying success in the very thing they’ve always wanted, these singers are living through a nightmare. Young singers need to pay attention to the fact that this is happening, and set the goal of developing VOCAL FREEDOM before developing any big recording deals.


Anonymous said...

I really felt bad watching Jessica Simpson on the Today Show trying to sing when she had bruised vocal cords. She seemed to be in so much pain, but I didn't understand what she meant when she said that her problem could have been caused by a sneeze or a cough. She sounded like she was really sick and her throat was torn to pieces. There's no way that was just one sneeze, IMHO. I hope she never has that problem again, I was suffering with her when she sang.

Ger said...

What about people who cant sing in tune, is there any hope for them?

Frank Merriman said...

Dear Ger-

Thank you for your question.

A lot of people who have difficulty singing in tune have unfortunately been told that they just CAN'T sing, or that there is something wrong with their voices. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

The only thing that is wrong in those situations is that a person's EAR needs to be trained. This requires patience, but it is a simple and joyful process. I will mention this in later blog articles. Please keep coming back with any questions, comments or even criticisms you might like to talk about.