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A blog - a good idea?

Sometimes when we hear you have been to our site, we get curious to know who you are and if you found what you were looking for. In a few word, what would you like to read about if we actually started a blog?

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Judging someone’s voice

The first time we meet someone, we know within a minute exactly where they are at vocally and what needs to happen for them to get to where they need to be, regardless of where they are professionally

You have to know where you are going in order to get there

Recently we taught a young girl who was going to audition for her school musical. Her dream had always been to be on stage, and to do musicals. When she took her initial and only so far lesson, she wa

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Oliver Julian Ovén
Oliver Julian Ovén
Feb 20, 2023

Hi Margareta! It's definitely a good idea! As an all-round music worker, I'd love to read about your daily life in the business. Also, blog posts about your experiences and advices as vocal coaches would be valuable for beginners and for us music industry people as well.

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Margareta Svensson Riggs
Margareta Svensson Riggs
Mar 26, 2023
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Hi Oliver,


Thank you for your interest in the blog. Your comment gives inspiration to many different topics for various posts.


There is a lot that can be covered when it comes to the daily life in the business as I’m sure you know, being in it. One thing I think people in general might not quite understand, but you probably know, is how much time and work that goes into it. Even though music and entertainment as a whole, is inspiring and fulfilling for us as consumers, for us as creators it is also a lot of work, and it needs to be a passion and something you love for you to work so hard and be persistent as…


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allison.traje
Feb 19, 2023

Hello! I'd love to hear about your journey to getting to where you are in the business, your love of music and vocals maybe, and how you find talent in someone's voice. I also am curious about how someone who has little to no experience in vocal work can start. As someone wanting to go into Voiceover and Voice Acting, vocal hygiene has always been interesting to me as well. How does one take care of their voice when they are using it professionally in any capacity?

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Margareta Svensson Riggs
Margareta Svensson Riggs
Mar 26, 2023
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Hi Allison ,


Thank you for writing and your interest in the blog. There are many different topics in your comment that could be explored in new posts.


On the question " how (do) you find talent in someone's voice,” I wrote this post that might shed some light. Let me know. :-)

"Judging someone's voice"

https://www.riggsvocalstudio.com/post/judging-someone-s-voice

And though this is not specific to someone who wants to go into voice overs and voice acting as yourself, I also wrote a post on “vocal hygiene,” in

“Your voice on the road.”

https://www.riggsvocalstudio.com/post/your-voice-on-the-road


Most of all as a general note for anyone using their voice professionally, it will always come back to breathing and support. Most people do not sing or…


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briancorll
Feb 16, 2023

At the age of 70 I want to know how to restore my voice to its former “beauty“, as some people said. Some people say it can’t be done, but a singer named Jubilant Sykes assured me it could. Corresponding with others in the same situation with comments from the Riggs Studio would be a God send.

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Margareta Svensson Riggs
Margareta Svensson Riggs
Mar 24, 2023
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Hi Brian,


Thank you for writing. In response I put together a short post with the headline:

“Does aging affect the voice?”

https://www.riggsvocalstudio.com/post/does-aging-affect-the-voice


Is seems that the vocal community spends a lot of time discussing, talking, showing slides... That doesn't help much :-)


In short you just have to start training. Correctly - that is key - correctly. It might seem uphill in the beginning, but you need to stick with it. As with anything. If you haven’t sung in a long time, start.

However, if you have kept singing, and your voice has lost its “former beauty,” you cannot keep singing technically the way you have. Unless you have some kind of health decline, it is the way you…


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wisalaam
Feb 13, 2023

Greetings,

I know how powerful it is when a singer makes me cry unintentionally, and though most times I feel I know what sounds good musically, I'm unable to articulate why. I'm fascinated by people who can play instruments and/or sing.


I think I can hold a note, couldn't tell you WHICH note, lol. I'd be interested in knowing how you spot potential in a voice, or tell right away that they're in for a lot of work to get where they want to be. Or is that even something you do? I'd like to know how you begin to work with someone, either coaching or collaborating? How do you get on the same page? Just food for a hungry…

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Margareta Svensson Riggs
Margareta Svensson Riggs
Mar 24, 2023
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Hi Salaam,


Thank you for writing. There are several questions here that all are interesting,


On the question "how you spot potential in a voice..." I wrote this post that might shed some light. Let me know. :-)

"Judging someone's voice"

https://www.riggsvocalstudio.com/post/judging-someone-s-voice


Your first sentence also brings up an interesting topic . Apart from the apparent emotional expression in the words of a song, we as the audience also respond to frequencies. I wrote another post that includes that

"What key is the right key"

https://www.riggsvocalstudio.com/post/what-key-is-the-right-key


Hope this was of help.

The answer to how to begin - you just do. You make the call, set up a time and show up - and we start :-)


All my best,

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