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The Singer's Arsenal

The Singer's Arsenal

By Kristal Cherelle
Transform your voice and build confidence! Learn how to be the best RnB singer you can be with vocal coach Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School.

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How to Protect Your Voice in the Winter!
Winter is coming! Do you find yourself losing your voice or always coming down with a cold when the weather changes? In this episode, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School gives 10 tips to help you protect your voice in the cold winter months.  Book a consult: calendly.com/indieartistschool #vocalhealth #winter2020 #seasonalwellness #singing #howtosing #howtostoplosingyourvoice #singing #howtosing #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #learning #voicelessons #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice
12:03
November 27, 2020
How to Sing with Vibrato!
Do you sound shakey, wobbly, or pitchy when you try to sing with vibrato? In this episode, learn what not to do and how to finally fix your vibrato! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle explains common mistakes singers make when attempting to use vibrato and how to correct them by listening to singers who've paved the way and explaining their techniques as well as examples of incorrect use. Learn more: calendly.com/indieartistschool #singing #howtosing #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips  #learning #voicelessons #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice #vibrato
13:01
November 19, 2020
How to Sing Ad-Libs!
Have no clue what to sing in the spaces between your vocal lines? Then this episode is for you! Learn 6 tips to create and sing ad-libs that work and compliment the song in this episode of The Singer's Arsenal with Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School. Topics Discussed: Defining ad-libs Identifying key of a song and scales 4 common ad-lib types Want singing lessons? Book a free consult here: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool
13:04
November 12, 2020
Singing 101: How to Sing Simply!
Do you get overwhelmed with singing sometimes? Learn 3 simple things you can focus on to help you sound polished quickly! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School explains how to relax, breathe, and how and where to focus when singing. Book a Free Consult: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool #singing #learning #voicelessons #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #howtosing #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice
12:29
November 6, 2020
How to Listen to Music as a Singer!
If you're a singer, you can benefit greatly from changing the way you listen to music! Learn 5 steps to listen to music intentionally as a vocalist in this episode of The Singer's Arsenal with Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School. Book a Consult: https://calendly.com/indieartistschool #singing #learning #voicelessons #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #howtosing #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice
10:19
November 4, 2020
How to Build Your Music Career!
Do you want to be a professional singer? Learn 5 essential elements of a healthy music career plan in this episode of The Singer's Arsenal with Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School.  Want Singing Lessons? (Book Free Consult): www.calendly.com/indieartistschool Take the 'Indie Artist Toolkit' course: www.indieartistschool.com/
15:59
November 2, 2020
How to Be a Confident Performer!
Performing doesn't have to be scary anymore! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses 5 things you can do to become a more confident performer! Learn how to build your confidence: Positive Self-Talk Mental Resilience Know Your Why Change Your Perception Be Receptive to Feedback Book a Consult: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool #singing #learning #voicelessons #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #howtosing #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice #buildconfidence #nerves
14:32
October 28, 2020
How to Sing Notes Longer!
Do you ever run out of breath when you're singing? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School gives 4 useful tips to help you breathe correctly, increase your breath capacity, and hold notes longer! Discussed: Posture Breathing Supporting Notes & More Learn more: www.indieartistschool.com Support: anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support #howtobreathe #singing #learning #voicelessons #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #howtosing #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast #musicpodcast #transformyourvoice 
13:16
October 27, 2020
How to Stop Cracking Your Voice: The 3 Step Fix!
Learn how to sing from your lowest note to the highest note in your range smoothly and consistently! You don't have to worry about your voice cracking anymore! In this episode, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School gives 3 tips to help you finally stop your voice from cracking! Topics discussed: Ruling out poor Vocal Health Learning and Finding the Bridges of Your Voice Smoothing the Bridges of Your Voice Book a Consult: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool #chestvsheadvoice #singing #learning #voicelessons #singinglessons #singsmooth #vocalrange #singingtips #howtosing #indieartistschool #thesingersarsenal #podcast
12:57
October 21, 2020
How to Prepare for Your First Voice Lesson!
Does the thought of getting voice lessons scare you a little bit?  In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School gives 6 tips to help you decide if you're ready for lessons and what to do prepare for your first lesson! Book a Consult: calendly.com/indieartistschool Do you have a vocal question? Send me a voice message! anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/message Learn More: indieartistschool.com
12:52
October 16, 2020
How to Sing with Dynamics: Top 9 Vocal Tricks!
Do you want to spice up your vocal performance? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School explains how to implement 9 vocal tricks to make your voice more dynamic! Tricks discussed! Trills Whistle & Falsetto  Vocal Flip Riffs & Runs The long belt Crescendo & Decrescendos Growls Whisper Talking Book a Free Consult: calendly.com/indieartistschool Learn More: www.indieartistschool.com
15:39
October 13, 2020
Inspired by Stevie Wonder!
Have you ever wondered all the reasons Stevie Wonder is so wonderful? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts and discusses the vocal technique of Stevie Wonder's iconic 1985 performance of 'Ribbon in the Sky' in Japan.   Book a consultation: calendly.com/indieartistschool Support this Podcast: anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Learn more: indieartistschool.com
18:36
October 10, 2020
How to Pick the Right Song!
There are millions of songs released every day--sometimes choosing just one can seem daunting and overwhelming! Finding the right song for your voice takes knowledge of your voice, clarity on your goal, and these 5 tips! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School gives 5 tips that can help make this overwhelming decision easier for you! Book a Consultation: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool Learn More: www.indieartistschool.com Support: www.anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
12:00
October 7, 2020
How to Know You're Born to Sing!
Have you ever questioned if singing is something you're meant to do? You're not alone. Every singer wonders this at some point in their vocal journey. You don't have to wonder anymore! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reveals the 4 biggest signs you're born to sing! Book a Consultation: www.calendly.com/indieartistschool Learn More: www.indieartistschool.com Support the Podcast: anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
09:47
October 5, 2020
Inspired by Jennifer Hudson & Keke Wyatt
"I can't hear myself!" In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to an impromptu live performance of Jennifer Hudson and Keke Wyatt while discussing their technique of high belts and runs as well as understanding the skill it takes to have a great vocal performance even if you're frustrated with the sound guy...and whoever Andre is! Learn more: www.indieartistschool.com Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
15:03
October 2, 2020
How to Find Resonance in Your Voice!
Have you ever sung the 'perfect note'? You loved the tone, the clarity, and it was just so easy to produce. Then you tried to sing it again and it didn't sound quite the same. What you're seeking is resonance. Resonance is the sweet spot of your voice. In this episode, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses how to control all 3 resonators, The Laryngopharynx, the Oropharynx, and the Nasopharynx. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Learn more: https://indieartistschool.com
11:10
September 30, 2020
How to Handle Criticism: 7 Steps to Growth
Does your stomach drop when you get criticism? It happens to the best of us! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School explains 7 Steps that can help you be more receptive to feedback and grow.  Learn the difference between haters, opinions, and constructive criticism. Learn how to respond in a healthy way. Learn how to use criticism to grow. Support this podcast: anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Social Media, Lessons, and More: https://linktr.ee/indieartistschool
12:55
September 28, 2020
Inspired By: Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.
"You don't know, babe..." In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal 'Inspired By', Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.'s live performance of Best Part on tiny desk NPR concert. Can you guess how many times Kristal says 'Come on!' during this performance? Hint: It's a lot!  Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal Learn more: https://linktr.ee/indieartistschool
12:12
September 26, 2020
ULTIMATE Studio Checklist!
Hey! Are you heading to the studio soon? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares all of the necessary things you need to know before going into the studio or recording yourself! Here is your ULTIMATE studio checklist! Learn more: https://linktr.ee/indieartistschool Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Online School: https://indie-artist.teachable.com
25:14
September 23, 2020
How to Crush Your Live Performance!
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses the top 5 things that will help you make your live performance the best you can! Topics include:  Rehearsing Effectively Doing Gig 'Homework' How to Connect with Your Crowd How to Create a Great Set List How to Close Your Show Strongly Learn more: https://linktr.ee/indieartistschool
17:25
September 21, 2020
Inspired by Sade: How to Have a Smooth Voice!
"Is it a crime..." In this 'inspired by' episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to Sade's live 1985 performance of 'Is it a Crime'. Learn how to master Sade's iconic open and relaxed tongue vocal placement to make your voice smooth, sensual, and rich! Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
14:13
September 18, 2020
Top 3 Reasons You Hate Your Voice!
Have you ever asked yourself, "Do I really sound like that?' If so, this is the episode for you! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses the top 3 most common reasons you might hate the sound of your voice and how to start falling in love with it instead. Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
08:13
September 16, 2020
How to Sing Better Now!
Want to sing better in your studio sessions and have better live performances? Learn 5 steps to help you sing better! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School talks about how to control your pitch, develop your breath support, sing with dynamics and more. Learn More: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
13:56
September 14, 2020
Inspired by Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
"You make me feel like a natural woman..." In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal 'Inspired by', Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School studies Aretha Franklin's performance of live performance of Natural Woman and discusses the elements of her vocal technique that made her voice timeless and iconic! Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
12:39
September 11, 2020
Vocal Arrangement: The Science of Tight Harmonies and Ad Libs
Learn how to sing background vocals with others and get better at arranging the background vocals and ad-libs in your studio sessions! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School explains vocal arrangement, how to build tight vocal harmonies, ad-libs, and reacts to singers Tank, Ashley Jay, and Jacob Collier singing harmonies. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com
20:29
September 9, 2020
5 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back!
When was the last time you sang? If it's been a while, this episode is for you! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses the 5 steps to start singing again, ignite your passion, and develop your voice after being out of practice. Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
14:35
September 7, 2020
Inspired by Mariah Carey: Absolute Whistle Register Slayage!
"But I like the way I feel...INSIIIIIDDDEEE!" In this 'inspired by' episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to Mariah Carey's 1992 outstanding live performance of Emotions and explains the fundamentals of singing in your whistle register. Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
10:47
September 4, 2020
6 Exciting Steps to Release Your Music Successfully!
You don't have to be scared of releasing your music anymore! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses the 6 exciting steps to making your release less stressful and more successful! Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support this anchor: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
18:11
September 2, 2020
The 10 Worst Vocal Habits To Avoid!
Have you done any of these things? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares 10 surprisingly common vocal habits that you should get rid of for once and for all! Listen to find out if you're guilty of any of these vocal sins!  https://indie-artist.teachable.com
17:15
August 31, 2020
Inspired by Jazmine Sullivan: Belts, runs, and rasp....Oh my!
Belts, runs, and rasp...Oh my! In this episode, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to Jazmine Sullivan's 2015 live performance of Forever Don't Last. Breaking down how Jazmine sings her riffs and runs and her powerful mixed belt. Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com
14:06
August 28, 2020
Tone Deaf to Perfect Pitch: How to Sing in Tune!
"Wait, was I flat just now?" If you've ever asked yourself this question or don't even know what 'flat' means, then this episode is for you! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School reacts to Charlie Puth's perfect pitch, plays the 'Pitch Identification' game, and goes over the 5 steps to sing in tune! By the end of this episode, you will know the difference between perfect and relative pitch, know if you're tone deaf or not, and have 5 tools you can use to improve your pitch! Topics include: Perfect Pitch Relative Pitch Pitch Matching Tone Deafness Pitch Game, Vocal Exercises, and Tools to Improve Pitch Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
20:34
August 26, 2020
Discover Your Secret Vocal Superpower!
Guess what, you have a hidden vocal gift! Are you ready to discover it? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares the clues to look for that reveal the vocal superpowers of different voice types! Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support
10:57
August 24, 2020
Inspired by Whitney Houston: The First Beautiful Voices I Remember!
"And I will always love you..." In this emotional episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School goes down memory lane and shares the story of the first time she heard Whitney's voice on the radio at 3 years old. As well as the heart-tugging emotional bond she shared through singing Whitney Houston's songs with her late mother. This episode of 'inspired by' is a reaction episode-- Kristal is listening to live performances of Whitney and responding with what we can learn from her! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com
10:17
August 21, 2020
Top 5 Things Every Singer Needs!
Hey! Are you just a beginner or have you been singing for years? In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares the 5 most important things every singer needs to become better from where they are right now! https://indie-artist.teachable.com
12:51
August 19, 2020
Finding Your Voice: 3 Things That Make a Voice Unique
"Ooo, hey-- I'm trying to decide." In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School explains what makes a voice unique and shares her 3 step acronym, T.P.S. Demonstrating how timbre, placement, and style are the foundation of how artists like Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, and Tina Turner have unique identifiable voices. Topics include: Timbre Vocal placement Style Learn more: indie-artist.teachable.com
12:17
August 17, 2020
Inspired by Beyonce: 4 Reasons Why Beyonce Needs Her Flowers Now!
"Okay ladies, now let's get in formation"! In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares 4 reasons why she has been inspired by dedicated vocalist and cultural icon, Queen Bey! https://indie-artist.teachable.com
10:24
August 14, 2020
How to Increase Your Vocal Range!
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School breaks down 8 steps that helped her increase her vocal range to nearly 4 octaves spanning from notes sung by baritone and tenor male singers to high whistle notes! Topics include: How to identify your range & voice type How to take care of your voice Making your vocal regimen a daily habit Practicing proper technique How to challenge yourself How to set goals How to overcome obstacles to singing difficult notes How to navigate the process of vocal growth Learn more: indie-artist.teachable.com
15:50
August 12, 2020
R&B Vocal Secrets Unlocked: 5 Steps to Sing R&B
Whether you want to sing like Brandy, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Tank, Summer Walker, or H.E.R., these 5 things will make you a better R&B singer. In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School discusses the differences and similarities of traditional and contemporary R&B. Topics discussed: Listening to other R&B vocal legends Learning the fundamentals of singing Learning the 4 elements that make R&B, R&B Singing R&B covers How to write R&B songs Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Get voice lessons: https://https://calendly.com/indieartistschool
14:03
August 10, 2020
How to Belt High Notes Without Straining
In this episode of the Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares 3 important belting tips and vocal exercises for singers who have aspirations to belt like vocal powerhouses Jennifer Hudson, Adele, and Beyonce! Topics include: Building vocal strength Supporting notes Using correct vocal placement for belting Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support Learn more: https://indie-artist.teachable.com Get voice lessons: https://calendly.com/indieartistschool
15:12
August 8, 2020
How to Hack Your Brain and Learn Songs Faster
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares how she hacked her brain to be ready for more opportunities, including a spontaneous opener spot for Lauryn Hill! Topics discussed: 8 steps to rehearse effectively and learn faster. https://www.anchor.fm/thesingersarsenal/support https://indie-artist.teachable.com
18:38
August 4, 2020
The Amazing Gift My Vocal Regimen Gave Me!
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle of The Indie Artist School shares her story of how her vocal regimen not only helped make her voice stronger and more resilient as she started doing 4-hour solo gigs regularly, but how it also increased her vocal range and find her whistle register! Topics discussed: Vocal Warm-Ups Vocal Exercises Vocal Cooldown Learn more:www.indie-artist.teachable.com
21:47
July 29, 2020
Virtual Gigging
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal by Indie Artist School, Kristal Cherelle shares tips and resources for independent artists to navigate the virtual gig scene during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics include: Free Livestreaming Paid Livestreaming Exclusive Concerts Performance Videos Merch
16:38
July 23, 2020
Inspiration & The Nature of Creativity
In this episode, Kristal Cherelle shares her story of how she receives inspiration and explains 4 steps that help to harness inspiration and creativity. Topics discussed:  How inspiration comes. How to use inspiration. How to keep the inspiration coming. https://indie-artist.teachable.com
13:37
July 16, 2020
Singing Intervals
In this episode, Kristal Cherelle shares her favorite songs that she uses as a reference to help sing pitches accurately, whether they are close together like 'conjoined twins' or an octave apart. The topic discussed: Vocal Interval Training Uses: Pitch accuracy, writing melodies, sight-reading vocal sheet music.
14:51
July 14, 2020
Vocal Runs
Inspired by a viral video of Houston gospel star vocalist, Kim Burrell calling inexperienced singers "alpha and omega run" singers--In this episode, Kristal Cherelle explains the fundamentals of singing clean vocal runs with accuracy, dynamics, and versatility.
13:20
July 9, 2020
Singing A Capella
In this episode, Kristal Cherelle shares her story about singing the national anthem A Capella (without music), embarrassing herself in front of Travis Scott, and getting a high five from James Harden.
14:51
July 4, 2020
Benefits of Singing
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal, Kristal Cherelle talks about all of the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of singing that have been proven and backed by science!
11:38
July 1, 2020
Vocal Health
In this episode, Kristal Cherelle of Indie Artist School shares her story of her vocal health scare and what was learned along the way. Topics Include: How to know when something is wrong The shocking correlation between diet and vocal health Simple tips to help prevent, treat, or maintain vocal health
21:24
June 28, 2020
Combatting Nerves
In this episode of The Singer's Arsenal by Indie Artist School with Kristal Cherelle, the topic of nerves is discussed.  What is the cause of nerves? Are our fears rational? How do we combat nerves? Why do we perform anyway?
11:18
June 26, 2020