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The Singer's Arsenal

The Singer's Arsenal

By Kristal Cherelle
Learning how to be the best vocalist you can be, with a little sass thrown in for fun.

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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
Tenor to Whistle Register: How I Increased My Vocal Range in 8 Steps!
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