Are you starting to get ANNOYED at one passage, one phrase, or even one note that’s causing you trouble? Switch up your routine! If you’ve practiced that pesky passage a lot on its own, then try singing the song all the way through. Let it be imperfect for a little bit and have some fun. Even if it's unfinished, you can still perform it beautifully. If you still feel frustrated, take a few days off from it or take it out of your repertoire book for a while. Otherwise, you may end up stuck in a rut where you always associate a great song with feelings of frustration and defeat. Great songs can take time. Don’t let any song that you love become condemned as a source of unhappiness! It may still be a JOY one day soon!
Do you need help learning to do Vibrato? Here’s a helping HAND! Start by singing a single pitch on any vowel. Then, move that pitch up and down on a small interval such as a half step. Move your hand up and down as you move between the pitches. It might be slow at first, but see how quickly you can move between the notes. To speed up, rather than try to move your voice, move your hand quickly instead. Due to kinesthetics, Vibrato will often begin to appear almost like magic as it replicates the hand’s motion. Remember, Vibrato isn’t as complex as many people think. Nor does it always come naturally. Sometimes it just needs a helping HAND!