WHY WARM UP? BECAUSE RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMS SAYS SO

WHY WARM UP? BECAUSE RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMS SAYS SO

Many singers, in Country Music and other genres, grew up thinking that all they had to do before starting their show is make sure their clothes are on and their teeth are brushed.

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Photo credits: Renee Grant-Williams with Tim McGraw, by Vernell Hackett; Renee with Carrie Underwood and with Keith Urban, above, courtesy of Renee Grant-Williams.

Those who manage to get a career underway learn quickly that there’s much more to it than that. CMA members can read in the April/May 2014 issue of CMA Close Up how several young Country performers get ready to hit the stage each night. But in this CMACloseUp.com exclusive video, renowned vocal couch Renee Grant-Williams makes it clear why warming up the voice is essential.

Her words carry weight in our business. Tim McGraw affirms that “Renee has changed by whole approach. Her teaching has given me a lot more confidence in my singing ability.” “In short,” adds Rodney Crowell, “I’m a much better singer for having studied with Renee.” Many others, from Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney to Brenda Lee and Carrie Underwood, would similarly testify, based on personal experience.

On Saturday, May 3, Grant-Williams will lead a vocal master class in Nashville, “Beyond the Basics: Shortcuts for Savvy Singers.”  To learn more, and to also check out her DVD instructions on warming up and other topics, visit www.MyVoiceCoach.com.

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