August 15, 2015

How to Sing Better

In the art of singing, usually it is the simplest and most basic things that help one become better, yielding unbelievable results. Yet these things are so simple that many people often forget or just overlook them. In addition, though most people consider singing to be a talent and believe that individuals with inherently beautiful voices are born that way, it is true that even the most professional singers really practice hard to remain at the top of their game. Take a look at this article to learn some of the most important tips that can help you improve your singing voice and perform better in this great art.

See our tips below:

1) - Pick Songs in Your Vocal Range: When you start singing, it is important that you choose those notes that you are sure you can hit perfectly. It is better to sing a simple song and try doing it really well than choosing a difficult one with notes that you may be end up being unable to reach and articulate.

2) - Be Yourself: Do not struggle too hard to be like the recording artist of the song you have chosen to practice with. Just be yourself and sing the way you feel it! Remember that your unique voice is what is going to make you stand out in the long run and cut your niche. Also, it's good to dress fabulous so you feel like the star you are, but remain comfortable – which is totally possible and doesn't even have to be expensive if you use a Nordstrom 20% off coupon.

3) - Open Your Mouth and Let the Tongue Relax: Keeping your mouth mostly shut can lead to your tongue being tensed. While singing, your tongue needs to remain relaxed and having sufficient moving space, otherwise you may fail to accomplish maximum quality of your singing tone. Check that the space between your teeth is big enough to accommodate two fingers while singing.

4) - Learn to Breathe the Right Way: This is an essential part of mastering the art of singing that helps you to better maintain the control of your voice by keeping it steady. By breathing in via your belly rather than the chest, take a deep breath prior to starting a new line to gather enough air to allow you sing out each word comfortably without breaks.

5) - Maintain the Right Posture: In order to achieve the best sound, a majority of singing coaches prefer standing instead of sitting. Remember also to relax your shoulders so as to enable you breathe freely while singing. It is also important that you raise your head a little and keep your larynx steady to ensure that your vocal cords produce your best sound.

6) - Train Yourself to Recognize Pitch: It would be great if you could take advantage of a piano here. When you press down on a key, try matching your voice with the sound that rings out using a simple sound like "ah" or “oh”. Do this repeatedly for all keys of the piano until you learn to sing in different pitches. Sharp notes are produced by the black keys.

7) - Finally, Keep Your Voice Healthy: This involves the kind of foods you eat, the level of exercise you do with your voice and if you are straining or overusing it often. Eat healthy foods, take the recommended minimum of eight glasses of water per day and avoid smoking. And just before singing, avoid consuming dairy products like cheese, yogurt and ice cream, as well as other sweet foods since they may lead to the accumulation of mucus in the throat and make singing difficult.

August 11, 2015


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August 1, 2015

Fish Bowl Vases – The Perfect Wedding Centerpiece

Every bride wants her wedding to be unique. This is why so much attention is paid to the dress, the venue, the music, the food and, of course, the decorations. If you want to do something that not many brides have done before you, you could consider fish bowl vases as centerpieces of your wedding tables. Not only are these beautiful, you will also make sure that people immediately have something to talk about.

Fish Bowl Vases at Wedding

Usually, the best fish to use for a wedding centerpiece is a goldfish or a betta fish. Betta fish are a lot more beautiful than goldfish, however, because they have stunning tails and gorgeous colors. However, goldfish are a lot cheaper and they are easier to care for. After all, once the wedding is over, you will suddenly have quite a few fish on your hands.

What to Do with Your Fish Bowl Vases
One thing that some brides do at their wedding, which immediately solves the problem of what to do with the fish bowl vases afterwards, is run a little competition. They ask everybody at each table to name the fish, for instance, and the best name wins the fish bowl, meaning they can take it home with them afterwards. Do make sure your wedding favors include some fish food in that case.

How to Prepare the Fish Bowl Vases
You must make sure that the water in your fishbowl has been properly treated before you put the fish in. You should be able to purchase treatment drops or tablets from the same store as where you get your fish. A round fish bowl tends to look the most beautiful, although some brides prefer the cylinder shape. The problem with that one, however, is that it is very easy to knock over, particularly if there are children (or clumsy adults for that matter) at your wedding.

Do also make sure you add some decoration to your fish bowls. You could top it with a green plant, for instance, so that you also have some of the more traditional wedding decoration in the form of flowers. Furthermore, it will stop people from poking their fingers in the water to touch the fish. If you have a color theme at your wedding, then you could consider adding some glass pebbles, marbles or rocks to the bottom of your fish bowl in the color of your wedding. Smooth dark river rocks always look amazing as well, and you could (if you have the time) write something on the rocks, such as the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding.

Because these centerpieces are so interesting, you may not need any other type of decoration on your table. As such, although the bowls, fish, food and treatment products may cost a little bit more than a flower arrangement, you could also end up saving more by not having to spend so much on other things.

July 29, 2015

Wedding Venues: Finding the Right Location for the Best Day of Your Life

Your wedding will almost certainly be one of the most important days of your life. This is why it’s of paramount importance that you find the right venue for your impending nuptials. Wedding venues are a very personal choice and should reflect your unique tastes, personalities and (of course) budgetary restraints. Of the many factors to take into consideration when selecting your wedding venue you should visit each potential venue with a list of exactly what it is you’re looking for.
Grand Canyon National Park The Venue

Of primary concern when selecting wedding venues should be the accessibility of the venue for your guests and how much it will cost to hire. You should also factor in the size of the venue (making sure it can comfortably hold all of your guests), it’s time restrictions and it’s aesthetic qualities. Of course the venue can be as humble as a local hotel or as grand as an Olympic stadium but either way it needs to “Feel” right, “Look” right and contain all of the facilities that you’d expect of a wedding venue. We've all (unfortunately) seen “Don't Tell The Bride,” so we know that the venue doesn't necessarily have to be a conventional church or town hall, but take into account that more unconventional venues probably won't be equipped to handle a wedding without some help. On the other hand, if your other half is particularly quirky, the very idea of staging the most important day of their lives might make them shudder. A good middle ground would be a grand hotel on the outskirts of a major city, with decent transport links for guests. Chester Hotels are particularly gorgeous, affordable, and desirable, as the city is located just south of Liverpool and close to the Welsh border.

Of course when it comes to wedding venues the world really is your oyster (many may opt for a less conventional scenario for their wedding), but it is advisable to use a location that comes with recommendations specifically for holding weddings. Planning a wedding is amongst the most stressful things you will ever have to do, with every minor detail needing to be not only absolutely perfect of it’s own accord, but perfectly in sync with all the other elements of the wedding. Wedding venues that have been built with these ceremonies in mind will also be far more practical and will be more likely to be able to accommodate all guests and will most likely offer a selection of reception rooms fit for weddings of all sizes.

The All Inclusive Option

You will of course also need to consider if you want the entire wedding to take place in the same location or if you will be booking the wedding venue just for the reception (with the ceremony itself taking place in a church or registry office perhaps). Certain wedding venues might offer packages that will give couples discounted rates when they use the venue for both the ceremony and reception. The venue might also involve the capacity to accommodate guests overnight, which will be incredibly handy for couples that have guests travelling from abroad. Larger hotels are a perfect fit, because not only will they give the bride, groom and family somewhere to stay after the ceremony and reception are over, but they might also have extra features such as a spa or golf course that your guests can enjoy. You're more likely to find these kind of facilities in an area of the UK such as Chester, and the area surrounding it. Indeed, if you're particularly keen on a decent health Spa Cheshire is world-renowned for them!
Fairytale Fabulous

The only down side of the all-inclusive option, is that your wedding could feel a little “Cookie-cutter,” especially if you happen to have been to a few other similar weddings in recent years. Still, the convenience and affordability of the option is not to be scoffed at, and having all of the location work sorted in one in one move will leave you with a lot less work and a fewer stress headaches!

21st Century Marriage

Of course searching for suitable wedding venues is even more of a headache if you’re a same-sex couple looking for a civil partnership. Since April 1995, it has been legal for same-sex couples to hold civil wedding ceremonies in venues other than registry offices (provided the registrar conducting the ceremony has been licensed no less than 15 days before the ceremony) and this means the options have really opened up with wedding venues from hotels to castles and country homes to even football stadiums now licensed to wed loving partners regardless of sexual preference.