Saturday, July 22, 2017

Singing Tips Live with Benita Charles: The Recap Show ("The Show") Part 1

Benita Charles in New York City

Singing Tips - Recap of "The Show" Part of Singing Tips 
(Part 1) 

I. Your Talent (the foundation)
1. Start learning songs
2. Warm up your voice
3. Prince Tribute (the ultimate artist)
4. Establish a rehearsal schedule
5. Build your repertoire
6. Take care of your voice
7. Share your gift to the world
8. Write your own songs
9. Find a certified voice teacher
10. Learn a musical instrument

II. Your Live Performance (experience)
11. Sing in front of an audience
12. Project your voice when you sing
13. How to handle technical difficulties and interruptions
14. Singing with live musicians vs. performances tracks 
15. Engage your audience
16. How to stay motivated when the going get tough
17. Equipment every singer should own
18. Performing with a live band
19. Always use a set list
20. Choose your song wisely (song choice)

III. Your Original Music (self-expression)
21. Write your own songs (original music)
22. Choose your song topic
23. Song structure
24. Music and lyrics
25. Elements of a hit song
26. How to conquer writer's block
27. Protect your songs (Copyright it)
28. 3 Key reasons why you should collaborate
29. Working with a producer
30. The recording process and completing your music

IV. Your Image (your calling card)
31. Image is everything
32. Self Image/Self Care
33. Your appearance
34. Effective communications
35. Your communication: your message
36. Your behavior (your reputation)
37. Your behavior (time management)
38. Your behavior (self discipline)
39. Your behavior (self confidence)
40. Your behavior (self esteem)

*Experts of "The Show" Part:
    Your Live Performance
  • Minister Angela Williams
    • Founder of A Girl and her Pearls
    • Show aired September 10, 2016 (Singing Tip #19 - Set List) 
Your Original Music
  • Azania Noah
    • International recording artist/singer-songwriter/performer/teacher
    • Show aired October 15, 2016 (Singing Tip #22 - Song Topic) 
    • For more information, visit
Your Image
  • Roxie Seigle
    • NY Stylist/Hair Designer
    • Show aired March 4, 2017 (Finding Your Style)
    • Contact Information:
  • Nadine Dillon
    • DNadz Jewelry owner (Business sponsor)
    •  Show aired March 4, 2017 (Finding Your Style)
    •  For more information, visit
  •  Jennifer Byers
    • make-up artist/dancer (Bobby Brown Cosmetics rep)
    •  Makeover at Blue Mercury Cosmetics - Tribeca NYC 
    •  Show aired April 3, 2017 (Singing Tip #36 - Your reputation) 
    •  For more information, visit
  • Ed "Preachermann" Holley
    • singer/songwriter/recording artist/performer (band: Preachermann and The Revival)
    • Show aired March 15, 2017 (Singing Tip #37 - Time Management)
    • For more information, visit
  • Paul and Martha La Pierre
    • location scouts (Astoria, Queens / Socrates Sculpture Park)
    • Show aired July 16, 2017 (Recap Show - Your Image, Part 2) 
 *Further details of the experts will be presented in Part 2 of "The Show" Recap show next week.

 Best wishes as you take your talent to the next level.

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