Calling- InkayChi

AINKAInKaychi is a Houston based singer/songwriter. Originally from Nigeria, InKayChi is defined by a blend in culture, generation and nationality. Her music influences stem from all genres of music and life lessons. However, her passion is firmly rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the voice of His Spirit and the ministry of reconciling His people back to Himself. She currently serves as a praise and worship leader at her local church Dominion International Center in Houston, TX lead by Pastors Toye and Wumi Ademola. Her debut single, “Calling” was released online on September 11, 2013.

Enjoy and download “Calling” from her sound cloud page www.soundcloud.com/InkaychiOfficial

Follow and connect with her on Facebook- www.facebook.com/inkaychi

 

 

How to maintain a good singing voice (contd).

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6. Record yourself. Record yourself while singing to see whether your voice sounds pleasant or irritating. Listen to your voice with an open mind, and don’t try to convince yourself that it sounds right, if it really doesn’t.

7. Improve and experiment. Try to make your timing and phrasing fit the song better. Experiment with varying amounts of nasal and chest tones, timbres, accents and styles to see what suits you. Have a good friend listen who can give you constructive and helpful criticism.

8. Practice singing in front of people. Looking at people while singing may feel awkward at first, but with practice you get used to it. If singing in front of others makes you nervous, try looking at their foreheads or over their shoulders. Practice singing in front of a mirror before you perform for an audience.

9. Be open to criticism. Try performing before friends or family, whichever you feel more comfortable with. Family members will usually try to sugarcoat reactions and not tell you their true opinions, while good friends may be more open and free with their thoughts. Be ready to laugh at yourself.

10. Enjoy yourself, show confidence by smiling a little, have some fun. It might just end up being a massive success for you!

11. Be persistent. Talent helps — but persistence is more important! Keep on developing your song list, vocal techniques, voice strength and stage presence. Keep on learning to “sell your song” to the audience, using hand motions (a hand on your heart, temple or pointing to the heavens, walking a little, each at the right moment), with sincerity, maybe a slight “tear” of sorrow in your voice — or humorous timing — as fits each song. Just don’t give up.

Dayo Akinwole.
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The name of Jesus -Sinach

 

How majestic is Your name oh Lord
In all the earth
Your name is a strong tower
The righteous runneth unto it and
They are saved

Chorus:
The name of Jesus higher than other names
King of all Kings no other name like His
The name of Jesus higher than other names
Alpha and Omega no other name like His

Your name like Sweet Perfume
Poured upon my soul
In His name we overcome
In His name there’s victory
His name is powerful
Chorus…..

Every other god they are better than dead
Jesus died and rose again
We lift Him higher
In Your name every knee shall bow
In Your name all men are saved
We call upon Your name
Call His name

Jesus Jesus  Jesus ohohoh Jesus

chorus…….

 

How to maintain a good singing voice.

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Hello singers, I found this article very informative and thought to share with you. Most professional singers take lessons, but if you cannot afford or do not have access to a professional singing coach, this article will help you develop a good singing voice.

1. Relax your vocal chords before you start singing. Strained vocal chords mean you won’t hit high notes well. Try saying “Mum… mum… mum…” in different tones instead of “do re mi”. Warm up for at least a few minutes.

2. Don’t force the high notes. When you do need to hit a high note, don’t try too hard or tighten up. Relax and let your voice rise smoothly, but still maintain control. If you force your voice, you will end up hitting a bad note.

3. Drink plenty cool water (not iced) or have hot/warm tea: This is best for your vocal cords because it simply hydrates them and helps clear away excess mucus.Cold water will shock and tighten your vocal chords. Avoid milk, soft drinks, and other similar drinks because the lactose in milk and the other sugars (and sugar substitutes) in soft drinks cause phlegm and mucus to build up in your throat.

4. Practice breathing deeply. Make a habit of breathing from your diaphragm, by doing it consistently for weeks, instead of gasping and/or heaving with your chest for air. If you are breathing properly, your belly will expand, not your rib cage.
5. Practice phrasing. The right time to breathe while singing is between phrases (word groups sung together). In ordinary writing, phrases are often set off by commas or other punctuation, but punctuation may be absent from lyrics. Look over the lyrics before you start singing. Figure out where the natural pauses or breaks are. When singing, take breaths at these breaks. You have to practice phrasing/breathing so that you can sing without straining, gasping for breath or running out of air.
To be continued 🙂
Dayo Akinwole.
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Sunday Best season 7 winner.

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Sunday Best season 7 winner is Geoffry Golden.

The finale was filled with great performances from Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Ricky Dillard, Joe and Yolanda Adams.

Cleveland Heights High School graduate Geoffrey D. Golden, a gospel singer from Northeast Ohio. Golden’s BET profile says: “Geoffrey is known in local gospel circles for his powerful and anointed voice and his passion for gospel music and Jesus Christ. He states that ‘being on “Sunday Best” means that God is faithful to do all that He has promised even if you don’t see how or when He’s going to do it. If God said He has greater for you, then you will see greater.’ Geoffrey, a junior at Morehouse College served as the student director and lead vocalist of the Cleveland Heights High Gospel Choir. He was student director of the Acapella Choir and a member of the All-State Choir. Geoffrey is the National Praise and Worship Leader for the Churches of Christ (Hol.) USA. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Choral Chapter of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) and sits on the Board of Directors of the NCGCC.” Geoffrey  is a songwriter,  director, musician and orator. He is a member of the Glenville Church of Christ Holliness USA, where his father, Kevin D. Golden, is the pastor.

Congratulations Geoffrey, this is the first of the best days of your life.

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