Saturday, July 30, 2016

Diary Of A Vocal Coach: Training Sessions Audio (Part 2)


In this particular training session, my pupil has been in training for almost 5 years. So she is very experienced. I wanted you to listen to this tape to help you better understand what training in perfect form is all about; to inspire you to train correctly so you can shorten the learning curve to becoming a better singer.

KISWAHILI

Mwanafunzi huyu amefanya mafunzo kwa kipindi cha takriban miaka 5. Kwahiyo ni mzoefu. Nilitaka usikilize ili uweze kupata uelewa zaidi kuhusu mazoezi ya sauti kiufasaha yanafanywaje... ili uweze kujipanga utimize ndoto zako za kua muimbaji bora.

You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course

Friday, July 29, 2016

What Can You Do To Remedy a Tired Voice?

If you ever feel that your voice is tired and SERIOUSLY needs a break, don’t ignore your natural instinct. Do not push and force yourself to sing even when you know it’s doing you more harm than good. What can you do? Simply take a break!  In my line of work I’ve met many people experiencing such symptoms, and so I want to talk a little bit about what you ought to do when your voice needs a rest. This article will look at the importance of vocal rest for singers. After all, your voice is your instrument. And so you ought to look after it!

Superstar Janet Jackson was put on vocal rest and advised by her doctor to reschedule her Oct. 24-25 2015 concerts in Salt Lake City and Denver. On Sunday, Oct. 25, the singer posted about additional tour date cancellations on social media. She tweeted, “Must postpone Kansas City & St. Louis... Doctor’s orders! Hold onto your tickets! I'll be back in Omaha.” Janet rescheduled to resume her Unbreakable tour in Omaha on Friday, Oct. 30. That’s how important vocal rest is to Janet Jackson. And by now I’m sure you’ve realized how important this is for you too. And so let’s take a closer look at what you should be doing on your vocal rest.

Vocal rest or voice rest is the process of resting the vocal folds by not speaking and singing typically following viral infections that cause hoarseness in the voice, such as the common cold or influenza or more serious vocal disorders such as chorditis or laryngitis.

The purpose of vocal rest is to hasten recovery time. It is believed that vocal rest, along with rehydration, will significantly decrease recovery time after a cold. It is generally believed, however, that if one needs to communicate, one should speak and not whisper. The reasons for this differ, however. Some believe that whispering merely does not allow the voice to rest and may have a dehydrating effect.

And so your first step to recovery would be to make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. And to neutralize the strain in your throat, ensure you take a daily dose of 1000 milligrams of effervescent vitamin C dissolved in a glass of water.  I know firsthand, the benefits of topping up on Vitamin C. If you weren’t feeling so great, suddenly you will begin to experience a lot more relief—which is exactly what you need on vocal rest. However, I wouldn’t recommend whispering on your vocal rest period. It can be a strain in itself. If you absolutely have to speak, then use your voice but speak very softly. But if you really want to be on your way to quick recovery, then you'd better keep your mouth shut for a while.


You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course

Diary Of A Vocal Coach: Training Sessions Audio (Part 1)


In this particular training session, my pupil has been in training for almost 5 years. So she is very experienced. I wanted you to listen to this tape to help you better understand what training in perfect form is all about; to inspire you to train correctly so you can shorten the learning curve to becoming a better singer.

KISWAHILI

Mwanafunzi huyu amefanya mafunzo kwa kipindi cha takriban miaka 5. Kwahiyo ni mzoefu. Nilitaka usikilize ili uweze kupata uelewa zaidi kuhusu mazoezi ya sauti kiufasaha yanafanywaje... ili uweze kujipanga utimize ndoto zako za kua muimbaji bora.

You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why Investing In A Portable Boom Box Is Essential for Singers

If you’re a singer on-the-go, then you’ll need to know how important it is to have the right tools to hand to help you maintain your voice, for whatever purpose it is you’re away from base, be they recording sessions, live performances and such like. Just as a guitarist would carry their guitar along with them, you as a singer will need to carry with you a boom box to help you stay on top of your vocal training. This article will aim to show you how you can maintain your precious voice when you’re away from home, with little more than a portable piece of equipment that is SO easy to carry around with you.

When one of my pupils who’d gone to Zanzibar for a recording session rang me up to inform me that they needed help with warming up their voice with some vocal exercises, the first thing I wanted to know was whether or not they had a training CD. Well, as it turned out, they did. But then they didn’t have a CD player. And this incident, believe it or not, is what inspired this article.

If you’ve been voice training for a while, you’ll most definitely know the importance of regularly doing the scales to train your voice. Now, let’s assume you’ll be travelling away from base and you don’t have your personal vocal coach travelling with you. The next best thing, obviously, would be to take prerecorded scales along with you on CD and play that on a portable music system—commonly known as boom box—to train inside your hotel room or wherever it is you will be residing. But, before you go out and buy just any old system, make sure you buy a piece of equipment that will run on both battery and electricity. The battery option will come in handy in case you run into a situation where there is no electricity. The show must go on, right?

Always begin your vocal training session with a quick breathing exercise. You can do this to prerecorded instruction, or simply do the breathing workout on your own providing you know exactly what you’re doing. If you’ve been training for a while, you WILL know what to do. Once your breathing is out of the way, do the scales to pre-recorded piano on CD played on your boom box. It’s really that simple, and it will guarantee a good vocal warm-up to enable you to deliver your very best. You may download some excellent mp3 vocal training exercises to burn to CD here!


You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How to Expand Your Range Deep into Your Chest Voice

If you’ve struggled with your range in the lower notes, in that when you’re headed downward your vocal tends to be unable to get there or if at all it does, your tone begins to sound muddy, then you’ll find this article helpful because it will offer a quick solution to your problem. If you want to have crisp lower notes that are well balanced, read my easy step-by-step guide to expanding your range deep into your chest voice.

On many occasions, I’ve had to stop a class just to focus on fixing the lower notes. It is very common for new students, especially, to have a limited range in their lower register. They’d have developed a pattern of singing within a very limited range over the years, and so by the time they hit my studio for vocal training, my job is to fix their entire range STARTING with the lower notes. Now here’s the general idea as regards correcting and re-balancing the lower range.

In order to balance your bottom, middle and upper harmonics, you need to get to the reason behind the problem. If your lower range is not properly balanced, your upper range won’t be either. It’s like trying to build a house without the foundation. Your house will likely crumble and collapse now, wouldn’t it? And likewise, if the voice on the lower end of your range is not fitting, then you’d be scaling your way up the ranges but somewhat dislocated or unhinged, simply because you don’t have that straight line developed from your chest to your head voice. So let me show you how I would realign your vocal.

I don’t expect you to do this on your own. I only want to explain how we do this, and then you may pick up an exercise right here. We begin running a scale from a universally comfortable range for both male and female, and then we roll it down south to the lower range in small increments. Once the first round is completed, we repeat the exercise again for as long as it takes. You’ll know when your lower note has been corrected because it will sound more crisp and easy to hit. To download a free mp3 to Expand Your Range Deep into Your Chest Voice Click Here!

You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Joett - Got U On My Mind (Lyrics Video )


Written and performed by Joett, with Elisha Sukari on acoustic guitar, Got U On My Mind acoustic version was mixed and mastered by King Penn (KP) at Trackwriterz Studio in Atlanta, USA, and it is the new addition to Joett Music Publishing/ASCAP, USA song catalog. The pop version, performed by American singer Ty Ward, was produced by Ryan Matthews for Coded Sounds in Los Angeles, and is currently being pitched to major and independent record label A&R for placement. The songwriter composer duo also undertakes commissioned songwriting projects for artists signed to record labels in the United States & Europe.

Joett Music Publishing: www.MusicClout.com/joettmusicpublishing

Thursday, June 23, 2016

3 Simple Steps to Vocal Training Success with Joett Online

Of late, requests for advice and vocal tutoring online have been on the rise from all over Africa and now, even from North America. Thanks to the helpful articles that I publish on my blog and article directories online—not to mention my YouTube channel which seems to be doing the rounds considerably.

That being said, the purpose of this article is to outline a really simple 3-step-plan to working with me online. And I will explain how, in just a moment.

You may connect with me via WhatsApp, Viber and Skype. However, what with connectivity issues galore, it would be a lot easier to work in vocal training segments that offer you a more long-term solution, with the private vocal coaching online sessions with me being an addition to the foundation you get your end with my help. So here's the plan.

DOWNLOAD THE TRAINING FILES

First I’ll want you to acquire a collection of vocal training exercises to work with, the cost of which is about $97. These files come in male and female ranges, so you are to work with the files suited to your gender. Once you’ve download these files, alert me so I can recommend what exercises you should begin your vocal training with. Now, once you know what to do, send me a recording of the exercises so that I can hear what you’re doing. There’s no point in doing things incorrectly—that way you’ll never get any results. And so I have to check to make sure there are no mistakes with what you’re doing. You MUST download the training files to a computer. They're too large to download to your phone. Download the vocal training files here!

BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION ONLINE

Once you’re chugging along nicely, I’ll want you to book a Private Vocal Training Session with me online, which I will conduct via Skype, WhatsApp or Viber. The call duration will be about 20 minutes per session and for a fee of only $6 per session payable via PayPal. And if you’re based in Tanzania, you can pay TShs 12,000 via Tigo Pesa (See left banner for Tigo Pesa details).

REGULAR FOLLOW-UPS

Training doesn’t end in just one session. If you want your voice to grow and to stay at the top of your game, you must ALWAYS do the exercises on a regular basis. The most important thing is to KNOW what you’re doing, and to seek advice from me on a regular basis—AND to book the private sessions from time to time just to help you along. And so that’s all there is to it. Now that you have my 3 Step Plan to Vocal Training Success, let’s get to work!

You are the instrument, learn to sing like a pro!

JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
BUY Online Singing Lessons Course