Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 5

Tarehe 17, Jan toleo la tano la Joett Vocal Drills lina drop Mkito.com. 

Natumaini mpaka sasa mtakua mmesha download na kufanya mara kwa mara Zoezi La Pumzi, Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Jinsi pekee ya kukuza kipaji chako ni kufanya haya mazoezi mara kwa mara... angalau mara 3 kwa wiki. Tafadhali zingatia hilo. Ni muhimu sana.

Sasa katika toleo hili la tano, muda muafaka umewadia kutumia sauti yako ulio ijenga katika mazoezi, kuimba wimbo Color Me Beautiful pamoja na guitar.

Nimegawa mashairi kwa mistari ili uweze kufanya zoezi na sauti kwanza kabla ya kuimba na guitar pekeyako.

Mashairi kwa zoezi hili yapo hapa chini. 

"Joett - Color Me Beautiful" [Lyrics]

You make the world a better place
Your love is divine, straight down the line
Take me away from what I know
Onto a better place
There in your arms
Your love is divine, straight down the line

Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
So color me beautiful
Color me blind

Muongozo wa Mazoezi

• Download Mazoezi Mkito.com
• Weka kwenye CD au Flash Disk
• Tumia chombo cha muziki cha kupigia CD/Flash au kama unatumia simu yako ya mkononi, hakikisha unaunganisha na speaker kupata sauti kubwa kulingana na sauti yako ukiimba.
• Fanya mazoezi ndani ya chumba na sio kwenye maeneo ya wazi, wala sio kwa kutumia simu yako ya mkononi na headset zake masikioni.

Na vile vile unaweza kupata maelekezo zaidi kwa kubofya nakala kadhaa nilizo andika hapa chini. Ukiwa na maswali, tafadhali jisikie huru kuniuliza. Ni muhimu sana kuelewa, na sio kufanya vitu kwa hisia bila muongozo panapo stahili. Tafuta ushauri!

Jifunze Kuimba: Umuhimu wa Kuelewa Madhumuni Ya Mazoezi
Jifunze Kuimba: Tatizo La Pumzi na Jinsi Ya Kulitatua
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 1: Madhumuni ya Lip Rolls
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com: Vocal Drills Volume 2
Volume 1, 2 & 3 Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com: Vocal Drills Volume 4


Wewe ndie chombo halisi, jifunze kuimba kama pro! Nawatakia mafanikio mema!


JOETT
Vocal Coach
YouTube Channel
Madarasa ya Studio

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mariah Carey’s New Year's Eve Time Square Lip Synching Disaster



It’s all over the internet today with headlines that read “Mariah Carey closes 2016 with disastrous NYE performance”; and one that goes “Red-faced Mariah Carey storms off stage after New Year’s Eve show glitch.” And here’s a rather drastic headline “Mariah Carey bungles her New Year's Eve show, stops singing."

But what REALLY happened here? Mariah was booked for a three-song performance of Emotions, We Belong Together and Auld Lang Syne at Times Square New Year’s Celebration, but she stormed off the stage after her second number.

It has been reported that Mariah barely moved her lips during a disastrous performance of “We Belong Together” and after the second song “Emotions” she walked off the stage completely. Let me tell you what I think really happened here.

I’ve analyzed videos of Mariah Carey performing the two songs and here’s my quick review: Her rendition of the song “We Belong Together” was a complete lip synch job, and it appears she couldn't even be bothered to lip synch anyway—for the most part. How hard is it to hear your own voice over the speakers Ms Carey? If the ear monitors aren’t working, pull them out! In any case, she had intended to lip synch so it really didn’t matter.

With the song “Emotion” someone put on the backing track instead of the vocal track. So she couldn't sing—for reasons best known to her. She’d intended to lip synch this one too by the looks of it, that’s the problem. But what I noticed on the backing track, surprisingly, is that her dizzy high notes on Emotion 'on the backing track' ARE prerecorded. Which means, when she DOES sing to the backing track her high notes on this particular song she-does-not-sing-live. Phew!

And this particular line from Mariah I find quite hilarious. “I’m just going to let the audience sing. We didn't have a sound check for this New Year's baby, it is what it is.”

The last time I checked, sound checks were done for live performances. But don't get me wrong, we love you Mariah and we always will. Keep doing what you do babe, you’re entertaining us anyways.


JOETT


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com: Vocal Drills Volume 4

Volume 4 ndio toleo la mwisho katika awamu hii mpya ya Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito. Fuata maelekezo. Panapokupa taabu, tafadhali niulize nikupe muongozo. Download Vol. 4 hapa!

Ukishaweza hili zoezi la takriban dakika 10, sasa utakua unamazoezi ya sauti Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4 katika ratiba yako ya kujifunza kuimba. Kwahivyo, kilamara unapo kaa kufanya mazoezi yote haya kwa pamoja, unapaswa kufanya zoezi la pumzi kabla ya Vol. 1 alafu kuendelea na mazoezi ya Vol. 2, 3 & 4 bila ya kusimama. Jumla ya muda wa mazoezi ukiunganisha hizi Volume zote 4 ni dakika 30.

Kumbuka, madhumuni ya haya mazoezi ni ku re-balance sauti yako, au kurekebisha matumizi ya sauti yako ili uweze kuimba kwa urahisi kwenda juu na kwenda chini; na mpangilio na ratiba hii ndio itaweza kukupa wewe huo uwezo kwa njia ya haraka na salama zaidi. Tafadhali usianze kukurupuka na ku-download vitu olela kwenye internet. Tafadhali fuata maelekezo yangu na mazoezi niliokuandalia ili uweze kupata mafanikio ya uhakika.

Nilicho kifanya hapa nikujaribu kuwezesha watanzania wote popote walipo, kupata mafunzo stahiki ya sauti bila ya gharama ya kuhudhuria mafunzo ya sauti darasani pamoja na mimi. Maelekezo na mazoezi haya ni nyeti kwa kukuwezesha kufikia malengo yako. Sikiliza. Tenda. Utapata faida kubwa sana kwenye swala la kuimba. Amini hilo!

RATIBA YA TOLEO Vol. 4, 5, 6 & 7

Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 4 OUT 3.01.2017
Joett Color Me Beautiful Drills Vol. 5 OUT  17.01.2017
Joett Color Me Beautiful Drills Vol. 6 OUT  31.01.2017
Joett Color Me Beautiful w/B Track Vol. 7 OUT 14.02.2017
Joett - Color Me Beautiful (Acoustic Pop)  OUT 28.02.2017

Muongozo wa Mazoezi

Download Mazoezi Mkito.com
Weka kwenye CD au Flash Disk
Tumia chombo cha muziki cha kupigia CD/Flash au kama unatumia simu yako ya mkononi, hakikisha unaunganisha na speaker kupata sauti kubwa kulingana na sauti yako ukiimba.
Fanya mazoezi ndani ya chumba na sio kwenye maeneo ya wazi, wala sio kwa kutumia simu yako ya mkononi na headset zake masikioni.

Na vile vile unaweza kupata maelekezo zaidi kwa kubofya nakala kadhaa nilizo andika hapa chini. Ukiwa na maswali, tafadhali jisikie huru kuniuliza. Ni muhimu sana kuelewa, na sio kufanya vitu kwa hisia bila muongozo panapo stahili. Tafuta ushauri!

Jifunze Kuimba: Umuhimu wa Kuelewa Madhumuni Ya Mazoezi
Jifunze Kuimba: Tatizo La Pumzi na Jinsi Ya Kulitatua
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 1: Madhumuni ya Lip Rolls
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com: Vocal Drills Volume 2
Volume 1, 2 & 3 Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com


Wewe ndie chombo halisi, jifunze kuimba kama pro! Nawatakia mafanikio mema!


JOETT
Vocal Coach
YouTube Channel
Madarasa ya Studio


Friday, December 30, 2016

Applying Vocal Training to Song Is What to Expect in Vol. 5, 6 & 7

Perhaps the most challenging part in voice training is to actually apply the technique you develop in training, to performing in a song!  

It may sound unfathomable of sorts, but I have experienced this on far too many occasions with many of my pupils to know that when it comes to singing, applying your training to songs doesn’t always come automatically.

In some cases I would still have to show you how to use your own voice in a song. But there is some light at the end of this tunnel, which I’ll want to share with you in this article.

In my all new vocal training product currently downloadable on Mkito.com, Volume 5, 6 & 7 (coming soon) are all about applying your voice to segments of my acoustically reworked song Color Me Beautiful in Volumes 5 & 6; and ultimately the entire song with full backing guitar track in Vol. 7.

Bizarrely, the idea to do this came about when I was rehearsing the acoustic version for Color Me Beautiful in preparation for a studio recording session. And so my guitarist and I went over the riffs I was planning on recording for training purposes, and when we hit the studio, after we’d completed recording the song, we began to record and piece together the training modules for Vol. 5 & 6. (Volume 7 is simply the full vocal track plus the backing track running back to back).

So, that’s pretty much how I developed the product you are about to enjoy and draw inspiration and direction from. This article gives you a bit of insight, as it were, which I hope will keep you motivated and have you looking forward to a pretty exciting learning curve coming your way really soon.

If you haven't as yet downloaded Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1 to 4... Click Here!

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


JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
Download Joett Vocal Drills 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

4 Easy Vocal Training Volumes to Download from Mkito.com for Quick and Effective Vocal Rebalancing & Conditioning Exercises

After piloting on WhatsApp and publishing helpful articles on my blog; and sharing audio training exercises uploaded to my Hulkshare page for about a year or so, I was able to gauge the amount of interest that this e-Learning concept was generating not only in Tanzania but also across Africa.

And so I made a decision to get in on it with everything I’ve got, by creating a high quality product in Kiswahili that can be downloaded from high-traffic music platform Mkito.com. Note: to view Mkito in English, please select English located Top Right on site. 

In this article I shall talk you through Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4… the preparatory phase of this e-Learning vocal training product.

I have created brand new training programs, tailored specifically to learning online, by the way in which I’ve set-up the scales to rebalance and address vocal issues across the board. We’ve been rolling out one volume every fortnight, so to speak, in order to ease people into the program in a more step-by-step fashion. So basically, this training program kicks off with the Breathing Exercise; and onto Volume 1, 2, 3 and ultimately Volume 4 is to be released in the New Year. The purpose of these 4 programs, which run from between 5 and 10 minutes each, is to rebalance and to condition your voice with the lip rolls, tongue trills and some consonant and vowel combinations in straight nonstop sets.

The simplicity of it is what really makes this course unprecedented, in that every vocal workout I have created rebalances your lower register before taking you up. There’s something quite ingenious about this training method, in that it eases you into the correct speech level posture and then helps you maintain that into your higher register. You’ll soon realize the benefits when you get on the program. Click here to get started!

If you aspire for success with vocal training, you’ll want to have a regular training schedule of at least 3 sessions per week. And it isn’t a tall order at all. Why? Because when you run the 4 volumes through (including the breathing), you’ll clock around 30 minutes of training. Anybody, no-matter how lazy or despondent they are, can manage that.

Now, here’s what to expect in Vol. 5, 6 & 7 

To help you apply your training to actually singing those beautiful songs, you’ll be given segments of the brand new acoustic version of my 2012 70s disco single Color Me Beautiful, and you will learn to sing it to my acoustic guitar backing tracks segment by segment; and eventually—in Vol. 7, you’ll have the entire song and acoustic backing track to sing to.

Download with Swahili instruction: Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4.

NOTE: My instruction voice overs run for just a couple of minutes in Kiswahili, however, the exercises are universal. That being said, for those of you that don't speak the language, what I say on tape is simply to introduce the training volume and to give a demonstration on how to do the lip rolls and tongue trills (easy to figure out). I also advise you to train at least 3 times a week, beginning with the breathing and onto the scales volume by volume in that particular order. The rest of the tapes contain the exercises. Listen to the examples and run with it!

SUBSCRIBE to My YouTube Channel TODAY... Click Here!

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


JOETT

Vocal Coach & Author "Letters from a Vocal Coach"
Private Singing Lessons
Download Joett Vocal Drills 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Volume 1, 2 & 3 Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com

Je, ungependa kujifunza kuimba  kwa dhati? Basi suluhu ni kufanya mazoezi ya sauti kama nilivyowaandalia na kuwapandishia Mkito.com. Hadi sasa Volume 1, 2 & 3 zimepanda Mkito. Bado kuna Vol.  4, 5, 6 & 7 zinakuja.

Mii / Mia / Nay kwenye Volume 2 ni mwanzo wa kuanza kuunganisha irabu katika mazoezi yako ya sauti. Ukishakua mzoefu katika hilo, unaweza kufanya irabu moja moja na scale hizo hizo kwa kufanya AAA pekeyake, au EEEE pekeyake, IIII pekeyake, UUUU pekeyake, OOO pekeyake. Ukiona sauti inaingia kooni, wacha papo hapo. Jua unakosea. Endelea na lip rolls, tongue trills, MII, MIA na NAY mpaka sauti yako ikae sawa.

Lakini jua kwamba kila toleo ni muendelezo wa toleo liliopita. Utaratibu wa mazoezi mpaka toleo hili la 3 upo kama ifuatavo:

1. Pumzi
2. Volume 1
3. Volume 2
4. Volume 3

Na sasa nikupe muongozo wa Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Vocal Drills Volume 3

Mazoezi ya Vocal Drills Volume 3 ni muendelezo wa Vol. 2. Kwa mara nyingine tena, fuata maelekezo. Kama unayo maswali ama kuna kitu kinakushinda, tafadhali uliza. Nitaweza kukupa ushauri. Lakini cha msingi nikufuata maelekezo na kufanya mazoezi stahiki kama nilivowaandalia hapa. Download Volume 3 hapa!

Ukishaweza haya mazoezi ambayo muda wake ni takriban dakika 5, unatakiwa kuunganisha Pumzi, Vol. 1, 2 & 3 katika ratiba yako ya mazoezi ya sauti ya kila siku.

Na vile vile unaweza kupata maelekezo zaidi kwa kubofya nakala kadhaa nilizo andika hapa chini. Ukiwa na maswali, tafadhali jisikie huru kuniuliza. Ni muhimu sana kuelewa, na sio kufanya vitu kwa hisia bila muongozo panapo stahili. Tafuta ushauri!

Jifunze Kuimba: Umuhimu wa Kuelewa Madhumuni Ya Mazoezi
Jifunze Kuimba: Tatizo La Pumzi na Jinsi Ya Kulitatua
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 1: Madhumuni ya Lip Rolls
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com: Vocal Drills Volume 2

Wewe ndie chombo halisi, jifunze kuimba kama pro!


JOETT
Vocal Coach
YouTube Channel

Monday, December 19, 2016

Joett - Color Me Beautiful (Lyrics)

You make the world a better place
Your love is divine, straight down the line
Take me away from what I know
Onto a better place
There in your arms
Your love is divine, straight down the line

Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
So color me beautiful
Color me blind

The color of love
Is roses and wine
And yours in particular, is so divine
I know your love will never end
It’s gonna be there till the end
You make the world a better place
Your love is divine, straight down the line

Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
So color me beautiful
Color me blind

Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
[Just like the earth needs the rain]
Cos you know that I’m addicted to love
[I’ll never stop needing you]
So color me beautiful
[Yes you’re invisible, One of a kind]
Color me blind
[But sure I can feel your tender touch]