Monday, February 13, 2017

Learn to Sing with Joett On Mkito.com Vol. 7 | Jifunze Kuimba Vol. 7

In my final installment on Mkito.com, released February 14th, I give you Volume 7. With this training module you have the entire song Color Me Beautiful plus the backing track to work with. If you have been training through the entire series 1 to 4 and 5 to 6, you should be able to do this with relative ease and good placement. If you’re not feeling up to scratch yet, then keep working on Vol. 1 to 4, and not forgetting the Breathing Exercise before you begin your training sessions.

Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Volume 7 inaachiwa tarehe 14 Februari, na ndio inakamilisha mazoezi haya. Kama umefanya mazoezi ya Vol. 1 hadi 4 kwa kipindi cha kutosha, sauti yako haki yake iwe imekaa sawa kukuwezesha kufanya Vol. 5 & 6 alafu hatimae Vol. 7 ambayo ni wimbo mzima wa Color Me Beautiful, pamoja na track isiokua na mashairi ili uimbe mwenyewe. Ukihisi sauti bado haija kaa sawa, endelea na mazoezi Vol. 1 – 4 mpaka sauti ikae vizuri. Kumbuka, kabla hujaanza mazoezi, hakikisha unafanya Zoezi La Pumzi.

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]

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
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 5

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


JOETT
Vocal Coach
YouTube Channel
Madarasa ya Studio

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Joett Music Joins Nutritional Supplements Brand GNLD, to Optimize Vocal Health and Vitality for Singers

If you have been wondering how to maintain a healthy voice and weren't making any headway, then you will be pleased to learn that the conundrum is now completely over. 

People have always wanted wanted from me, information on what to do and what to take to preserve the voice, and I’m obliged to share what I use myself to maintain a healthy voice—gladly, but because all of my nutritional products were shipped in from the United States every month directly, it was not always easy to recommend the products that I use because they’re actually not available in the country. And so I tried to switch brands little by little, with a product line that is manufactured in the USA but is available in Tanzania.

So, for a couple of years now, I have slowly replaced my imported products with locally available GNLD and I have to say, I’m totally pleased and satisfied with these products. So much so that I have now signed up with the nutritionals brand as a distributor, and I’m well on my way to recommending these fabulous products to all the singers in Tanzania and across Africa.

The more you value your vocal health, the more you’ll want to preserve your voice. You’re going to be surprised to discover that it takes more than just staying well away from freezing cold drinks; staying away from cigarette smoke and drug abuse; getting lots of much needed rest; and excluding chilies from your diet to maintain a healthy voice. With nutritional supplements from GNLD, you have the most effective vocal health supplements on the planet.

Some high profile music industry professionals say that until you’ve experienced the beauty of optimal vocal health, you’ll have absolutely no idea what your body is missing out on. Like I said earlier, I have used nutritional supplements for overall health and vitality for many many years and personally, I simply couldn’t live without them.

I wonder if you’ve noticed how some celebrities of this world continue to look fresh and beautiful year on year, completely defying the hands of time. Well, I’ll tell you this for nothing, they give their bodies the best cellular nutrition money can buy—with supplementation. That is their secret to longevity, and it can be yours too.

If you’re the kind of person that wants to maintain a healthy voice for years to come; and to look fresh and youthful for as long as you possibly can, then this will be exactly what you’re looking for. I not only endorse the GNLD nutritional products, I highly recommend them!

GNLD Nutritional Products are now available at Joett Voice studio, Oysterbay.

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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
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Developing the Discipline for Vocal Training is Key to Your Success

There is a small concern about the lack of discipline amongst many a wannabe singer. If you want to become a great singer, you need to be organized with your training regime. It breaks my heart to see people running to the recording studio to cut a record when they’re actually not ready for it. It is imperative that you aim to be the very best you can be. Take pride in your work. It will speak volumes about you and as a result, when you go that extra mile, you’ll deliver a product you can be proud of. This article will explore the challenges a lot of people face and it will help you with ‘planning’ in order to achieve your goals.

Training the voice and keeping it trained and revved up is where most fail. In all honesty, it is so easy to stay on top of this. I want to show you how to set your mindset for the challenge. It really is quite simple when you put your mind to it.

First, you must begin by allotting a day and time to do your voice training. If you’re working with a vocal coach, make sure your training days are set on a weekly schedule, and whatever you do don’t miss your vocal training slots. If you’re training from home with the help of prerecorded tapes, then you will need to be even more vigilant in order to stay on track. The habit to train regularly will begin to grow on you over time and eventually, you’ll come to realize that you simply can’t do without it—because you’re now aware of the benefits and you’re enjoying the experience. Trust me… this is where you’ll want to be.

People ask a lot of questions about vocal training and listen to a lot of word-on-the-street. And it’s alright to want to know about a lot of stuff, but in my experience when you focus more on being a doer you’ll get bigger and better results. Like I said, ask the questions but don’t make it the only thing you do. Get with the program. Let your God given organ—the voice—do the work in training to yield the results that you want. So, if you want to become successful with training your voice, discipline is far more important than anything else.

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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 

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Glimpse at the Extraordinary Vocal Range & Profile Of Celine Dion

I love Celine Dion. I think she has an amazing voice and a lot of the new generation of singers will have Celine Dion to thank for influencing their musical direction. In this article I want to go over a couple of interesting facts on the extraordinary vocal range and profile of Celine Dion.

First of all, her vocal range, according to avid critics of music is Bb2 - C6 - E6; and her longest note is an astounding 15 Seconds. Her vocal type on the other hand is lyric soprano 3 octaves 3 Notes.

Her vocal positives are deeply enshrined in resonant belts, which she is able to hold for long periods of time, without the slightest wavering in pitch. The sharpness of her vocal in this particular register allows for her voice to pierce through the heaviest instrumentation. In actual fact, Celine projects her voice in all registers, and maintains vocal agility throughout each octave.

Looking closely at her lower notes, you’ll find that they are generally well supported down to D3, with the mid-range sometimes carrying a rasp, but all in all it is soft and makes lyrical lines with ease, and her mid-range transitions into the belting register with remarkable ease. Celine Dion’s head voice carries an operatic ring to it, which is rather refreshing for a genre transcendent pop diva.

I personally wouldn’t publish vocal negatives of Celine Dion. I think she is one to emulate, however, some critics of music have had a thing or two to say about her negatives and they are as follows.

The nasally quality to Celine's voicethey say, is an acquired taste, though this quality isn't one of bad technique however, as singers in Quebec place their voices in the nasal cavity. Well then, I suppose that’s understandable.

Another comment goes, “though Celine manages a neutral larynx in the lower part of her range, belts around Eb5 and higher are hit by raising the larynx, which gives the voice a throaty and coarse quality”. They also go on to say that her mixing is also uneven from about A5-C6, making the belts thin and heady. That being said, they go on to acknowledge that it is remarkable at all that she can mix at all that high, and conclude that her notes below D3 become very breathy, while intonation and register transitions as a whole are inconsistent.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this analysis on Celine Dion’s voice. I’d like to leave you with some recommended tracks to listen to: All By Myself, I Surrender (Live in Las Vegas), My Heart Will Go On. 


JOETT


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Je, Binadamu Anaimbia Tumboni? Jua Ule Ukweli Wenyewe Halisi

Mara kwa mara nakumbana na hili swala… kwamba watu wanaamini yakua kuna kitu kinachoitwa ‘kuimbia tumboni’. Kiukweli, hicho kita hakipo kabisa. Nimeona niandike nakala hii ili kuweza kuwafahamisha vizuri.

Binadamu haongelei tumboni. Halikadhalika hawezi kamwe akaimbia tumboni.

Tunapozaliwa, kitu cha kwanza kabisa tunafanya ni kulia na kuvuta pumzi tumboni kama watoto wachanga ambao ndio kwanza tunaiona dunia. Hiyo ndio njia asilia ya sisi wanadamu kupumua. Nnanzia mbali ili mnielewe.

Kwahiyo basi, pumzi linapaswa kuvutwa hadi linaingia tumboni. Wanadamu tunapokua wakubwa, tunatabia ya kubadili jinsi ya kupumua kwa kupumulia ndani ya mapafu tu... na ndio chanzo cha matatizo. Ngoja nikupe mfano. Unapolala kitandani utakuta kwamba pumzi lako linaingia tumboni… utaona kabisa tumbo lina vimba na kushuka na lile pumzi. Sasa basi, twende kwenye kuimba.

Pumzi la kuimba ni lile letu asilia ambalo linaingia tumboni—ambapo kunayo nafasi kubwa zaidi hata ivyona ndicho kinachotuwezesha kuimba kwa urahisi bila ya kuishiwa na pumzi, na vile vile tukasikika vizuri. Maana bila pumzi, hakuna sauti. Kwa hivyo basi, binadamu hatuimbii tumboni bali tunavuta pumzi ndani ya tumbo (deep diaphragmatic breathing) ili kuimarisha sauti tunapoimba.

Natumaini mtakua mmenufaika na hii nakala yangu ya leo kuhusu swala nyeti la umuhimu wa tumbo lako katika kuhifadhi pumzi na kukuwezesha katika uimbaji.

Ku Download Zoezi La Pumzi Mkito, bofya hapa!

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
Jifunze Kuimba na Joett Mkito.com Vol. 5

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


JOETT
Vocal Coach
YouTube Channel
Madarasa ya Studio

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