Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mrembo wa Kiafrika, Bongo Flava Trak Mpya toka Kwa 3G

Vijana wakitanzania watatu wajulikanao kama 3G, wakombioni kuachia singo yao ya kwanza, Mrembo wa Kiafrika. Vijana hawa, ambao wali rekodi singo hiyo mwaka jana ni G Fullah, Frankie G na Oz Bitala. Wimbo huo, ambao pamoja na harmony na kuchana, unamandahari ya zilipendwa kama za Miriam Makeba na Abeti Masikini. Wimbo unaladha tofauti kidogo, na ni mziki ulioyotulia ukiambatana na acoustic guitar pekee.

Tafadhali sikiliza track hii, alafu kama umeikubali, tafadhali share kwenye Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs na kadhalika. Na-tungependa maoni yenu. Download free MP3 hapa! 

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Friday, July 4, 2014

SIA Couture Sea Cliff Sponsor Joett Sundowner Jazz Dancers

On the judge panel of Miss Universe, I met Priyal Lavingia of SIA Couture Sea Cliff. At the time I had plans to relaunch my jazz show, and I asked her if she'd be interested in sponsoring by dressing my dancers as she did the girls on the Miss Universe pageant, and she kindly agreed. And so ever since my jazz show went back on the road, she has clothed my dancers with some really elegant outfits. Priyal, thank you for your support. I couldn't have done it without you.

The only public show we've had thus far was the appearance at Melmoz Jazz bar on November 28th 2013. All performances thereafter have been at corporate events, the most recent of which last Friday and Tuesday this week being for the firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The Friday event at the Double Tree by Hilton featured only my dancers doing the chacha on two numbers: Earth, Wind & Fire's Evil, and Paul Carrack's cover version of the Isley Brothers' Harvest For The World.

And on Tuesday, they opened with these two numbers at the Serena Hotel and then I got up on stage to sing Walk On By, Cry Me A River and Besame Mucho, with the dancers returning to do the tango as I sang Besame Mucho. Loads of fun! I think this is by far our best ever performance yet, especially because the audience was absolutely wonderful. It doesn't get better than this...when the audience is focused on the show and has your full attention. I loved the decor that evening too. It was awesome! Take a look at my stage propped up in the corner there. What I like about my stage is that it actually feels like home to me. I designed it, and commissioned an iron smith to build it -- complete with intricate stool. I move around with it from event to event, so a venue is never alien to me. Isn't that pure genius?

If you have an event coming up and would like it all jazz and classy, take a closer look at the banner above and if it sounds like what you're looking for, give me a call! I'd be glad to furnish you with more information on what the show is about and what your guests can expect. I shall look forward to hearing from you.

Hope to catch you in the next event!

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JOETT
Vocal Coach & Author

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Where to Find Great Backing Tracks to Practice Your Favorite Songs



If you are taking voice lessons to improve your singing, then what better way is there than to practice with the songs you love to sing… using good backing tracks that deliver instrumental music to your favorite songs! When I teach voice in my studio, after practicing the scales I would throw in songs and backing tracks to help my pupils apply their training to singing. The songs that I use are very carefully selected for a purpose.  I tend to want to work with classics. Songs from yesteryear were sung without the aid of computers and techno gimmicks. Back then you really had to sing. You had to become an instrument. Hence, what you get to draw from working with such songs is real and achievable when you put your mind and practice to it.  

RECOMMENDED BACKING TRACK SITES

I’ve used numerous sites to get my backing tracks. Hereunder I’m going to review a couple of the good ones.

This site has great jazz backing tracks of absolute top quality production in .WAV format. I use these backing tracks for my live performances. They’re that good. If you want jazz backing tracks to perform live with, standardstrax.com will provide you with the best. They sell for about £5 per track and they also giveaway some great offers from time to time. The producer, Alan McPike, is a really good man. He is very helpful and will go out of his way to help you. 

For me this is a relatively new find. What I like about this provider is that they have a very wide selection of genres, including piano versions to most songs. Something else I like about their backing tracks is that they are of good MP3 quality. I wouldn’t use these for live performances though. I don’t think they’d be good enough for me in that department, but if you want to practice singing at home, have fun and hone your vocals at the same time, there’s something for everybody at karaoke-version.com

I hope this information comes in handy for you. And for those of you taking lessons with me, feel free to download whatever tracks you fancy. Just make sure you bring along the original track (with vocals), and two copies of the lyrics (as which you can download off the net), and be sure to put those on CD (the quality is better) when you bring them to my studio. 

Thanks for dropping by!

JOETT
Vocal Coach & Author

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Joett Voice Lessons EXCLUSIVE Audio Files Part 1

This is something else that I've wanted to do for a while...to upload vocal training session audio recordings to my blog, just to show you how I work and what a dedicated and talented singer stands to gain when they take voice lessons.

In this recording, I'm in a session with Sonia, an 11 year-old Tanzanian girl with exceptional talent. We'd done a one hour session of practice with the scales, and this was the culmination of the session where I gave her the Dionne Warwick classic That's What Friends Are For to sing to a piano backing track.

I cannot emphasize this enough, if you do the scales CORRECTLY it gets a lot easier to apply technique to songs. Why? Because the voice will have been there in the scales IF you did them correctly. And one more thing: you need to throw away your inhibitions and ALLOW the voice to do the job. Sonia pays a lot of attention during training; is very focused; and follows my advice and instructions to the letter. And she has no inhibitions when singing. Whatsoever. Which brings out her unique personality and emotion in her vocal. The result of which is what you'll hear in this recording. Enjoy!


As always, thanks for dropping by!

JOETT
Vocal Coach & Author
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Joett Gives FREE Trial Voice Lessons Via SKYPE




I’ve always wanted to give voice lessons via SKYPE. Now that I have a really fast wireless connection with Tanzania’s fastest – Smile, I am well positioned to teach voice over the internet.

HOW I WORK 

I’m going to keep it really simple. Call me to make an appointment. Once that is set, I will hook-up with you online, send you a recorded piano track of the scales we’ll be working on for you to play your end and sing over your SKYPE connection. I will listen and correct you as we go along. And when the time comes to practice with a song, I will ask you to rehearse your end before you come online (to save time), and then I will send you the backing track MP3 for you to sing to. Easy! 

Contact me today to make an appointment for FREE Trial Voice Lessons Via SKYPE. It isn't going to be free forever, so HURRY!


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JOETT
Vocal Coach & Author
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Voice Lessons: Understanding WHY We Do These Lifeless Exercises



Get this, as you do your scales, absorb what you’re doing in greater depth in order to TRULY understand WHY you’re doing this. And the message is in the scales. How does it feel to you when you’re practicing? How do YOU think this would apply to singing a song? If you begin to go deeper down the TRYING TO UNDERSTAND side of things, you will begin to understand how all of this applies to your singing performance WHEN you’re singing a song.

I thought I should post this pointer on my blog today because, it happens all the time in my voice studio, when students don’t quite ‘get it’. They’ll get it right in the scales, and then get stuck in a song. IF you understand yourself and what you’re doing in training and why, it shouldn’t be so difficult. So the next time you’re having trouble applying your training to singing a song, try to understand why we do these lifeless exercises. Literally. Analyze everything that you do in training in greater depth. It helps.

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JOETT
Vocal Coach & Author
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Letters from A Vocal Coach E-Book (FREE PDF Download)

If anything, working as a vocal coach over the years has helped me understand the human voice better. Whenever I’m dealing with voice issues that my students are going through and trying to solve their problems—as everybody is different—I almost always pick up yet another solution to seemingly insurmountable difficulties and challenges singing throws at you.

My NEW e-Book Letters from a Vocal Coach is intended to serve as a reference point you can return to again and again should you run into any difficulties with your singing. Contained herein is a fountain of articles and knowledge that you can draw inspiration and guidance from. It’s very easy to regress in this business, you’ll be amazed. So please treasure this handbook and be blessed with a great singing voice for always.

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JOETT
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