Saturday, May 12, 2018

Voice Coach: Been There Done That, Got the T-Shirt Wrote the Book!


Literally, I’ve been there done that, got the t-shirt wrote the book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach. With a tinge of melancholy, I sense coming full circle in the true sense of the word. On this blog you’ll find tons of information on how to become a better singer, and you’ll also find links to bookstores Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu where you can purchase my new book in paperback.

It has been a truly exciting journey for me thus far, from the moment I began voice coaching it has been an incredible roller-coaster ride that has brought out the beast in me where teaching is concerned; and not to mention the handy tips, information and training to so many people around Africa and even the world.

I ask that you spend a bit of time on here to browse through my articles and to absorb the information contained herein. You'll find that there's something for everyone that wants to learn to sing.

Better yet, my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach sums up all of the passion and hard work I put into this... and I did it all for you! So, make darned sure you get your hands on all the handy tips for singers you'll ever want—in paperback!

Purchase a copy of my new book from AmazonBarnes & Noble or Lulu TODAY!

If you like my article, do me a HUGE favor and Share this blog post with others by clicking the Social Links below. And if you want to consider private lessons via Skype, you'll find more information here!

Wishing you all the success in the world,


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach” 

For those of you based on the African continent, please read 3 Simple Steps to Purchasing Online, the Book "101 Letters from a Vocal Coach" in Paperback from Africa.

To order my book from Tanzania in local currency, the platform to facilitate that is EasyBuyAfrica. You'll find details here.

Distributed by London-based Africori, the acoustic pop EP Twisted by Joett is now available from all major download/stream platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon, Akazoo and Spotify. Download/Stream Twisted EP here.

You'll find the Press Release here!

Download the NEW Double-A side single Twisted/Got U On My Mind featuring—exclusively, the soulful vocals of American singer Ty Ward here.

You'll find the Press Release here!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Learn to Sing by Example, to Shorten Your Learning Curve

If you are home-learning how to sing, especially, it is important that you pay attention to examples given, be they on tape or written.

I know it can get a little overwhelming at times to have to take on all of this information, but it does help tremendously in the learning process when you know what needs to be done to achieve your goals.

I’ve noticed a tendency to be a little bit overzealous among you—which is fine, but do your best not to ignore instruction. It costs dearly when you do.

And so when you’re listening to instruction tape or reading, try to make sure you understand what’s being said. And if it isn’t registering, take a pause to listen or read again.

In the case of audio tapes and the vocal exercise demonstration, try to match what is being done. Listen to the voice. Try to analyze the voice demonstrating the exercise. That way, you’ll come away with something that’ll take you a step farther to becoming a better singer.

You’ll find plenty more tips in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, available now in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

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You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!

JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Having Trouble Holding Your Notes up the Scales? An Easy Solution

If you’ve been struggling with a squeezed tone when you sing and you’re unable to figure out how to step out of that, rest assured it isn’t at all difficult to knock that out as you might think. In this article I will explain one of the easiest ways to help you hold it in without recruiting your outer larynx muscles into sound production.

Let’s say you’re using one of my prerecorded scales and you have a particular problem with producing MUM the higher you go without recruiting. Here’s how to get around that.

Hum your scale on your way up and then switch to a MUM (pronounced with more of a dumb sound MOM) on your way down.

And you can do the same with a Lip Roll up and a MUM on the way down; or Lip Roll on the way up and the vowel ‘I’ or EEEE on the way down by simply parting your lips to produce ‘I’. Don’t try to manipulate anything. Only part your lips and it’ll happen naturally. This should solve the problem quite easily, providing you stay focused and you breathe properly.

You’ll find plenty more tips in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, available now in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

If you like this article, please feel free to share on your social media using the links below.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Joett Studio Speech Level Singing Comprehensive Courses Level 1-4

Since a lot has happened in recent months, what with the publication of my new book and the release of my new voice training audio product to go with it, not to mention, a lot of restructuring in my studio programs as well, I feel the time has come for me to overhaul my entire ‘in-studio’ voice training programs. You may still view the old system here.

However, I won’t be taking the old programs offline because the page has been there a while and is still pulling in considerable traffic.

And what’s more, there are programs in the previous schedule that I intend to keep running.

My newly created modules, however, are mainly for my long-term clientele. And you’ll see that it makes perfect sense.

So here’s the deal

My new voice training programs, tailored to your individual needs, are going to be divided up into four parts and here’s how it works.

FREE 30 Minute Voice Assessments

Before you begin private voice training with me, you are invited to come in for a free half-hour voice assessment session. I will listen to you sing a couple of lines; run you through a breathing exercise; and then put your voice through the scales on the piano and I’ll give you my professional feedback. It’s that simple. And then I'll allocate training slots that are most convenient for you.

Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course Level 1

This involves private tuition inside my studio. (You’ll find information on my Skype training here). A program comprises a total of 10 hours broken up into one hour per session. In other words, every private session with me runs for one full hour. My studio is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 11am till 8.30pm.

In this program you’ll get an introduction to speech level singing technique with intensive vocal drill workouts on piano to help rebalance your voice, extend your range AND mend the bridges.

Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course Level 2

In Level 2 we shall continue with the vocal drills on piano for another 10-hour set, but I will be throwing into this program some truly amazing Funky n' Fun Vocal Workouts Parts 1 & 2 to help you develop your musicality.

Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course Level 3

In Level 3 we shall continue with the vocal drills on piano for another 10-hour set, but I will be throwing into this program more advanced Funky n' Fun Vocal Workouts, again, to further develop your sense of music and to introduce you to some of the main musical vocabulary all musicians should know.

Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course Level 4

In Level 4 we shall continue with the vocal drills on piano for another 10-hour set, but I will be alternating this with a more jazz, blues, pop R&B vocal workout schedule to help you develop your own unique style.

Please note that Level 4 is also the beginning of your maintenance program. Which means from this point on, you may continue to buy your ten-set programs (optional) in order to maintain your voice and to continue to grow your talent.

FEES

Each set of 10 hours is Tanzania Shillings 310,000 (Three Hundred and Ten Thousand), payable in advance.

Recommended Homework

During your in-studio voice training sessions, at times, I will record segments of your training as you vocalize to the scales on piano. The tapes will then land in your Inbox and you can use them to practice at home. To get an idea, you can listen to one of my pupils in session. Simply click the Joett Case Study #8 widget below.



Furthermore, you may also purchase online, some more extended vocal workouts here. And when you purchase my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, you’ll also receive the English version to my audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 (includes Breathing Exercise). You can purchase my book in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

If you live in Tanzania and you wanted to buy my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach but making payment online was a problem, Easy Buy Africa located in Dar es salaam's Oysterbay is a dead-ringer for local payment solution I’m sure you’re going to like. You'll be delighted that there’s absolutely no need for a credit card, PayPal—not even a bank account. Click here.

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


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Easy Buy Africa, the Online Platform in Tanzania that Allows You to Buy Worldwide in Local Currency



I have some pretty good news for you today. If you live in Tanzania and you wanted to buy my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach but making payment online was a problem, I’ve found a dead-ringer for local payment solution I’m sure you’re going to like.

I have just discovered a shop in Oysterbay, located at the petrol station on Haile Selasie Road right next to Pizza Hut. The shop is called Easy Buy Africa and you’ll be amazed how easy it is to buy stuff online. To purchase my new book, simply enter the URL to my book's sales page from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Lulu at EasyBuyAfrica.com. (Please note, there's a 25% discount on Lulu).

You'll then be able to make payment in local currency, details of which you'll find as you go through the payment process. If you have any questions, however, please get in touch with Easy Buy Africa directly. You'll find their contact information on their website. Or, you can walk into their shop in Oysterbay for a coffee if you like and they'll talk you through the ordering process. The staff there are very helpful.

Using this platform you are not limited to any single Retailer or Marketplace offering. With EasyBuyAfrica you can buy anything you want from around the world, whether it’s a product; a book; online bids for your favorite team signed t-shirt; an app; or even pay your university fees.

PAY IN YOUR LOCAL CURRENCY

No need to worry about having a credit card, PayPal or even a bank account. You can pay cash using your local currency.

In Conclusion: I hope this helps. If you know of anyone that may want to purchase my book in local currency, please do me a HUGE favor and Share this blog post with others by clicking the Social Links below.


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Enjoy the incredible benefit of vocal rest after a bout with the flu

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I received a message from one of my online pupils the other day, and the complaint was that their voice wasn’t exactly up to scratch 'in training' after a bout with the flu.

He said that his voice wasn’t as connected as before. And so I quickly recommended that he took some more rest!

Speaking of the flu: I’d had a bit of an episode myself that very same week and although I’d managed to cull it with my ginger and honey concoction in no time at all, I still felt that my voice needed more rest, still. And so I gave myself a week off the scales.

It made a world of difference. When I got back in training yesterday, it was smooth sailing from start to finish—all invigorated and resonating.

So, if you’ve had an episode with the flu, cancel that recording session if you had one; and cancel the vocal exercises. Get some rest. You’ll be glad you did.

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

If you like my article, do me a HUGE favor and Share this blog post with others by clicking the Social Links below. And if you want to consider private lessons via Skype, you'll find more information here!

You Are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to get custom-made vocal exercises to improve your singing

When you want to be able to do your voice training from the comfort of your own home when you don’t have a tutor present, the absolute best way to get this done is to have your piano scales custom-made for you by your vocal coach.

I frequently record my sessions with pupils and so I do know that this method works.

In today’s article, I’ll show you how you too, can go down the custom-made vocal exercises path to outstanding results.

When in session with a pupil inside my voice studio, I would generally run them through extensive vocal exercises, all of which are tailored to their individual ability and their specific needs.

And so, whilst we’re in session, I would intermittently record the runs. This is later delivered to their inbox for use in home learning. And likewise, even when working remotely, when I’ve worked with a pupil I become familiar with their range and what works for them in training, and so I’m able to create vocal exercises tailored to them, which I then mail off to them.

If you’d like me to create some vocal exercise scales for you, and if you’re not a student of mine, the best place to start if you don’t live in Dar es salaam, would be with a free half hour session with me on Skype, which will tell me more about your voice.

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

If you like my article, do me a HUGE favor and Share this blog post with others by clicking the Social Links below. And if you want to consider private lessons via Skype, you'll find more information here!

You Are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!

JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach”