Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Want to Order a Bunch of Books for Tanzania. Interested?


As you will have noticed, my new book is not available anywhere in Tanzania. Not even from my own studio in Dar es salaam.

And I do have my reasons.

One of which is, sadly, you stock a bookstore like A Novel Idea on consignment; they sell your product and they'll keep the money. All of it! I have CDs from 2011 I haven't been paid a single dime for... and they have sold the entire stock. And when you ask, they spin you a lot of endless yarns about 'the accountant'. Amazing isn't it?

So: I have a couple of author copies in my studio and that’s it! They're not for sale. They're simply for display. If someone wants to purchase my book, they’ll have to place an order in America to receive the product by regular post.

However, I have decided, that if you would like to be able to place your orders for my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach without having to buy online, I can take your orders directly from you with deliveries in 2 to 3 weeks.

So, if you are interested in making a local purchase, please feel free to contact me.

For those of you that want to buy online directly, please go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Lulu. The latter is more universal in that, they process orders from all over the world—unlike Amazon who are more territorial.

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


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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Are You Pushing Your High Notes through Your Nose? Here's How to Spot and Correct Off-Track Vocal Trajectory

unsplash-logoBiruk Masresha
I was watching a video clip of someone on Instagram. The voice sounded alright, but when they pushed the higher notes into the nasal cavity I thought, oops! What’s going on there?

The thing is, if your voice as you ascend into your higher register begins to change trajectory and heads towards your nasal cavity, then there is a problem. Because now you will be trying to take it up via the nose—and hence your tone will be, well—nasal.

Here’s how to ensure that you vocal-train correctly to cancel out the tendency to push your voice into your nose. On the three-tone piano scales which come with my book 101 letters from a Vocal Coach, I’m going to suggest you close your mouth, grit your teeth and simply hum your scales. Another really good alternative is to grit your teeth, part your lips to produce a pharyngeal 'NG' sound through your scales.

In both vocal exercise alternatives you'll feel a sensation in front of your face and the tone will sort of begin to push into your head rather than up your nose. It is an incredibly powerful sensation and it will correct your vocal posture.

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”



Joett Voice Studio: Utaratibu wa Zoezi la Tathmini ya Sauti

TATHMINI YA SAUTI YAKO

Utaratibu wa zoezi hili la tathmini ya sauti ni kwa wale ambao bado hawajafika kuniona studio kwa tathmini tu.

Kwa wale ambao tayari wamesha fanyiwa tathmini na kupewa muongozo, hatua ifuatayo ni aidha kuendelea na mazoezi ya sauti nilio pandisha Mkito.com au kufanya booking ya kuanza madarasa studio. Muongozo na programu zote zipo hapa.

Madhumuni ya Assessment ni kwamba, kabla haujaanza mafunzo ya ana kwa ana, nakukaribisha uje studio kwa dakika 30 tu niskie sauti yako, na vile vile nikupitishe kwenye mazoezi kadhaa kwenye kinanda ili niijue sauti yako na changamoto zako za kurekebisha.

Sasa nafanya assessments—yaani tathmini ya sauti, kwa wanafunzi wanaotaka kujiunga na madarasa yangu ya masaa 10—siku za Jumatatu hadi Jumamosi kwa nusu saa bila gharama yeyote.

Ni bure, lakini kwa mihadi maalum ya muda wa assessment. Ili kupata nafasi ya assessment, tafadhali wasiliana na mimi kwa njia ya simu au kupitia WhatsApp.



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




Sunday, February 18, 2018

How to Create the Next Generation of Singers through Private Tuition for Schools, Revealed in New Book

Over the years, I have given private vocal coaching to many pupils from the International School Of Tanganyika and French School in Dar es salaam as an extracurricular activity. But what this has made me realize is that, there are a lot of parents out there that want to put their potentially talented kids into private tuition to learn to sing, something most schools do not provide.

And if I’m honest, even if they did, if you really want to learn to sing the only way to get true results is to work with a vocal coach one-on-one. And I can’t see that happening in a classroom setting, with loads of other pupils attending the same lesson.

Voice lessons require individual attention. After all, you are training both your ear and your voice; and most importantly, when it comes to the voice, everybody is different.

If everybody is training inside the same room all at the same time, something is bound to go amiss. I expound a lot more on this 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 from wherever you are on the African continent (or the world), you'll find more information here!

For more on what drove me to write a book on singing, read my interview with one of Africa's premier music platforms Music In Africa, here!

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


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

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available from iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, Akazoo, Spotify.
Click here! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ASCAP Singer-Songwriter Drops Pop Remixes featuring Soulful American Singer Ty Ward in Double-A Side Single March 9th, 2018


{Press Release} Tony Joett is an ASCAP singer-songwriter from East Africa who creates, publishes, and releases Pop music while pitching to major Indie record labels for album placement.

Previously recorded by Joett and released as part of an acoustic pop EP, two tracks lifted from his Twisted EP have now been given a new lease of life. Working with Los Angeles producer Ryan Matthews on the pop remixes of Twisted/Got U On My Mind, a Double-A side single featuringexclusively, the soulful vocals of American singer Ty Ward, Joett, who only recently released a new book in paperback via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu entitled '101 Letters from a Vocal Coach: A Collection Of Helpful Tips and Articles for Singers', dropped the new single March 9th, 2018 on all major download and streaming Platforms: iTunes, Deezer, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, Akazoo and Spotify via London-based digital distributor Africori.

The title track Twisted Over U Babe is mixed and mastered by King Penn (a.k.a. KP) at Trackwriterz Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. KP also mixes for 50 Cent, Solange and Madonna’s label Maverick.


JOETT MUSIC PUBLISHING





Friday, February 2, 2018

2018 Voice Assessments, Private Lessons, Books & CDs Repackaged

The way I deliver voice training has evolved over the years. It had to.  What with the advancement in technology plus a host of other elements, I have over the past 8 years, revised and refined my training modules consistently. Sometimes I wonder how I do it.

Today I want to introduce a new voice training package that has you come away with a voice assessment training session and consultation for an hour; a copy of my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach; voice training CD Learn to Sing with Joett Booster Program; Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 in MP3; and what’s more, I will record segments of your session with me (delivered to your Inbox) which you can then use for home-learning.

This new introductory program now sets a new standard to the study of voice that I provide, as it offers those in pursuit of the craft but with limited funds, an opportunity to work with me for an hour and come away with the tools of the trade for practicing at home.

For more information and to book your place, simply get in touch with me. I'm also accepting inquiries from around Africa as part of my Across Africa Tour 2018.


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.

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

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

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal, Akazoo, Spotify.
Click here!