Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What Comes First: Rehearsals, Performing, Recording, Training?

If you have experienced difficulty with delivering your notes when you sing, then perhaps it is time to get organized in a manner that will eliminate the problem for good. This short article will offer tips on how to schedule for better results.

The more you continue to rehearse, perform and record without first training the voice, the deeper you’ll sink into vocal ruin that ultimately gets more and more difficult to fix.

I come across singers all the time who are extremely busy performing and recording new tracks and pay no attention whatsoever to voice training before they do any of that. They have their priorities squarely hinged on everything but. Well, let me show you the order in which singers must work. And you’re going to be amazed to find just how effective this strategy will be for you.

First and foremost, before you even begin rehearsals, spend some quality time voice training—several weeks I would recommend—just for an hour a day. And then get into rehearsal but you must continue to train and make sure that you do your vocal warm-up before you begin your rehearsals every time.

When you begin your studio recording sessions, again, you must continue your vocal exercises and like you do before rehearsal, warm-up the voice for at least twenty minutes before you hit the recording studio.

Oh, and about that stage performance? Do your vocal exercises before you go to the venue! If you do this religiously, you’ll never experience difficulty in delivering your notes ever.

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Voice Lesson Tips on Tape: Why Tumblr is the Best Platform Ever

I have been meaning to spring this on you for a while but I’ve just been too hectic to blog this one out. I know at times you’ll want a quick singing tip in audio format—coz let’s face it, I write a lot—but it is always a bit of a stickler to get around delivering audio clips in a sort of neat and uncomplicated manner. Well, that’s until I tried out Tumblr.

Sadly, Hulkshare certainly didn’t do it for me. Too finicky! YouTube is too tedious as I’ll have to hire someone to create the videos. Thanks, but no thanks. And so Tumblr it is then. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before.

Simply put, I want to talk to you guys from time to time and to demonstrate at least some exercises in a bit more detail; AND to explain a few things relating to them. Yes, I will write the articles on singing, but it always helps to drive home the overall message when I actually speak to you with examples in audio.

So, if you want to get started with a couple of singing tips in audio already on there, go to my Tumblr page here.

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”

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Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Easily Induce Edge Sound when Doing the Vowels in Training

One of the biggest challenges in voice training is maintaining the edge sound in your tone when doing the vowels. But there is a small trick I want to share here, which you can use to help you maintain that much desired brass in your tone. This short article and accompanying audio tape will offer tips on how to get it right with the vowels.

Let’s assume your tone is well placed when you do the lip rolls. Or maybe we say you’re better with humming. The quickest way to produce the vowels with a brassy tone in place is to combine your lip rolls or humming with either a single vowel or a combination of vowels.

For example, on a 5 tone scale—which you’ll find in Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-4 audio tapes that come with the book—you can run up with the lip rolls and come down with any one of the vowels AEIOU; or a combination  of maybe A and E, or I and O and so forth.




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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!

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

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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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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”