Saturday, March 27, 2021

Djooky Spring 2021 - Winner Has Option to take $20,000 in CASH


Gina Brooklyn, the first winner of the Djooky Music Awards, has made it to LA, where she is to record her new song at LA Capitol Studios with an all-star technical team led by Brian Malouf, the Multi-Platinum US Producer.

As part of her trip, Gina already took part in 2 co-writing sessions, has written 6 new songs, and has had 3 coaching sessions with the world's best experts.

Gina commented: “I am so incredibly grateful for the Djooky team & what they’ve done for me thus far. This trip has been so much fun and so productive, and I’m so excited for what’s to come!”

WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE $20,000 CASH?

In The Djooky Music Awards - Spring 2021 season, the winner’s cash prize will increase two-fold to $20,000. The Winner will be presented with two options: either to record a song with an all-star team at LA’s Capitol Studios OR receive $20,000 cash. 

The dream trip to LA’s iconic recording studio also comes with a money-cannot-buy opportunity to attend coaching sessions with the best music experts globally.

One of the experts they get to work with is Brian Malouf, a multi-Platinum LA-based producer, and Djooky Co-Founder.

The second and third place prizes remain the same. Artists are to receive $5,000 and $2,000 to upgrade their music equipment. Alongside the main winners, every season there are also 12 Genre winners, who each receive a $1,000 prize to further their music careers.

Register your song TODAY at DjookyAwards.com 

Source: this content was first published on the Djooky platform and republished here courtesy of Nam Radio's Talent Showcase Africa artist development platform.

Join our Djooky Africa WhatsApp Group (if it's full join Djooky Africa Telegram Group) to promote your Djooky listed music, and to get the support you need from within the group's membership base.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

The Djooky Music Awards Winter Edition 2021 has ended

The Djooky Music Awards Winter Edition 2021 has ended, and you can watch the entire event which was broadcast live on YouTube, here.

Our winner is a band called Ulyatau from Kazakhstan, and you can view their interview right after their win, here.

Djooky wants to thank every artist who participated in the Winter Season of the DMA. It is time to Meet The Winners Of The DMA Winter Edition, where I'm proud to point out you'll find Nigerian Tam Ben's song Electric Vibe in 3rd position overall; and in our all new Afrobeat category  Make You Mine by Laydon from Zimbabwe takes the number one spot. 

These are truly exciting times for emerging talent right across the planet, and I have to say, Africa is so well represented and our artists are doing us proud.

I've created a Djook Africa WhatsApp Group wherein we lend support to African talent by working from within the community to boost and promote our own. And we've had some success. The third overall winner in the Winter Edition is Tam Ben from Nigeria, whilst the first winner in the Afrobeat category is Laydon from Zimbabwe. Both of these artists are in my WhatsApp group.


What I'm trying to do now is to push the Djooky weekly charts to encourage artists to go for the weekly cash prizes, thereby organically building this incredible movement exponentially. We've had tremendous success in recent weeks with Tam Ben, who's won the top chart position multiple times. You'll find out more about this weekly chart here

So we suggest you submit your song entry as soon as possible! 


If you've enjoyed this article, brought to you courtesy of Talent Showcase Africa's Nam Radio in partnership with the Djooky Music Awards, please share it on your social media. 

Wishing you all the success in the world,


JOETT - Voice Coach & Author
 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Google Meet Singing Workshops with JOETT, and it's FREE!


The purpose of this blog post is to invite you to join me on Google Meet for a FREE Q&A style singing workshop where I don't talk you sleep, instead, I'll listen to you tell me about your specific singing challenges and then I'll try to sort out your problems on the call...or at the very least, point you in the right direction. 

Do you have external speakers?

If I'm going to run you through a vocal exercise on Google Meet video call to help resolve your vocal issues, it is imperative that your device is connected to external speakers. And as a last resort, if you're using a headset, then it's got to be one headset plugged into/or over your ear, and one headset out. In the case of the headset option, it is so you can hear yourself in good balance. 

Speech Level Singing Technique Explained

Now, before we get into the details of my Google Meet sessions, I'd like to share a transcript from Seth Riggs, the inventor of speech level singing technique. This will help you get a better understanding of the principals of this extremely effective voice training technique. 

So let's begin...

When it comes to singing you have to be able to deliver a song in a manner that best suits the mood and style of that song, and the way you feel about that song. Your success or failure in doing this depends a great deal on your vocal technique, the way you use your voice. The better the technique, the greater the command you have over your voice. And the greater the variety of material you can sing.  

No-matter if you sing pop, musical comedy or opera, there is an effective technique that helps you sing more easily and comfortably, many hours at a time, day after day. It’s called speech-level singing technique, or simply, speech level singing. 

Speech level singing means no matter how high or low; or how loudly or softly you sing, you never do anything that prevents you from singing with the same, comfortable easily produced voice when you speak. 

Even though you use a greater pitch and dynamic range when you sing, nothing should feel any different in your mouth or throat. There should be no tension in your tongue, your jaw, soft pallet or your neck. 

If you’ve taken voice lessons before, or have sung in a choir, your voice teacher or choir director has probably instructed you at one time or another to give your tone more support. Sing from your diaphragm. Let your tone resonate. Place your tone forward. Project your voice…and so on. 

However, such instruction can be confusing and even dangerous. I’ve seen it destroy many fine voices. Singing technique associated with this kind of instruction can only cause your voice to jam up, and your body to become stiff and rigid. 

These kind of instructions have a tendency to talk in result. To explain to you what singing should be, rather than how to allow it to happen. With speech-level technique, you need only concern yourself with one thing when you sing: speech. 

Your tone production must remain consistent—or as we say, connected from the bottom of your range—that is your chest voice, all the way into the extended upper range of your head voice. 

AND you must coordinate that connection from a vocal posture that is exactly the same as when you're speaking comfortably… that is, your speech level. 

With speech-level singing your voice is automatically supported, your diaphragm and all your breathing muscles work the way they should to supply your vocal chords with just the right amount of air. 

You don’t need to push, tighten or manipulate anything to have a strong, clear and dynamically flexible voice. With speech-level singing, your voice is automatically balanced with just the right amount of top, middle and bottom harmonic qualities. 

You don’t sound muddy, dark, throaty on low tones; or slatey, pinched or strident on high notes. 

With speech-level singing your voice only gets better as you get older, there won’t be any loss of range, quality or power; BUT to develop speech-level singing technique you need the training. Or if you’re like most singers, retrain your voice, with the help of special exercises. 



JOIN Google Meet Singing Workshops FREE


In my Google Meet singing workshops I invite you to tell me what your vocal challenges are, and I will do my very best to help you resolve your problems on the call. This is a very simple and straightforward community outreach initiative, and what's more, it's FREE!

You can also download Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7, it's FREE! Click Here.

Want to Sing Like a Pro?


To join the JOETT Q&A Style Vocals Quick Fix Singing Workshop on Google Meet, once you've been given an appointment, click this link here
 
Or open Google Meet and enter this code: xwz-keay-ekt

To receive updates on when these workshops run, simply send me a quick message on WhatsApp or via social media. Contact information is on my calling card below. 

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

I shall look forward to seeing you online soon.



JOETT - Voice Coach & Author







Sunday, December 27, 2020

Download Joett Vocal Drills Volumes 1-7 MP3 from Internet Archive

 

If you’ve purchased my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, all you now need to do is to come here to download the accompanying audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 from Internet Archive

Previously, once you buy the paperback from AmazonBarnes & Noble or Lulu, you’ll find instructions inside the book on how to claim your audio products.

Well, I suppose I’ve now completely simplified that process for you. And this brings with it the added advantage that sort of allows you to sample Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 for FREE before you purchase the book. 

But be sure to get your hands on the book, as it nicely completes the package. 

Before I go, here’s a quick tip on how to download Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 from Internet Archive

If you’re using a mobile phone, place a finger on the track to bring up an options window; and then select Download Link to download the tracks to your phone track by track

It should be relatively easy. But in case that doesn't work, for whatever reason, you can use a computer to download the zip file from Internet Archive.

Here's how...

If you’re downloading from a computer, scroll down to bottom of product page, and click the VBR MP3 option at the bottom of the options list to download the zip file containing all the piano tracks. 

Internet Archive Download Links (below)



Demonstration Videos that will show you how to do the diferrent vocal exercises; as well as how to do the alternative workouts using the same piano scales on Volumes 1-4, are on my Facebook page here.

Want Sing Like A Pro? 
Connect with Joett on Skype 
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You are the instrument, 
learn to sing like a pro!


Wishing you all the succes in the world,



JOETT - Voice Coach & Author






JOETT - Got U On My Mind (Acoustic)

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 sasa zinapatikana Internet Archive


Mazoezi yangu ya Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 sasa yanapatikana Internet Archive. Unaweza ku-download na vile vile ku-stream. Kama kuna maswali yoyote, naomba unijulishe.

Maelekezo ya haya mazoezi bado utayakuta kwenye makala yangu, Msaada wa Mafunzo ya Sauti na JOETT WhatsApp na Telegram, ila kwenye swala zima la ku-download, kwavile Mkito inasumbua sana (nadhani Mkito inaenda kufa) wewe nenda ka-download Internet Archive bila gharama yoyote. Ni bure. Nimeweka na links za Internet Archive uko kwenye hiyo makala yangu ya awali pia.

ANGALIZO - tafadhali tumia makala yangu ya awali kupata maelekezo ya kina pamoja na link ya video yangu yenye mifano ya Vol. 1-4. 

MP3 nilizopandisha Internet Archive ni tofauti na zile ya Mkito kwa maana hazina maelekezo ya ziada kwa lugha ya Kiswahili, yana mifano ya kila zoezi tu. 

Kwahivyo, maelekezo utayakuta kwenye makala yangu, Msaada wa Mafunzo ya Sauti na JOETT WhatsApp na Telegram.

Ku-download MP3 kwenye simu weka kidole kwenye track, kuna kadirisha katapanda, halafu chagua Download linkUkishindwa ku-download MP3 kwenye simu, tumia computer ku-download zip file. Ni option ya chini kabisa VBR MP3..

Internet Archive Download Link (hapo chini)




Nawatakia mafanikio mema,


JOETT - Mwalimu wa Sauti


JOETT - Got U On My Mind (Acoustic)

Friday, December 25, 2020

Je, wewe ni msanii chipukizi? Basi hii online workshop ya waimbaji sasa ipo Tumblr kwa ajili yako, BURE kabisa


Yeyote ambae angependa kupata mazoezi ya sauti ili ajifunze kuimba, kama nyongeza ya mazoezi yangu ya Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-4,  sasa unaweza ku-stream mazoezi ya ziada kwenye blog langu la Tumblr kama ifuatavyo. (Bofya link hapo chini).

Joett Workshops Zoezi La Pumzi

Joett Workshops Exercise #1

Joett Workshops Exercise #2

Hakikisha pia, kwamba unafuata muongozo wa mazoezi yangu ya Vol. 1-4 kama nilivyo elekeza kwa kina kwenye makala yangu, Msaada wa Mafunzo ya Sauti na JOETT WhatsApp na Telegram.

Kujiunga na Group langu la WhatsApp kwa lugha ya Kiswahili bofya hapa! (Ukikuta Group limejaa, jishikize kwenye group langu la Gonga Jiwe, hapa!).

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JOETT - Got U On My Mind (Acoustic)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Emerging Nigerian artist Tam Ben drops explosive Electric Vibe


I’ve followed Tam Ben’s career ever since he reached out to me via WhatsApp a few years ago. What is really amazing about this Nigerian artist is that he makes great music and is particularly good at networking his products online, in such a pleasant and respectful way. Unlike some people we know, he is very polite and doesn’t push his product upon you. He’s extremely courteous.

In terms of his music, Electric Vibe is blazing hot. It’s so more-ish. He’s run the track for under 3 minutes, and that in itself will have you begging for more. How ingenious! When I first took a listen I was like, hey, why has it STOPPED? I had to replay. 

Tam Ben held 7th place in the Summer 2020 Edition of the Djooky Music Awards and was featured in an article by Lucy Ilado in Music In Africa Magazine.

You’ll find Tam Ben on Instagram @tambensings

Now without further ado, please have a listen to Electric Vibe from Tam Ben (below).