Monday, March 14, 2016

Top 4 Vocal Training Exercises Anybody Can Learn to Do Correctly (Audio Tapes Series)

Nothing brings home more vividly the concept of learning to sing than recorded audio tapes to help you understand better what needs to be done to train your voice. In this article, I have on tape one of my ace students. And for the purpose of this article a session with this pupil is serialized in audio tapes labeled Case Study #7a, 7b, 7c and 7d. But first, I’d like to give you a bit of background on this particular individual, because I feel it is a key element in bringing this article together.

Case Study #7 is a high school student from Canada who has been studying voice with me for at least 3 years. I can see the surprise in your eyes already. Yes, this pupil has trained with me once a week, every week—with the exception of the holidays and vacation time—for a number of years and continues to come to my studio for voice lessons once a week. She’s covered my Beginners 1 & 2 programs, Intermediate, Advanced, Pro & Pro 2, and is now on my maintenance program—namely the Pro Club. I’ve been itching to tell you this, especially, after someone (a local record producer) recently asked me why “some” local pupils tend to drop out of training after a few lessons (he must’ve heard this in the grapevine). An interesting question, don’t you think? Now let me explain a few truths about vocal training and why some people find it difficult to stay committed.

Finance! Yes, one of the main reasons pupils find it a challenge to stay committed to voice training is because it costs a considerable amount of money to hire a vocal coach. In Europe you’ll pay a vocal coach up to $100 an hour. I charge nowhere near those rates. This is Africa for crying out loud! The second reason is twofold. Either they simply procrastinate; or they really don’t have much talent and have come to realize that for themselves. And now I want to talk a little bit about the solution to both problems.

I will begin by addressing the issue of finance. Vocal training doesn’t have to cost you a fortune for the rest of your life, but training can go on for the rest of YOUR life when you know what to do. The truth is I’ve gone to bat to try and help; by offering free vocal training via WhatsApp and introducing more affordable products like the 3 hour Quick Start Program and the 1 Hour Trial Session. This is all in an effort to avail the training to more people all over the country. If singing like a professional is what you really want, and if money is an issue, then you ought to consider products tailored to suit your budget. You’ll be amazed how far you can get with a bit of commitment and dedication.

If your only problem is procrastination—well, that can be fixed. Surround yourself with regular reminders of what you want to achieve as a singer; listen to great music as often as you can to nudge you into submission; and allot a specific time to train your voice. If you drive—trust me, your car is a brilliant place to do your exercises whilst stuck in traffic with little more than a vocal training CD plugged in. Just do a little work every time you have a chance, and it’ll gradually become a habit.

I like to duplicate myself by providing an aftercare service with my Learn to Sing with Joett Vocal Training CD Booster Program… which I hand out to all of my students attending private lessons. And to my online pupils whom I train free of charge via WhatsApp, recorded studio session files and exercises uploaded to my Hulkshare page come really handy. That being said, it takes a lot of determination to go it alone, but if you stay focused you will succeed. Now let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from Case Study #7. The main exercises that everybody starting out with voice training should do are the Lip Rolls (listen to tape #7a), Nay Nay (listen to tape #7b), Na Na (listen to tape #7c), and Wee (listen to tape # 7d). In all of these tapes, Case Study #7 performs the exercises with an evenly connected tone through the female range. Listening to these tapes will help you understand better what training your voice with correct form is about.

If you want to improve your singing voice, read my Vocal Training Product Review for Home Learning article in which I recommend vocal training programs that cover the entire spectrum in voice training to include: Pitch, Tone, Vocal Agility, Head Voice, High Notes, the Mix, Vibrato and MORE. Click Here!

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