Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jifunze Kuimba na Joett WhatsApp 2019

Je, ungependa kujifunza kuimba kiurahisi na bila gharama yeyote?

Basi nimekuandalia kila kitu. Cha kufanya ni kufuata maelekezo na kujumiaka na wenzio WhatsApp.

Nilikua nimesitisha huduma ya WhatsApp na kuhamia Crew na Telegram, lakini kwa mara nyingine tena nimeamua kurudi WhatsApp kwasababu watu wengi hupendelea zaidi app hiyo. Sasa basi, ukisha jiunga utapata muongozo wa jinsi zoezi hili linavo endeshwa, na pia utapata eBook (pdf) yangu yenye maelekezo kuhusu mazoezi ya sauti Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7 ambayo yanapatikana Mkito.com.


Lakini ni muhimu kabla hujafanya lolote usome maelekezo hapa kwenye blog langu kwanza na ukiwa na maswali, ntayajibu kwenye group langu la WhatsApp.

Kuna mazoezi ya ziada ambayo narushia WhatsApp na vile vile najibu maswali na kutoa ushauri kuhusu maswala ya uimbaji.

Maelekezo ya ziada kuhusu msaada huu maalum wa mafunzo utayapata hapa!

Kujifunza kuimba online inataka kujituma. Darasani pia inataka kujituma na kuhudhiria madarasa. Katika njia zote mbili, wanafunzi wengi wakitanzania hughairi.

Inataka mtu unajijengea tabia ya kufanya mazoezi. Jitengenezee ratiba. Hata kama ni siku moja kwa wiki. Baada ya muda unazoe. Na inakua jambo rahisi kutekeleza bila ya kuona uzito.

Na la mwisho kabisa, kumbuka, mazoezi ya sauti hayana mwisho. Ni endelevu.

Nawatakia mafanikio mema!


JOETT



Monday, May 6, 2019

Watch Shawn Mendes Perform on 'SNL'


By Joshua Bote 

Slotted between beloved K-pop idols BTS and the newly-reunited, all-grown-up Jonas Brothers on the final episodes of this Saturday Night Live season, Shawn Mendes is like the Justin Timberlake of Generation Z. He's a pop star who launched his career on the now-defunct video app Vine and slowly transformed into tasteful, largely PG-13-rated maturity without the growing pains that so often dictate boy-band pivots into adult heartthrob-dom.


Now, at just 20-years old, Mendes perfectly plays the role of pop's resident heartthrob, singing innocuous sweet nothings in a Timberlakian falsetto with his ruffled hair forever slicked back.


"If I Can't Have You," the first of two songs he performed on SNL (and a new single that debuted this past week), is more in line with the driving, guitar-heavy romantics that Mendes traffics in and got a fairly standard performance. But "In My Blood," a wise-beyond-his-years anthem for anxiety and the definitive hit from his 2018 self-titled album, was given the grand treatment — cellos, a single spotlight on Mendes and a decidedly Springsteenian look, sleeveless shirt and all.



Saturday, May 4, 2019

Namibia’s Nam Radio Ignitions Voice Coaching Initiative for Africa

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PRESS RELEASE May 04, 2019 -- Nam Radio, an all African music channel that gives power to the upcoming African artist by creating a platform for those typically lacking media access, proudly present Vocals Quick Fix Africa Project to provide essential training that will equip artists with skills and knowledge to attract their recognition by mainstream platforms.

In collaboration with their in-house artist development brand Talent Showcase Africa (TSA), Nam Radio is launching the first ever radio jingle and social media campaign in Africa that offers a very unique opportunity for listeners across Africa and the Diaspora to connect with a celebrated voice coach for the purpose of getting professional training to help them become better singers.

Joett, voice coach to afro pop superstar Vanessa Mdee and the author of new singers’ handbook 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, is creator of the 'Complete Vocals Overhaul' concept in association with Nam Radio and heads up its pan-African training division.

“When it comes to singing, you are the instrument!” said Joett. “With proper training, almost anyone can learn to sing like a pro—with no pain and no strain.”

Referring to their flagship voice training program, Joett explains: “we have created something that is tailored to the mindset of African singers; a program that doesn’t involve a lot of time and requires absolutely no long-term commitment from the artist whatsoever. It is what it is. A ‘Vocals Quick Fix’ for pre-studio recording sessions and live gigs. Plain and simple! This, I feel, should work well for Africa.”

Citing shouting and putting weight on the throat as being one of the most endemic problems afflicting African singers, Joett advocates vocal rebalancing using specific tailor-made vocal exercises, as the key solution to freeing the singer from all the pain and strain associated with the untrained voice.

With private voice lessons conducted by Joett via Skype, Nam Radio brings convenient, affordable, professional help to both upcoming and established artists across the African continent, and the Diaspora.

To book your place visit their website today, at: Nam-Radio.com


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Auditioning for East Africa's Got Talent? See How Easily You Can Impress the Judges With the Vocals Quick Fix Solution

The recently launched East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT) reality TV show is inviting talented individuals, including singers, to audition for an opportunity to feature in the talent search show, which is set to air in August 2019.

Interested individuals, aside from auditioning at a designated location in their respective countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, they can also submit a one-minute video recording with their name, age and country to the judges via WhatsApp (See numbers in poster above).

If you plan to audition for East Africa's Got Talent as a singing talent, then I'll let you in on a little secret.

In order to gain an unfair advantage over your fellow competitors, there are specific vocal exercises you can do that will quickly improve your voice in time for your audition. Not to mention, you'll greatly increase your chances of being selected.

Now here's the good news! In association with Nam Radio, an all African music channel that gives power to the upcoming African artist by creating a platform for those typically lacking media access, we proudly introduce the Complete Vocals Overhaul program to offer you the pro vocal warm-up that will re-balance your voice so you can impress EAGT talent contest judges on the day.

Nothing can get you closer to being selected than good preparation.

This program is available to practically anybody anywhere in the world, but with this article I only want to focus on helping contestants prepare for East Africa's Got Talent.

Get started TODAY via Nam-Radio.com, and be sure to listen to the Sing Like a Pro Radio Jingle in widget below... and please feel free to download mp3 to share on WhatsApp; or simply share the SoundCloud link across all social media platforms.

What's more, I also provide vocal coaching backup support via Telegram. So if you need guidance and plenty of audio and video content to help you steadfastly move along with your training, you'll want to join my Telegram Channel, wherein you'll also find the link to joining my Telegram Group. (You'll need to download the app). And so I shall look forward to seeing you there!

TANZANIA

Tarehe ya Usahili wa East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT), ni tarehe 25 na 26 May kwa TANZANIA, Pia unaweza kutuma video clip ya dakika moja WhatsApp, ikionyesha kipaji chako, Usisahau kutupa jina lako na unatokea wapi. Onyesha kipaji chako. Zawadi ya Tshs Milion 120 ni yako. #EAGT



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


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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Record Producers Africa 101: How to Resolve Vocal Issues in Booth

If you are a record producer or an artist manager based anywhere in Africa, and you’ve run into situations where your artist inside the vocal booth is struggling... in that, not only is range, technique and resonance an issue, their vocals quickly tire out and it begins to hinder your recording session, then this article will look at the root cause of the problem and it will also provide you with a quick and permanent solution for your artist. With this, your artist will be able to easily deliver a song in a manner that best suits the style, mood and dimension of the song without an iota of pain, strain or struggle.

First and foremost, let me explain what happens when a vocalist in your vocal booth is hurting and quickly losing their voice during a recording session.

The main reason is because they are putting unnecessary weight on the throat when they sing. The trouble with singing from the throat (shouting) is that the outer larynx muscles are being incorporated into sound production and this inevitably results in the vocal chords taking a rather big beating from all the strain.

And yes, the singer will endure a lot of pain in the process and ultimately they will lose their voice. Needless to say, as a result, you might have to cancel your recording session altogether. Which, clearly, is a waste of time and money.

SOLUTION

I know this is not common practice in Africa. Believe me, I know this firsthand. But it is the ONLY solution to the problem. So let's take a closer look.

The solution to the problem is to have the vocalist undergo a series of special speech-level singing vocal exercises a couple of days before the recording session and on the day of the recording session itself.

Seriously, that’s all it takes to completely re-balance the voice ready for a recording session because it will eliminate the tendency to recruit the outer larynx muscles in sound production.

Your artist, after the vocal warm-ups, will exhibit a more balanced vocal delivery, control, range and resonance  devoid of all the strain and pain the singer had previously experienced.

In a previous article I introduced my new voice training program that prepares the voice for the recording studio and the live gig. In that article I talked about this endemic problem afflicting so many singers across the African continent, and whilst giving examples with some success stories I also tried to explain that it really only takes a few hours to re-balance the voice ready for any situation. You can read the full article and also gather some more information on my Vocals Quick Fix Africa Project here.

Vocals Quick Fix (Pre-Studio Recording Sessions & Gigs)


I have created something that is tailored to the mindset of African singers, a program that doesn’t involve a lot of time and requires absolutely no long-term commitment from the artist whatsoever. It is what it is. A ‘Vocals Quick Fix’ for the job at hand. Plain and simple! This, I feel, should work well for Africa.

How It Works

I’ll want to liaise with recording studios and artist management anywhere in Africa. My modus operandi is pretty simple. If you have an artist going into the recording studio and they need help getting their vocals in order, I will gladly work with them for up to an hour prior to the recording session.

And in the case of the live gig set—similarly, I will prepare them for it right before they hit the stage.

Ideally, whether we do this via Skype or I work with you in your country and city, you have the option to book a four-hour program so as to get even MORE value for YOUR money!

The four hours will be evenly spread into an hour-a-day slots, and can be scheduled to begin three days before the recording session, with the fourth and final hour taking place on the day of the recording session OR day of the gig, as it were.

How to Setup for Skype Voice Lessons with Joett


  1. Send me your email address. I will want to send you some working files.
  2. Download Skype to your phone. 
  3. Add my Skype ID tojona so we can talk for free Skype to Skype.
  4. When you receive my sound files, make sure you burn mp3 to cd to playback on sound system like the 'home theater' with speakers. If using a laptop or PC it needs to be connected to home theater speakers (or similar).
  5. When you come on the Skype call make sure everything is ready: i.e. your music system is setup and the sound files are ready for use. Also ensure your email is connected for easy delivery of additional working files to your inbox during the session. Also, I will create and record 2 minute scales on piano during the call and transmit that through Skype chat window. 
  6. FEES: Please send inquiry via WhatsApp (contact info in #VocalsQuickFix banner above).

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


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


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Q&A Vocals Quick Fix: “How Can I Improve My Voice In A Week?”

If you have been wondering how best to improve your voice in a week, then this article, in tandem with my earlier Vocals Quick Fix post, will look at some very simple yet extremely effective ways to improve your singing voice in just a few hours.

Which means you can nail this in a week with just an-hour-a-day of vocal exercises.

For the purpose of this challenge, let’s say you begin your training schedule on Monday and you want to be done by Saturday.

First, decide what time of day suits you best to allot just an hour for voice training. Make sure that in that time slot you’ve had adequate rest and that you are able to focus on your training. You don’t want to be tired and sluggish. On the contrary, you need to be alert and upbeat. If you’ve come from work in the evening, for example, make sure you’ve had at least forty minutes rest before you begin your vocal exercises.

I always tell my pupils that when the body is tired, and so is the voice.

If you’re going to use vocal exercises from Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-4 (which come with my book), make sure you begin your training with a deep diaphragmatic breathing exercise included in my training module.

What these vocal exercises aim to achieve is the total re-balancing of your voice... so singing is easy, and providing you stay consistent with the training your overall progress will be incremental on a daily basis and you'll notice a tremendous improvement in your singing voice very quickly.

If you haven't read my earlier Vocals Quick Fix article, you'll find it here.

If you like this article, please be so kind as to share on your social media using the links below. AND please make sure you tune in to Nam Radio for your Daily Dose Of African Music!


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


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



Friday, February 22, 2019

A Compilation of Free Singing Tips and Private Voice Lessons

If you have wondered how to get onto a voice training program that’ll bring about the quickest results possible, then in this short article you’ll find links to plenty of free voice training tips and options to my private lessons.

Do you want personal one-on-one voice coaching? 

Well, you’ll find all the information you need on all of my programs in my article Speech Level Singing Comprehensive Course Levels 1-4.

My latest vocal warm-up program, designed  for pre-stage and pre-studio, is quite versatile... in that anyone that wants a quick voice training program for whatever reason, can turn to. Read  my article Vocals Quick Fix Africa Project: Pre-Studio Recording & LIVE Gigs

If you like this article, please be so kind as to share on your social media using the links below. AND please make sure you tune in to Nam Radio for your Daily Dose Of African Music!


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


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



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Big On Radio: "Nam Radio Local" to Broadcast Exclusively Namibian



Nam Radio Local is an all African music channel that gives power to the upcoming African artist by creating a platform for those typically lacking media access. 

Nam Radio Local aims to reduce social exclusion among emerging African artists by creating awareness of their needs through a local-abroad focus to enable them gain international recognition.

Whilst it is perceived that local talent is wasted since these local potential artists lack resources, Nam Radio Local aims therefore to provide training that will equip artists with skills and knowledge to attract their recognition by mainstream platforms.

Music Submission

If you are a Namibian artist, you can complete a form online to submit your music and press kit to Nam Radio Local here!


Vocals Quick Fix Africa Project

In association with Nam Radio Local, we proudly present Vocals Quick Fix Africa to provide training that will equip artists with skills and knowledge to attract their recognition by mainstream platforms.

We've created something that is tailored to the mindset of African singers, a program that doesn’t involve a lot of time and requires absolutely no long-term commitment from the artist whatsoever.

It is what it is. A ‘Vocals Quick Fix’ for the job at hand. Plain and simple! This, I feel, should work well for Africa. You'll find out more about this program here!


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


JOETT – Voice Coach & Author
“101 Letters from a Vocal Coach” 




Thursday, January 31, 2019

How to Express Yourself in Music: The Secret to Being Yourself

If you’re having difficulty interpreting a song and in delivering your vocals in your own inimitable style without trying to sound like somebody else, then this article will offer tips and guidance on how to be your true unique self. 

Just the other day, one of my online pupils recorded a couple of covers on his phone—including a Michael Jackson number—and sent them to me. Now, what struck me as rather odd was how he tried so hard to sound like somebody else. It’s like suddenly, he had lost his own identity. 

This is especially common nowadays. But the more you entertain the misguided notion that you have to sound like someone else, the more difficult it gets to wriggle out of it. You’re going to be amazed to find just how powerful singing in your own voice is. And it isn’t difficult at all when you allow your own emotion and style to shine through. 

The idea behind the best delivery of a song is to breathe new life into it, and not to copy every emotion and all manner of affected tone production to emulate someone else’s rendition.

To illustrate my point, and this is exactly what I passed on to my pupil on this matter, I’d like you to watch Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight perform “That’s What Friends Are For” to see how each artist owns the song in their own unique voice and distinctive style. 


If you’re the kind of singer that wants to be able to interpret a song—or shall we say, do it your way—then there’s no better time than now to express yourself in music in the true sense of the word. You’ll find plenty more tips and voice training modules in my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach.

If you like this article, please be so kind as to share on your social media using the links below. AND please make sure you tune in to Nam Radio for your Daily Dose Of African Music!

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


JOETT - Vocal Coach & Author:

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Audio Instruction On How to Expand Your Range into Vowels AEIOU

When you purchase my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach you also get the audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7.

And for those of you who downloaded my audio product from Mkito.com, you'll be in possession of the vocal drills but what you don't have are some additional instructions on how to make the most of my home-learning vocal training audio programs.

The following instructional audio tape will offer tips on how to expand your range into the vowels AEIOU.

Furthermore, I provide FREE online support and tons of videos straight out of my classroom on my Telegram Channel here (opens into new window), wherein you’ll also find a link to join my Telegram group Joett Voice Studio. (You'll need to first download the app).




If you like this article, please be so kind as 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”