Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Africa Launches Newest Community Outreach Project for Singers

In recent months, a sixteen year-old boy named Tshiamo from South Africa, after finding me online, reached out for help .

In order for me to do a voice assessment, he sang a couple of lines from the John Legend song All Of Me, it wasn’t impressive, but I saw a lot of potential in his voice. He only needed the training.

He said that he really wanted to be a good singer. It was his dream, he said, but he couldn’t afford my fees. I went on to ask him what voice coaches in South Africa generally charged and he said they charged around US$35 an hour and that his mother simply couldn’t afford that. Mind you, I was asking for far less.

And so I offered to train him on pro bono via Skype. He couldn’t believe it. He sent me a voice note just to thank me (very sweet) and I could feel the emotion and excitement in his voice. He was SO elated!

It is this sort of reaction that spurs me on to keep helping people who’ve got the talent but cannot afford to hire a voice coach. The boy from South Africa came on board with a once-a-week Skype sessions schedule and his transformation is incredible. Everybody around him has noticed the difference in his voice, including all of his schoolmates and teachers. In fact, he is now regularly asked to sing solo at assembly in school.

This is just one of the many success stories from youngsters who’ve greatly benefited from my unconditional help and support. I do it for the love of helping others, but I know I can do even better with YOUR support.

And here’s how you can help.

I have just created a fundraiser project on crowd-funding platform Fundly, Hashtagged #VocalsQuickFixAfrica, and the aim is to raise money that will go towards providing private one-one-one voice lessons to young people in Africa, coupled with hosting Masterclass sessions in major cities across the African continent. Needless to say, donations will go towards covering logistical expenses and learning material.

Feeling a little generous?

Please click the Donate button below and kindly share this blog post with all your friends and colleagues. I thank you for your kindness.



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



Monday, October 7, 2019

How to Access the Mixed Voice, Explained in Layman Terms

If you’ve read my article How to Get a Complete Vocal Warm-Up in Just 12 Minutes you will already have an idea as regards perhaps the easiest and fastest way to get started with a regular voice training program.

Recently, someone in my Telegram group, Joett Voice Studio, wanted to know how to access the mixed voice.

And so today I want to talk a little bit about the mixed voice.

My response to my online student’s question was pretty simple... and it reads as follows.

It’s really about working on erasing that middle register, where usually the untrained voice will disconnect, to create one voice. But of course you have your lower, middle and upper registers but we’re just trying to create that seamless transition and connect them better.

And so, in my vocal warm-up exercises you will cover the mixed voice area of your range again and again and in so many different runs, that eventually you will strengthen that particular area and the transition through your mixed voice will become seamless.

Want to get started? S-t-r-e-a-m FREE voice training audio tapes, here!

My book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach contains over a hundred articles and tips for singers, and is available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu.

Prefer an eBook?

You'll find it on Lulu, here!

It also includes my complete voice training audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7.

So the next time your vocals aren't delivering the notes as they should, you know where to find the quickest yet most complete vocal warm-up exercises combo anywhere on the internet right here.

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


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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Scientific Evidence Reveals "Fountain of Youth" Formula

Scientists have targeted a very powerful hormone responsible for human growth and cell regeneration that, once harnessed, has all the properties of a bona fide "fountain of youth."

It's known as "Human Growth Hormone" and it's an extremely important part of our body's functioning at the cellular level.

In fact, not only does HGH promote the growth and regeneration of cells; it also allows other vital functions in our bodies to occur, including...

Metabolism
Brain function
Sexual responses
Healing
Muscle growth

... and more.

However, as we age we experience a drop in HGH levels. All the normal results of aging occur in direct correlation to this drop in HGH.

For years, we've simply assumed that this is a natural part of the aging process. And we assumed there was nothing we could do about it.

But after a great deal of scientific research and clinical trials, we now know: We were wrong!

The Benefits of HGH
In study after study, the benefits of HGH are clear - and they are impressive.

HGH has been proven to have far-reaching effects, including all of the following:

Wrinkle disappearance
Improved overall life outlook
Exercise tolerance
New hair growth
Healing capacity
Skin elasticity
Back flexibility
Muscle size
Body fat loss
Sexual function, sexual potency/frequency
Improved cognition and memory
Stabilize your moods
Lower your blood pressure

... And more!

But How Does It Work?
In simplified terms, HGH is basically like sipping from a fountain of youth. When HGH levels are increased in your body, you literally turn back the clock to rediscover a more youthful you.

For example, here are a few of the benefits of HGH, with a quick explanation of HOW this little hormone can have such dramatic effects:

Weight loss

HGH can help you lose weight easily, and here's why: When you increase the levels of HGH in your body, you increase your metabolism (or metabolic rate). This means your body can process nutrients faster and more efficiently, which leads to rapid - and effortless - weight loss.

Improved memory

HGH can also help to improve your failing memory by rejuvenating the cells in your brain. With increased cellular health, your cognitive function (awareness, thinking, and memory) are improved.

Increased skin elasticity

The cell-regenerating properties of HGH mean that time can literally be turned back, reducing those fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin the elasticity and healthy glow of your youth.

Increased sex drive

One of the biggest benefits of HGH is that it can directly impact your waning sex drive. As we age, our libido naturally drops - for some people, severely. There are a number of factors that cause this, including hormones, skin sensitivity, blood pressure, and more.

HGH improves all the key functions required to regain a vigorous, healthy sex life.

The many benefits of HGH are astounding. Treatment, however, is a little tricky. Let's have a look at some of the treatment options for HGH.

Treatment Options for HGH Therapy
Traditionally, patients in need of Human Growth Hormone treatments had to subject themselves to a course of multiple injections of HGH from the pituitary glands of cadavers.

While this treatment option was effective (if somewhat ghoulish), there were two major drawbacks:


  1. The benefits of HGH injections were only temporary, so the injection therapy had to be repeated over and over.
  2. The treatment was very expensive - adding up to tens of thousands of dollars per year.

For the average person suffering the ravages of aging, this form of treatment simply wasn't an option.

Another option that became available was to orally ingest human growth hormone. However, the molecular size of HGH and its incompatibility with the digestive system means that taking HGH by mouth simply doesn't work.

But a recent scientific breakthrough has made HGH accessible to everyone. The new method of treatment is not actually using human growth hormone itself.

Instead, it's a complex blend of proteins, amino acids, herbs, and other nutrients specially formulated to help stimulate your body to produce its own HGH.

The formula targets the anterior pituitary gland, causing it to produce and secrete more HGH into your body. The result is that your body's systems begin to improve and function like that of a much younger person.

To find out more about how you can stimulate the production of HGH in your body and combat wrinkles, muscle loss, weight gain, and a lagging libido today, go to GenF20.com.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to Get a Complete Vocal Warm-Up in Just 12 Minutes


If you are a singer—aspiring, emerging or established—and if you’ve ever experienced your voice playing up when you least expect it, then you'll be amazed to find that there is an easy way to fix the problem permanently.

Yes, I meant that literally.

Nothing beats a good vocal warm-up just before you hit the studio, stage—or if you like, simply for vocal maintenance.

And so if you are an artiste struggling with issues relating to your voice, this article will offer handy tips to help you slip right through the little vocal hurdles and what's more, I’m also throwing in a complete breathing and vocal warm-up exercise package for good measure.

To get OUTSTANDING results, you only need 12 minutes a day!

The more entrenched in vocal malfunction you are, the more you’ll want to find a solution that not only sorts out the problem, but one that when done regularly and correctly can also propel your vocal talent onto the next level. You’re going to be amazed to find that for only a few minutes a day, just how effective this proven vocal warm-up regimen is going to be for you.

Professionally trained singers will attest that until you’ve experienced the advantages of a well planned vocal warm-up exercise, you won’t quite fully understand what it is you’re missing out on. So let me explain in not so many words. I’ll try to keep this short and sweet so you can get on with the exercises I am giving away for FREE at the end of this article down below.

When it comes to singing, there are two things that are most inseparable. You need good breathing technique to carry your notes; and your voice needs to have an evenly connected tone all the way up and down your lower, middle and upper registers.

Now, the only way to develop a clean and well connected tone when you sing is to do your breathing exercise (approximately 5 minutes on my prerecorded tape), prior to your vocal warm-up scales (only 7 minutes on Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1)—in that particular order—every time you want to warm-up your voice.

You're only one step away from downloading my free voice training package. Quintessentially, here's the deal. I have uploaded a 12-minute vocal warm-up and breathing exercise set along with illustration video content from my classroom... which will show you how it's done. It's easy, quick, and you only need to do this regularly (once a day) to get massive results. It's that simple.

Want to get started? S-t-r-e-a-m FREE voice training audio tapes, here!

My book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach contains over a hundred articles and tips for singers, and is available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu. It also includes my complete voice training audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7.

Prefer an eBook? 

You'll find it on Lulu, here!

So the next time your vocals aren't delivering the notes as they should, you know where to find the quickest yet most complete vocal warm-up combo anywhere on the internet right here.

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


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


Monday, August 5, 2019

Introducing Joett Daily Drills Quick Vocal Warm-ups via Tumblr

If you want a quick vocal warm-up on-demand, you’ll find this blog post handy.

I’m kinda drawn to Tumblr nowadays, the platform seems to have what I want. I particularly like the audio and video feature on there, that allows you to post audio and--well, disallows downloading audio/video content for the end-user.

So this is pretty much your on-the-go quick access space for singers where you simply get online, connect your speakers to your device and do your vocal workout. End of story!

There’s no such thing as you losing your training mp3 collection from your device for whatever reason, because you’ll find my audio files on Tumblr anyway.

Want Private Voice Lessons? No problem! 

Wherever you are in the world my Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course involves private tuition both inside my studio and via Skype, and comprises a total of 10 hours split into an-hour-a-day sessions.


Private voice lessons run for one full hour 

In this program you’ll get an introduction to speech level singing technique with special vocal exercise drills on piano to help re-balance your voice, improve your range, pitch accuracy, flexibility, and the quality of your voice with proper breathing and vocal technique.

The Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course is designed to help you understand your own voice in greater depth and detail, and to also stimulate your desire to learn, maintain and further develop your craft as a singer. Simply put, this is for the long-haul mindset.

Want to get started? Book your place TODAY, here!

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


JOETT - Voice Coach & Author
101 Letters from a Vocal Coach


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Want to Sing Like a Pro? Get Started Today via Nam Radio

In a press release published on my blog, Namibia’s Nam Radio Ignitions Voice Coaching Initiative for Africa, we launched an exciting new online learning space for both established and aspiring artists across Africa and the diaspora.

Want to Sing Like a Pro?

The Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course involves private tuition inside my studio or via Skype, comprising a total of 10 hours broken up into one hour per session. In other words, every private session with me runs for one full hour.

In this program you’ll get an introduction to speech level singing technique with special vocal exercise drills on piano to help re-balance your voice, improve your range, pitch accuracy, flexibility, and the quality of your voice with proper breathing and vocal technique.

The Comprehensive Speech Level Singing Course is designed to help you understand your own voice in greater depth and detail, and to also stimulate your desire to learn, maintain and further develop your craft as a singer. Simply put, this is for the long-haul mindset.

Get Started Today via Nam Radio

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


JOETT - Voice Coach & Author
'101 Letters from a Vocal Coach'

Monday, June 24, 2019

Water and a Bounty of Fruit is a Brilliant Way to Hydrate the Body

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If you are a singer and you’re wondering what to eat to help you maintain a healthy voice, this article will shed some light on the quintessential topic of hydration and why it is of significant importance to vocalists.

Water consumption is a brilliant way to keep your body well hydrated. Furthermore, try to avoid alcohol and caffeine. Vocal cords vibrate pretty quickly, and so having a proper water balance helps keep them well lubricated. And what’s more, foods that contain large amounts of water are excellent hydration-conscious snacks, including apples, oranges, pears, watermelon, peaches, melons, grapes, plums and bell peppers.

When you feel the sudden urge to clear your throat, try a sip of water or simply swallow to quench the urge to clear. If you feel like you must clear your throat often, I would advise that you get checked by a doctor for such things as acid re-flux disease, or allergy and sinus conditions.

Nothing beats several vocal naps a day, especially during periods of extended use. Find a quiet way to spend quality time ‘with yourself’ rather than talking in a noisy place. The last thing you want to do is talk loudly in noisy areas.

Definitely DON’T smoke. Smoking tremendously raises the risk of throat cancer, and even inhaling secondhand smoke will irritate the vocal cords. In a nutshell, smoking is the fastest way to hell for any vocalist anywhere on the planet. So you bear that in mind.

If you’re in the habit of yelling and screaming, that (in my book) is vocal abuse and misuse all rolled into one package for self-destruction!  If your throat feels dry or tired, or your voice is getting hoarse, reduce your voice use. The hoarseness is a warning sign that your vocal cords are irritated.




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If you like this article, please be so kind as to share on your social media using the links below. And you can book private voice lessons with me here!


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


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




Tuesday, June 18, 2019

One of THE Most Essential Elements in Developing a Singer's Voice is by Consuming a Rich Musical Diet. Discover the Missing Ingredients!



To listen to the Mica Paris Collection click here!

Now let’s assume you’re doing the voice training either by using voice training products you’ve downloaded online or with a private tutor in-studio or via Skype, one of the most essential elements people tend to forget is your musical diet. Put simply, what kind of music do you listen to? This article will discuss probably the most overlooked key ingredient to developing your musicality.

I talk quite a lot about this in my book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, and in a recent voice note to my predominantly Tanzanian WhatsApp group I talked about the lack of a good musical diet as being one of the reasons why a lot of millennial generation youngsters, especially in Africa, are failing to grow their talent. Cos, whether you like it or not, the kind of music you listen to plays a major role in developing your ear for music and style. Now, I’m not saying you can embody the total singing package by just listening to great music, you’ll still need the training.

So: assuming you ARE already in training, your next step is to soak in all of the great stuff released in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Why? Because back then, they had no computers and therefore it was either you CAN sing or you can forget about a career in music. Up until the 00s a record producer couldn’t correct your pitch and auto-tune your vocals from start to finish to disguise your inability to deliver a simple note. And hey, let’s face it: they made really good music back then.

And so I have decided to publish on a daily basis (if I can keep this up), my recommended old-school essential listens to help you get started with consuming a vibrant, colorful and rich musical diet that comes from a bygone era when the music was SO GOOD it will live forever!

I have already started publishing my recommended list of 70s, 80s and 90s music from disco to pop, soul, R&B, jazz, new jack swing and MORE on my Tumblr here. And from time to time, I shall be blogging some more on this topic. Enjoy!


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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, June 3, 2019

Own a Laptop and Some Decent External Speakers? Follow These 3 Simple Steps to Improving Your Singing



Want to Sing Like a Pro? Watch this Video.

If you’ve wondered how learning to sing online works, then this article will explore the options available to you, whilst highlighting the easiest path to your singing success. In this article, I will also provide links to some of my previous articles as well as links to my voice training products, so please make sure that you explore those to see the bigger picture.

Buying a learn-to-sing product online and learning on your own can be quite a lonely experience. This is why, it is good to join a community of learners such as yourself to keep you motivated and striving to achieve your goals.

And this is the reason why I created WhatsApp and Telegram groups to offer support to all of the people that have acquired my products and want my help in their home-learning process. I offer this particular service for free.

In recent weeks, my voice coaching services have been uploaded to Nam Radio’s retail store where anyone, anywhere in Africa and the Diaspora is able to purchase my private voice coaching as well as my book 101 Letter from a Vocal Coach and its accompanying audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7.

So here are the 3 simple steps to improving your singing online.

First, you buy the products you’re going to need for the training. Your next step is to join a support network, such as a WhatsApp or Telegram group as mentioned above. And this next step (optional) is to take up private lessons via Skype or in person with a professional voice coach to help kick-start your path to learning.

If you’re the kind of person that really needs to learn to sing online and you want the motivation and technical support to help you get started, then this will be exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll find more information on my private voice coaching 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”



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 JOETT Voice Studio 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.

Ni muhimu ujijengee 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



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).

My book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach contains over a hundred articles and tips for singers, and is available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu. It also includes my complete voice training audio product Joett Vocal Drills Vol. 1-7.

Prefer an eBook?

You'll find it on Lulu, here!

So the next time your vocals aren't delivering the notes as they should, you'll find tons of info on my blog and in my book.



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”