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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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!

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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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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

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!

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

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