Thursday, October 21, 2021

Submit Your Music for Radio Playlist, it’s FREE!

Talent Showcase Africa in association with Djooky Music Awards is offering African artists the opportunity to get radio airplay in a weekly radio slot on Nam Radio going forward.

Here’s some more info.

To complement our just recently launched Talent Showcase Africa Smash or Pass the Track Podcast, we have created the Talent Showcase Africa Playlist on Nam Radio to air every Friday at 1800 CAT from 29th October 2021. 

How to Submit your Music

Send mp3 to Playlist@Nam-Radio.com

And please include the following information.

Artist Name:

Song Title:

Country:

ALSO include a voice note introducing your song on Nam Radio… this will be inserted just before your track airs. In other words, you will be introducing your own track to our radio audience. Fancy that!? 

So do a good job, by putting in some energy and excitement into your presentation! SMILE… the audience will love YOU.

And be sure to register and submit your songs on Djooky for a chance to win a weekly cash prize!

What to say on tape (Sample).

“Hello everyone, my name is Jojo, I’m an afrobeat artist from Nigeria and this is my song Play Me. My track is available on all the major music download platforms. Thank you SO MUCH for your support. Please follow me on Instagram @jojo_afrobeat.”


In Summary

What we’re trying to do is to create a community of artists, radio listeners and fans, and to plug them into an ecosystem connected to online radio, where emerging African artists get to reach a far wider audience; and where music lovers get to discover fresh new music they’ll likely not find on terrestrial and satellite radio channels. 

The more this community—artists and listeners alike—share this platform with the world, the BIGGER the exposure for our emerging African artists. 

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the DMAs Weekly Song Charts.


With best wishes,

Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Want Your Music in Podcast? It’s FREE!

Today I want to talk a little bit about getting your music into podcasts to not only gain traction, but to also get feedback from music experts ABOUT your music.

HOW PODCASTS CAN HELP YOUR MUSIC CAREER

Artistes everywhere are always on the lookout for creative ways to maximize their promotional efforts, and the traditional methods of promoting music are constantly evolving. As the years go by technology has become more sophisticated, the internet has made it easier for emerging African talents to market and share their creations with the world, and most recently, through the strategic use of podcasts. 

What we at Talent Showcase Africa have gone and done, is to create Smash Or Pass the Track Podcast for the sole purpose of giving emerging African talents a platform where they can get feedback on their music from a panel of experts, and the much needed exposure their body of works deserve. 

Talent Showcase Africa (TSA) is an artiste development platform that has created the Smash or Pass the Track Podcast to invite emerging African recording artistes to submit their music for professional feedback by a panel of experts comprising radio curator, record producer and vocal coach.

The Format is pretty simple. 

The host will play 30 seconds of an artiste’s track with the option to go extra time to 60 seconds, and the panel: Joett, Collin Mogagabe & Delani Makhalima will give feedback on the show. 

Selected tracks will be featured in the pick-of-the-day playlist where full tracks will air on the show. 

Episode 1 is now available from Nam Radio Podcast, SoundCloud, Spotify, Audiomack, Podcast Addict, Deezer, Podchaser and a host of others. (Or click Podcast widget below).


Want your music featured in podcast?

First of all, thanks to all of you for your overwhelming response and support. It kinda took us by surprise. That being said, we’re still taking submissions for coming Smash Or Pass the Track episodes, so if you’re interested, simply send your track in MP3 format plus some information about yourself by email. 

NOTE: if you’ve already submitted your music for consideration for Podcast placement before, please do not resubmit.

Send email to: podcast@TalentShowcaseAfrica.com 

DJOOKY NEWS

If you haven’t checked out the latest news items on the Djooky website, here are a couple of interesting items you MUST read.

  1. Introducing Djooky Records - The World’s First Label For The Best Undiscovered Music
  2. THE NEWEST MUSICAL SENSATION OF THE DJOOKY RECORDS FAMILY!

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the DMAs Weekly Song Charts.

With best wishes,

Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Mwalimu Express on London's Soho Radio feat. special guest JOETT

It was an absolute honor to be invited by my friend and fellow Juror on AFRIMA, Rita Ray, to have a chat with her and her co-host Max Reinhardt on their radio show Mwalimu Express on London's Soho Radio

You'll get a chance to listen to the entire radio show via the widget at the very bottom of this blog post. But first, let me give you a bit of background on Mwalimu Express and Soho Radio.

From its grass-roots founding in 2014, Soho Radio has grown to be an influential voice and amplifier for music and culture, bringing together people from Soho, London, the UK and globally. They are an online radio station broadcasting 250+ shows a month live from Soho and from New York to the world, featuring two channels: Soho & NYC + Culture.

Mwalimu Express was created in 1997 by DJs Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt. Envisioned as a mythical train travelling the African continent, the original weekly sessions were based at the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham, blending live music, DJs, food and even board games. In 2000 they introduced a film programme, curated by the ScreenStation Collective, showcasing a mix of short films, documentaries and features.

Now held at Rich Mix on the third Sunday of every month from September to May, Mwalimu Express has built a loyal following of all ages and includes dance workshops, market stalls, street food, bar and a pop-up library.

It's always a free entry gig, it's always family friendly.....a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Mwalimu means teacher in Swahili and it was the title given to the legendary Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999), Tanzanian statesman,  first President of Tanzania and previously of Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.

Mwalimu is pronounced Mwah (as in a short kiss), Lee (as in Majors) Moo (a short one, not a moooo!)

Stream the Show NOW

To get to the Joett interview segment of the show,  just move the cursor forward in the widget to 27 minutes and 37 seconds. Enjoy!



Thursday, August 5, 2021

INTRODUCING the TSA “Smash or Pass the Track” Podcast

In the heels of our ongoing voice coaching initiative Vocals Quick Fix Africa, we’re just about to launch the very first edition of our brand new podcast “Smash or Pass the Track.”

Here’s how it works.

Talent Showcase Africa is inviting emerging African recording artists to submit their music for professional feedback by our panel of experts comprising radio curator, record producer and vocal coach. 

So, we’ll play 30 seconds of your track with the option to go extra time to 60 seconds and give feedback on the show. If we like your track and you make our pick-of-the-day playlist, we’ll play your entire track on the show. 

Initially, we plan to host a 15-minute podcast because we want to make it fast, exciting and easy for people to share with friends, family, fans via WhatsApp & Telegram. 

And what’s more, if you make the grade, you’ll be offered FREE vocal coaching by TSA’s resident coach JOETT, so you can record a deluxe version of your song for radio rotation and NOMINATION for the Djooky Music Awards.

Interested? Send your track and some information about yourself by email, to: podcast@TalentShowcaseAfrica.com 

Download the exciting new Smash or Pass the Track radio jingle here, or stream/ download from SoundCloud widget located bottom of this page.

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the upcoming DMAs Summer 2021 Season.


Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa 

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Call for Application: Professional Vocal Coaching FREE If Selected

 


Talent Showcase Africa (TSA) is offering you a chance to train your vocals through the #VocalsQuickFixAfrica edition. Get the opportunity to work with renowned Voice Coach & Author Joett, to give your voice an upmarket finish.

Do you have a song you think you could do better, given another chance? Get your 2nd shot at a good song by following these two simple steps.

STEP 1

Send a recorded track in mp3 format for evaluation to joett@TalentShowcaseAfrica.com

If you get selected, you get 10 Hours of a FREE Professional Vocal Training Program; that qualifies you for the next level.

Training will be conducted online via Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and/or WhatsApp call.

HURRY! Limited space available.

STEP 2

You will re-record your song (or record a new song) after your training; submit your new song to Djooky Music Awards.

Once the new song is submitted, you will get FREE promotion on Nam Radio and Mdundo to help grow your fanbase and VOTES.

Simple, right?                          

Find out more about how the vocal training program can change your music journey. Watch Tanzanian artist Japhy Ross Before & After story on video.

Listen/download the brand new single Bado by Japhy Ross on Mdundo; or watch the Official Audio video on Talent Showcase Africa YouTube channel.

This UNIQUE opportunity is brought to you courtesy of Talent Showcase Africa in partnership with the Djooky Music Awards, Mdundo and Nam Radio.

With best wishes, 


Djooky & Talent Showcase Africa Team

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Talent Showcase Africa Gives Away FREE eBook for African Singers

There are fundamental basics to improving your singing voice. I wrote an eBook about this a while ago and revamped it just recently in 2021, and now we've just uploaded it to the Talent Showcase Africa page on Nam Radio to make it available to African artists for FREE download. 

It includes voice training mp3 from my Learn to Sing with JOETT CD, which I released in the past, with instructions on how to use these mp3s included in the eBook.

So, to download the TSA FREE eBook for Singers go to the very bottom of the TSA page here and click on the tab: Download FREE eBook TODAY. 

DJOOKY NEWS  

Call for Application: FREE Vocal Training Programme 

For those of you who want to apply for our ongoing private voice training sessions’ initiative, please click our Nam Radio newsletter link and follow instructions here

Brain Malouf talks to Australian Television

Australia’s longest-running breakfast television show features Djooky and its co-founder Brian Malouf, who has helped create some of the biggest songs in the past four decades and is still on a mission to voice the upcoming music artists through the Djooky Music Awards.

Having an eventful career working with artists like Madonna, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie, he explains the intricacies in song-making and shares some of the golden memories of working with the big shots!

How was it like working with them? Which track is he most proud of? Find the answers in this video here 

It is Summer Season of the Djooky Music Awards!

Your songs can take part in the weekly competitions and can win up to $300!

The weekly competition begins at 00:00:00 GMT Monday and lasts until 23:59:59 GMT Sunday. Shoutout to your fans to get more votes!

Here are the DMA key Summer Season dates:

Applications close: Sunday, 15 August 2021 at 23:59:59 GMT

National Voting Round: Monday, 16 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT - Friday, 20 August, 23:59:59 GMT

Continental Voting Round: Saturday, 21 August 2021, 00:00:00 GMT - Wednesday, 25 August, 23:59:59 GMT

Global Voting Round: Thursday, 26 August 2021, 00:00:00 - Sunday, 29 August 23:59:59 GMT

Share this link with your fans so they can help you win: 

https://djookyawards.com/register/?as_music_lover   

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the DMAs Summer Season.


With best wishes,


Djooky Africa Team & Talent Showcase Africa 

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

AFRIMA 2021: Submit Your Songs & Videos NOW

The first step to being nominated in any category of the biggest music awards on the continent of Africa @afrimawards is to submit your songs and videos before the close of entries on August 20, 2021.

Head over to submit your songs and videos at www.afrima.org OR the AFRIMA social media platforms @afrimawards Or the link submission form here

AU UNVEILS CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR AFRIMA 2021...

Call for entries starts on June 28 at 12.00 noon (CAT)

The African Union, in partnership with the International Committee of the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, has formally unveiled the calendar of events for the upcoming 2021 edition of the awards ceremony. The unveiling event took place at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 23, 2021.

The unveiling activity marks the formal opening of AFRIMA 2021 and features a line-up of undertakings and events that would take place between June 20 and November 21, 2021.

Speaking on behalf of the African Union, the Director of health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Cisse Mariama Mohamed, noted that "The COVID pandemic resulted in multiple setbacks for the continent, but AFRIMA is commitment to uniting the continent through entertainment and honoring their tradition of celebrating the scintillating musical culture of Africa by featuring exhilarating Pan-Africa events through the lifespan of the calendar year in 2021 and we are looking forward to celebrating the richness of the African continent alongside AFRIMA in November this year".

According to a document signed by Mrs. Mohamed, the submission of entries, marks the first official event of the 2021 AFRIMA calendar and officially opens globally on www.afrima.org to African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora from Monday, June 28, by 12:00noon Central African Time (CAT) and closes on Friday, August 20, 2021. Further details on entry submission guidelines are available on the AFRIMA website (www.afrima.org).

The submission of songs and videos must be produced or released under the year in review i.e. June 1, 2020 to August 20, 2021. African music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, Disc Jockeys, Choreographers/dancers, and International acts are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients via the official AFRIMA website www.afrima.org for a possible nomination in one or more of the forty (40) categories of AFRIMA.

Other activities slated on the calendar includes a 'Pre-Screening process, where submitted entries will go through screening carried out by the Screening Committee of AFRIMA. The screening process would be done within the period of August 21 to 28 2021, after which the International Jury of AFRIMA comprising a 13-man panel of experienced, respected African music experts and practitioners will carry out the AFRIMA Adjudication process from August 29th to September 6th.

The Adjudication process involves the International jury members carefully and painstakingly assessing and selecting the very best amongst submitted entries to occupy the AFRIMA 2021 Nominees' List. On completion, a 'World Media Announcement of AFRIMA 2021 Nominees' List' will take place on September 7th to publicly unveil the African artistes and works by Africans in Africa and the diaspora that have been nominated.

On September 8 the AFRIMA Academy as well as African music fans and followers around the globe begin to participate in the 'AFRIMA Public Voting' process to be conducted on www.afrima.org during which the 2021 nominees will receive votes that could lead them to emerging winners in the various categories of the awards. The voting process, which closes 24 hours before the main awards ceremony, would be monitored and audited by a reputable International Auditing Firm.

Finally, the main awards ceremony, set to hold from November 18th to November 2021 in the host city, features a three-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentrism and entertainment. The event commences with the Welcome Soiree followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit, and the exclusive Nominees Party and concluded with the live Awards Ceremony.

According to the Fans of African music globally can follow along and take part in the AFRIMA 2021 events on social media, live stream on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App and by tuning to over 84 television stations which are AFRIMA partners.

In partnership with the African Union Commission, (AUC), All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is the pinnacle of African music awards globally. AFRIMA is a music and cultural initiative developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potentials and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.


Friday, June 11, 2021

Djooky Music Awards Global Finals Voting Distribution

 


Congratulations to the Djooky Music Awards winners - Pablo from the Philippines DMP, and Mossa from the Solomon Islands!


You can find the distribution of the votes here.

See you in DMA Summer Edition! You can apply here.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Call For Application: Vocal Training, Your 2nd Shot at a Good Song

Talent Showcase Africa (TSA) is offering you a chance to train your vocals through the #VocalsQuickFixAfrica edition. Get the opportunity to work with renowned Voice Coach & Author Joett, to give your voice an upmarket finish. 

Do you have a  song you think you could do better, given another chance? Get your 2nd shot at a good song by following these two simple steps.

STEP 1

Send a recorded track in mp3 format for evaluation to joett[at]TalentShowcaseAfrica.com 

If you get selected, you get 10 Hours of a FREE Professional Vocal Training Program; that qualifies you for the next level. 

Training will be conducted online via Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and/or WhatsApp call. 

HURRY! Limited space available.


STEP 2

You will re-record your song (or record a new song) after your training; submit your new song to Djooky Music Awards

Once the new song is submitted, you will get FREE promotion on Nam Radio and Mdundo to help grow your fanbase and VOTES.

Simple, right?  


                           

Find out more about how the vocal training program can change your music journey. Watch Tanzanian artist Japhy Ross Before & After story on video.


Listen/download the brand new single Bado by Japhy Ross on Mdundo; or watch the Official Audio video on Talent Showcase Africa YouTube channel.



This UNIQUE opportunity is brought to you courtesy of Talent Showcase Africa in partnership with the Djooky Music Awards, Mdundo and Nam Radio.


With best wishes,


Djooky & Talent Showcase Africa Team

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Join Burna Boy's manager in DjookyTalks webinar with Brian Malouf


Djooky TALKS is a series of online events aimed at aspiring emerging artists and songwriters from all over the world. We bring the world's best industry experts to inspire and share their insider's tips and advice on how to build a successful career in music.

If you want to find the secret formula of success in the world of music, you'll need to hear the industry veterans discuss the success factors in the careers of emerging artists.

Now what's super exciting about this Djooky TALKS webinar coming up next week is that we have Brian Malouf and our Nigerian judge Bukola Izeogu. 

Bukola represents Burna Boy and Naomi Campbell, and so this makes it very interesting for an African audience.  

Djooky TALKS webinar happens May 5th at 5pm Lagos, 7pm Nairobi, 6pm Cape Town.

Click here to Register TODAY!

This is truly VERY exciting for African talent, you all need to get plugged in. It is a rare opportunity and especially beneficial to emerging talent from Africa. Please share this post on your social media and we shall look forward to seeing there.  

Need VOTES for the Weekly Music Charts CASH Prizes and the Spring 2021 Edition's $20,000 CASH? 


Well, you're going to like this. In a recent article I show you the potential of messaging groups in building up your fan base and support network.


So have a read through my article Djooky Africa - Experience the Power of Messaging Groups in Pushing Your Music On WhatsApp & Telegram


There’s also a specific blog post you ought to share with fans, and this reiterates our resolve to building a HUGE database of music lovers to support and vote for your music. You can help us spread the word to your fan base by sharing my article Love African Music? Discover NEW Music & Support AFRICAN Artists on Telegram.  

So, until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the best in the DMAs Spring Season.

Share this link with your fans so they can help you win: https://djookyawards.com/register/?as_music_lover  


With best wishes,


Djooky Africa Team @ TalentShowcaseAfrica.com



Djooky Africa - Experience the Power of Messaging Groups in Pushing Your Music On WhatsApp & Telegram

What you are about to read is a Djooky Music Awards Africa newsletter that goes out to thousands of subscribers across the African continent, courtesy of Nam Radio's Talent Showcase Africa.

A lot is happening on the Djooky platform at the moment, what with the Spring Season about to kickoff on May 16, and African artists doing SO WELL on the Djooky Weekly Music Charts these past couple of months. We’re SO proud of you.

For those of you who’ve taken time out to join our Djooky Africa WhatsApp Group, I thank you for joining our community and hope you’re enjoying your membership. 

Did you know Telegram takes 200K members per GROUP?

I’ve just published a special blog post that talks about our new messaging groups, so please pop over to our Talent Showcase Africa Tumblr page to read up on the Djooky Africa Messaging Groups on WhatsApp & Telegram.

And if you are an artist reading this article, there’s also a specific blog post you ought to share with fans, and this reiterates our resolve to building a HUGE database of music lovers to support and vote for your music. 

So, here's what you can do: Help us spread the word to your fan base by sharing Love African Music? Discover NEW Music & Support AFRICAN Artists on Telegram.  

Until the next edition of our regular newsletter, stay safe, and we wish you all the very best in the DMAs Spring Season.

Share this link with your fans so they can help you win: 

https://djookyawards.com/register/?as_music_lover  


With best wishes,


Djooky Africa Team @ TalentShowcaseAfrica.com





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.

If you've enjoyed this article, please share on your social media. Thank you.


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 to 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, in that particular order, 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 (see below). 

Want the Complete Vocals Overhaul via Skype?


I know some of you would rather pay for private lessons, and I'd be more than happy to offer you my private vocal coaching services. You'll find more information on my Nam Radio page here

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

I shall look forward to seeing you online soon.



JOETT - Voice Coach & Author