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How To Sing Better For Guys Part 1

Is Everybody Readyé Well, Alright, then! Let'sGO!!!! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! How to Sing Better for Guys. Welcome to KenTamplin Vocal Academy, where we're going to be discussing How To Sing Better for Guys. Hi, Guys. Ken Tamplin from Ken Tamplin VocalAcademy, and I'm going to teach you a little bit about the voice and voice lessons today. This is Part One in a ThreePart series onHow to Sing Better for Guys. Now, there's a lot of different styles anda lot of different approaches to singing,

so that one subject isn't just how to singbetter for all guys, because it's how to sing better in whatever style you're looking tosing. Well, there are some very basic, nonnegotiables to singing, and I want to point out that mostof the time, not all of the time, but most of the time, guys want to sing harder thangirls. They want to get out there and just belt and wail. .and there's the other side, of R'n'B or Pop guys that are just looking to have somesoul, and some good licks, and some good tone, and good resonance, and stamina, andso forth, AND range, which we all want.

But I want to cover both aspects fairly briefly.I'm going to discuss Rock Singing first, and then I'm going to break into more Pop andR'n'B. So the very first thing is, is that we wantto have awesome posture. You want to sit up straight, or stand up straight, and by theway, when you sit, you lose up to 30% of your strength in your abdomen when you're singing,so I recommend you stand, if you can, but anyway, so you're going to want to stand,and you're going to want to take a breath from your belly, from your abdomen. Insteadof breathing like we do like this, from our chest, we want to breathe from our abdomen,from our belly, and our diaphragm. So you've

heard a lot about diaphragmatic support, soI'm not going to cover that here, I have some tutorials on my website regarding diaphragmaticsupport, and I have an amazing course called quot;How to Sing Better Than Anyone Elsequot;.So anyway, I want to talk about how to sing better for guys, so we're going to start firstwith this bright quot;PINGquot; in an quot;AHquot;vowel. quot;AH. AH.quot; I coined a phrase, it's called quot;IT'sthe LAH!!! AHHH!!quot; and it's that nice, Open Throat, Bright Ping Sound that keeps us fromsort of choking on our vowel sounds or pinching and squeezing as we go up.Now there's a lot to this but I'm going to just go through the basic elements of thisfirst, and then if you're interested, check out

my course, or check out my channel and I covera good amount of this stuff. So, we're going to start with the mean averageof singers, and that would be a baritone. And so we're going to start down in like amidbari or upper midbari range, and we're just going to go through a simple triad scalelike this: Lah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.And try to keep the jaw as stable as possible. Try not to move the mandible, or the jaw,keep it in the marble or static or stable position, we're going to continue up a triadscale, like this: Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Don't forget your breath. Take your breath,

and use your breath, bring in the breath,kind of like you're doing a situp, the feeling of how much strength is required when you'redoing a situp. So let's continue. , Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Take your breath. Relax the shoulders, relax the arms, relax the neck. let's continue:Nice, bright, Open AH. I don't mean quot;loh, oh, oh, ohhh. or luh, uh, uh, uhh. I meanquot;AHquot;. Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh. Do yourselfa favor. Even get out a handheld mirror and look at the back of your throat, and see ifyour throat is nice and wide open, and that your tongue is placed to the base of the jaw,so it's not causing any stricture, or any

Singing with Allergies

hey guys I'm Katie Talbot with SingingSuccess and I want to talk to you about dreadful allergies i know we have a few tutorials and even afew blogs on this subject but it seems like this year at least in Nashville hasbeen one of the worst years for allergies and i say that because mybody has been actually holding onto allergies more than it usually does and I've had to kind of up my defensetowards it and I just wanted to give you a few pointers on what I use when itcomes to allergies and some of the

specific practices that I do likeat home and then some of the exercises that I do as well. when it comes togetting up in the morning especially as a coach I've got to get my voice warmed upquickly for six or sevenhour days of teaching background singing vocalproducing. you name it I've got to get my voice ready to go but when we wake up with allergies it'sjust that that tickle in your throat even and that's what I have even rightnow and it's so good to get that light and right connection so I'll kind ofstart with (edge exercise)

digging into that vocal fry and thensliding up to an easy clean connection just a (edge exercise) this is easy to do too when it comes to morning too because our voices are down here wedon't really want to be up we don't want to be give me mycoffee don't talk to me until I'm through my coffee so use that to your advantage. so niceeasy quot;ah edge ecersisequot; just gonna walk up a little bit (ah edge exercise) and if open mouth a little bit difficult

go to an quot;mquot; go (mm exercise) because then you're not letting any airflow out you're keeping those muscles coordinated without any air flow it's more so the compression (edge exercise) this is such a great exercise to getthose edge cords coordinated again get that light and right connection againuse those lip rolls ok we do this because it takes pressureoff the cords

it gets you through those bridges withoutthose breaks this is why we are so passionate about this exercise. so I like to do a mix octave in the morning and I'll just kinda if I don't have a piano with me i'll just (demonstrates lip roll exercise) again i'm all about dancing through my bridges (lip roll exercise)(lip roll exercise) this going back and forth really turnsyour voice into the vocal instrument that is. it doesn't give you a chance toto think of quot;okay, here comes a high notequot; in that back and forth going back and forth

that's so great to keep that mind atease and just let the freedom of your voice happened that connection come another thing is actually i'm going toshow you something I am an advocate for oils and one thing that we use here atthe studio all the time is our doTERRA oils and a huge advocate for allergiesis the peppermint oil and I always have one of these i actually just like I havea few drops left of this one I've been using it like crazy and what Ilove about this oil and you can find just a peppermint oil at whole foods.I love doTERRA just because i love what

Voice Training 101 for trans women Stef Sanjati

Hello little buns! It is Stef, welcome backto my home! I want to address one of the most common misconceptionsand one of the most frequently asked questions I get, today how do trans women change theirvoice, and if I am a trans woman, that's you! How do I change my voiceé The misconceptionhere is that hormones replacement therapy is going to change your voice. For transgendermen, that is the case. Testosterone thickens your vocal chords, but for trans women, it'snot. Hormone replacement therapy will not do very much to your voice at all. If youwant to see my tutorial explaining Hormone Replacement Therapy, just click on the link up here, orthere will be a link in the description box.

When people undergo testosteronebased puberty,their vocal chords thicken. This means that no matter what gender you are, if there isa lot of testosterone in your body, your voice is going to deepen. Estrogen, however, doesnot affect the vocal chords in any way. After the testosterone has affected your vocal chords,the physical changes are permanent and no amount of hormone therapy can reverse it.At 5 months on estrogen, all of my voice changes have been through VOICE TRAINING, and sometimes(infrequently, but sometimes) computer editing. I want to make it very clear that by not alltrans people have to train their voice only do it if it is something that YOU want foryourself, to lessen your dysphoria or for

any other reason. Just make sure you're doingit for you, and not for the approval of others, otherwise it's going to be a source of negativityand frustration in your life. I promise you, I promise!Voice training is a difficult thing to grasp and to practice. I find myself slipping outof consistensy all the time that is probably the most difficult aspect of it, is trainingyour voice to be consistent. Because some days you might have a fantastic voice andyou'll be like, quot;damn I can do all of thise!quot; and other days you might feel like, why can'tI get thereé What is stopping meé The hardest part is definitely being consistent. WhatI and many other trans women endeavour to

do with voice training is to train my voiceinto a naturally softer tone and higher pitch. Everybody has a different goal with voicetraining but that generally across the board, in regards to trans women, is usually whatit's about. Usually. Another big misconception about voice training is that it is only pitchthat needs to be trained. In fact, the pitch of your voice is the least important aspectof vocal feminization. The most important thing in vocal feminization is the tone andthe speech patterns. While I know that your genitalia defines what your voice will belike, I know that we live in a world where boys and girls are raised to behave differently.This means, as you grow up as a girl or as

a boy, you are going to subconciously takeon the vocal characteristics of that gender purely from subconcious learning as you observethe people you are told to aspire to be like. While that is the very reason many trans peoplewant to train their voice, it is also something you can use to help you. Before you even starttraining your voice, listen to people who have voices you like listen to them speak,poetry, sing, whatever. Try to notice aspects about their voice that you admire. This isimportant. Think of somebody like that, keep them in mind we're going to call them yourvocal goals, okayé It can be something unattainable! It doesn't have to be something that is consideredachieveable. Just think of the voice and think

of what it's like, and you're on the rightpage. The bottom line is, learning any skill requires observation of the skill itself.Before I get into the techniques I'm using to train my voice, I want to do a vocal comparison.I am going to speak a line from one of my very first tutorials, from long before I startedtransitioning. Here we go: quot;I really just wanted to make this tutorial because,I really just wanted to make this tutorial because, I felt like, you know, when I was eleven andtwelve and thirteen, I felt like, you know, when I was eleven and twelve and thirteen,and when I was really struggling with my confidence, with my appearance, and when I was reallystruggling with my confidence, with my appearance,

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