Ep 15 Pop vs Classical Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody. My name is Justin Stoney andI'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 15 of Voice Lessonsto the World, the show where we want to answer your questions about singing fromall over the world. I'll give you a chance to ask questionslater. But our question for the week comes from Bulacan, Philippines and Coach Fatrick Sta. Ana (He's the founder of quot;Popstagequot; and heasked me to give the website, so it's
right here. Popstage it looks like these guys aredoing some great things.) But Coach Fatrick asks, quot;Dear Justin, What is the difference between popsinging and classical singingéquot; That's an awesome question Fatrick and I knowthat lots of you want to do multiple styles and i really encourage that. Ireally encourage you to not just get locked into one, but give your vocalcords variety. Do a lot of different things. So today we're going to talkabout the differences between pop and
classical. The very first one is simplyvolume. Classical singing is just louder than pop singing. And now that doesn'tmean to be loud. But when you're singing classically you don't use a microphoneand when you sing with pop you do use a microphone. And so you want to know thatas, as you're developing your voice, that when you're going to sing with theelements of classical, part of the purpose is to project the voice and beable to sing without a mic and to be able to sing over an orchestra and in alarge hall. With pop singing we purposefully do not want the voice to beso big because the mic's going to be
very close. If you sing too big, you're probably not going to have theagility and the dexterity and the lightness that we need. So classicalsingers be sure that you're singing as they say, quot;on the body,quot; with a lot ofconnection to the body, with a lot of great breath support, a lot of physicalenergy and a voice that can carry. We never want to push, we never want tobe loud, but we want to set up mechanics that will cause good healthy projection.We'll talk about one of those in a second. Pop singers purposefully do not makeyour voice so loud.
If you're singing pop loudly like I say,you're probably going to prevent the growth that we want as far as agilityand lightness and dexterity that we need for pop singing.So that's the first difference. Now one of those mechanical differences withvocal technique, is the larynx. And we've talked about this in the past. But we'lldo it again. Classical singers sing with a lowerlarynx. Pop singers sing with a higher larynx. There's gradations of laryngealcoordination that you can do. But I'd like to take a song here that could bein a pop setting or a classical setting,
America the Beautiful, and just show youwhat these larynxes sound like. So if I have. a little bit of a lower larynx, I have, quot;Ohbeautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.quot; And if I lift up mylarynx and get a little bit of a lighter place with it, quot;Oh beautiful for spacious skies, foramber waves of grain.quot; And I get a little bit more into apop sound. So part of the thing that allows for more projection is that lowerlarynx. With a lower deeper sound, I can
Classical Vocal Training for Singers Exhaling Voice Projection for Classical Voice Training
This is Nina Mikhailova with Expert Village.And I am talking about breathing technique. This next exercise will help you feel yourdiaphragm and help you to control your breath. You can do it as long as possible. When you singthat is how you will project your long notes. And you pronounce letter s with an inhale.You can feel all the muscles in your body working with this breathing. Now the sameexercise which I showed you in the first tutorial on how you smell the air, remember that everytime you take a breath you not only breath but you smell the air and this is plain forthe whole vocal line.