How to Sing Valerie Amy Winehouse Cover Tori Matthieu Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey guys welcome back again to Ken TamplinVocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing. I'm here with my amazing student, Tori Matthieu,and we're doing takedowns of different songs today. We're going to do Amy Winehouse.The song's called Valerie. We'll do it first. We'll talk about it after, likewe always do. Let's rock! Amy Winehouse. Whooh! Nice job, girl! Man, that was good.Thank you. All right, so basically, we're doing a lotof different stuff, from Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouseâ€¦ And what's interestingabout this is not so much that we're just doing a bunch of cover songs, but it's howTori finds herself in the song, and actually
represents that art with her own touch, herown flair, but to be able to sing in a lot of different styles, because what this doesis to give you a lot of tools for your toolbox for singing. So, we're going to be working upon, actually, some original material, too, so be watching out for that. Anyway, this is KenTamplin Vocal Academy. If you like what you see here, please like and subscribe to mytutorials. Also, I have a killer course, you can check it out here. It's called â€œHowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Elseâ€� and I have a singer's forums. It's free. There areover 6000 members you can join at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and just come by and say hi,and get your vocal questions answered. So,
until next time, Tori Matthieu, Amy Winehouse,Valerie, and Rock!.
Singing Songwriting for Beginning Pianists How to Sing in Tune
Hi, this is Tom Kenaston, I'm a singer songwriter,and I live in West Palm Beach, Florida and also New York City. In this clip, we're goingto talk about how to sing in tune. First of all, let's talk about what that means. Singingin tune means if you're accompanying yourself on the piano, let's say you've written a fabuloussong and you're going to sing it and play for yourself. You want to make sure that thenotes that you sing fit within the tonality of the chords that you're playing on the piano.So, here's a C major chord and the melody that I've written, let's say I want to singin G. I want to make sure that, that's in tune. Most of you, I'm sure already know that.Let's say my intention is to sing a G, but
I sing it like this, that's not in tune. And, pretty much, everyoneknows what I'm talking about. So, the trick to this is really ear training, you want tolearn how to match a pitch. The best thing you can possibly do is go find someone else,who can listen to you sing, someone you trust preferably, you know, someone who sings andoris a music lover. I would encourage you to do exercises where you match a pitch, playsomething on the piano, and sing it, and sing it, and sing it, and if you have a friendthere whose listening ask them, am I in tune when I sing that, and if you sound like this,a, I in tune when I sing that, they'll say
no. That's pretty much the best way to goabout this, I have to say, because some of us who don't sing in tune, we don't even hearit, so really the absolute best way to learn how to do that is of course, to get someoneelse to help you with it. This is Tom Kenaston and I encourage you to go out and sing thebest way that you possibly can, this has been how to sing in tune.
Singing Songwriting for Beginning Pianists How to Sing Falsetto
Hi, this is Tom Kenaston. I'm a singersongwriter,silly guy, composerlyricist, and I live in West Palm Beach, Florida, and also New YorkCity. In this clip, we're going to talk about how to sing falsetto. The first thing youwant to know is what does falsetto meané Falsetto is a term that refers to the soprano partof a person's voice. Specifically, when you talk about falsetto, you're referring to aman's voice. You may have heard of a boy soprano, when when, before a man's voice changes, whenhe sings, everything is really in a falsetto. And then, once your voice starts to changeat adolescence, you your voice goes deeper, but there is a part of your voice that canstill talk in that higher range. In a woman,
if you're talking about falsetto, you're reallytalking about head voice. If you're familiar with Broadway music, you might think of sopranoswho sing the high, the high songs. Those are, you know, they're singing in their head voice.If you're thinking of someone like Ethel Merman singing and belting, that's called a chestvoice. The delineation is there's a break, there's a break in the person's voice. IfI'm singing ha in that part of my voice, and I go up; did you hear ité There's a little, littlebit of a flip there once you reach a certain point, and everybody's voice is different.Some people's break maybe a little lower.
Some people's break might be a little er higher, but once you flip over that break you're in falsetto. A classic example wouldbe Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons. He sang in falsetto, and that was part of whatmade his sound so unique and thrilling to listen to. If I were to sing, let's see, ifI were to sing a G that's in my chest voice, that's sort of part of this part of my speakingvoice. If I sing up an octave, G up in there. Can you hear the difference between high andnot only in pitch. I'm talking about in the quality. A falsetto actually vibrates fewervocal chords. I mean that's a I I misspoke. The vocal chords are all vibrating, but it'sa smaller vibration than in the lower part
of your voice. So, to find your falsetto voice,I would encourage you just to go, to flip octave to octave. I would, I would do exactlywhat I just did. I would start here, ah, ah, ah,ah, ah, ah, and once you're in that partof your voice you're singing in falsetto. This is Tom Kenaston. This has been how tosing in falsetto.