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
Ep 12 Cracking Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody. My name is Justin Stoney and the founderof New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 12 Voice Lessons tothe World the show we want to help you guys by answering your questions onsinging from all over the world. I'll give you a chance toask questions later. But our question for the week comes from Tory G. in Utah. And Tori writes, quot;Dear Justin, Do you haveany advice on preventing crackingéquot; That's a great question, Tori. And I thinkthat a lot of people are going to want to know about
cracking, and the first thing I want totell you before I tell you some ways to not to crack. I wanna first tell you that cracking isactually a great thing. Now obviously we don't want our voicesto crack in the middle of the performance orsomething like that. But let me tell you why cracking is actually a great thing. Thefirst reason is that you voice needs to crack. If itdidn't crack you would actually hurt it. Because we're trying to balance theforce on the vocal cords, the compression,
on the vocal cords. (I'll get to that in a minute.) But if youwere not able to relieve that pressure to crack your voice would actually gethurt many more times than it does because it can let go andcrack. So that's one thing is to protect your voice. The second thing is for developing yourmix I want you guys singers out there that are practicing alot, working on your voices to know that if you're not cracking alotta times in your technique you're probably not working on the mixcorrectly
because you've got to be able to crackas you're working. You need to get to the place where the voice wants to crack, and work through that territory ifyou're going to develop a great mix. So cracking is a necessary part to yourvocal progress. You got it be in the area where it wants to crack and crack and crack a bunch of times if you wanna see progress. So cracking isalso a big part of your technical development. So now we don't want to really crack allthe time. So how are we going to prevent ité Let's talk about compression.
Compression is the means by which you're going to find the ability to not crack. If your chords come together really really hard like this this is a lot of compression its too much force. But then this is the opposite of compression. I have I have air leakage through my vocal chords. But if I come together clean and solid a little bit of compression it sounds like a clear sound.
Now as I go higher, my cords are getting tighter they're lengthening out but they also have a tendency tocome apart and to relieve the compression. And it becomes a balance of how much compression we're going to use as we go higher. If you use none your voice will go into complete had voice way earlier thanyou want. If you use too much you're going to be straining andgripping the cords. So as we go higher, what we need, Tory, and all singers, is to
Ep 26 Baritone Curse Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoney and I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 26 and Voice Lessonsto the World The show where we want to help you guysas singers by answering your questions from all over, and I'll give you a chance toask questions later, but our question for this week comesfrom Randall O in Orlando, Florida and Randall writes: quot;Dear Justin, I have thebaritone curse. All my favorite singers
are tenors that sing pop, rock, and RB but i'm a baritone. Am I doomed with thebaritone curse, or will I ever be able to sing highéquot; That's a great question Randall, andthank you so much for writing. That's very funny, quot;the baritone cursequot;, I like the way you say that and today we're going to talk about thiscurse that you described and see if we can dispel some of that and give yousome ideas and some options so that you don't feel doomed and cursed for therest of your life.
So let's dive right in the baritonecurse I think I know what you mean by thatRandall, but I'm going to just talk us through that. First of all, abaritone, a lot of people think that somebody with a low voice, andand it could be, it is. However, just know Randall and all,I haven't heard you Randall but a low speaking voice does not necessarily meanthat you're a baritone. So if you have a low voice, if you have alow baritone speaking voice that doesn't mean that you're a baritone.There's plenty of guys with a low
speaking voice who are actually tenorsand actually have a great high range. And there's also baritones and bases thatdon't actually speak all that low. A lot of times it does cross over butnot necessarily, so you may indeed have a low speaking voice and not be a baritone. That's one thing to keep in mind. Anotherthing is a lot of people have been told that they are baritones, maybe you've sungin choir in the past and you were put in the baritone section. And thatcould have been due to blend, but then you start to think to yourself, well I'ma baritone
and you identify with that, you identifywith low notes, and with singing low and you think of your voice as low. Voiceteachers as well often classify their singers as baritones and havethem singing low repertoire and singing low and middle notes all the time. Justbecause somebody has told you you're a baritone in the past, doesn't necessarilymean that you are. Personally, growing up I always sang baritonein choir. I was trained as a singer as a baritone, and I found out later that Iwas actually a tenor, and had a real easy time getting up to high notes. Butall growing up, and all through my
teenage years and even early twenties, Ireally didn't have a tenor range. But I found out later that I was a tenor. Sojust because people have told you that you're a baritone, that also doesn't meanthat you're cursed to be a baritone. The next thing is just because you havetrouble with high notes, doesn't mean you're a baritone. A lot of people say, quot;Well Ijust can't hit those high notes, I must be a baritonequot;. Even voice teacherswill say, quot;Well you're not really getting up to these notes and you're kind ofstrained up here, I bet you're a baritonequot;. Just keep in mindthat a struggle with high notes, doesn't