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How To Sing Like A PRO Open Throat Technique Tutorial Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

How to sing like a Pro. Hey guys, my name is Ken Tamplin, and welcometo Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing. Now, in order for me to be able to teach youhow to sing like a Pro, I'd better have achieved professional status myself, and Ialso better show you that I have students that have gone from amateur status to professionalstatus. Now let's be clear on something. Most professionals themselves don't singwell from a technical standpoint.

So just to sing like a Pro doesn't meanyour singing properly or great, but I have to point out that no matter where you getyour information, think about this: the person giving that information, have they achieveda high level of professional statusé And do they demonstrate students that haveprofessional statusé We have over 300 tutorials on my channel, withthe plethora, which means a lot, of students on my channel, many of which have achievedawesome professional status. Now just quickly go to Sara Loera, check outGabriela Guncikova, 10 second songs' Anthony Vincent, Mark Hudson from Dragon Force, Icould go on and on and on with a lot of the

students that have applied my course and achievedprofessional status. Now what does it mean to become professionaland how do we do ité Well it has to do with strength training andthe way we think about the voice and the way we strength train in order to build enoughprofessional–ism in what it is that we're doing to be able to sing strong with confidencenight after night with consistency. So I have a singing course called How To SingBetter Than Anyone Else, you can check it out on Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy dot com,and I walk you through, stepbystep what it's going to take to help you become aprofessional singer.

Now, to be a professional singer, there'slots involved in this and it's not just only the physical or musical side, there'sa psychological side to this, but I want to show you a few things that you can do thatwill be really, really awesome. Okayé We're just going to run through a coupleof warmup exercises that will help you understand how to clean up the voice. Now, check out my tutorial on diaphragmatic support,check out my tutorial on open throat technique, it's the precursor of what you're goingto need to do, what we are about to do here

at this level. We're going to sing an AA vowel, and theAA vowel scale is going to go like this. Lay… Ahhh… So AA and Ah, and we're going to actuallyslowly go through this to start to strength train the voice, here we go. Ladies, you'll do this up the octave… Lay…

Ah… Do this with us in octaves… Lay… Ah… Now, going between vowels, AA and Ah helpresiliency and the ability to relax the cords and to, with freedom, be able to go up anddown a scale without feeling tension in the throat, because we want to build strengthfor the sound. Lay…

Rock and Roll Keyboard Lessons Playing Rock Keyboards in a Band

In this clip, we're going to be talking aboutplaying in a group and what that really means. The main thing that playing in a group meansversus playing solo by yourself, is just listening to everybody else, everything else flows downfrom that. The timing of how you're playing and how you're playing along with everyoneelse; and just simplifying, you know, changing your part to make sure that you know, it fitswith what everyone else is playing. Those are the two most important parts but thoseare both, involve listening. So let's take the piece, the little part that I just recentlyplayed and look at how that might change based on playing in a group. In this piece, beforeI was playing all the different parts that

are necessary to make it sound full as a solokeyboard piece. So if you listen, you hear the bass line playing and the top melodicrift kind of hand playing.One of the things that you can do to start off is just listen to make sure that that'snot getting in the way of anybody else. If the bass player is going dodododododo,then you don't have to necessarily play it in full chords. If the drummer is playinga beat that is a little bit different from datdodatdododatdo, then you can adjustyour part to that. Or maybe the bass player goes up high like to a certain point in thesong where you want to change that so instead of you playing down here, maybe you move itup an octave or so just to make sure that

it fits with what everything, you know everythingthat's going on in the song. One of the big differences between people who typically playpiano solo and people that play in a band context is the whole idea of playing by ear.The, you know, everything that you learn when you're playing by yourself, you know, withmusic is helpful but a lot of times you really have to go back past that music and you know,what's the idea that you're trying to get across with that music rather than just playingthe notes on the page, you know, really saying why does this melody change here and why doesit get louder and softer. The dynamics and just the movement of the piece and all themelody and everything that goes in there.

You really have to start thinking about thatmore than just playing it so you're reacting to what everyone else is doing. And when everybodyis reacting at the same time in a band, that's when the magic really happens.

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