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!.
Ep 6 Vibrato Speeds Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody. My name is Justin Stoney and I'm the founderNew York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 6 of Voice LessonsTo The World. The show we want to help you guys as singers by answering yourquestions from all over the world. I'll give you a chance to ask questionslater but for now the question for the week
comes from Kyle C. in Grand RapidsMichigan. And Kyle writes, quot;Dear Justin, I've alwaysbeen told by vibrato is too slow. Was I just born this wayé Or is theresomething I can do to fix itéquot; Now Kyle, that's an awesome question. And I'llanswer that in, in 3 parts. First of all, what is vibratoé Second of all, do I need vibratoéAnd third of all, can I change the speed of my vibratoé So first of all what is vibratoé Now I know alot of you guys know this. But there's
some people out there that might not. Vibrato is a stylistic effect that'sused in the voice. It's essentially a small pitch bend of any given note and it's a fast oscillation orvibration of the note and that's why it's called vibrato. So it flutters or bends quickly as the note is sustained. The bend isnot enough to actually sorta change the feel love of the pitch. But the note actuallydoes move up and down. So let me show you what that sounds like.If I use no vibrato it sounds like this:
On a me, quot;me me me me me.quot; That's no vibrato, or straight tone.Now with vibrato it sounds like this: quot;me me me me me.quot; Now you can hear that little flutter orvibration, quot;meeeee.quot; That's vibrato. Now the nextquestion is, quot;do I need for vibratoéquot; And if you're a classical or traditionalsinger, you use vibrato all the time. And that's great. So you do definitely need vibrato. For pop, rock, and RB contemporary music singers,
you actually need it too. And the bigmisconception out there is that vibrato is only for classical singers. But contemporary singers, I want to knowthat you really should be working on your vibrato as well, because many many poprock songs actually most poprock songs and RB songs do usevibrato. So let me just show you an example of this. If I just take a song like, quot;OrdinaryPeople,quot; by John Legend,
and I sing, quot;Cuz we're ordinary people we don't know which way to go.quot; That sounds a little strange withoutvibrato. But if I throw it back in, quot;Cuz were ordinary people maybe we should take it slow.quot; The vibrato at the ends of those phrasesactually makes the pop sound sound better. So pop, rock, RB, country, contemporary music you do actually usevibrato as well. So I would work on that.
Grand Rapids Choir of Men Boys Lenten Program
(applause) gt;gt; (with British accent)Well thank you very much, Scott, for those veryovergenerous words. but it is wonderfulto be here again. It's a great treat for meand I'm thrilled that Scott has kindly invited me to comeback again next year in June, so I'm lookingforward to that. My last visit wasa couple of years ago
and it's amazingto me to see and hear just how very much thisalready wonderful choir has progressedduring that time. So it's very excitingto see this progress. Please don't underestimatethe quality and value of the Grand RapidsChoir of Men and Boys. We do have a number of choirsof this type in England, but in other countriesof the world,
there are reallyvery few indeed. And I hope that all of youare aware of how very blessed and fortunate you are to have,here in Grand Rapids, one of the very finestmen and boys choirs on the whole continentof North America. This choir providesso many things. It provides awonderful education for the boyswho sing in it,
a great opportunity for boysto be able to make music with their fathersand their grandfathers. And above all, it createsan extraordinary source of spiritual nourishmentto you, the audience. In the 21st century, so manyof us have very busy, frantic, stressful lives, andI do believe that music of the kind that you'regoing to hear this evening has an extraordinary powerto calm, soothe, transport us.
So this choir is avery great treasure. Please support it verygenerously when we come to the offertorylater on. And please encourage lotsof your friends and family to come and listento future concerts. The next onesin this cathedral are on June 6thand 7th, and please all comealong to future concerts
in next seasonas well. (music) (applause) (organ music) (organ music) (organ music) (organ music) (organ music)