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!.
SKYPE Singing Lessons Take Your Own Private SKYPE Singing Lessons Today
Hi. I'm Aaron Anastasi, the founder of theSuperior Singing Method and I want to make an official announcement to my YouTube communitythat we have launched Skype lessons. Now you've been asking me to do this for along time and I heard you. It just took me a little while to get things geared up andready to go. So right now, you can sign up at SuperiorSingingStudios or click thelink below. Now, why Skype lessonsé We've got the SuperiorSinging Method Program which is great. This would be a good addition to that in case maybeyou have an audition coming up or a performance coming up or you want to know what would bethe best thing for you to work on right now
or maybe you've got some blind spots in yoursinging that you're not fully aware of and once you knew what that was and fixed that,it would really launch your singing ability. Well, that would be great with this oneononetype of lesson. So you can find it again at SuperiorSingingStudios and there are limited spots. As of right now, we've got plenty of spots. Go check that out,SuperiorSingingStudios , or click the link below and we will see you there.
How to Belt Singing Techniques Part 1
How to Belt Part 1Hi there everyone this is Kerri Ho from thesongbirdtree where we get grounded, take flight, and sing.Now today I'd like to address the question, how to belt. There is massive confusion outthere in terms of how to define what belt is and how to correctly access belt in yourvoice. Cause it's such a big topic, I'm actually gonna do this across two tutorials.So today what I'm gonna cover is, what is belting. And in order for me to be ableto explain what belting is. I will have to show you all the differences between all thedifferent parts of voice and of vocal registers. So that's essentially what I will covertoday. And then in my next tutorial, How to Belt
Part 2. I will then actually give some exercisesto show you how to access it properly. But it's very very important that you reallywatch this and understand the concepts behind it. Otherwise you will actually go about accessingit incorrectly. Okay so without any further ado, let's begin,so what is beltingé There's a myriad of examples of how people define belting. Butwhat I'm gonna say is this is definitely true of belting and this is something probablyall vocal coaches will agree on. Belting is a sound when you sing that is loud, it isvery powerful. There's gonna be a degree of some sort of edge in it. Depending on whatstyle you are singing. So if you are singing
rock for example, there will be more edgeto it. If you are singing some other genre like a Pop or musical theatre there is stilledge in it but depending on the song there might be slightly less edge in it. And a healthybelt has a good balance of both chest and head voice. So that's what belting is. So let me just show you what it sounds like,because sometimes that is still very confusing (just hearing the description) What does abelt actually sound likeé So I'm gonna show you on Beyonce, If I Were A Boy. That chorusspeed, I'll show you what it sounds like to belt that out (me singing). So that is ahealthy belt. If you can see that was loud,
that was powerful, there's a little bitof edge in it and there was a healthy mix of chest and head voice in that. So now thatyou understand what a belt is and what it actually sounds like. Let me now demonstratethe differences in vocal registers. Cause this will help you understand how to correctlybelt. So the first thing is obviously, Chest tone.So your chest voice is the part which is very close to your speaking voice. When I'm speakinglike this it's very comfortable, I'm not thinking much about it. And when we sing inour chest voice, it's pretty much very similar. It's the part of our voice which is reallyeasy to access and we pretty much do it without
thinking. So for example (me singing) it'sa thick good tone because it's lower in your range and then we of course move outto our head voice range. The high notes of your range it's characteristically thinnerin sound compared to chest voice, in a classical or operatic sense it will sound like this(me singing). That's a pure (I guess) head voice where you really feel the resonancehere (pointing to forehead). In a more contemporary setting (me singing) That's me singing inmy head voice. Now that you understand chest and head voice.Now let's talk about mixed voice. Once again a myriad of different definitions out there,that can be very very confusing but this is
really important because having a strong mixedvoice is basically what's gonna help you do a healthy belt sound. So a mixed voice(to me) has to have a blend of chest and head in it (that's why it called mixed) I'veheard other people say that mixed tone is basically your head voice but placed in themask. I actually don't agree with that. For example, just as I sang before in headvoice (me singing) that's my head voice. Now if I were to put that right here in mymask (me singing) Yes, it becomes a little bit more powerful and it's a little bitmore forward and out there. Which makes it sound a lot more (I guess) belty, but to methat doesn't have the edge it needs in it,