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
Building Pharyngeal Resonance Vocal Training on Building Pharyngeal Resonance
Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about building pharyngeal resonance. OK, building pharyngeal resonance. At theend of this tutorial, I want to give you my best technique for building pharyngeal resonance,best kind of exercise and technique to be able to begin to build that and get into that.But let's just talk a little bit about what it is and what the pharynx and for what whereall that kind of comes from and having the knowledge will help you to be able to workthe exercise and to really get the most benefit out of it.
So what is resonanceé Let's just talk aboutthat. Resonance is a deep, full, reverberating sound. It's basically exactly what you wantwith your singing. It's what everybody wants with their singing. You want this deep, full,kind of resonant, just this resonant I'm using a reverberating kind of like sound that isjust big and full as it comes out of these powerful singers. That's what you want. Youwant this full, resonant, reverberating type of sound. Now there's a myth that volume brings resonanceor that you have to have a lot of volume and push a lot of air through your vocal cordsin order to get a big sound and a full resonant
sound, but that's actually not true. In fact, too much volume will just make youthe air blow through your vocal cords and flip into falsetto and that's how you crackand all those cracks and breaks especially in your higher range. Now adding some weight to a good techniquetype of sound is good and that will allow you a bigger sound. But resonance, the thingabout resonance is that it reverberates and bounces off your resonators in such a waythat it just comes out big and full without you having to force it out or try and makeall this volume come out.
So that's what's so important about the pharyngealresonance because your two primary resonators, you have your chest and your head. So thoseare your two registers, so your chest register and your head register. But they're also yourtwo primary resonators as well. But the third resonator is your pharynx. Your pharynx isthat's where pharyngeal comes from. You may already know that but your pharynx is in theback of your throat, up and down on the back of your throat, your pharynx. You got yournasal pharynx. You got your oral pharynx and so on and so forth. So that's your pharynxback there and what happens is the sound as it comes up and you use that pharyngeal resonator,it bounces off the walls of your pharynx and
creates a bigger sound as it comes out ofyour mouth. Now you don't want to just sing with justthat pharyngeal sound. You want a blend, a good blend of your chest voice, your headvoice and your pharynx to get one big kind of one big sound, one big mixed sound andthe pharynx itself is one of the primary ways to establish a good, mixed voice, a good blended,full blended voice. So I want to give you the technique to helpyou get to that pharynx, that pharyngeal kind of sound and where it is and how you can useit. The NG sound, that ng. So that kind of brassy it's kind of a little bit of an annoying,whiny, kind of brassy, kind of sound. You're
obviously not going to sing like that. Infact you literally cannot sing like that because the ng consonant makes all the sound comeout of your nose but that sound is what you can add into your chest voice and your headvoice to get a good, good pharyngeal resonance and get a good sound coming out of your mouth. The nose, the sound coming out of your noseand that uh, that brassy sound, it's obviously not the sound, the only sound that you want.But there's an old Italian adage and some of the greatest singers were like Italianopera singers and all that and there's an old Italian adage that says, Don't sing throughyour nose but put some nose in your singing.