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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…

How to sing Musical Theater Singing Techniques

Today we are going to be talking about myfavorite genre and that is musical theater! Hi everyone this is Kerri Ho from thesongbirdtree Thank you so much for writing to me andrequesting some more tips on musical theater because I am such a musical theater freak,I'd be more than happy to do this for you. And I'm going to have so much fun making thistutorial, so thank you! Today I'm going to contrast 2 different stylesof musical theater and give you some tools so that you can apply it to your own musicaltheater performance. 1. The Contemporary Music Theater Sound Thisis characteristic of musicals such as Wicked

and Hairspray. The singers that sing withinthis musical usually will use more of a chest dominant mix. I'll talk a little bit moreabout that in a second. 2. More legit musical theater sound Thisis characteristic of musicals like Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music and inthese musicals the singers will usually sing with a much more head dominant sound. So letme show you practically how different they sound. With the Contemporary music theater genre,for example in the song Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked, this is the chest dominantmix that is used (Kerri singing)

And in the legit musical theater style, thisis more the sound that is used, and it's more of a head dominant mix, for example inthe song My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music (Kerri singing) How do we actually develop these differentcontrasting sounds for our own musical theatre performanceé I'm going to show you right now.Here's an exercise for you to practice to develop your chest dominant mix. When we talkabout a chest dominant mix, we're talking about a mixed voice that has more chest voicein it. Which gives it that powerful, loud, in your face sound. That most contemporarymusical theater songs are characteristic of.

Now here's an exercise I'm going to do, nowI need to say to you that before you begin to do any chest dominant mix exercises, youmust already have a very strong developed head voice. Because doing this prematurelybefore you've developed your head voice, it can result in you pulling your chest voiceup because you will not have had a strong enough head voice to mix your chest voicewith. So do make sure you do that, so if you haven't got a strong head voice yet, pleasego along to my tutorials on developing head voice and work on those first and when you havea strong head voice, then come back and do these exercises. Here we go, this is a reallygood one to develop your chest dominant mix

and it's about incorporating the call. Youknow when you call out to someone and you go hey! Hey you, stop! That kind of feeling,that's what I want you to think about when you are singing this exercises, don't thinkof it too much as being overly sung but more just called out. As if you're callingout to a person across the street. So like this, this exercise is heya (Kerri doingit) Okay with the chest dominant mix, you should be able toget up to about Eb 5 but feeling very very comfortable, if you're feeling yourselfstraining, then you really need to go and

work on your head voice strengthening, justkeeping your throat open and the soft palate. Go and check out my tutorials on how to beltand also my tutorial on how to belt without straining. Now the 2nd style was the legit musical theaterstyle. Here's an exercise where you can develop a head dominant mix sound that is still groundedin your chest voice, so it got more head voice in it, that is why it's called a head dominantmix but there is still chest voice under guarded it is not completely head voice. We are notdoing like (Kerri singing) That is completely head voice and that isnot what we are going for. We're going for a head voice dominant sound that is underguarded in your chest tone (Kerri singing).

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