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 1 4 Breathing Types Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody! My name is Justin Stoneyand I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to the very first episode ofVoice Lessons to the World. This is a show where we want to help you as singers to answer your questions and helpyou have the most information possible about vocal technique and how you canimprove. Whether you're a beginner or professional singer, whether you'repreparing for auditions
or for a performance, We want you to have the best information. I'll give you a chance later to send ussome questions, but we want to help you to improve your vocaltechnique and accomplish your goals as singers. So our very first episode is called quot;FourBreathing Typesquot;. Today I'm going to talk to you about fourbreathing types that you see in life and you also see in singers. So thevery first one is a high breath or a clavicular breath. So go ahead and take a deep
breath for me, and exhale. Now with a high breath you're gonna seethe clavicle and the upper body lift on the inhale and then exhale it comes down, try that one more timeinhale and exhale. Now you see this breath a lot in life and sometimes in singers, butit's actually not a breath that I would recommend
because its going to really expel the air fast and hard what comes up (inhales) must comedown (exhales) and you don't have a lot of control and thenthe larynx has to deal with all that excessive airflow. So there's another breath: the abdominalor belly breath that you can use. Try this, hand on belly inhale you feel an expansion exhale it comes in. Try it again. Inhale
expand and exhale it comes in. And one more time (don't lift the chest) inhale and exhale it comes in. Now this is a breath that Irecommend because the depth of that breath is going to allow the diaphragm to contract more. And it's also going to give yougreater control over your exhale. Another breath that I recommend is therib or intercostal breath. So put your hands on your rib cage righthere and try and inhale you'll feel an expansion exhale it comesin.
Try that again inhale expand exhale itcomes in and we'll do it one more time. Try not to lift the chest. And inhale exhale it comes in. So this is another breath that gives you a lotof control from the lower body for your singing. What I actually recommend though is acombination of both your rib breath and your low breath. So go ahead, one hand on your ribs one hand on belly let's see if you canopen both of these.
Ep 7 My Voice Is Weak Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody. My name is Justin Stoney and I'm thefounder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City. Welcome to Episode 7 of Voice Lessonsto the World. A show where we wanna help you guys as singers by answering your questionsfrom all over the world. We're going to give you a chance to ask questionslater, but our question from the week
comes from Mary S. in Galway, Ireland. And Mary says, quot;Dear Justin, I'm a new singer. I'm a beginner. And my voiceis very weak. What can I do to strengthen itéquot; WellMary, first of all, welcome to singing. It's great to hearthat your new singer and a beginner. But we know that you're going to strengthen your voice and work really hard at it. And encourage you just to keep going. But one ofthe things that I find with brand new singers, one of tendencies is this sort ofweakness that you're talking about.
And I can do a lot of tutorials in thefuture about different ways to strengthen the voice cuz there'sactually a lot. But one of the very first things that peoplestart off with is breathiness. And I betcha', Mary, that that's what'sgoing on in your voice. I bet that it's a little bit breathy. And for those of you that don't knowwhat a breathy sound is, it's sort of this leaky sound wherethere's air passing through my vocal chords. They're kind of slack. They're kind of apart.They're not coming together cleanly
and making it clear sound, but they'rebreathy. So if I tried it sing a phrase and I try a quot;mum,quot; I get: quot;mum mum mum mum mum.quot; I don't have any, quot;mum mum mum mum mum,quot; any clarity and strength in my voice. Most beginning singers struggle with that,Mary, and we can fix that as long as we know how and why. So one thing before we start with that, that I want you to know, is breathiness is not a bad thing. A lot of people think it is.But actually we're gonna want that later
for stylistic effect. And it can actually be a really goodthing. But we want to be under control with it. And at first, it just sort of happens. And soone of the very first things to fix as a new in getting singer is thatbreathiness. So let me give you a few reasons why the breath thing as might behappening. The very first is too much breath. A lot of beginningsingers, they take these high breaths that we talked about, these (inhales) up (exhales) and down breaths which expels the airreally fast across the cords.
One of the cords defense mechanisms is justto get the heck outta the way and that air. So they go slack because there's toomuch (exhales) exhale coming at them. And so you get a quot;huhquot; breathy sound. So you get this up and down (inhales) quot;mum mum mumquot; (inhales) quot;mum mum mumquot; breathiness that's coming from that too fast air. So you gonna want to workon your support, Mary, you're gonna want to make sure that you bring the air downhere (inhales). And that you don't blast on your exhale.That's one thing that will help you