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 enoughprofessionalâ€“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. Layâ€¦ Ahhhâ€¦ 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 octaveâ€¦ Layâ€¦
Ahâ€¦ Do this with us in octavesâ€¦ Layâ€¦ Ahâ€¦ 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. Layâ€¦
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,
How To Stop Voice Cracking Now Singing Lessons Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Stop cracking when singing! How do we do thatéHey guys, my name is Ken Tamplin, from Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, where the PROOF isin the SINGING! Now, wherever you get your information from,it's important to ask yourself two very specific questions. And the first thing is:the person giving you the information, can they demonstrate it themselves, and demonstrateit well, and do they have students that demonstrate what they're teaching to prove out that whatthey're telling you is the truthé Here at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy we have over 300tutorials, with dozens of students demonstrating and proving out what we teach, to give you honest, legit information.
With that said, how do we not crack when wesingé Well, why do we crack when we singé I think that's the biggest, most importantquestion. And, to answer that, there's many reasons, but there's two big reasons, andthe first one is physiological. There is a physical strength training of building upto a certain point so that we're strong enough to be able to hold a note. There'sa second part too, which is psychological, which has to do with nerves, and being afraidto sing in front of someone, or being afraid of the high note.Now, I have a singing course called How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else, at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy , where I walk you through,
stepbystep, all of these different things,on how to strength train, how to think about the notes psychologically so you're notafraid of the high notes or you're not afraid of an audience. I also have some cool tutorials.Check out my Fear of Singing tutorial, it's on YouTube, you'll like that.But the first thing is, I want you guys to go refer back to my tutorial called DiaphragmaticSupport. We're going to do a couple of scales here. I want you to do them with me, but youhave to know how to control your diaphragm first, to be able to relax the chest, and theneck, and the throat, so that you are not choking off the cord, and panicking by thetime you get there, whether you're holding
a note, or worried about singing a high note, or just a phrase that's a little hard to sing. We're going to do three vowels: ooh, oh, and ah. And it's going to go like this.Now, guys, I'm going to do this in a lower register, for the mean average of where mostguys are. Ladies, you'll do this up an octave. La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦You want to feel the freedom in the throat and the strength in the abdomen, because youknow how to control abdominal strength. Now, in the back of the throat I have another componenttutorial that goes along with this, called Open Throat Technique, where you want to have theback of your throat stay completely open,
your tongue dropped to the base of the jaw:Aw, Oh, Ahhhâ€¦ To where you create the maximum amount of space in the throat, to relieveany kind of tension that could take place there at all.La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦ Feel the strength coming from your diaphragm.It's the engine that drives your car. La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦ La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦La ah ah ooh, oh, ah, ah, ah, ahâ€¦ Now, if you notice, I'm not going â€œoohoh ahâ€� (distorted and strained) I'm not straining in my throat, becauseI know, I've played this tutorial game enough
to know when I'm coming around the cornerand I lose a life from some bad guy that gets me, that if I have strength in my abdomen,and I've learned how to relax my chest, my neck, and my throat, I know how to getto the next level. So, I cover all of this in my singing course called How To Sing BetterThan Anyone Else. Now, there's one more really important thing,and that is the psychology of how we get to those notes. Now, there's something calledvowel modifications. And in those vowel modifications, we want the throat to feel the path of leastresistance. We don't want the throat to go ooh, oh, ah, and have big changes in thethroat. We want the vowels to be very similar