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 Write a Song Different Forms of Lyrics
The narrative is one form of lyric, more ofa form of storytelling, like a balladeer. Another form is a more poetic form. The Beatleswere very good as examples of that kind of very simple language, but language that woulduse metaphors instead of speaking directly about something you'd use a metaphor. Evensomething like quot;Norwegian Wood,quot; as an image or quot;Strawberry Fields,quot; as an image. Werenot necessarily specifically about those things, those places. They were about the conceptand the idea that was represented. That's more imagistic writing or metaphorical writing.Instead of saying, you know, quot;you broke my heart,quot; you might say, quot;my heart is weeping,or my heart is bleeding, or waters flow from
my heart for you.quot; What is unique about lyricwriting is that lyrics are designed to be sung. And so, as songwriters, we often strugglewith how is the best way to say this. And my advice to you is that you first start withhow it kind, exactly how it comes to you. I'm going to start, use an example of a songthat I wrote which I struggled a little bit with, because as I stated earlier, this ismore of a poetic song and it's more of a metaphorical song. It's called quot;The Light I Release.quot; AndI decided to use an image, although I didn't decide consciously to use that image. I decidedthat because it sort of kind of appeared to me that way. This idea of, the concept ofthis song, the heart of this song, is about
fully being who we are and allowing that beingof who we are as light to come through us and to be released. So that's the heart ofthis song. So I started, when I started writing this, these are, this would be an exampleof lyrics that are more metaphorical because it's about me as a person, or anyone of usas a person. But it's using the image of light through a window. So it goes like this, quot;Thereis a light through my window, a shining light at my door. And as I open to each moment,the light is shining more.quot; So that is the first phrase of that song, the verse. Theinteresting thing about this is that the reason that I leave these measures at the end isto allow the space for the notion of light
shining. So that the listener has a rest andis allowed to see that light shining through the window in whatever way the listener, thelistener's imagination can see it.