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How To Sing Better Tips To Learn How To Sing Better Today

How to Sing Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about how to sing. OK. How to sing, kind of a broad topic butI'm going to narrow it down. At the end of this, I want to give you a really good exercise,one of my favorite exercises that will get you a little farther down the road of actuallyhow to sing. But let's talk for a minute about how to sing. What does that even mean to learnhow to sing and sing betteré I break it down into sometimes three, sometimes four differentcategories but I will give you four right

now. Learning how to sing is learning the instructionpart. So right now, this is part of the instruction. I'm going to give you that vocal exercisebut just to give you a little bit of instruction about the voice and how it works and how singingworks because the more you know about the voice and how the voice works when it comesto singing, the more you can apply these techniques and concepts to singing and to the exercisethemselves to start shaping your voice the way you want it to be so you have the besttone, the most resonant, full kind of sound. You can hit the high notes, all that kindof stuff.

So instruction is the first part. The secondpart is then I guess kind of obvious is the exercises. You got to have the exercises becausethe exercises are just like the rest of your body. You need to work out, exercise to keepin shape and to be able to make your body do the things that you want it to be ableto do to have the flexibility and the strength to do what you want to do. Third one is systematic. Learning singingsystematically is really the way to go. The link below is I have an eightweek systematicprogram that you can check out at some point but I believe that systematic is the way togo because you learn the right thing at the

right time and you're not only systematicallydoing the exercises but you're also learning the things in the right order and doing thingsin the right amount of time and repeating there's a lot of repetition which leads meto the next one and that's just being consistent. Use the repetition to consistently build andbuild and build your voice. So those are kind of the four main thingsand just along the lines of that last one, the repetition is I know that's kind of thedifficult part, righté I think we live in a culture that we don't want to do thingsover and over and we don't want to like work really hard to get to things and I get thatand with these tutorials, my point and my goal

is get you singing as good as you could possiblysing as fast as possible for sure but it does take repetition and it takes time. As youdo the exercises, this one that I'm about to give you and other exercises of courseyou need a variety of exercises but this is a really good one. It's not just going to take once and you'regoing to sing better. You know that. Intuitively, you know you're not just going to get betterby, Oh, do this exercise for 10 minutes and I can sing better. But if you do it this consistentlyfor two or three days, a week, two weeks, those kinds of things, you will start it'snot like all of a sudden you will be like

the greatest thing in the world but you willnotice a marked improvement in your voice. You will see improvement and that will encourageyou to be more consistent and get more instructions. Do more exercises. Do the systematic thingand the consistency and repetition. So what I want to talk to you about today,the instructional part, and this is all instruction but the instruction part of the actual voiceand how it works. What I want to talk about is the larynx. This is one of the problemsthat most singers have is that when they go to sing high notes, what they're doing isthey're raising their larynx up. Maybe you do this as well. When I'm not paying attentionand I'm singing, sometimes I still even do

Kingston Stories Jake Abrams Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse Hampton Court Palace on Kingston University

I've been lucky enough to work in a varietyof different places, universities, the health service, in the UK, in the developing world,in war zones and the one thing thatís always struck me is how learning, how education changespeoples lives. The profiles that youíre about to see show how Kingston University does thatfor people, it changes lives, it develops people, it gives them opportunities that theymight never have had before. Youíll meet some interesting people whoíve done somefantastic things that we are really proud of. Our new strategy is designed to make surethat Kingston stays as a university that does that but does it even better, that we continueto be a place where people can come to, to

gain the skills, to gain the confidence, tomake the friends that means that they change their lives and continue to change the livesof those about them. I work as a freelance illustrator; I enjoyhaving a dig politically. I work for The Independent, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Observer,The Times, I work three days a week at the university and the, the other seven at homein my studio. Teachingís great and itís a great foil to my practice as an illustrator,I think Iíd go spare if I was in my studio alone all the time. So hereís Boris. He was such a pleasure todraw because heís such a vile character and

thatís when Iím at my happiest. I think all my colleagues do this sort ofdelicate balance between their own practice as artists and designers and themselves asteachers. Thatís a really important balance because it means that we have currency asteachers. I think the students really want to know whatweíre doing as professionals in the industry, they hear us talking about the studentísideas at the time but they wanna see what weíre doing. Theyíre also interested insome of the nitty gritty about how Iím published, how I sell myself as, as a designer illustrator.

Jake talks to the students about some technicalaspects of his illustration and shows some other examples of his work Kingstonís got a really famous art and designschool, itís thought of as really one of the better ones. Within it there are somesubjects that stand out and illustration and animation is one of those. I have really smart,interesting students and they keep me young. The group that I was talking to were all illustrationstudents and they are very, very ambitious, they know that that is what they want to doin life and thatís what theyíve always and thatís what theyíve always wanted to doactually.

The student talks through his illustrationwith Jake So we sort of set a brief to create storiesthat have the potential to be published, they had to really think about the markets theyíreaiming at and theyíll show us sketchbooks, notepads brimmed full of usually some greatideas and weíll help them sift through those and we will submit those to publishers andweíve had lots of success with doing that in the past. Jake gives advice to the student Last year we were working with Salman Rushdie,I initiated collaboration with his publisher

and the students started to work with animationsand illustrations on his new childrenís book. It was great, it really focused their learningand they got a foot in the door. Now that is fantastic for their portfolio and it willmake a difference in them getting work in the future. The BA honours illustration and animatorsall get an opportunity to do life classes at Kingston and it really, really can makea difference with their creative work. Jake advices the students on the directionthey may wish to take I love teaching life drawing, I do very informalclasses where Iím trying to bridge the gap

Creative Writing marks 50th anniversary Arts and Sciences Syracuse University

gt;gt; Medium close up slate take 1. gt;gt; Do it further away one more time. gt;gt; Medium closeup slate take 1. gt;gt; Awesome, thanks. And whenever you are . gt;gt; Okay, great. gt;gt; My awareness of the programstarted in about 85. I'd been in Amarillo working as agroundsman in an apartment complex.

And I was at a really seedy party in Amarillo, Texas when there was a PeopleMagazine on the table. And in there there was this great pictureof Raymond Carver and Jay McInerney. And this is right after BrightLights, Big City had come out. If this was a movie you would see you know these lights would converge and all the debauchery would diedown, I'd think I've got an idea. I'm going to Syracuse. Music

gt;gt; At the beginning of the program'sexistence there was a sense that the fact that he started the program wanted tokeep it small, have really good faculty who enjoyed teaching and were dedicatedto being good writers and good teachers. gt;gt; I've really enjoyed being at Syracuse. It's become home to me in part becausemy colleagues feels like family. But also because we get such great students. They keep me on my toes. gt;gt; Well, when I was a student I workedprincipally with Hayden Carruth who I took

as a mentor whether he would have me or not. And I worked with Phillip Booth who's been here, who's one of the foundingteachers in the program as well. Toby Booth came here and Ray Carver camehere as teachers when I was a student here. I didn't take places with them,but I played poker with them. Laughter That was a learning experience. Well, Ray was a very unassuming person. He was just a decent, attentive,funny, kind man.

I will tell you that at the poker table heliked to play a lot of really strange games where you would buy extra cardsand have weird wild cards. And he won all the time. So he knew the odds in thesegames better than anybody. I loved Ray. He was a sweet man. gt;gt; I came here as a teacher in 93, so itwas shortly after Mary Karr came here. gt;gt; It's a very scrappy kind of program.

I think we figured out at one point that Toby didn't finish highschool, I didn't finish high school. I don't think Ray finish high school. Chris Kennedy phoneticdidn't finish high school. It's actually kind of a blue collar program. We really just look at the work. We don't really study academic records. So that might mean, you know, you have astudent from Harvard and a student from Brown

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