Singing Training Exercises

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 Winehouse… 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 “HowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Else� 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!.

Building Pharyngeal Resonance Vocal Training on Building Pharyngeal Resonance

Hi. My name is Aaron from Superior SingingMethod and in this tutorial, I want to talk about building pharyngeal resonance. OK, building pharyngeal resonance. At theend of this tutorial, I want to give you my best technique for building pharyngeal resonance,best kind of exercise and technique to be able to begin to build that and get into that.But let's just talk a little bit about what it is and what the pharynx and for what whereall that kind of comes from and having the knowledge will help you to be able to workthe exercise and to really get the most benefit out of it.

So what is resonanceé Let's just talk aboutthat. Resonance is a deep, full, reverberating sound. It's basically exactly what you wantwith your singing. It's what everybody wants with their singing. You want this deep, full,kind of resonant, just this resonant I'm using a reverberating kind of like sound that isjust big and full as it comes out of these powerful singers. That's what you want. Youwant this full, resonant, reverberating type of sound. Now there's a myth that volume brings resonanceor that you have to have a lot of volume and push a lot of air through your vocal cordsin order to get a big sound and a full resonant

sound, but that's actually not true. In fact, too much volume will just make youthe air blow through your vocal cords and flip into falsetto and that's how you crackand all those cracks and breaks especially in your higher range. Now adding some weight to a good techniquetype of sound is good and that will allow you a bigger sound. But resonance, the thingabout resonance is that it reverberates and bounces off your resonators in such a waythat it just comes out big and full without you having to force it out or try and makeall this volume come out.

So that's what's so important about the pharyngealresonance because your two primary resonators, you have your chest and your head. So thoseare your two registers, so your chest register and your head register. But they're also yourtwo primary resonators as well. But the third resonator is your pharynx. Your pharynx isthat's where pharyngeal comes from. You may already know that but your pharynx is in theback of your throat, up and down on the back of your throat, your pharynx. You got yournasal pharynx. You got your oral pharynx and so on and so forth. So that's your pharynxback there and what happens is the sound as it comes up and you use that pharyngeal resonator,it bounces off the walls of your pharynx and

creates a bigger sound as it comes out ofyour mouth. Now you don't want to just sing with justthat pharyngeal sound. You want a blend, a good blend of your chest voice, your headvoice and your pharynx to get one big kind of one big sound, one big mixed sound andthe pharynx itself is one of the primary ways to establish a good, mixed voice, a good blended,full blended voice. So I want to give you the technique to helpyou get to that pharynx, that pharyngeal kind of sound and where it is and how you can useit. The NG sound, that ng. So that kind of brassy it's kind of a little bit of an annoying,whiny, kind of brassy, kind of sound. You're

obviously not going to sing like that. Infact you literally cannot sing like that because the ng consonant makes all the sound comeout of your nose but that sound is what you can add into your chest voice and your headvoice to get a good, good pharyngeal resonance and get a good sound coming out of your mouth. The nose, the sound coming out of your noseand that uh, that brassy sound, it's obviously not the sound, the only sound that you want.But there's an old Italian adage and some of the greatest singers were like Italianopera singers and all that and there's an old Italian adage that says, Don't sing throughyour nose but put some nose in your singing.

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