How To Sing Better For Guys Part 1
Is Everybody Readyé Well, Alright, then! Let'sGO!!!! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! How to Sing Better for Guys. Welcome to KenTamplin Vocal Academy, where we're going to be discussing How To Sing Better for Guys. Hi, Guys. Ken Tamplin from Ken Tamplin VocalAcademy, and I'm going to teach you a little bit about the voice and voice lessons today. This is Part One in a ThreePart series onHow to Sing Better for Guys. Now, there's a lot of different styles anda lot of different approaches to singing,
so that one subject isn't just how to singbetter for all guys, because it's how to sing better in whatever style you're looking tosing. Well, there are some very basic, nonnegotiables to singing, and I want to point out that mostof the time, not all of the time, but most of the time, guys want to sing harder thangirls. They want to get out there and just belt and wail. .and there's the other side, of R'n'B or Pop guys that are just looking to have somesoul, and some good licks, and some good tone, and good resonance, and stamina, andso forth, AND range, which we all want.
But I want to cover both aspects fairly briefly.I'm going to discuss Rock Singing first, and then I'm going to break into more Pop andR'n'B. So the very first thing is, is that we wantto have awesome posture. You want to sit up straight, or stand up straight, and by theway, when you sit, you lose up to 30% of your strength in your abdomen when you're singing,so I recommend you stand, if you can, but anyway, so you're going to want to stand,and you're going to want to take a breath from your belly, from your abdomen. Insteadof breathing like we do like this, from our chest, we want to breathe from our abdomen,from our belly, and our diaphragm. So you've
heard a lot about diaphragmatic support, soI'm not going to cover that here, I have some tutorials on my website regarding diaphragmaticsupport, and I have an amazing course called quot;How to Sing Better Than Anyone Elsequot;.So anyway, I want to talk about how to sing better for guys, so we're going to start firstwith this bright quot;PINGquot; in an quot;AHquot;vowel. quot;AH. AH.quot; I coined a phrase, it's called quot;IT'sthe LAH!!! AHHH!!quot; and it's that nice, Open Throat, Bright Ping Sound that keeps us fromsort of choking on our vowel sounds or pinching and squeezing as we go up.Now there's a lot to this but I'm going to just go through the basic elements of thisfirst, and then if you're interested, check out
my course, or check out my channel and I covera good amount of this stuff. So, we're going to start with the mean averageof singers, and that would be a baritone. And so we're going to start down in like amidbari or upper midbari range, and we're just going to go through a simple triad scalelike this: Lah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.And try to keep the jaw as stable as possible. Try not to move the mandible, or the jaw,keep it in the marble or static or stable position, we're going to continue up a triadscale, like this: Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Don't forget your breath. Take your breath,
and use your breath, bring in the breath,kind of like you're doing a situp, the feeling of how much strength is required when you'redoing a situp. So let's continue. , Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh.Take your breath. Relax the shoulders, relax the arms, relax the neck. let's continue:Nice, bright, Open AH. I don't mean quot;loh, oh, oh, ohhh. or luh, uh, uh, uhh. I meanquot;AHquot;. Lah, ah, ah, AH, ah, ah, ahhh. Do yourselfa favor. Even get out a handheld mirror and look at the back of your throat, and see ifyour throat is nice and wide open, and that your tongue is placed to the base of the jaw,so it's not causing any stricture, or any
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa Crash Course World History 16
Hi, my name's John Green, this is Crash Course:World History, and today we're gonna talk about Africa. Mr. Green Mr. Green! We've already talkedabout Africa. Egypt is in Africa, and you haven't shut up about it the entire course Yeah that's true, Me from the Past. ButAfrica's big it's like, super big much bigger than it appears on most maps, actually. I mean, you can fit India and China, and theUnited States if you fold in Maine. All of that fits in Africa! Like any huge place,Africa is incredibly diverse, and it's a mistake to focus just on Egypt. So today let's gohere, south of the Sahara desert.
theme music First, let's turn to written records. Oh, right.We don't have very many, at least not written by SubSaharan Africans. Much of African historywas preserved via oral rather than written tradition. These days, we tend to think of writing asthe most accurate and reliable form of description, but then again, we do live in a printbasedculture. And we've already said that writing is one of the markers of civilization, implyingthat people who don't use writing aren't civilized, a prejudice that has been appliedover and over again to Africa. But: 1. If you need any evidence that it's possibleto produce amazing literary artifacts without
the benefits of writing, let me direct yourattention to the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were composed and memorized by poets for centuriesbefore anyone ever wrote them down. And, 2. No less an authority than Plato said thatwriting destroys human memory by alleviating the need to remember anything. And 3. You think the oral tradition is uncivilizedbut here you are listening to me talk! But we do have a lot of interesting recordsfor some African histories, including the legendary tale of Mansa Musa. By legendaryI mean some of it probably isn't true, but it sure is important. Let's go to the ThoughtBubble.
So there was this king Mansa Musa, who ruledthe west African empire of Mali, and in 1324ish, he left his home and made the hajj, the pilgrimageto Mecca. He brought with him an entourage of over 1000people (some sources say 60,000) and, most importantly, 100 camel loads of gold. I wishit had been donkeys so I could say he had 100 assloads of gold, but no. Camels. Right, so along the way Mansa Musa spent freelyand gave away lots of his riches. Most famously, when he reached Alexandria, at the time oneof the most cultured cities in the world, he spent so much gold that he caused runaway inflationthroughout the city that took years to recover from.
He built houses in Cairo and in Mecca to househis attendants, and as he traveled through the world, a lot of people notably the merchantsof Venice no, Thought Bubble, like actual merchants of Venice right they saw himin Alexandria and returned to Italy with tales of Mansa Musa's ridiculous wealth, whichhelped create the myth in the minds of Europeans that West Africa was a land of gold, an ElDorado. The kind of place you'd like to visit. And maybe, you know, in five centuriesor so, begin to pillage. Thanks, Thought Bubble. So what's so important about the story ofMansa Musaé Well, first, it tells us there were African kingdoms, ruled by fabulouslywealthy African kings. Which undermines one
of the many stereotypes about Africa, thatits people were poor and lived in tribes ruled by chiefs and witch s. Also, since MansaMusa was making the hajj, we know that he was: A. Muslim, andB. relatively devout. And this tells us that Africa, at least westernAfrica, was much more connected to the parts of the world we've been talking about thanwe generally are led to believe. Mansa Musa knew all about the places he was going beforehe got there, and after his visits, the rest of the Mediterranean world was sure interestedin finding out more about his homeland. Mansa Musa's pilgrimage also brings up alot of questions about west Africa, namely,
Archery for Beginners Components of Olympic Style Bow Arrow
This is an Olympicstyle bow. This is whatthey shoot in the Olympics. Very technical piece of equipment, pretty expensive pieceof equipment. Let me introduce you to all the components on a bow and what they do.This is the Olympic bow, right here. This is the riser, machined aluminum. These arethe limbs, carbon, fiber, and foam. This is the string. The particular one I use is calledDyneema, there's about eighteen strands all wound together in here. This is the knockingpoint where your arrow rests. This is the sight, obviously used for sighting in yourarrow. This is what you call a cushion plunger. This helps tune your arrow so it kicks offthe bow properly and doesn't wobble all over
the place in flight. These, are vibrationsystems. They take a lot of the vibration out of the bow. When you shoot the bow andlet go, a lot of vibration comes back up through your arm, these take the vibration out. Thisis a stabilizer system; these two back ones are called V bars. Some people choose to usethem, some people don't. This is the front stabilizer; it helps keep the bow stable whenyou're holding it straight out there. This is the clicker. You pull your arrow throughthat clicker and when you hear that thing go off that's when you let go of your arrow.That way, you know you've pulled the exact same distance each time. This is a quiver.This holds your arrows and the equipment you
need to tune your bow, and put on your handarm. This is a carbon arrow, very light, very fast, cuts through the wind, mostly used inlongdistance competitions like the outdoor shooting. This is an aluminum arrow, fatter,a lot slower, but corrects a lot better. I like to use these indoors because of the correctionfactor, also an arrow that you would use for hunting, and an arrow you would use for teachingkids with. This is a wind flag, so when I'm standing about a football field away fromthe target, I put this on top of it, I can see which way the wind's blowing. That wayI can aim off a little bit so my arrow makes it actually to the target, not the one nextto it. These are the arrows. The arrows have
several different parts to them. One of themis the main shaft itself, and then at the end of the shaft you have the tip. There'sseveral different types of tips. For hunting you use the broad heads, the points that thegeneral public would visualize on the end an arrow. At the other end you have your fletching.This particular fletching is a spin wing, used in Olympic competition, cuts throughthe wind very fast, but doesn't correct as well as the other fletching. This is a featherright here. These are used on traditional take down recurve bows, and this is a plasticfletching which is very popular with the compound shooters. And then at the end of the arrow,you have a knock, which snaps onto the string.