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 Winehouseâ€¦ 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 â€œHowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Elseâ€� 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!.
How To Improve Your Singing Voice How To Sing Better Tips Revealed
How to Improve Your Singing Voice Hi. Aaron here from HowtoSing and we'regoing to be talking about how to improve your singing voice. Now, I know that's kind ofa broad topic. So I just want to narrow it down for this particular tutorial to eliminatingnasality, that really kind of annoying sound that is often in the voice and just talk aboutkind of how to get rid of that and a little bit about that process and even give you anexercise at the end as well. So let's get right to it. That nasal kindof ahh, that tone, what it does is it squashes the resonance, that kind of full, big, resonanttone that you want. It kind of squashes that
down. It has an annoying quality that youdon't really like in the first place and don't really want but it also kills the resonanceso you don't have that full kind of powerful sound as well. So how do we get rid of ité Where does itcome from, all thaté The nasal tone primarily comes from the soft palate. Now the soft palate,if you take your tongue and you're feeling the roof of your mouth, that's the hard paletteright there. If you follow it back, back to there where it gets kind of like softer there,that's your soft palate. So the soft palate is the ngaaa the nasal tone. What happensis that that soft palate is lowering. It's
lowering excessively and so actually try thiswith me. See if you can find it first of all and I want you to find it. Give it like alittle yell, like a haww. Notice what the soft palette does when you do a yawn. It raisesway up and actually your throat kind of opens up too and your larynx lowers. The yawn is a great way to kind of see whereyou need to be and what it needs to feel like kind of when you're singing. Now, it's anexaggerated form. You don't want to sing like vocalizes. I mean some opera singers dobut you don't want to necessarily sing like that but you want that kind of motion withthe soft palate that's up a little. You want
your throat nice and wide and then your larynxshould be pretty steady. Your larynx tends to raise up for the higher notes but you wantto keep that relatively steady. So during that motion, you kind of feel the soft palateand what it does, how it raises up. So let me talk a little more about now whenit's down, what it does is like the NG sound, that consonant when you do a song if you'resinging the word song or any NG sound. What it does is it cuts off go ahead and do anNG and then try to blow it out of your mouth. You can't because it blocks the air from comingout your mouth. So all the air comes out of your nose and so you're getting this kindof nasal tone.
So when you're doing NG or even like a Tsound, that's different than the soft palate but anytime your tongue, the back of yourtongue or the front of your tongue raises up to do a consonant sound, you want to getright back down where it's supposed to be behind the teeth right there. That's whereyou're seeing that. So anyway, I'm kind of going all over theplace but this is mainly talking about the nasality. So the NG consonant is somethingthat you need to do and the nose has that nasal sound. It has a function. I mean youdo want air coming out of your nose when you're singing but primarily you want it coming outof your mouth.
Your sinus cavity, your nasal cavity, it isa resonator but it's more of a kind of a secondary resonator and it's a resonator when you'rein your head voice. I won't get into head voice and chest voice but primarily you wantthe air coming out of your mouth and so when it's mostly coming out of your nose, that'swhen the nasal sound comes. Try this with me. This is an exercise to kindof get you to feel what it feels like to raise and lower your soft palate. Plug your noseand you're going to get that kind of a nasal sound, righté Now see what you have to do.Just say like an E or something. So you're going, Eeehhh. Try to get the nasal out ofyour voice. Watch what you have to do, Eeehhh.