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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!.

Singing with Allergies

hey guys I'm Katie Talbot with SingingSuccess and I want to talk to you about dreadful allergies i know we have a few tutorials and even afew blogs on this subject but it seems like this year at least in Nashville hasbeen one of the worst years for allergies and i say that because mybody has been actually holding onto allergies more than it usually does and I've had to kind of up my defensetowards it and I just wanted to give you a few pointers on what I use when itcomes to allergies and some of the

specific practices that I do likeat home and then some of the exercises that I do as well. when it comes togetting up in the morning especially as a coach I've got to get my voice warmed upquickly for six or sevenhour days of teaching background singing vocalproducing. you name it I've got to get my voice ready to go but when we wake up with allergies it'sjust that that tickle in your throat even and that's what I have even rightnow and it's so good to get that light and right connection so I'll kind ofstart with (edge exercise)

digging into that vocal fry and thensliding up to an easy clean connection just a (edge exercise) this is easy to do too when it comes to morning too because our voices are down here wedon't really want to be up we don't want to be give me mycoffee don't talk to me until I'm through my coffee so use that to your advantage. so niceeasy quot;ah edge ecersisequot; just gonna walk up a little bit (ah edge exercise) and if open mouth a little bit difficult

go to an quot;mquot; go (mm exercise) because then you're not letting any airflow out you're keeping those muscles coordinated without any air flow it's more so the compression (edge exercise) this is such a great exercise to getthose edge cords coordinated again get that light and right connection againuse those lip rolls ok we do this because it takes pressureoff the cords

it gets you through those bridges withoutthose breaks this is why we are so passionate about this exercise. so I like to do a mix octave in the morning and I'll just kinda if I don't have a piano with me i'll just (demonstrates lip roll exercise) again i'm all about dancing through my bridges (lip roll exercise)(lip roll exercise) this going back and forth really turnsyour voice into the vocal instrument that is. it doesn't give you a chance toto think of quot;okay, here comes a high notequot; in that back and forth going back and forth

that's so great to keep that mind atease and just let the freedom of your voice happened that connection come another thing is actually i'm going toshow you something I am an advocate for oils and one thing that we use here atthe studio all the time is our doTERRA oils and a huge advocate for allergiesis the peppermint oil and I always have one of these i actually just like I havea few drops left of this one I've been using it like crazy and what Ilove about this oil and you can find just a peppermint oil at whole foods.I love doTERRA just because i love what

How To Sing Harmony Vocal Tips For Singing Harmonies

Hi. Aaron here from HowtoSing and I'mhere to talk to you about how to sing harmony. Let me first just say singing harmony couldactually be a career. There are some people that just have they have a thinner, tonerquality to their voice or maybe they have not a real unique voice. It's more of a genericvoice and I don't even mean that in a negative sense. Singing harmony could actually be a great,viable career. If you want to learn how to sing and you want to be in a business butdon't necessarily have the voice for a lead singer or you're building your voice towardthat, learning to sing and sing harmony could

actually be a great stepping stone towardthat or just as a great career, so just to throw that out. So let me talk a little bit about what harmonyis. Harmony notes are the notes in a chord that is playing because there's always a chordplaying. You have a piano chord or a guitar chord or maybe it's on a synth or it couldbe any number of things but in the chord, let me just say a chord is basically it'sbased on what's called the triad and I'm not going to get in too much theory here. I justwant to give you kind of an idea. A triad is called a triad because it's three notes.Tri meaning three, three notes.

You know, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do.You've heard that, righté So a triad is a chord that's based on the do, mi and so. Sodo, re, mi, fa, so. That triad is basically what a chord is made up of. OKé So let's go back to what I said before. Harmonyis all the notes in a chord that are not in the melody. So you've got your melody linesings over the regular chord. So any note that is in that chord as well that's not themelody, it can potentially be a harmony note. OK. That might be a little bit confusing butfor you kind of people that think more like that, think more techy or systematically,anyway that could really help you if you play

an instrument. The way I kind of learn harmony wasn't reallywith all that. I think that's great if that's how you learn but the way I learned how todo harmony is more of an intuitive method. It's basically just listening to harmonies,listening to songs of people doing harmonies and first of all, just kind of singing alongwith the harmonies, listening to and kind of singing along with the harmonies. And then the more I did that, I kind of gota feel for what the harmonies were and then I would just try and on a song that didn'thave harmonies, try and throw some harmonies

in there and the more I try it, the more Ikind of figured out where to put the harmonies and how it works. So the more intuitive methodand that may be more for you. Anyway, that's it for now. I hope that's helpfulto you. Like I said, I'm Aaron from HowtoSing . I've got the link below. Come check me outthere. I've got a ton of tips and tricks and tutorials and articles and lots of informationthat would really help you along your journey as a singer. I just put up a tutorial, a free tutorial I willgive you just for stopping by; how to sing high notes but how to sing higher notes moreeasily and with less strain in your voice

without the tension. Because that really isthe trouble, righté OK. That's it. Again, I hope this is helpful. the link below or come visit me at HowtoSing and I will see you there.

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