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
Ep 101 What is a vocal nodule How can singing cause them What if you have one
What is a vocal noduleé How can singing cause themé What if you have oneé Nodules can be prevented. Inside this tutorial I'll explain what theyare, how you get them, how to avoid them and what to do if you think you have one. Hi, I'm Chuck Gilmore with Power to Sing. What is a noduleé
How did it get thereé and what should I doabout ité How can I prevent ité The American SpeechLanguageHearing Associationdefines nodules. â€œVocal cord nodules are noncancerous growthson both vocal cords that are caused by vocal abuse. Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cordsresults in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. These spots develop into harder, callouslikegrowths called nodules.
The nodules will become larger and stifferthe longer the vocal abuse continues.â€� Nodules are most frequently caused by vocalabuse or misuse. allergiessmoking tense musclesSinging and I would add quot; Incorrectly coachingcheerleading talking loudlydrinking caffeine and alcohol which dries out the throat and vocal cords. Nodules on your vocal cords interrupts thefree vibration of the vocal cords.
Imagine doing bubble lips with two bumps onyour lips, one exactly opposite each other. It's very hard to get your lips to continuebubbling. Let me show you. DemoWith the vocal cords, if you can keep them vibrating, you can hear the sound of air escapingbecause the nodules cause an air leak as they bump together. It's like a callus on each cord bumpinginto each other. You feel hoarse, scratchy, breathy.
Here's a clip of LouceyHere's another clip of a young female singing with nodules. Here's the Scope of a 15 year old female. You can see the nodules on the edges. If the nodule is soft, vocal rest and rehabwill usually heal the cords and eliminate the nodules. If the nodule is hard, surgery is often required.
How can singing give you nodulesé Generally it has to do with singing incorrectly. Well, what other example can I give you ofproper singingé Abuse is so easy to demonstrate. Any song that you are singing if you are goingthrough the middle of your voice up into the higher notes and you feel that tension, youcan get into real trouble. So if I'm a singing a song, let's justsay Les Miz, and I'm singing Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, and I sing, Demo, wellthat's pulling my chest voice.