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!.
Vocal Tips on How To Sing With Power
Hi. Aaron here from Superior Singing Methodand this is Vocal Tips: How to Sing with Power. All right, Vocal Tips: How to Sing with Power.Now, what I want to talk about here is the airy voice versus a more powerful voice. Sowhen airy â€“ back in the 80s and even some of the 90s, it was like â€“ it was talkingairy, singing airy. It was kind of a style and it's fine if you want to throw thatstyle into some of your songs as a stylistic thing but singing that way is pretty taxingon the voice and stylistically not really popular these days anyway. But some people sing airy because they don'treally know how to get that full cord closure,
that sings. You know, get that kind of closure,that sound, to where you can get, â€œAhhh!â€� Hit high notes with power to make it soundgood, righté It's more like, â€œAhhh! Ahhh!â€� You know, that kind of sound where it'slike blowing the cords apart. Your vocal cord is like, â€œAhhhh!â€� That's what happens. Then some people think, â€œOh, well, I'mnot getting enough power. I need to just push or force harder.â€� But that actually doesn'tmake sense and it worsens it because when you force harder, it really blows your cordsapart because your cords can only stand so much pressure being held together. When youlike push a bunch of air, it's like poof!
It blows out. Like, â€œAhhh!â€� and you getthat sound. So that's not what you want. The more cord closure, the better sound, thebetter tone you have. The less cord closure, the more airy it's going to sound. OK. So let's talk about an exercise that'sgoing to help you get more cord closure and get rid of that kind of airy thing and geta more connected sound. This is something you can do with scales or without sales. Youcan just kind of do it on your own. It's buh, buh, buh. So you go, â€œBuh, buh, buh,buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh. Buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh.â€�
Go as high as you want because â€“ what we'redoing here is the buhbuh, it creates like a little compression in the vocal cords thathelps them grip together and get that cord closure that you need. If you can get â€“ thisis like called an onset exercise. If you can get it right at the onset, usually your entirephrase that you sing is going to keep within that range that you want or keep that cordclosure that you want. So that's why that onset is so important.Now what you can do with this, the buhs or whatever, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh,buh, you know and scales, but you can actually do your song melody with the buh, buh, buh.So instead of buh â€“ or you can do the buh,
buh, buh, whatever your song melody is. It'slike buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, whatever, righté I'm just making up a melody. Butdo your song melody with the buhs and fill that cord closure and that cord connectionand that good strong onset. That will help you sing less airy and with more power. So that's all I've got for you now. the link below for my favorite vocal exercise and some other fun free stuff there and alsoyou could find my course Superior Singing Method there which is an online systematicstep by step. I teach you exactly what to do and when to do it to create and build thevoice that you want. So you can click that
on the link below and also leave me a commentif you want â€“ if there's some content that you would like for me to do and put online.A lot of the content I do comes from there. So I hope you're well and have a great day.