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TAKING THE LONG ROAD FROM BAD SINGER TO GOOD SINGER

I was born with a love for singing. Unfortunately, I was not born with the gift of a "natural voice".

Or, maybe I had one, and from an early age and over time it became buried under a mountain of nasty vocal problems.

By my teens, I was forcing, pushing and squeezing songs out of a tense throat across a tense tongue both out of time and severely out of tune. I developed a shame and fear of being heard singing by others.

FIRST FAILURE TO IMPROVE

At 25, in the days before the internet, I decided to develop my singing voice.

I invested in weekly lessons, trained hard every day,  and dreamed of a time when I'd soon have a wonderful voice.

Three years later I stopped. I had hardly improved. I had worked very hard. I had spent a lot of money. I felt dejected.

Only recently did I learn why those lessons and that methodology could never have solved my problems.

Wrong coach. Wrong method. Thousands of dollars down the drain.

Happens to singers all the time.

The main shortcomings were:

  • I was told to ignore my breathing and to just "let it happen naturally".
  • I received no instruction in vocal physiology, being told that it's "too complicated and students don't need to know these things".
  • The exercises focused entirely on the superficial reshaping of vowels and consonants, what I now call a "top-down" methodology.
  • There were neither exercises nor instruction to treat the underlying bad muscle habits of breathing and phonation that were causing most of my problems.

SECOND FAILURE TO IMPROVE

I spent the next 20+ years singing at home nearly every night, enjoying myself, though still not improving.

It was easier to imagine myself a good singer.

I learned that simply singing all the time doesn't fix fundamental vocal problems. If anything, they are burned more deeply into muscle memory.

THIRD ATTEMPT: A SOLUTION IS FOUND

Nearly seven years ago I committed once again to a full immersion into vocal training.

I began with private lessons in the classical tradition. I saw improvement right away.

I then read the best books on singing and vocal training written over the past 200 years, mostly in the classical, "Bel Canto" tradition. I studied PhD dissertations and vocal research.

My rate of improvement began to accelerate, but the final few pieces weren't yet in place.

TURBO-CHARGING MY RATE OF IMPROVEMENT WITH IN-HOME TRAINING

I had been improving at a good pace. Singing gets more fun as your problems disappear and this fuels a drive for more.

I grew hungry to improve faster.

Private lessons with a great coach are wonderful. Yet, most of my improvement was coming from the work I did, at home, between private lessons.

I was training at home, but knew I could do better.

I became an obsessed, mad scientist searching for and experimenting with whatever might improve my rate of improvement.

I rebuilt my breathing technique from scratch. I made hundreds of vocal scales on mp3 spanning four octaves and of all types of melodies. I experimented with the most popular vocal exercises.

My knowledge of vocal physiology, acoustics and training improved by leaps and bounds.

Over time, my singing improved faster and faster. I feel so empowered by knowing the best way to solve my vocal problems.

What did I learn? Too much to share in full, so I'll list a few highlights:

  1. The voice is built from the bottom-up, not the top-down. For the fastest improvement, begin with your full attention on breathing. Next, connect your breath engine to your sound making system, holding your tongue and jaw steady with your mouth partially closed. Doing so amplifies your results. You are replacing bad habits of breathing and phonation with good habits. You are strengthening your voice and increasing your vocal range. You are blending your registers. You are developing the core shape of your resonation chamber. You then ease your way into opening your mouth, step by step, into vowels and consonants.
  2. All dynamic, full-spectrum, beautiful singing begins with mastery of the breath engine. Focused work on your inhale doesn't sound as sexy as training your bright Italian "AH", does it? Yet the latter can't be done correctly without mastery of the former. An excellent breathing technique takes a short while to learn and a lifetime to master. Start here.
  3. Vowels and consonants are best trained with the mouth partially closed. Blasphemous. I know. Vowels and consonants trigger our bad habits. They share a core shape, and are made with only tiny adjustments to that shape. They share 100% of breathing, phonation and actions of the lower throat. When you hold the tongue, jaw and lips steady in your training, you more effectively improve the 95% of movement they all have in common.
  4. The best exercises to increase range, strengthen the voice, blend the registers while improving pitch and sound quality are semi-occluded. I used to think that exercises like lip trill and humming were only for the "quick warmup". I never knew of straw phonation in water. These are the exercises that improve all aspects of my singing the fastest.
  5. The replacement of bad muscle habits with good muscle habits requires a dedication to regular and disciplined in-home training. Some people get lucky and have no vocal problems to fix. The rest of us have a lot of work to do. I've come to love my training. I often enjoying it more than singing songs. Deep, lasting change to the voice requires training. There are no shortcuts.

I get better at singing every day now. I still have a long way to go. Mastery is not a destination, it's a long and wonderful journey.

I'm happy to teach you what I've learned. I can save you time and money. You'll reach your singing goals faster.

Read on if you'd like to know more.

Warmest regards,

 

I NOW SHARE WHAT I'VE LEARNED IN THIS SERIES:

VOICE BUILDING FOUDATIONS

 

In my voice building academy you get more than my new series of courses.

The academy has been built with community in mind. You'll have your own profile and activity feed. You can make friends and share private messages.

There's a Voice Builders group with an activity feed and discussion area to get your questions answered. I'll be in there every day.

There will be bonus content, loads of extra demonstrations and articles, and, eventually, coaching calls.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER INSIDE THE ACADEMY

State-of-the-Art eLearning System

Easy navigation across all devices

  • Courses, handouts, exercise playlists
  • Hundreds of visual aids
  • Demonstrations and exercises
  • Bonus material
  • Weekly coaching calls (eventually)
  • Email reminders and tips

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Course Completion Coach

Feel supported and inspired at all times

If you don't finish the course it's my fault!

I'll keep an eye on your progress from behind the scenes.

If you fall behind I'll work hard to get you going again. We're in this together!

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Full-Featured Online Community

Make friends. Join Discussions.

  • Join discussion groups and forums
  • Personal and group activity feeds
  • Send and receive friend invitations
  • Feel like part of a growing family
  • Customize your personal profile page
  • Access to the student-only blog

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You Sing Better Faster than Ever Before

And your rate of improvement accelerates

As you learn each new technique and exercise your worst vocal problems begin to vanish.

Your new sound comes to life in baby steps.

Over time, improvement happens faster and faster.

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RESULTS YOU'LL SEE AS YOU PROGRESS

Your rate of improvement will accelerate as you master the exercises

Increased Vocal Range

You'll learn the best exercises to increase your vocal range quickly and permanently.

A Stronger Voice

You'll strengthen both the heavy and light modes of your voice across your growing vocal range.

A Blended Voice

Your voice will blend smoothly across your full range, eliminating breaks and rough spots.

Mastery of Breathing

You'll comfortably deliver smooth, consistent air pressure from phrase onset to offset.

Elimination of Vocal Strain

You'll eliminate pressing, pushing, forcing and squeezing allowing your true voice to soar.

Increased Vocal IQ

Your knowledge of in-home training, vocal physiology and so much more will skyrocket.

Improved Sense of Self

Better singing will increase your self-confidence, self-esteem and self-image.

Better Problem-Solving Skills

You'll become acutely aware of your vocal problems and know how to best solve them.

Improved Pitch Accuracy

As you replace bad habits with good habits your pitch improves as a natural consequence.

My Approach to Teaching and Training

Some short videos to give you a taste of my approach to help you get better at singing.
 
 
 
 

SUMMARY OF COURSE CURRICULUM

A brief outline of each of the four courses in the series

COURSE 1
Voice Building: The Big Picture

You'll Learn the 7 Core Concepts of my new
Voice Building Methodology

The Journey to Mastery begins with a good map!

The 7 Core Concepts of Voice Building Foundations:

  1. We are replacing inhibitory behavior with exhibitory behavior.
  2. Effective In-Home Training is the Great Accelerator.
  3. You'll learn a clear and well-reasoned nomenclature.
  4. You'll learn to know the voice as a musical instrument.
  5. You'll learn a phrase-crafting approach to training and singing.
  6. You'll learn and train using a bottom-up progression.
  7. You'll learn my training approach of
    trigger->action->consequence->feedback.

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COURSE 2
Build Your Breath Engine

Learn the oldest and most desirable breathing method in a new and fun way

More than 50 lessons so that:

  • You'll learn my comprehensive inhale technique which includes complete phrase-onset preparation.
  • You'll learn the support->prop->lean of true Italian appoggio, appropriate to all genres.
  • You'll learn how to slow the release of air with diaphragmatic co-contraction.
  • You'll learn using dozens of exercises taught in an excellent progression, each building upon the last.
  • You'll learn the difference between passive and active air pressure and how to master their use.
  • You'll have fun learning the physiology of breathing with excellent retention.
  • You'll learn from more than 100 custom-made visual aids.
  • You'll receive a 40-page pdf with the best quotes about breathing from the greatest teachers and singers of all time.

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COURSE 3
Build Your Sound Maker

Increase your range, strengthen your voice and develop important sound qualities

In this course you'll connect your new breath engine with your sound making system. It's here where you begin to:

  • Increase your vocal range.
  • Strengthen your voice.
  • Develop each of the heavy and light vibrational modes.
  • Blend your vibrational modes and registers into one smooth, connected voice.
  • Develop your mastery of a perfect onset.
  • Learn of and begin to develop the 12 Sound Qualities of my methodology.
  • Manage vocal fold compression and air pressure to optimize airflow.
  • Learn what's happening on the inside with nearly 100 custom-made visual aids.
  • Learn how to train with a series of semi-occluded vocal exercises.
  • Accelerate your rate of improvement with straw phonation in water training.

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COURSE 4
Build Your Sound Shaper

Develop clear and bright articulation with beautiful and varied tonal qualities

In this course you begin to add your vowels and consonants to the core shape and sound you're building.

Course highlights:

  • You'll learn how singing vowels are created by using a "reduced vowel triangle".
  • You'll learn open-mouth exercises starting with the "NG", "NY" and "Y" prefixes.
  • You'll learn transition exercises that take you from the semi-occluded to open-mouth form.
  • You'll learn new ways to sing your songs in "training mode", incorporating elements from each course as you sing.
  • You'll learn more about harmonics, formants and the harmonic-formant transfer process.
  • You'll learning will be enhanced with the use of over 100 custom-made visual aids.
  • You'll learn useful mental images, cues and triggers to use in your training and singing.

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AN AMAZING GUARANTEE:
TRY VOICE BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR A FULL 30 DAYS, 100% RISK-FREE

I've packed loads of great content into this course,— theory, technique, exercises, demonstrations, workout templates and more.

If for any reason you aren't satisfied with the course, I will refund 100% of your payment.

 
 

VOICE BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

Lifetime Access to Voice Building Courses

2 Ways to Pay

1 Payment of $395, or 6 Monthly Payments of $75

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER - 50% OFF!

Limited to 15 students. Offer ends February 29, 2020.
1 Payment of $195, or
3 Monthly Payments of $75
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VOICE BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

Lifetime Access to Voice Building Courses

2 Ways to Pay

1 Payment of $395, or 6 Monthly Payments of $75

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER - 50% OFF!

Limited to 15 students. Offer ends February 29, 2020.
1 Payment of $195, or
3 Monthly Payments of $75
Yes, Notify me of the next Enrollment!