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UNLOCK YOUR VOICE - THE SECRETS TO SINGING (LEVEL 1)

DURATION: 90 Mins, 6 Lectures

Course Summary

Our Level 1 online vocal lesson (part of our vocal course) focuses on the Vocal Fundamentals needed to build a strong foundation for the voice to work at its best when speaking and singing, and also in applying effective vocal techniques healthily. Students are first taken through a study of the Vocal Anatomy to understand how the voice works and then how to make full use of their voices through mastery of what we term the Vocal Trinity. Thereafter, you will be walked-through the three important pillars for preparing the body for optimum singing performance – posture (and physical warm-ups), breath control exercises and vocal warm-ups.

This vocal course is recommended starting point for singers who are new to the Unlock Your Voice vocal technique; a prerequisite to building a strong voice.

Course Goals

  • Your instant guide to a better voice in singing and speaking!
  • An introduction and prerequisite to a stronger, healthier and longer-lasting voice.
  • Build a strong foundation for your voice to work at its best and gain better vocal stamina to last long hours of singing and speaking.

Suitable for

  • Absolute beginners to advanced singers who are not familiar with the vocal fundamentals needed for the voice to perform at its optimum level.
  • Singers who’ve always had trouble sustaining notes (run out of breath), sing with a shaky voice and/or have trouble singing high and low notes without feeling strain.
  • Singers whose vocal performances are normally affected by tremendous stage fright.
  • People who also want to improve their voices for speaking.

What you'll learn

  • Vocal Anatomy & the Vocal Trinity: How your voice works and how to get the best out of it!
  • Physical Warm-ups: How to handle stage fright & disengage muscles that restrict you from singing and speaking freely
  • Ideal posture for singing and speaking
  • Breath Control: How to practice good breath control which is necessary in helping a singer/speaker sustain notes, learn vocal techniques easily and have better endurance in singing and speaking
  • Vocal Warm-ups: Establishing your own vocal regime to a longer-lasting healthy voice.

What you'll need

  • A mirror, at some point. You’ll understand why when that moment comes.
  • You should be committed to spend 15 – 20 mins everyday rehearsing the exercises in this course to see significant results in just a week!

Description

The first step in unlocking your voice is to understand what the voice is. This will affect how we treat, regard, train and use our voices. This course helps maximise your vocal capacity through your understanding of the vocal system – your Vocal Anatomy.

Familiarise yourself with the Vocal Trinity that makes up your voice:

  1. The Power Source
  2. The Vibrator
  3. The Resonator

Build a strong foundation for your voice to perform at its best by understanding and practising the Vocal Fundamentals. Learn how to condition the Vocal Trinity to cooperate at its best with you whenever you sing and speak.

Find out how stage fright affects your body and your vocals, and more importantly, what you can do to prevent or lessen the effects of stage fright upon your voice. Follow a routine of physical warm-ups to help relax and prepare your body for singing and speaking. Identify the most effective source you have to test if you are using your voice unhealthily.

Understand why having good posture is important in singing and speaking; get a clear idea on what makes an ideal posture for singing/speaking and how to maintain that posture to assist you in good breath control and breath support.

Learn how to warm-up your vocal cords and vocal mask properly before you sing and speak. These exercises, when included in your regular vocal warm-up routine, encourages good phonation as you sing. They also give you better idea on how to approach higher notes in an easy & relaxed manner.

This course will address common questions singers normally have as they embark on a journey to improve their voices, such as:

  • Is there a right or wrong way to sing?
  • Is there a ‘correct’ way a singer should sound like when singing?
  • How should I practice?
  • Why and what is Vocal Training all about?
  • How soon will I see the changes in my voice?
  • What is the diaphragm? Why should I care about it?
  • What are vocal cords? Vocal folds? Larynx and the voice box, are they the same thing?
  • Why do males have deeper voices than women?
  • I am not happy with the sound of my voice right now. Can it possibly change? Or is this the sound I’m stuck with?
  • What is the vocal mask?
  • How is it that some singers have that amazing amplified/projected sound?
  • Why do we all sound different?

Additional Materials

+ Study notes.

+ Audio files to practice with.

+ Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

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UNLOCK YOUR VOICE - THE SECRETS TO SINGING (LEVEL 2)

DURATION: 58mins, 5 Lectures

Course Summary

After establishing a strong foundation for your voice to work at its best in Level 1, this course will walk you through on how to amplify your voice through vocal projection and increase your vocal range so that you can reach a wider spectrum of notes without feeling any strain. The course will also introduce the fundamentals of improving your vocal connection (sing without vocal breaks/cracks) in preparation of the vocal gears that you will be learning in Level 3 to further strengthen your connection and vocal control.

A prerequisite to unlocking your vocal projection and true vocal range. Immediate results.

Course Goals

  • Sing with good vocal projection
  • Unlock your full vocal range and learn how to phonate/sing high and low notes without feeling any strain
  • Improve your vocal connection

Suitable for

  • Absolute beginners to advanced singers
  • Singers who have trouble in projecting their voices
  • Singers who want to expand their vocal range and reach higher and lower notes without any strain
  • Singers who want to learn the fundamentals in building a good vocal connection (developing their vocal mix)

What you'll learn

  • Vocal Projection 1:
    • Overcoming mental blocks.
    • Getting rid of excessive breathiness (sing for longer hours with less strain and dryness in mouth and throat)
    • Vocal cord closure & vowel emphasis
  • Vocal Projection 2: Engaging & strengthening your Breath Support
  • Vocal Range: Unlock your full vocal range by learning how to use all your vocal registers
  • Vocal Registers: Chest Voice, Mix/Middle Voice, Head Voice & the Whistle  – sing a wider spectrum of notes without any strain.
  • Vocal Connection: Using the edge/vocal fry as a foundation to building better vocal connection.

What You'll Need

  • Get ready to have fun as you discover your full vocal potential and range.
  • Commitment to practice the vocal and breath support exercises to see significant changes in your voice.
  • For best results, Level 1 is recommended before this course.

Description

Vocal Projection is the key to a stronger vocal presence. Good vocal projection can save you from any strain and discomfort that comes with shouting to get yourself heard. Learn how to project your voice effectively, maximise the timbre of your sound and give your voice that extra ‘oomph’. Discover easy methods to produce a better vocal tone and projection.

Understand how to feel and access all of your vocal registers to unlock your full vocal range. Learn what vocal resonance is and what exercises you can do to place your resonance in your different vocal registers to help you sing across a much wider vocal range, reaching low and high notes with ease. You’ll also get a clearer idea on how it is possible to speak in your different vocal registers – giving you the ability to speak in a lower or higher pitch/voice as you deem fit for the occasion.

This lesson will address common questions that singers have such as:

  1. Why is having a wider vocal range important?
  2. Why do I have two different voices?
  3. What is a ‘full’ voice and a ‘fake’ voice? Which voice is really me?
  4. What is chest voice?
  5. What is head voice?
  6. What is the mix?
  7. What is the whistle register?
  8. How do you sing in the whistle register?
  9. What is the ‘siren’?
  10. What is an octave?

Vocal Connection is the key to smoothening the transitions between your vocals and getting that smooth blend across your vocal range. Learn how to strengthen your Vocal Connection and make your transitions between your Vocal Registers across your vocal range seamless – one of the ways is to simply use only muscles that need to be used while singing. Find out how to get that going with Vocal Fry and perform vocal exercises that can help you cultivate that habit.

This course is important in preparing you to pump up the volume of your Vocal Connection with your Vocal Gears in level 3.

Additional Materials

+ Study notes.

+ Audio notes to practice with.

+ Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

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UNLOCK YOUR VOICE - THE SECRETS TO SINGING (LEVEL 3)

DURATION: 111 mins, 6 Lectures

Course Summary

Picking up from Level 2, this course is designed to take singers from intermediate to advanced vocal techniques. Equipping you with the Vocal Gears, you’ll be able to drive your voice to achieve the 4 stunning sounds that professional singers use and mix all the time, to achieve great vocal control, power, flexibility and your own signature sound. The Vocal Gears are essential to allowing a singer to fully express himself/herself without any vocal limitations.

Course Goals

  • Master the Vocal Gears as commonly used by music artistes in the industry for better vocal control, flexibility, power.
  • Develop an amazingly flexible and strong vocal mix.
  • Increase the diversity of your sound (switch from chesty to smooth & ethereal, to metallic/edgy and/or belting sounds easily)
  • Develop your own distinct sound and style of singing.

Suitable for

  • Intermediate to advanced singers.
  • Singers who are facing problems ironing out the transitions between their vocal registers (voice sounds disconnected, or vocal connection is weak).
  • Singers who want to sing with more vocal control in volume through out their vocal range, and with more flexibility in modifying their tone quality.
  • Singers who want to develop a more unique voice.
  • Singers who want to learn how to belt.

What you'll learn

  • The 4 Vocal Gears:
    • Sing extraordinarily as professional singers do with Anchor, Frost, Cry & Belt.
    • Use them to iron out the transitions between your vocal registers and  eliminate and/or emphasise vocal breaks.
  • Mixing Vocal Gears: Learn how to switch gears to sing with flexibility in various tone qualities (shouty, light & smooth, edgy or belt-sounding) and different power levels (loud, soft, medium loud & piercingly loud) all across your vocal range, to deliver a song more dynamically.
  • Applying the Vocal Gears: Understand how the gears work individually and together in a song, so you can develop your own unique sound and style of singing using the specific gears that will help you achieve the sound or vocal results that you want.

What you'll need

  • A room or space to practise in. We’ll be making some crazy sounds!
  • Commitment to practice all of the vocal exercises as often as you can.
  • For maximum results, completion of Level 1 & 2 is recommended.

Description

Get acquainted with all your Vocal Gears!

By engaging different gears, you can improve your vocal connection, strengthen the power of your full vocal range, increase your vocal options and also achieve better vocal control and flexibility.

Obtain insight on how professional singers are able to generate different sounds by using different vocal gears and get a glimpse of how you can further develop and distinguish your own sound by using the various vocal gears: Anchor, Frost, Cry & Belt.

Learn how to use Anchor:

  • Understand how to deliver a strong, deeper sound to your voice
  • Develop that strong ‘shouty’ sound in your voice when you sing in both your chest and middle vocal registers
  • Sustain notes more powerfully in your chest and middle vocal registers

There is no other vocal gear more delicate, gentle and ‘heavenly’ sounding as Frost. Learn how to use Frost – the vocal gear behind all the ethereal voices that we love:

  • Develop that smooth, light and airy sound in your voice – an important gear to help you build dynamics (variations in volume and feel) in your singing.
  • Add ‘airiness’ or smokiness to your voice without experiencing any vocal hiccups.
  • Sing in all of your vocal range with a light and “angelic” sound with ease
  • Unlock your whistle register

Learn how to engage in Cry, a popular vocal gear used by professional singers across all music genres.

Why? Cry is the vocal gear that is best when it comes to improving your overall vocal connection; your key to more vocal flexibility. It can also help you deliver notes with amazing power.

  • Sing in a connected voice throughout your vocal registers
  • Sing from soft to very loud volume in your mix and head voice.
  • Develop an edgier or more metallic sound to your voice.

Learn how to belt out notes with power and ease! Belting is not reserved only for those with great pipes – you can now learn how to engage this vocal gear to deliver the ‘full voice’ effect in your higher vocal register, which includes both your high mix and your head voice.

  • Understand how to sing loud/powerfully from your chest voice to your head voice without your voice breaking/cracking
  • Discover how to make your voice pierce and penetrate other sounds as you perform
  • Find out what the ‘secret’ element is when engaging the Belt vocal gear
  • Get that slightly ‘nasty’ sound in your voice when you want it

Clear examples are provided so you can understand and compare the sound quality of every vocal gear.

After you’ve acquainted yourself with the Vocal Gears, you’ll learn how to mix them up to do more wonders with your voice!

Additional Materials

+ Study notes.

+ Audio files to practice with.

+ Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

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UNLOCK YOUR VOICE - THE SECRETS TO SINGING (LEVEL 4)

DURATION: 52 mins, 3 Lectures

Course Summary

After learning the Vocal Gears in Level 3, this course will take your vocal gear skills up a notch – helping you to tighten up your control of the specific vocal gears that can help you sing strongly in your head voice and chest voice. This course will also help you establish the link between your vocal registers and vocal gears, so that you’ll not only be able to reach your higher and lower notes very comfortably, but with great power and versatility. Thereafter, the course will address some of the most common problems that singers face when singing – so that you can constantly troubleshoot the vocal challenges that you may face from time to time as you continue to improve your voice even after this programme.

Course Goals

  • Sing high and low notes with good vocal control and power.
  • Strengthen your head voice – belt out high notes or sing with an edgier voice with your head voice
  • Strengthen your chest voice – sing low notes more accurately with a more solid-sounding voice, or a chestier sound.
  • Understand some of the causes for some of the most common vocal problems and challenges that singers face and how to overcome them.

Suitable for:

  • Intermediate & advanced singers
  • Singers who have difficulty singing or sustaining notes powerfully in their head and/or chest voice
  • Singers who would like to troubleshoot and fix their on-going vocal problems, refine their vocal technique quickly and modify their current vocal quality

What you'll learn

  • The 3 most important criteria that must be met to sing high and low notes with power
  • How to use Cry, Belt & Anchor to sing more powerfully in your head and chest voice.
  • Changing vocal gears on a single note: Make your control of vocal gears and your ability to pitch notes more precise.
  • Quick ways to overcome the most common vocal problems that singers face.

What you'll need

  • A room or space to practise in. We’ll be making some crazy sounds, yet again!
  • Commitment to practice all of the vocal exercises as often as you can.
  • Students should first complete level 2 & 3 before learning this course. Level 1 is also recommended, for optimum results.

Description

A vocal course that is perfect for those who are trying to achieve more power in their higher and lower vocal range. This course also helps you fine-tune your vocal control, singing techniques, tone quality, vocal range & more by troubleshooting the most common vocal challenges and problems that singers face.

Learn how to strengthen your head voice – the voice that can help you to hit high notes easily! Get a better idea of how your use of vocal registers can affect your vocal gears.

  • Understand the vocal fundamentals you need to support your ability to sing high notes.
  • Refrain from pulling up your chest voice to sing high notes (avoid strain and shouting)
  • Improve your ability to access your head voice, the higher part of your vocal range.
  • Learn how to add the vocal gear, Cry, to your voice to sing high notes with more power.
  • Learn how to further amplify/project your high notes, with the vocal gear Belt.
  • Learn how to control the dynamics of your head voice – have better control of your high voice in terms of volume and sustaining notes.
  • Learn how to change vocal gears even on just a single note – increase your flexibility in mixing the vocal gears in your head voice.

Learn how to strengthen your chest voice; develop and strengthen your deeper-sounding voice to sing low notes easily!

  • Understand what vocal fundamentals you need to have checked to support your ability to sing low notes.
  • Refrain from pulling down your head voice to sing low notes (be able to phonate at lower notes instead of having your voice disappear when you try to go any lower)
  • Improve your ability to access your chest voice, the lower part of your vocal range.
  • Learn how to add the vocal gear, Cry, to your voice to sing your low notes with more power.
  • Learn how to further amplify/project your high notes, with the vocal gear, Anchor and Belt.
  • Learn how to control the dynamics of your chest voice – have better control of your high voice in terms of volume and sustaining notes.
  • Learn how to change vocal gears even on just a single note – increase your flexibility in mixing the vocal gears in your chest voice.

Troubleshoot some common problems that singers face and learn how to overcome them. This segment will address the following:

  • How to sustain notes in singing
  • Understand the difference between breath control and breath support and how to engage in better breath support
  • How to make your notes ‘sit’ more comfortably in your vocal range
  • Help! My head voice is missing! (Finding your head voice)
  • How to get better at using your chest voice, mix and your head voice.
  • How to sound less nasally when singing
  • Am I singing through my nose?
  • Does the tongue position affect our voices? How so?
  • I sound artificial when I sing! How can I sound more natural or more like me?
  • What is vocal placement?
  • How to colour your voice in a warmer or brighter tone.
  • How should my larynx position be like when singing?
  • My voice is shaky & inflexible! Help! (How to make your voice more steady and connected).
  • How to further improve your vocal connection
  • How to approach high and low notes better with visualisation
  • How to sound less childlike

Additional Materials

+ Study notes.

+ Audio files to practice with.

+ Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

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UNLOCK YOUR VOICE - THE SECRETS TO SINGING (LEVEL 1 - 4 / COMPLETE)

DURATION: 5 Hours 13 Mins, 19 Lectures

Course Summary

A complete syllabus that will help you unlock your voice and allow you to sing freely and healthily with great vocal power, range, control, connection & flexibility. This course is an essential tool for any singer who wants to draw out their true and best singing skills. Unlock Your Voice reveals the vocal techniques professional singers have been using all along, and is designed to equip you with the knowledge needed to continuously improve your voice on your own, even after completing this course.

Course Goals

  • Sing like the greatest singers do, but in your own voice!
  • Unlock your natural ability to sing; belt out high notes easily, sing freely without any strain or vocal cracks across a wide vocal range, sing with great vocal projection and breath control, and develop your own unique sound.
  • Get behind the vocal techniques your favourite singers have been using to get that sound that you like – learn and apply it to your own voice!
  • Get into the habit of singing healthily, eventually making singing as easy as speaking.

Suitable for:

  • Absolute new to advanced singers.
  • Singers who want a complete vocal training programme that can help them sing with great vocal range, connection, power, endurance, flexibility and ease.
  • Singers who want to dramatically improve their singing ability while developing a unique voice and vocal style.

What you'll learn

  • Vocal Fundamentals
  • Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Vocal Anatomy
  • Posture & Physical Warmups
  • Breath Control & Breath Support
  • Vocal Warm-ups
  • Vocal Projection (Maximising Vocal Resonance)
  • Vocal Cord Closure
  • Vocal Range (How to access your full vocal range and/or expand it)
  • Vocal Connection (Getting a good mix, a nice seamless connected voice throughout your vocal range)
  • Vocal Gears (Anchor, Frost, Cry & Belt) that can help you achieve great vocal control and develop a unique voice and singing style
  • Shaping vowels to sing better
  • How to sing breathily healthily
  • How to belt high notes
  • How to sing high and low notes with power
  • How to sustain and sing notes more comfortably
  • How to sing more dynamically (not sound boring or monotonous when delivering a song)
  • Larynx positions and it’s affects on the voice
  • How to modify you sound with vocal placements – front and back
  • How to improve vocal connection
  • How to troubleshoot and overcome some of the most common vocal problems that singers face

What you'll need

  • A room or space to practise in. We’ll be making some crazy sounds!
  • A mirror, at some point. You’ll understand why when that moment comes.
  • Commitment to practice all of the exercises as often as you can.

Description

The complete Unlock Your Voice programme, perfect for students who want to increase the capacity, flexibility and diversity of their voices – students who want to unlock the full spectrum of their vocal potential and develop their own unique sound and style of singing.

This programme combines the syllabus of Level 1 – 4, all into one, to be learnt at your own pace.

It begins by first helping you to build a strong foundation for your voice to work at it’s best and gain better vocal stamina to last long hours of singing and speaking. While building this foundation, you will learn how stage fright affects the voice, and what can be done to lessen or dampen its effects on your voice.

Thereafter you will be walked through the mechanics of the voice, equipping yourself with what all singers need to know about their Vocal Anatomy. From there you will learn how to create more awareness and engage in all of the Vocal Trinity (The Power Source, The Vibrator and the Resonator), which is necessary for any singer who wants to sing in their best-sounding voice. You will learn how to practice good posture, breath control, and vocal-warmups to condition the Vocal Trinity to cooperate well with you when it comes to singing.

Once you’ve got that going, you can then move on to maximising your vocal projection. Learn the easiest and quickest ways to get a projected voice, and condition your body to provide stronger breath support as needed in vocal projection and for you to learn advanced vocal techniques.

As your vocal projection improves, the programme will stir you into expanding your vocal range, by strengthening all of your Vocal Registers (chest voice, mix/middle voice, head voice & whistle register). You will learn how to be sing any notes, whether high or low, in the most comfortable way, by using all of your vocal registers. But that’s not all, you will also learn how to connect all these registers well, so you can have a good vocal mix; use ‘one voice’ that can sing across all of your vocal range.

From there, you’ll move on to increasing your vocal connection, by learning how to engage in the 4 Vocal Gears. The 4 vocal gears help you tap into your natural ability to sing, making it possible for you to sing in all sorts of styles (ethereal and smooth, chesty/shouty, metallic/edgy & belt) almost effortlessly. These vocal gears are commonly used by professional singers in Contemporary Music, and are absolutely necessary for any singer who wishes to be able to take on any song with confidence, great vocal control and style. You will also learn how to mix and switch these vocal gears effectively to help you accomplish better vocal dynamics and enhance your overall vocal performance.

The last part of the programme is designed to help you get that ‘x-factor’ sound in the higher and lower part of your vocal range – to help you sing powerfully in your chest and head voice. The same segment is dedicated to ensure that you’ll be always be able to approach those ‘difficult’ high and low notes with no strain or discomfort.

The programme will then conclude with a troubleshooting segment to address all of the common vocal problems that singers face – from sounding too nasally, child-like and/or artificial, to trouble sustaining notes, vocal connection, hitting high notes, to breath support & etc.

Additional Materials

+ Study notes.

+ Audio files to practice with.

+ Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

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