Donna McElroy – The Ultimate Practice Guide for Vocalists

May 21 2017

Donna McElroy – The Ultimate Practice Guide for Vocalists

Sing with more power and passion under the guidance of Donna McElroy, Berklee Professor, Grammy nominee, Dove Award winner, and vocalist on multiple gold and platinum records. In this Berklee Workshop, McElroy shows you how to use the whole body to become the best singer you can be. See her work with a vocal student one on one, demonstrating how to use different muscle groups to increase vocal strength and endurance. faststrings.com. She also provides lifestyle tips and simple everyday exercises to help you cultivate and protect the source of your vocal power – and sing with more freedom,...

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Susan M. Carr – The Art of Screaming

May 05 2017

Susan M. Carr – The Art of Screaming

The key to being ready for the rigors of performing and touring is learning both where the “scream/growl” is actually made and the specific exercises that craft the technique of “The Art of Screaming!” These exercises that renowned singing teacher, Susan M. Carr, developed in 1978 and refined during the Grunge Music scene have produced outstanding singers in the rock music industry then and today. Susan’s clients have included: Minus The Bear; Mastodon; Alien Ant Farm; Drowning Pool (The late Dave Williams); Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter; Truly; Droid; Vendetta Red; All; Skin Yard; Gosling; Boy Hits Car;...

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Roberta Radley – Harmonic Ear Training

Mar 31 2017

Roberta Radley – Harmonic Ear Training

Roberta Radley is the assistant chair of the Ear Training Department at Berklee College of Music. She has been using innovative methods to help her students her music more analytically for almost thirty years. SHe also performs regularly as a pianist and vocalist. A vital introduction to ear training for songwriters and performers looking to improve their listening skills and become better musicians. Starting with the bass line, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to help you break down the hearing process, internalize the music, and then identify the elements of the progression. Harmonic Ear Training will help you to:...

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Bob Stoloff – Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques

Feb 27 2017

Bob Stoloff – Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques

A comprehensive approach to vocal improvisation with rhythmic and melodic exercises, transcribed solos, vocal bass lines and drum grooves, syllable articulation etudes, and more. The CD includes call response exercises, demonstration solos by the author and sing-along chord pattern in Latin, jazz and hip-hop styles with rhythm section accompaniment. The lessons are clear and sequential. Many are modeled on the included CD. Students find the exercises fun and challenging and learn to overcome the inhibitions involved with vocal improvisation. Contents: A History of Scat Rhythmic Considerations Melodic Considerations Melodic Solos Vocal Bass Lines Vocal Drum Articulation Solo A Cappella...

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Chris Keller – Vocal Lessons

Jan 06 2017

Chris Keller – Vocal Lessons

Rock your high mix with a simple phone call. Chris has the rare ability to have complete control over his high mix enabling him to sing any genre in just about any key. He specializes in pop, rock, and Broadway. He is currently the lead singer in the New Jersey based band, JennyJump! and works with many singers performing in Broadway shows and touring bands. He has a B.M. from Middle Tennessee State University and currently resides in New York City where he coaches and produces vocals. As a vocal coach, Chris re-constructs your voice from the ground up...

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Hard Rock Academy: Performance Vocals

Dec 10 2016

Hard Rock Academy: Performance Vocals

Take your performance to the next level with this Hard Rock Academy Performance Series DVD. This entertaining instructional DVD shows you how to enhance your vocal performance by introducing you to many of the techniques used by some of music’s biggest stars. The DVD shows you how to “find your flava”, teaches you how to control your breathing, gives you a valuable way to warm up properly, explains how to make your song yours and shares with you professional tips on performing on stage. Author Kenn Hicks, as seen on VH1’s Divas, has coached stars such as Jennifer Lopez,...

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Brett Manning – Mastering Harmony Volume 1

Nov 25 2016

Brett Manning – Mastering Harmony Volume 1

Mastering Harmony Volume 1 by Brett Manning. In this voice training course, Voice Coach Brett Manning, along with Claude McKnight of the 10-Time GRAMMY winning a cappella group Take 6, will teach you the fundamentals of finding and singing harmony. “Find it. Hear it. Sing it.” Have you ever noticed how some singers can instantly sing a harmony to a song that they are not familiar with? For some, singing harmony seems to come naturally, but for those who struggle to sing harmony it can seem difficult and mysterious. The voice lessons contained in the Mastering Harmony program make...

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James Wigginton – Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Greatness

Oct 22 2016

James Wigginton – Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Greatness

James R. Wigginton’s The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Greatness effectively departs from all other “do-it-yourself” vocal programs by combining stage performance and vocal technique in one package. While the information that it contains is powerful, serious stuff, it is presented in Jamie’s trademark “Everyman” fashion: fun and accessible. The resulting product is a high-energy complete immersion experience that will have it’s users looking and sounding better than they ever thought possible. Why it works? Jamie had to come up with a progressive system that would work for everyone, especially for recreational and beginner singers. And so, he spent months...

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Renee Grant-Williams – Vocal Master Class

Oct 07 2016

Renee Grant-Williams – Vocal Master Class

Private lessons are expensive. Now you can get a jump on the information you need to sing your very best with this easy-to-use DVD – Vocal Master Class with Renee Grant-Williams at a fraction of the cost of private lessons! Your singing will come alive with reality-based techniques that will give you great tone and help you hit the high notes with ease. Perfect for ALL voices at ANY level. Easy-to-follow training that you can apply to your singing immediately! It is a treasure, really… Renee Grant-Williams is a Vocal Coach to some of Nashville’s biggest stars, and you...

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Bob Stoloff – Blues Scatitudes

Sep 19 2016

Bob Stoloff – Blues Scatitudes

Blues Scatitudes is an exploration of rhythmic and melodic vocal improvisation skills using the 12-bar blues form as a harmonic vehicle for pentatonic and blues scale-based patterns. All exercises and etudes are designed to improve scat syllable articulation, phraseology and solo development in the context of various contemporary musical idioms including jazz, R&B, pop, funk, Reggae and Latin. There are 51 fully orchestrated sing-along tracks that exemplify both even and swing styles. Each Scatitude has a male and female lead vocal version, two stylistic interpretations and one variation with instrumental lead to practice inventing your own syllables. The final...

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