SINGING SIMPLIFIED #2: Greater Range, Power and Control
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SINGING SIMPLIFIED #2: Greater Range, Power and Control

Singing lessons for YOUR unique voice. A FUN and modern approach to singing lessons & vocal training!
4.8 (249 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,719 students enrolled
Created by Steve Glazer
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 84 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll be able to sing even higher than you did before this course - with less strain and more power.
  • You'll learn to sing more dynamically, and how to manipulate your voice to sing in different styles of music.
  • You'll sing more comfortably with even better technique - saving your voice from future damage.
  • You'll be able to sing ALL of the vowel sounds with much more control, consistency, and better overall tone.
  • You'll be able to sing with MORE EMOTION and confidence when singing songs.
  • You'll have an excellent understanding of how to use your voice, so you can continue to improve after you've completed the course.
Requirements
  • It's recommended that you take Singing Simplified #1 first, OR at least have a little singing experience.
  • You do NOT need to know how to read music or play an instrument.
  • All you need is a normal, healthy speaking voice. If you can speak, you can sing!
Description

SINGING SIMPLIFIED #2 is the perfect next step for those of you looking to improve every aspect of your singing voice.  

We'll work on:  Advanced Breathing techniques (Breath Control), Diaphragm Strengthening, Tongue Position for ALL of the vowel sounds, how to sing in different Vocal Styles, Vocal Runs, how to tackle difficult consonants and vowels in the lyrics when Singing Songs, more on Mix Voice, more on Falsetto Voice, how to blend your Registers... and much more!   And of course, we'll continue to have FUN with all of it!

The course includes: 

  • 1 video lesson per day, 6 days a week, for 8 weeks. Over 3.5 HOURS of high resolution singing lessons! 
  • FREE PERSONALIZED VOCAL ASSESSMENT FROM ME  
  • 75 Vocal Exercises (Mp3's) you can download to practice your lessons anywhere!
  • Downloadable PDF: A 34-page Workbook that reviews each video lesson and the exercises from each lesson.  An extremely helpful companion throughout the course.
  • Downloadable PDF"Helpful Practicing Tips" that'll help you immensely with your practice!


Also, we're going to continue to train your brain as well.  Your mindset and your emotions are so very important when it comes to singing.  You'll learn even more about how to let stress and fear fall to the wayside, and focus on the emotion of the song.

This is the perfect course for SEMI-BEGINNERS, to MORE ADVANCED singers who feel they still have room to grow and improve their voices.  If your goal is to sing Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Indie, Alternative... any popular style of music, this course is a great match for you!  (FYI:  The Singing Simplified method is NOT for Classical or Operatic singing. Those styles are quite different in their technique.)


Who this course is for:
  • Semi-beginners to Advanced singers who want to improve their technique singing Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, etc...
  • Anyone who wants to increase their range, and gain more strength, control, and confidence in their voice.
  • Anyone who is still intimidated by the idea of singing and wants to take the fear out it for good.
  • Anyone who feels they are "caged-in" by their current technique and have trouble singing emotionally.
  • Anyone who wants to find more joy in their singing.
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 03:32:39
+ A Stronger Foundation
9 lectures 25:22

Welcome to Singing Simplified Level 2!

Preview 01:18

How to easily get your FREE and PERSONALIZED vocal assessment from me!

FREE Vocal Assessment!
00:44

In this lesson we’re going to do some specific body movements and stretching to loosen your body up for singing.

Lesson 1.1: Full Body Warm-ups
02:57

Please download these free PDF's.  They will help you so much with the course!  All of the exercises in the course are reviewed in detail, and there are tons of great practicing tips as well!

Download These PDF's!
00:18

In this lesson we’re going to work on a new concept called “Down and Out Breathing.”  It will be a big part of taking your singing voice to the next level!

Lesson 1.2: Advanced Breathing
03:37

In this lesson we’ll continue to work on the "down and out" concept and the power that comes from your diaphragm. Down and out support also keeps tension out of the chest, neck and throat and will help you to get more vocal range and power without strain.

Lesson 1.3: Your Power Amp
03:11

In this lesson we’ll work on another fun exercise that helps us tap into the power of the diaphragm.

Lesson 1.4: Your Power Amp (Part 2)
03:18

This lesson is about improving your breath control, so you can sing much longer on one breath!

Preview 07:01

In this lesson I'm going to introduce you to another new melodic vocal exercise to help you to hit notes more accurately and sing more complicated vocal lines!

Lesson 1.6: Hitting Notes More Accurately
02:58
+ Bigger and Fuller!
6 lectures 21:49

This lesson is about improving your ability to create space in the back of your throat and opening up more in general, to improve your voice in every way!  The most open vowel we sing is AH. 

Lesson 2.1: A Bigger and Better “Ah”:
03:35

This cool trick will help you hear yourself better when singing, so you don’t strain at all.  

Lesson 2.2: Hearing Yourself Better
03:55

Let’s strengthen your power amp with this new vocal exercise specifically designed to do so!

Lesson 2.3: Diaphragm Power!
04:17

Let’s have fun with this one!  This exercise helps you to learn to flatten that tongue out even more. 

Lesson 2.4: Stick Your Tongue Out
03:00

This trick will help you greatly improve your posture while singing!

Lesson 2.5: The Right Posture
02:51

This lesson will teach you how to allow some breathiness and/or softness in your voice while still singing correctly and keeping your voice in the right spot (head and mask).

Lesson 2.6: “Emotional” Tone Control
04:11
+ Tackling The Tougher Vowels
6 lectures 24:19

This lesson will help you to better understand the tongue’s roll in singing the vowels, and show you how to sing that difficult vowel sound, EEE (as in “Me”) much more easily.

Lesson 3.1: The Tongue & The Vowels (Pt. 1)
03:59

This lesson will help you to better understand the tongue’s roll in singing the vowels, and show you how to sing that difficult vowel sound, OOO (as in “You”) much more easily.

Lesson 3.2: The Tongue & The Vowels (Pt. 2)
02:57

In this lesson we’ll be singing through ALL of the basic vowel sounds in ONE exercise!

Lesson 3.3: A,E,I,O,U
04:34

This lesson will help even more with singing the vowel EEE (as in “me”) by connecting it to the vowel AY (as in “hey.”)  You’ll be able to sing it more open and with much less strain. 

Lesson 3.4: AY to EE
04:21

This lesson will help even more with singing the vowel OH (as in “Yo”) by connecting it to the vowel AH (as in “Haha.”)  You’ll be able to sing it more open and with much less strain. 

Lesson 3.5: AH to OH
03:57

This lesson will help even more with singing the vowel OOO (as in “You”) by connecting it to the vowel OH (as in “Yo.”)  You’ll be able to sing it more open and with much less strain. 

Lesson 3.6: OH to OOO
04:31
+ “Level Up” Vocal Control
6 lectures 22:05

This lesson will teach you the details of pitch and vibrato and how they are related.  You'll also learn an exercise to help you develop your vibrato!

Lesson 4.1: Pitch and Vibrato
05:08

In this lesson we’re going to learn a new and challenging scale called “The Long Scale,” and get more practice with the most open of all the vowel sounds, AH. (as in “Haha”)  

Lesson 4.2: Mixing it Up w/ Ah’s
03:22

This lesson will help you practice the tougher vowels EEE and OOO by singing two of the most popular words used in song lyrics: "ME" and "YOU".

Lesson 4.3: Me’s & You’s
03:53

Let’s take a break from the more difficult vowels and sing a NEW exercise (The “Minor 3rds” Exercise) with your favorite vowel sounds, using the words HEY, YEAH, LA, MA etc…

Lesson 4.4: Singing Minor 3rds
03:27

Let’s keep mixing it up!  In this lesson we’ll be singing “Me’s” and “You’s” with the Major 3rds Exercise.

Lesson 4.5: Singing Major 3rds (Me & You)
03:23

Having trouble singing a certain part of a song?  Maybe you think the note is just too high for you?  Actually, often the issue is not the note itself, but the difficulty of the lyric. i.e. the vowel or the consonant sound in that specific lyric.  Here’s a great trick to help!

Lesson 4.6: Singing Your Favorite Tunes
02:52
+ Vocal Styles
6 lectures 26:36

You will get frustrated. You will get stressed.  It’s OK!  I promise - we ALL deal with it.  Every singer living on the planet has dealt with some sort of frustration with his/her voice at one time or another.  It’s a human instrument.    ;)

Lesson 5.1: Dealing With Frustration
03:52

In this lesson you'll learn about some of the stereotypical characteristics of Pop singing and how to emulate that style!

Lesson 5.2: Pop Music
06:13

In this lesson you'll learn about some of the stereotypical characteristics of Soul/R&B singing and how to emulate that style!

Lesson 5.3: Soul/R&B
03:43

In this lesson you'll learn about some of the stereotypical characteristics of Country singing and how to emulate that style!

Lesson 5.4: Country
03:07

In this lesson you'll learn about some of the stereotypical characteristics of Rock singing and how to emulate that style!

Lesson 5.5: Rock
06:25

Let’s take a moment to do a system (full body) check!

Lesson 5.6: System Check!
03:16
+ Singing Songs!
6 lectures 37:37

In this Section we’ll be working on the Micro Songs!  Good times!  Singing isn’t just about the notes you sing, half of the story is dealing with the lyrics.  Certain vowels and consonants are much more difficult than others.

Lesson 6.1: Micro Songs
02:47

Here’s our first Micro Song!  The lyrics are: Baby if I made you mine, everything would be just fine. Try singing it in the Pop Style we learned back in Lesson 5.2

Preview 08:27

Another cool Micro Song!  This one is in the “old-school” Soul singer style.  The lyrics are:  Can you feel my heartbeat?  I’m beginning to overheat.  Try singing it in the Soul/R&B Style we learned back in Lesson 5.3. 

Lesson 6.3: Soul/R&B Micro Song
08:06

Howdy!  Here’s our Country Micro Song. The lyrics are:  You’re the river that I follow, to find my way home.  Try singing it in the Country Style we learned back in Lesson 5.4.

Lesson 6.4: Country Micro Song
08:01

Are you ready to rock!?  Here’s our Rock Micro Song. The lyrics are:  Don’t panic now, this time is here to stay.  Try singing it in the Rock Style we learned back in Lesson 5.5. 

Lesson 6.5: Rock Micro Song
07:14

It’s time for you to be creative and have even more fun with the Micro Songs!  Put in your own lyrics into all the Micro Songs we did this week. Notice what words are more difficult to sing.  Analyze them.  Is it the consonant?  The vowel?  

Lesson 6.6: Create Your OWN Lyrics!
03:02
+ Back to Work! ;)
6 lectures 23:30

This lesson talks more about “belting” and how to do so without pushing air too hard and straining your voice.  It’s also another way to strengthen the diaphragm with these quick diaphragmatic contractions - as if you were barking.  WOOF!

Lesson 7.1: More On Belting
04:20

This is great exercise for tongue autonomy.  We’re going to sing “NAY NAY NAY…” so you can practice keeping the jaw from “chewing” its way through the melody.

Lesson 7.2: Nay Nay’s
03:19

Here’s another excellent, and more challenging exercise for tongue autonomy.  It’ll also give you more practice on those vowels OH and OOO.

Lesson 7.3: Lay-Lee-La/Lay-Lee-Lo...
03:09

This is a great exercise to practice keeping that soft palate up while the tongue and mouth move to get different sounds.

Lesson 7.4: Mama Lala Gaga
03:06

Mix voice is basically a “whine” that helps us sing into the higher range without strain.  It’s more of a primal way to get high notes!

Lesson 7.5: More on “Mix” Voice
06:23

After a good amount of singing, make sure you warm down.  It’s basically the same idea as the warm-UPS we’ve done in the past, except that you do them at the end of your singing practice.  Think of it as stretching out before and after a workout at the gym.

Lesson 7.6: The Warm-Down
03:13
+ Advanced Singing Techniques
7 lectures 31:21

In this lesson you'll learn about Breath Compression and how it helps us to avoid pushing air out too hard and upsetting the vocal cords.  Pushing too much air through the cords causes them to swell and not vibrate as well.  Breath compression helps us get more vocal control, stamina, and a greater vocal range!

Lesson 8.1: Breath Compression
06:45

This lesson is all about strengthening and improving your Falsetto voice.  Falsetto is the lighter voice after the “break.”

Lesson 8.2: Improving Falsetto
04:31

This lesson is all about the Glottal Stop technique.  Basically they are breath holds that happen by closing the vocal cords completely.  Glottal stops are great for staccato singing and a cool vocal trick.

Preview 05:45

In this lesson we’re going to blend all the registers together!  Chest Voice (Like your speaking voice), Mix Voice (whiney kid voice), and Falsetto Voice (after the break).  We’ll be doing this using slides, which are a lot like the “Scoops” we did in Singing Simplified #1.

Lesson 8.4: Exploring Your Entire Range
05:16

Vocal Licks / Vocal Riffs / Vocal Runs – they are all the same thing.  In this lesson we’ll be practicing a couple NEW, super fun, and more challenging vocal scales.  These types of vocal licks are used in all styles of music and actually come from Blues scales – like so many vocal melodies do.  

Lesson 8.5: Vocal Licks, Baby!
04:25

If you’re considering singing professionally on any level, it’s important that you get used to taking care of your voice and your body in-between performances.  Your body and your voice are so interconnected.  

Preview 03:51
Bonus Lecture! Private Lessons Available!
00:48