Phase 2 - Becoming A Natural Singer
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Phase 2 - Becoming A Natural Singer

Advanced vocal training for experienced singers who are ready to take their skills to the next level.
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4.9 (137 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
857 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2015
English
Price: $100
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 30 mins on-demand audio
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Discover how to make your singing feel effortless
Eliminate throat tension for good
Strengthen your diaphragm with an ancient breathing secret
Develop advanced vocal control
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Requirements
  • Be proficient in all Phase 1 techniques. If you currently take one-on-one lessons with an AApproach instructor, ask if you have the necessary skill sets to begin Phase 2.
  • Have a clear plastic cup and several ordinary drinking straws.
  • You will also need a clean towel or paper towels.
Description

You've mastered the techniques in Phase 1, and you've decided that you want to be more than just a “good" singer. You want the advanced skills necessary to be downright impressive - a dynamic voice that feels truly effortless. In Phase 2 “Becoming A Natural Singer", you will discover a whole new dimension of vocal freedom!

Fact: Your body is designed to sing. The idea that amazing voices are reserved only for a chosen few has no scientific basis whatsoever. What I've discovered through years of research and experience is that most struggling vocalists (and even many “trained" singers) suffer from one major problem - a collapsed throat; this places excess pressure on the vocal folds, making the voice feel heavier that it really is. Sadly, I meet vocalists every day who have never had the incredible experience of singing with a truly released throat.

Most commonly taught classical techniques attempt to force the throat open, ironically making the problem even worse by causing more tightness. Other so-called “modern" methods hardly reference the problem of throat release at all, instead focusing exclusively on mixing techniques. But, in Phase 2, we combine time-tested ancient wisdom with modern science and years of professional industry experience. The result is an advanced technique that is proven to be effective in restoring full freedom to the folds.

How long this course takes to complete is entirely up to you, though we strongly recommend spending at least one week on each section. Every lesson is broken down into three basic parts: (1) Ebook guide, (2) The video lessons (3) your MP3 practice warmups (which you can listen to online or download for your own convenience). Of course, you still have the option of asking questions in the Phase 2 forum and receiving help from trained AApproach instructors.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for intermediate/advanced vocalists who have already completed our Udemy course, "Phase 1 - Elite Singing Techniques", and are ready to take their skills to the next level. Phase 2 is not for anyone presently suffering from or recovering from vocal injury. If you are presently experiencing chronic hoarseness or throat pain, please seek a certified AApproach instructor to guide you through our Phase 1 course. Again: Do not join this course, unless you have already completed "Phase 1 - Elite Singing Techniques".
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 41 Lectures Collapse All 41 Lectures 02:54:39
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Introduction to Phase 2 - "Becoming A Natural Singer"
2 Lectures 02:01
Introduction - Ebook
2 pages

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Lesson 1 - Releasing The Laryngopharynx
13 Lectures 43:26
Releasing The Laryngopharynx - Ebook
6 pages




Warmup Intro - MP3 download
00:32

Ujjayi Explanation - MP3 download
00:29

Ujjayi Exercise - MP3 download
02:57

Digastric Release Explanation - MP3 download
00:52

Digastric Release Exercise - MP3 download
02:01

Continual Glottal Fry Explanation - MP3 download
01:23

Continual Glottal Fry Exercise - MP3 download
02:50

Range Release Explanation - MP3 download
01:20

Range Release Exercise - MP3 download
01:29
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Lesson 2 - Releasing The Oropharynx
8 Lectures 26:51
Releasing The Oropharynx - Ebook
4 pages

Introduction & Benefits
02:39

Coordination
06:59

Conditioning
07:41

Tongue Pull Explanation - MP3 download
01:57

Tongue Pull Exercise - MP3 download
02:06

Raspberry Trill Explanation - MP3 download
01:33

Raspberry Trill Exercise - MP3 download
03:56
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Lesson 3 - Releasing The Nasopharynx
4 Lectures 12:35
Releasing The Nasopharynx - Ebook
4 pages

Introduction & Benefits
00:45

Coordination
06:03

Conditioning
05:47
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Lesson 4 - Finding BALANCED Power
7 Lectures 24:57
Finding BALANCED Power - Ebook
4 pages

Introduction & Benefits
02:22

Coordination
03:52

Conditioning
12:20

Skipping Rocks Explanation - MP3 download
02:02

Skipping Rocks Exercise - MP3 download
03:20

Final thoughts - MP3 download
01:01
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Lesson 5 - Advanced Toning Exercises
3 Lectures 10:55
Introduction & Benefits
00:44

Coordination
04:30

Conditioning
05:41
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Lesson 6 - Active Support
3 Lectures 24:52
Introduction & Benefits
02:30

Coordination
14:15

Conditioning
08:07
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Bonus Vids
1 Lecture 09:02
Troubleshooting Ujjayi
09:02
About the Instructor
Eric Arceneaux
4.8 Average rating
1,174 Reviews
6,798 Students
3 Courses
Professional Vocal Coach & Recording Artist

Eric Arceneaux is a recording artist and the founder of the Arceneaux Approach (AApproach).

The Arceneaux Approach is a voice coaching company that has served over 100,000 singers in over 80 countries. The AApproach training method is designed to simply turn the voice into a beautiful instrument emphasizing all the right ways to healthily develop a voice while freeing the voice to creatively express itself.

As a voice coach, Eric has quickly grown to #1 in the “Learn To Sing” holding the record for most views and most subscribers of any vocal coach in history. He has coached artists that have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, MTV, or X-Factor.

As a recording artist he has released two successful studio albums, was invited to perform at the Youtube Superstars concert at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., and is a featured collaborator on the Youtube Edition of the We Are The World 25 for Haiti. 

Jared Latchford
4.8 Average rating
137 Reviews
857 Students
1 Course
Vocal Instructor at AApproach

I am a recording artist as well as a vocal instructor as part of AApproach. I have trained under Eric Arceneuax for 4 years and counting. As an artist I have also worked with producers that work with wale and other big name artists. I also work with djs from the Netherlands. as well as writers who have written groups such as one republic. any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Mike Bryant
4.8 Average rating
137 Reviews
857 Students
1 Course
Certified AApproach Instructor

Hey everyone! :)

I'm a certified AApproach Vocal Instructor and the "M" in my singing group, DEM, alongside Dierre (Bolds) and Eric (Arceneaux).

If you're reading this, you're probably a vocal nerd like me, so I'll speak in those terms, lol. I'm a tenor, or more specifically, I'm on the cusp between a medium and high voice type.

I LOVE the mix voice! Lol. I'm most comfortable singing there, but I use all of my range as necessary. Lastly, I've been having fun with my lower range.

Favorite vocalists are: Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Daryl Coley, Jesse Campbell, and Tisha Campbell Martin.

Gah, there is so much to say...feel free to hit me up!

Mike


LEORA NOSKO
4.8 Average rating
137 Reviews
857 Students
1 Course