Singing Made Easy
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Singing Made Easy

Vocal technique for beginners or professional singers
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Created by Cecile Bonardi
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to develop the essential vocal posture through exercises, to develop body reflexes until the singer doesn’t need to think about them anymore.
  • The method « Singing made easy » by vocal coach Cécile Bonardi, ensures singing voice longevity.
  • Helps to develop a the natural comfortable voice
  • Gives a work methodology
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Requirements
  • Alone in quiet room
  • A mirror is helpful in order to control how your body reacts during exercises
  • Enjoy singing, be gentle and patient with your body.
Description

Over 68 lectures and 3H30 hours of content !

This courses is divided in Two parts, Five lessons each and 40 exercises.

Each lessons contains 4 types of exercises with videos that includes a set for male voices and a set for female voices.

In each exercises, a voice over will indicate the tempo and the phonemes changes to encourage vocal agility. And you will also follow the notes on music sheet when doing your vocal exercises.

Once you have mastered your breathing and voice with « Singing Made Easy » THEN you can start playing around with various styles, performance techniques and so on…..

In this courses « Singing Made Easy » I will teach you how to sing naturally through exercises

-How to correct breathing and how breath control works,

-How important it is to relax your jaw when you're singing

-How to make the tongue and the lips «working out» to develop articulation in order to have a clear diction, which means a good balance between consonants and vowels in order to produce a natural vocal sound without grimacing.

-How to Maintain Uniformity of Tone

-Sing as easily as you speak

-How to control Vocal Energy

-How to make your vocal range stable and how to increase it.

-How to find your Vocal key

It might be helpful to have my Vocal App : « Le Kit for male voices » and « Le Kit for female voices ».It is a vocal warm up program, on Apple store or Google play. (It is a good tools to do exercises if you don't have an internet connection).





























Who is the target audience?
  • For beginners who want to discover their natural voice.
  • For professional singers who need to get rid of body tensions in order to facilitate their vocal production while performing.
  • For actors, actresses and Speakers.
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Expand All 111 Lectures Collapse All 111 Lectures 04:36:37
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Introduction ....
2 Lectures 02:52

State of Mind

My job is to teach a person to sing as naturally as possible, and effectively lead vocal technique to be applied on a song, whatever the style. For more experienced musicians or singers, I do not teach them to sing but I will guide them in vocal technique respecting the musical world, so they can sing effortlessly for a long time and regularly. Voice technique is not an end in itself, as there are a thousand examples of artists in contemporary music who have never used it, and it did not prevent them to be "Great" .

But vocal technique is effective to ward off fatigue, to emotional shock or long singing tours ... It must be used as a tool, and how valuable tool!

Vocal freedom allows the singer to convey and interpret musically the story s/he wants to tell ...

It is magic is not it? ...

Preview 01:33

Practise the exercises at least three times a week in the good order, no more than fifteen minutes, but regulary... It will help to build your voice in the correct way and learn to sing effortlessly..


Preview 01:19
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Lesson 1 : How breath control works
11 Lectures 22:24

How the breath control works....

In « Singing Made Easy » You gonna learn how the two breathing systems work:

The first one is for the level speach, andfor short sentenses in songs

and the other one is for the long sentences « and », « or » high notes.

The points of the two breathing systems is to adjust your breathing to changing needs.

On the five first lessons I am gonna talk about the first breathing system it is the base of the control of the breathing.

If you look at a baby sleeping you can see his natural breathing, this is exactly what we are looking for.


1° What happens when you breath in ?


2° What happens when you sing ?

L1 : How Breath Control works
02:15

First Breathing System:


Put your right hand on your stomach (belly bottom), and the other one on your « chest ».

If you can do this exercise in front of a mirror, it will be helpfull to see what happens when you are doing it.

Blow all your air out until it remains no more, your stomach should be empty.

Open your mouth and let the air come in naturally, do not suck air but let it come in,

You should feel that your abdomen has slowly returned to normal and that your chest has stayed in the same position...

L1 : First Breathing System
03:31

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regularly exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

L1 : Cécile’s advices before your vocal practice
03:21

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise #1 female voice
02:09

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise #1 male voice
02:10

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.


Exercise # 2 Female voice
01:02

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise # 2 Male voice
01:02

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise # 3 Female voice
01:43

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise # 3 Male voice
01:43

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise # 4 Female voice
01:44

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regulary exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

Exercise # 4 Male voice
01:44
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Lesson # 2 : Opening the mouth and relaxing the jaw
10 Lectures 17:23
L2 : Opening Mouth and Relaxing jaw
02:30

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

Repeat regularly exercises until the body will anticipate the good posture.After a while the goal of it, is not to think about it when you are singing.

L2 : Cécile’s advice before your vocal practice
00:57

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 1 Female voice
01:56

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 1 Male voice
02:05

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 2 Female voice
01:31

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 2 Male voice
01:32

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 3 Female voice
01:43

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 3 Male voice
01:44

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 4 Female voice
01:42

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L2 Exercise # 4 Male voice
01:43
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Lesson # 3: The tongue
10 Lectures 22:28

The Tongue:

In this lesson when we are talking about this big muscle that we all have in our mouth, The Tongue. it is crucial point for the healthy singing if we know how to control it, but if we don't, it can be the source of bad tensions also.

If in hopes of reaching a certain tone or trying to hold a sound, you makedoing some bad mouvements to your tongue, you thereby cause stress to your neck or throat muscles. And that is not good.

When you sing, it is important that your tongue rest in specific areas as certain notes are attempted.

L3 : The Tongue
02:41

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The chin Should be parallel to the floor ant it shouldn't move during the exercises

During the exercise, If you will reach some high notes and your are not confortable , move the tongue forward, because your tongue might slide backward of your throat and block your vocal sound.

L3 : Cécile’s advice before your vocal practice
02:24

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 1 Female voice
02:20

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 1 Male voice
02:09

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonnants. Let's practise… !

L3 Exercise # 2 Female voice
02:08

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonnants. Let's practise… !

L3 Exercise # 2 male voice
02:08

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 3 Female voice
01:52

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 3 Male voice
01:51

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 4 Female voice
02:30

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L3 Exercise # 4 male voice
02:25
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Lesson # 4 : Two main vocal mechanisms
10 Lectures 20:37

Two main vocal mechanisms

It existing two differents vocal mechanisms when you sing, the Chest voice and the Head voice and it depends of some singing teachers who are talking or not of the mixed voice.

The two principal vocal mechanisms depend of the two vocal cord's posture.`

The first vocal mechanism is called the chest voice :

The chest voice is in your medium range, deeper range, it is the continuity of the speaking voice, the two vocal cords in the larynx vibrate of their full lenght..

The second vocal mechanism is called the head voice :

L4: Two main Vocal Mechanisms
02:46

L4: Cécile's Advice before your vocal practice
01:30

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

Preview 01:54

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

Preview 01:53

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonants.

Don't force the consonants so that you can give space to the vowels.

L4 Exercise # 2 Female voice
02:08

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonants.

Don't force the consonants so that you can give space to the vowels.

L4 Exercise # 2 Male voice
02:05

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L4 Exercise # 3 Female voice
01:50

Open your mouth one witch of a thumb with a relaxed jaw, your chin should be stable, parallel to the floor, The quality of your vocal sound should be tonic, not breathy or forced, and remember use all air when you exhale during your singing exercises.

L4 Exercise # 3 Male voice
01:49

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The chin Should be parallel to the floor ant it shouldn't move during the exercises

During the exercise, If you will reach some high notes and your are not confortable , move the tongue forward, because your tongue might slide backward of your throat and block your vocal sound.

But If it's still difficult to reach the high, don't force it. Wait and go back to more comfortable notes. Don't force the low notes either if you don't know how to make them resonate.

L4 Exercise # 4 Female voice
02:22

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The chin Should be parallel to the floor ant it shouldn't move during the exercises

During the exercise, If you will reach some high notes and your are not confortable , move the tongue forward, because your tongue might slide backward of your throat and block your vocal sound.

But If it's still difficult to reach the high, don't force it. Wait and go back to more comfortable notes. Don't force the low notes either if you don't know how to make them resonate.

L4 Exercise # 4 Male voice
02:20
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Lesson # 5 The resonance, and How to Maintain Uniformity of Tone
10 Lectures 24:00
L5 The resonance, and How to Maintain Uniformity of Tone
01:17

This new notion (overtones in your mask) with the phoneme « Hung » is designed to get nasal buzzinto the sound. Remember the harmonicI was talking about before, you will find it in the sound Hung. It should resonate along your nose, not in it.

This is the source of the sound, a new sensation in the resonance cavity.

It will Help you to connect with your upper or lower vocal registers, allowing you to greatly improve your vocal range.

L5 Cécile's advice
03:29

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L5 Exercise # 1 Female voice
02:36

When you are practicing, breathe out as you sing and once the phrase is sung, leave your mouth open to let the air come back in.

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The jaw should be relaxed and the chin shouldn't move during the exercises

L5 Exercise # 1 Male voice
02:36

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonnants. Don't force the consonants so that you can give space to the vowels.

L5 Exercise # 2 Female voice
02:00

Tongue's exercise : Because the mouth is more open, the tongue has more distance to make,for hitting against the hard palate and make certains consonnants. Don't force the consonants so that you can give space to the vowels.

L5 Exercise # 2 Male voice
02:01

L5 exercise # 3 Female voice
02:17

L5 Exercise #3 Male voice
02:16

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The chin Should be parallel to the floor ant it shouldn't move during the exercises

During the exercise, If you will reach some high notes and your are not confortable , move the tongue forward, because your tongue might slide backward of your throat and block your vocal sound.

But If it's still difficult to reach the high, don't force it. Wait and go back to more comfortable notes. Don't force the low notes either if you don't know how to make them resonate.

L5 Exercise # 4 Female voice
02:36

It is very important to focus on relaxing the jaw and the larynx, with the mouth open about the width of one thumb.

The chin Should be parallel to the floor ant it shouldn't move during the exercises

During the exercise, If you will reach some high notes and your are not confortable , move the tongue forward, because your tongue might slide backward of your throat and block your vocal sound.

But If it's still difficult to reach the high, don't force it. Wait and go back to more comfortable notes. Don't force the low notes either if you don't know how to make them resonate.

L5 Exercise # 4 Male voice
02:52
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Lesson # 6 How to use vocal tools for your song…
1 Lecture 02:51
L5 : How to use vocal tools for your song…
02:51
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Vocal App on Google Play and Apple Store
2 Lectures 03:26

I created this application "Le kit female voices" on Google Play and Apple Store, to help performers warm their voices up before a concert, audition, play, rehearsal or speech.

Vocal Warm up : « The kit female voices»

« LE KIT » for women, ( Full Version) includes exercises for all ranges of female voices (soprano, mezzo and alto) in popular, not lyrical music. The same application exists for male voices.

This vocal warm up prepares voices for a concert, an audition, a play, a rehearsal or even a speech, while keeping energy up.

Vocal Warm up : « Le KIT » has been designed for all types of voices in modern, not lyrical music (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Rap, R&B….)

It's designed for adult amateur and professional singers, actors and speakers, not children.

It allows them to warm their voices up, in their range, with vocal exercises linked to breathing and body resonance, while respecting vocal

suppleness. These exercises use a variety of rhythms and phonemes.

Once you've bought the application « Vocal Warm up : The KIT » and defined your range, you have a choice of three kinds of warmups :

-The version « The Speaking Voice Kit » contains three 5 minute warm ups

-The version « The Short Kit » contains three 6 minute warm ups

-The version « The Long Kit » contains three 14 minute warm upsI created this application "Le Kit female voices" on Google Play and Apple Store, to help performers warm their voices up before a concert, audition, play, rehearsal or speech.

Enjoy It !!!

Cécile Bonardi

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I created this application "Le Kit males voices" on Apple Store and Google Play, to help performers warm their voices up before a concert, audition, play, rehearsal or speech.

« Le Kit » for men ( Lite or Full Version) includes exercises for all ranges of male voices (bass, barytone and tenor) in popular, not lyrical music.

The same application exists for female voices.

This vocal warm up prepares voices for a concert, an audition, a play, a rehearsal or even a speech, while keeping energy up.

« Vocal Warm up : Le Kit » has been designed for all types of voices in modern, not lyrical music (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Rap, R&B….)

It's designed for adult amateur and professional singers, actors and speakers, not children.

It allows them to warm their voices up, in their range, with vocal exercises linked to breathing and body resonance, while respecting vocal suppleness. These exercises use a variety of rhythms and phonemes.

Once you've bought the application « Vocal Warm up : Le KIT » and defined your range, you have a choice of three kinds of warmups :

-The version « The Speaking Voice Kit » contains three 5 minute warm ups

-The version « The Short Kit » contains three 6 minute warm ups

-The version « The Long Kit » contains three 14 minute warm ups

Enjoy it!!!

Cécile Bonardi.

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"Singing Made Easy" Second part
1 Lecture 01:16

In the second part of this method, you will learn…

- How the sound moves in your mouth before coming out of it, when you are singing.

- How to sing in the “mask”

- How to build the articulation to have clear diction (relationship between vowels and consonants)

- How the second breathing system works.

- How to maintain your vocal energy.

- How to find your Vocal Key

Preview 01:16
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Good balance between Vowels and Consonants
1 Lecture 00:30
Good balance between Vowels and Consonants
00:30
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About the Instructor
Cecile Bonardi
4.3 Average rating
24 Reviews
240 Students
1 Course
State Qualified Singing Teacher

I work on two fronts : teaching the unexperienced to sing as naturally as they can and to use the vocal techniques best fit for a song, whatever its style. I also train more experienced musicians and singers to progress in their use of vocal techniques recognized in the musical world, so that these professionals come to sing effortlessly and evenly over any period of time. Voice techniques are not ends in themselves. Many contemporary musical artists never use any of these techniques, and that does not stop them being great.

How did I come to Vocal Coaching?

My interest in singing was confirmed at the Groove School of Music in Los Angeles where I studied singing, piano, arranging and songwriting.

Once I became a singer and a songwriter in Europe, I wanted to extend my teaching experience and improve in the art of transmiting what I knew. I became a vocal coach. There are several very fine voice professionals I wish to thank here, whose path I crossed. They are Richard Cross (vocal technique), Anna Ringart (lyric vocal technique), Agnes Brunoff (Alexander Technique), and Wendy Parr Technical NY (Speech Level Singing). Not only did they all convey to me their tools but most essentially their pleasure in teaching!In Los Angeles I studied singing, piano, arrangements and songwriting at Groove School of Music.

Since then, I worked in Europe, Russia and the U.S. coaching singers and actors for film, musicals, theater, record labels and television. I trained and warmed up voices throughout her career in many varied musical projects : pop, rock, jazz, cabaret, etc.

I coached Victoria Abril, Antony Keidis of the «Red-Hot-Chili-Peppers», Courtney Love,Murray Head, Diane Krüger, Diane Wiest, Lizzie Brocheré and many europeens singers, and among others.

- Singing teacher trainer for vocal coach : through years It came naturaly to teach the transmission to someone. I do convention or master class, régulary.

- I made also an App to warm up voices before a vocal performance:

Warm up vocal :"Le kit male voices » ou « Le kit female voices » available on App Store and on Google play, lite or full version.