Unlock Your Voice - The Secrets to Singing (Level 1)

The 1st step in drawing that mighty voice out of you - condition your voice to perform as the ultimate music instrument!
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

A course that focuses on the Vocal Fundamentals needed to build a strong foundation for the voice to work at it's best for singing, and also in applying effective vocal technique healthily. Students are first taken through a study of the Vocal Anatomy to understand how the voice works and then how to engage in make full use of their voices through 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 course is a recommended entry-level for singers who are new to the Unlock Your Voice™ vocal technique; a prerequisite to building a strong voice.

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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.

Find out how stage fright affects your body and your voice, 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. Identify the most effective source you have to test if you are singing unhealthily.

Understand why having good posture is important in singing; get a clear idea on what makes an ideal posture for singing 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. 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 particular '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?

Tests, notes, graphics & audio tracks are provided along side the videos in this course to facilitate your learning.

What are the requirements?

  • 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!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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 it’s best and gain better vocal stamina to last long hours of singing and speaking.

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners to advanced singers who are not familiar with the vocal fundamentals needed for the voice to perform at it’s optimum level.
  • Singer 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 performance are normally affected by tremendous stage fright.
  • People who also want to improve their voices for speaking.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
16:51

Everyone can sing. And if you can't just yet, it's time to Unlock Your Voice™!

To Unlock Your Voice simply means to tap into your natural ability to sing, using that mighty instrument you've got - your voice! If you don't believe that you've even got a good voice to unlock to begin with, or you feel you've already reached your limits when it comes to singing, check out the quick demo here and you'll surely change your mind :)

Find out what exactly you'll be learning in this course in the curriculum overview, what are the requirements and also what makes you the perfect candidate for this course. You'll also be able to catch a glimpse of my teaching style and my approach in Vocal Training, as a Vocal Coach and performer in various fields that include Musical Theatre, TV Presenting, Radio Announcing, Singing & Songwriting & etc.

Join me on a whole new journey of discovering and expanding your vocal potential. Let's get it started!

Downloadable notes included.

Section 2: Understanding the voice & how it works!
07:33

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 lecture 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 particular '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?

Also, find out what is your most trustworthy source when it comes to healthy or unhealthy singing!

Downloadable notes included.

Section 3: Vocal Anatomy
12:07

First things first, let's begin by understanding the mechanisms of the voice!

If you wanna maximise your vocal capacity, you've got to understand the system - your Vocal Anatomy. By understanding your Vocal Anatomy, you can then consciously utilise as much of this system as possible to get the best out of your voice. There are also other reasons why understanding the Vocal Anatomy is important - find out why.

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

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

This lecture will address some common questions singers have when it comes to singing:

  • What is the diaphragm? Why should I care about it?
  • How is the voice a musical instrument?
  • 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?

Once you're familiar with the Vocal Trinity™, you'll be all set for the next thing - Vocal Fundamentals!

Downloadable notes included.

Vocal Anatomy
10 questions
Section 4: Vocal Fundamentals
11:33

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.

Find out how stage fright affects your body and your voice, 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.

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

Downloadable notes included.

Vocal Fundamentals : Physical Warm-ups & Posture
5 questions
19:51

We are not done with the Vocal Fundamentals yet!

Now that you're all warmed-up and you're in the right posture, it's time to work on your Breath Control. Understand what changes happen to our breathing when we speak and sing; learn how to prepare and condition your body to provide that steady stream of airflow that you need when it comes to singing.

This lecture gives a thorough explanation and demonstration on how to breathe as naturally, deeply and efficiently as possible when singing, and the role of the diaphragm and solar plexus in our breathing. It will also address the following common questions singers have when it comes to Breath Control:

  • Should I breathe through my nose or mouth when singing? Which one is better?
  • What is the diaphragm's role in singing? How do I feel it or engage it?
  • How do I breathe or sing from the diaphragm?
  • What does it mean to breathe correctly?
  • How do I know if I'm breathing correctly?
  • What can I do to get myself in the habit of breathing correctly?
  • What is the solar plexus?
  • Is it okay to breathe (inhale/exhale) loudly?

Equip yourself with a number exercises that can help you gain better breath control; get a close-up look on what's suppose to be going on with your body as you are practising good breath control.

Downloadable notes included.

Vocal Fundamentals: Breath Control
10 questions
03:45

Your voice is only truly prepared for the singing it has to do after a good vocal warm-up.

Understand the importance of vocal warm-ups; learn how to warm-up your vocal cords and vocal mask properly before you get the singing going. This is in preparation of the exercises of which you should do before you start any of the other lessons/lectures here in Unlock Your Voice™.

18:32

Here are some of the exercises of which you should do before you start any of the other lessons/lectures here in Unlock Your Voice™. These are exercise of which you could include as your regular vocal warm-up routine to encourage good phonation as you sing.

In this lecture, you'll also get a good idea on how to approach higher notes in an easy & relaxed manner.

After the vocal warm-ups, we'll sum up all of the Vocal Fundamentals of which every singer should practice and have under his/her belt for an optimum singing performance.

Downloadable notes and audio files are included for you to practice with.

Vocal Fundamentals: Vocal Warm-ups
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Janice Yap, Vocal Coach & Author of Unlock Your Voice™

Author of Unlock Your Voice™ - The Secrets to Singing, Janice Yap is an avid user of the voice herself, with experience in Performing Arts, Theatre, Radio Announcing, TV Presenting, Music Recording & Performance & Emceeing. Her work in the industry has won her recognition from her peers and the public, with awards for Best Solo Performance (Vocals) and Best Composition. Janice believes in discovering and maximising one's vocal potential as the key to fully expressing one's self and identity - be it at work, home or play

Through her own journey of vocal discovery, Janice has explored various methods of singing and vocal projection. Her findings and experiences have resulted in the development of a way of using the voice that not only focuses on developing or learning new skills in singing, but in undoing habits that inhibit one from unlocking their true vocal potential. Her unique approach in vocal training, which focuses on tapping into everyone's innate ability to sing, has helped her students achieve remarkable results in unimaginably short periods of time, despite their age, background and experiences.

Janice Yap is the principal trainer of the Unlock Your Voice™ Vocal Technique and currently the Head Vocal Coach of Life Academy.

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