Unlock Your Voice - The Secrets to Singing (Level 2)

Increase your vocal projection, expand your vocal range & improve your vocal connection (sing without cracks)!
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Instructed by Janice Yap Music / Vocal
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

After establishing a strong foundation for your voice to work at it's best in Level 1, this course will walk you through on how to amplify your voice through vocal projection and increase your vocal range so you can reach a wider spectrum of notes without feeling any strain. The course will also introduce the fundamentals of improving your vocal connection (sing without vocal breaks/cracks) in preparation of the vocal gears that you will be learning in Level 3 to further strengthen your connection and vocal control.

A prerequisite to unlocking your vocal projection and true vocal range. Immediate results.

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Vocal Projection is the key to a stronger vocal presence. Good vocal projection can save you from any strain and discomfort that comes with shouting to get yourself heard. Learn how to project your voice effectively, maximise the timbre of your sound and give your voice that extra “oomph”. Discover easy methods to produce a better vocal tone and projection.

Understand how to feel and access all of your vocal registers to unlock your full vocal range. Learn what vocal resonance is and what exercise you can do to place your resonance in your different vocal registers to help you sing across a much wider vocal range, reaching low and high notes with ease. You'll also get a clearer idea on how it is possible to speak in your different vocal registers - giving you the ability to speak in a lower or higher pitch/voice as you deem fit for the occasion.

This lesson will address common questions that singers have such as:

1 Why is having a wider vocal range important?

2 Why do I have two different voices?

3 What is a 'full' voice and a 'fake' voice? Which voice is really me?

4 What is chest voice?

5 What is head voice?

6 What is the mix?

7 What is the whistle register?

8 How do you sing in the whistle register?

9 What is the 'siren'?

10 What is an octave?

Vocal Connection is the key to smoothening the transitions in between your registers and getting that smooth blend across your vocal range. Learn how to strengthen your Vocal Connection and make your transitions between your Vocal Registers across your vocal range seamless - one of the ways is to simply use only muscles that need to be used while singing. Find out how to get that going with Vocal Fry and perform vocal exercises that can help you cultivate that habit.

This course is important in preparing you to pump up the volume of your Vocal Connection with your Vocal Gears™ in level 3.

Additional materials:

  • Study notes.
  • Audio files to practice with.
  • Short quizzes to test & refresh your knowledge.

What are the requirements?

  • Get ready to have fun as you discover your full vocal potential and range.
  • Commitment to practice the vocal and breath support exercises to see significant changes in your voice become consistent.
  • For best results, Level 1 is recommended before this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Sing with good vocal projection.
  • Unlock your full vocal range and learn how to phonate/sing high and low notes without feeling any strain.
  • Improve your vocal connection
  • A prerequisite to unlocking your true vocal potential. Immediate results.

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners to advanced singers.
  • Singers who have trouble in projecting their voices.
  • Singers who want to expand their vocal range and reach higher and lower notes without any strain.
  • Singers who want to learn the fundamentals in building a good vocal connection (developing their vocal mix)

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
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!

Section 2: Vocal Projection
20:15

Vocal Projection is the key to a stronger vocal presence.

Good vocal projection can save you from a lot of strain and discomfort that comes with shouting to get yourself heard. Learn how to project your voice effectively, maximise the timbre of your sound and give your voice that extra "oomph".

Singing is a very psychological thing. Find out how your mentality may be standing in your way when it comes to vocal projection and how to change your mindset.

Get behind one of the most common hindrances to vocal projection - breathiness. Find out how you can avoid and/or overcome breathiness (or excessive air escaping while you're singing) with some simple exercises; increase the volume of your singing with less breathiness. This lecture will also give you a good idea on how to perform better phonation and vocal projection by practising good vocal cord closure and better vowel emphasis while singing.

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

Vocal Projection
10 questions
Section 3: Vocal Range
12:20

Breath Support plays an important part in projecting the voice.

After all, the Power Source part of our voices need to be powerful and steady to provide the voice good platform to perform on.

Understand the difference between breath control and breath support.

Learn how to engage specific muscles in your body to give you the proper breath support you need so that your voice can perform at it's best. This segment will address common questions singers have concerning the following when it comes to singing:

  • The role of abdominal muscles in breath control
  • The role of intercostal muscles in breath support
  • How do we control these muscles?
  • Ribcage expansion and contraction - how does this help in breath support?
  • How do we practice good ribcage expansion when singing?

Perform breath-based and musical exercises that can help strengthen your breath support and get a close-up look on what parts of your Power Source should be moving and how.

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

Vocal Projection (Part 2)
10 questions
17:18

Find out what your full vocal range is and how to access all of it!

Understand how to feel and access all of your vocal registers to unlock your full vocal range. Learn what vocal resonance is and what exercise you can do to place your resonance in your different vocal registers.

You'll also get a clearer idea on how it is possible to speak in your different vocal registers - giving you the ability to speak in a lower or higher pitch/voice as you deem fit for the occasion.

This lesson will address common questions that singers have such as:

  1. Why is having a wider vocal range important?
  2. Why do I have two different voices?
  3. What is a 'full' voice and a 'fake' voice? Which voice is really me?
  4. What is chest voice?
  5. What is head voice?
  6. What is the mix?
  7. What is the whistle register?
  8. How do you sing in the whistle register?
  9. What is the 'siren'?
  10. What is an octave?

Downloadable notes and audio file is included for you to practice with.

Vocal Range & Vocal Registers
10 questions
Section 4: Vocal Connection
08:16

Vocal Connection is the key to smoothening the transitions in between your registers and getting that smooth blend across your vocal range - say goodbye to vocal cracks!

Check out both demos on Vocal Disconnection & Vocal Connection to get a clear idea of the differences in both.

Learn how to strengthen your Vocal Connection and make your transitions between your Vocal Registers across your vocal range seamless - one of the ways is to simply use only muscles that need to be used while singing. Find out how to get that going with Vocal Fry and perform vocal exercises that can help you cultivate that habit.

This lecture is important in preparing you to pump up the volume of your Vocal Connection in the next lesson - Vocal Gears!

Downloadable notes and audio file is included for you to practice with.

Vocal Connection
5 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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