Unlock Your Voice - The Secrets to Singing (Level 3)

Go from average to great singing - gain amazing vocal control, flexibility and power using your natural ability to sing!
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Picking up from Level 2, this course is designed to take singers from intermediate to advanced vocal techniques. Equipping you with the Vocal Gears™, you'll be able to drive your voice to achieve the 4 stunning sounds that professional singers use and mix all the time, to achieve great vocal control, power, flexibility and your own signature sound. The Vocal Gears are essential to allowing a singer to fully express himself/herself without any vocal limitations.

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Get acquainted with all your Vocal Gears™! By engaging in different gears, you can improve your vocal connection, strengthen the power of your full vocal range, increase your vocal options and also achieve better vocal control and flexibility.

Get an insight on how professional singers have that particular sound to their voices by using different vocal gears and get a glimpse of how you can further develop and distinguish your own sound by using the various vocal gears: Anchor, Frost, Cry & Belt.


Learn how to use Anchor:

  • Understand how to deliver a strong deeper sound to your voice
  • Develop that strong 'shouty' sound in your voice when you sing in both your chest and middle registers
  • Sustain notes more powerfully in your chest and middle register

There is no other vocal gear more delicate, gentle and 'heavenly' sounding as Frost. Learn how to use Frost - the vocal gear behind all the ethereal voices that we love:

  • Develop that smooth, light and airy sound in your voice - an important gear to help you build dynamics (variations in volume and feel) in your singing.
  • Add 'airiness' or smokiness to your voice without experiencing any vocal hiccups.
  • Sing in all of your vocal range with a light and "angelic" sound with ease
  • Unlock your whistle register


Learn how to engage in Cry, a popular vocal gear used by professional singers across all music genres.

Why? Cry is the vocal gear that is best when it comes to improving your overall vocal connection; your key to more vocal flexibility. It can also help you deliver notes with amazing power.

  • Sing in a connected voice throughout your vocal registers
  • Sing from soft to very loud volume in your mix and head voice.
  • Develop an edgier or more metallic sound to your voice.


Learn how to belt out notes with power and ease! Belting is not reserved only for those with great pipes - you can now learn how to engage in this vocal gear to deliver the 'full voice' effect in your higher register, which includes both your high mix and your head voice.

  • Understand how to sing loud/powerfully from your chest voice to your head voice without your voice breaking/cracking
  • Discover how to make your voice pierce and penetrate other sounds as you perform
  • Find out what the 'secret' element is in engaging in Belt
  • Get that slightly nasty sound in your voice when you want it


Clear examples are provided so you can understand and compare the sound quality of every vocal gear.


After you've acquainted yourself with the Vocal Gears, you'll learn how to mix them up to do more wonders with your voice!

Additional materials included to assist with your learning:

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

What are the requirements?

  • A room or space to practise in. We'll be making some crazy sounds!
  • Commitment to practice all of the vocal exercises as often as you can.
  • For maximum results, completion of Level 1 & 2 is recommended.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master the Vocal Gears as commonly used by music artistes in the industry for better vocal control, flexibility, power.
  • Develop an amazingly flexible and strong vocal mix.
  • Increase the diversity of your sound (switch from chesty to smooth & ethereal, to metallic/edgy and/or belting sounds easily). Immediate results.
  • Develop your own distinct sound and style of singing.

What is the target audience?

  • Intermediate to advanced singers.
  • Singers who are facing problems ironing out the transitions between their vocal registers (voice sounds disconnected, or vocal connection is weak).
  • Singers who want to sing with more vocal control in volume through out their vocal range, and with more flexibility in modifying their tone quality.
  • Singers who want to develop a more unique voice.
  • Singers who want to learn how to belt.

What you get with this course?

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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!

Section 2: Vocal Gears™
07:33

Finally, get acquainted with all your Vocal Gears™!

By engaging in different gears, you can improve your vocal connection, expand your vocal range, vocal options and also achieve better vocal control and flexibility.

Get an insight on how professional singers have that particular sound to their voices by using different vocal gears and get a glimpse of how you can further develop and distinguish your own sound by using the various vocal gears:

  • Anchor
  • Frost
  • Cry
  • Belt

This lesson will give you a good idea on what the vocal gears can do for you:

  • By combining the right use of vocal gears, you can iron out your vocal connection and give yourself a better transition between all of your vocal registers
  • Use Anchor, to sound more powerful or aggressive in your lower register (as used in Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul & etc)
  • Use Frost to sound 'smooth', light and healthily-airy effortlessly (R&B, Acoustic, Blues, Jazz, Pop & etc)
  • Use Cry to maintain a good vocal connection and be able to sing across all music genres easily
  • Use Belt to sing high notes with amazing power and apply to any music genre you want.

Clear examples are also provided so you can understand and compare the sound quality of every vocal gear.

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

Vocal Connection - Introduction to Your Vocal Gears™
5 questions
15:47

Learn how to use Anchor - the most powerful and full-sounding vocal gear that can give help you deliver that super chesty sound!

Anchor is a vocal gear commonly used by professional singers when wanting to achieve that powerful chest and mix voice in various music genres, including Country, Blues, R&B, Rock & etc.

In this lesson, as you Anchor your singing, you'll be able to:

  • Understand how to deliver a strong deeper sound to your voice
  • Develop that strong 'shouty' sound in your voice when you sing in both your chest and middle registers
  • Sustain notes more powerfully in your chest and middle register
  • Project your voice loudly and easily as you sing.

Work your voice into Anchor through the examples and exercises included in this lesson.

Practice and test your ability to apply Anchor into singing at the end of the lesson.

Find out what sort of songs you can practice Anchor to.

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

Vocal Gears: Anchor
10 questions
18:10

Learn how to use Frost - the vocal gear behind all the ethereal voices that we love.

There is no other vocal gear more delicate, gentle and 'heavenly' sounding as Frost.

In this lesson, learn how to engage in Frost to:

  • Develop that smooth, light and airy sound in your voice - an important gear to help you build dynamics (variations in volume and feel) in your singing.
  • Add 'airiness' or smokiness to your voice without experiencing any vocal hiccups.
  • Sing in all of your vocal range with a light and "angelic" sound with ease
  • Unlock your whistle register

Work your voice into Frost through the examples and exercises included in this lesson.

Practice and test your ability to apply Frost into singing at the end of the lesson.

Find out what sort of songs you can practice your frosting to.

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

Vocal Gears: Frost
10 questions
06:33

Learn how to use Frost - the vocal gear behind all the ethereal voices that we love.

There is no other vocal gear more delicate, gentle and 'heavenly' sounding as Frost.

In this lesson, learn how to engage in Frost to:

  • Develop that smooth, light and airy sound in your voice - an important gear to help you build dynamics (variations in volume and feel) in your singing.
  • Add 'airiness' or smokiness to your voice without experiencing any vocal hiccups.
  • Sing in all of your vocal range with a light and "angelic" sound with ease
  • Unlock your whistle register

Work your voice into Frost through the examples and exercises included in this lesson.

Practice and test your ability to apply Frost into singing at the end of the lesson.

Find out what sort of songs you can practice your frosting to.

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

17:12

Work your voice into Cry through the examples and exercises included in this lesson.

Practice and test your ability to apply Cry into singing at the end of the lesson.

Find out what sort of songs you can practice your Cry with.

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

Vocal Gears: Cry
10 questions
20:58

Learn how to belt out notes with power and ease!

Belt, is one of the most used vocal gears in the music industry and in musical theatre.

However, belting is not reserved only for those with great pipes - you can now learn how to engage in this vocal gear to deliver the 'full voice' effect in your higher register, which includes both your high mix and your head voice.

In this lesson, as you learn how to belt, you will also:

  • Understand how to sing loud/powerfully from your chest voice to your head voice without your voice breaking/cracking
  • Discover how to make your voice pierce and penetrate other sounds as you perform
  • Find out what the 'secret' element is in engaging in Belt
  • Get that slightly nasty sound in your voice when you want it

Work your voice into Belt through the examples and exercises included in this lesson.

Practice and test your ability to apply Belt into singing at the end of the lesson.

Find out what sort of songs you can practice belting to.

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

Vocal Gears: Belt
10 questions
Section 3: Mixing the Vocal Gears
12:49

Mixing Your Vocal Gears: Strengthening Vocal Connection & Vocal Control (Part 1)

Now that you've got yourself acquainted with your Vocal Gears™, it's time to learn how to mix them up to do more wonders with your voice!

Watch a demonstration of how vocal gears are usually mixed when singing a song - get a glimpse of how being able to switch vocal gears can provide you with more vocal control & flexibility, and more capacity to make a song your own.

Recap what you've learnt about all the four Vocal Gears - compare them and highlight the important qualities of each gear in detail through the Unlock Your Voice™ (UYV) chart. The chart will help you identify, access and engage in the vocal gears more effectively and efficiently.

Understand what vocal breaks are and how to make them more or less obvious/audible.

Downloadable audio file is included for your reference.

12:05

Mixing Your Vocal Gears: Strengthening Vocal Connection & Vocal Control (Part 2)

Following the examples included in this lesson, you will learn how to blend and switch in between your vocal gears with ease (both to make your vocal breaks more or less obvious) and remain vocally connected.

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

Mixing Your Vocal Gears
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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