TIPS FOR SINGERS!
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Can I improve my tone quality?
Tone quality improves when the correct musculature is engaged in the singing process. Feel underneath your chin with your forefinger and slide it inwards to the point where your neck meets the muscles under your chin.
Notice how your larynx (Adam’s apple) raises up and the muscles under your chin tighten up as you swallow? These muscles that are engaged in the swallowing process are opposed to those engaged in the singing process. The use of these muscles while singing creates a myriad of problems that can take years to correct if left unchecked.
For good tone quality, you must learn to sing without the outer muscles of the larynx. Doing so will set free your natural voice, drastically improving tone quality and ease of use. Naturally, the The Vocalist Studio and Singing Success contain techniques that will help you do this.
Is it really possible to teach style?
Until now, there really has not been a comprehensive system of teaching vocal style. There have been scales played to reflect certain genres, such as the Blues Scale, but that’s really not enough. Brett Manning worked with hundreds of brilliant vocal stylists to co-develop training techniques based on their various skills. Using these techniques you can develop style skills so prolific that you’ll be able to reinterpret any song you wish into a unique masterpiece. Think of it this way: As a singer, you are the artist and the final “painting” is up to you. Brett Manning’s style training just gives you more colors to work with.
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