How to NOT Sound Nasally When You Sing

HOW TO NOT SOUND NASALLY WHEN YOU SING

 

Sing brighter! More forward! Put some edge into it! Twang! <- These are all things you've heard before.

But what if you want to not sound nasally when you sing?

What if you want a rich, deep tone?

A rounded, warm delivery?

I'm here to show you that there's a huge difference between a bright, healthy, powerful tone and pure ugly nasality when you sing.

They aren't mutually exclusive - brightness in your vocal tone, singing "forward" if you will, doesn't actually cause a nasal tone when you sing, true nasality really has one root cause when you sing;

The velar-pharnygeal port.

Never heard of it?

Well, these are the kind of things that you absolutely MUST learn to become a great singer - but most teachers out there brush off without an afterthought.

Because they're naturals.

They were ALWAYS good singers.

They didn't struggle with nasality like you do - and like I did too.

Until I discovered there was MORE to vocal training than just "sing forward and hope for the best" and "breathe from your belly" - in fact, there's a whole world of practical vocal training waiting for you once you move past those mainstream, 'hit and miss' vocal methods that you've probably tried a hundred times.

But if it's so important, WHY haven't you heard of it before, and WHY isn't anyone talking about it?

Well, because singing is actually very easy once you have all the information, you have all the puzzle pieces and there's nothing left to market or sell to you.

This scientific study shows that the velarpharyngeal port is predominantly closed in a well trained singer, and often open when these same people spoke.

So if you've been wondering whether Speech Level Singing, or simply put "sing like you speak" is a real thing - science proves otherwise.

That's the problem with your run-of-the-mill voice teacher who was a total natural - they just aren't great at teaching it to you because they didn't have to work for it themselves.

It really isn't their fault, they just aren't armed with the same powerful information that YOU now possess: There's an easier, more effective and much more PRACTICAL way to learn how to sing.

And I want to give it to you.

For FREE.

Seriously, I'm about to take you through my own personal experience learning how to sing over many years, working through the struggle and strain to true ability and a genuine understanding for how to teach others exactly how to become a better singer.

Watch the video below to learn the #1 most important thing you're EVER going to learn as a singer;

(Oh yeah, there's also a super embarrassing "before and after" of my own singing that you're going to love!)

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The Four Vocal Fundamentals Vocal Plan


You might be surprised to learn that EVERY single technique, trick, term and concept out there relates to one of these four simple Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

Watch the video above to see me explain how, when and why to use each of these powerful fundamentals.

Join the Free Vowel Modification Q&A below:

30 Day "Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee"

I'm SO serious about your growth as a singer that I'm willing to put my guarantee where my mouth is with a 30 Day Risk Free Guarantee - this is ONLY available on the "Foundation/Growth/Session" pack and not on the single course packs or sessions themselves.

If we're talking intrinsic value, then each course is worth around three months of weekly Skype coaching sessions with me each, so something like $1,440 per course, plus the extra Skype lesson thrown in for good measure at $120 USD.

Foundation 101 - Valued at $1,440 USD

Growth 101 - Valued at $1,440 USD

Skype Session - Valued at $120 USD

Total - $3,000 USD

If you follow my instructions to the letter, book your session with me and you haven't seen the slightest improvement, zilch growth within 30 days and you see no value in what you've learned; I'll refund you the cost of the courses (minus the cost of the Skype session).

It's that simple.

One better than that, I'm completely obliterating my profit margin by slashing the price of the Foundation/Growth/Session pack until all remaining Skype coaching spots are filled for January, 2021

$3,000 USD $349 USD

Now, at this rate - that's barely enough to cover what I spend on hosting this site plus internet and studio costs for our session together; not to mention the tens of thousands of dollars that I've personally spent on learning how to sing myself, and the years (oh the YEARS!) of practice, practice, practice that it's taken to get to this point.

So honestly, I can't keep it at this rate for much longer - and if I didn't believe that it was possible for you to see REAL growth in your singing in 30 days, I wouldn't give you this insane deal with such a CRAZY offer.

You can read the full terms and conditions/FAQ for the 30 day Guarantee here.

PS. THIS IS A "CROSSROADS" MOMENT

 

You're at the crossroads.

It's time for the blue pill, or the red pill.

It's the crux.

It's "Do or Die" so to speak.

It's time to make or break.

You're ready to make SERIOUS progress with your singing - you know it, and I know it.

You can either move forward, take the next step, make a small investment in your voice for MASSIVE returns - GUARANTEED returns;

Or you can walk back out the door, "take the red pill" and forget all about the insane vocal range you know that I can help you build. Forget the incredible singing ability that you've been dying to master. Don't even mention the freedom, the power and the professional tone you've been working so hard towards.

And as of today, January 27, there's less than 10 calendar spots left before the pack sale ends and we move to a price more fitting with the intense value you get from the Foundation 101 course, the Growth 101 course AND a Skype session with me.

The Foundation/Growth/Session pack, valued at over $3,000 dollars - is only at these "2010 rates" until my calendar fills for the month.

Foundation 101
$1,440 USD

  • Posture & Breathing
  • The Four Vocal Fundamentals
  • AH Based Vowel Shapes
  • EE & OO Pharyngeal Resonance
  • Connect Chest and Head Voice
  • Vocal Placement
  • Mixed Voice
  • The "Informative Stage" 30 minute training video
  • The "Practical Stage" 30 minute training video
  • Access to the Mixed Voice Q&A Singing Group

Growth 101
$1,440 USD

  • Posture & Breathing Vowel Modification
  • Developing Head Voice
  • Advanced chest/head Connection
  • Vocal Compression
  • Consonant Grouping (sing ANY consonant sound with ease!)
  • Vowel placement training guide
  • "Beast Level" training scales and exercises
  • The "Informative Stage" 30 minute training video
  • The "Practical Stage" 30 minute training video
  • Access to the Growth 101 Q&A Singing Group

+ For a limited time the Bonus "Consonant Bootcamp"

Skype Session
$120 USD

  • Personalised training session with Kegan
  • Appraisal of your technique, vocal health and goals
  • Goalsetting & Planning
  • Store session notes & applicable song "Lead Sheets" in Skype for future sessions
  • Record your session
  • Get help with specific techniques
  • Get help with specific songs
  • Technique, song and style demonstrations
  • Get ahead of the queue by booking your session weeks in advance
  • Tailored warmups and exercises
  • Email and message support after the session

Foundation 101 + Growth 101 + Skype Session Pack

$3,000 USD $349 USD

I never thought I'd be able to develop a powerful and effortless voice for rock and metal, but after taking regular lessons with Kegan, I've not only met, but surpassed my expectations and goals.

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It's a 1000% brilliant vocal method.
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5 Vocal Myths That Prevent Your Singing Voice From Growing

5 Vocal Myths That Prevent Your Singing Voice From Growing

 

I'm about to share 5 common Vocal Myths that are absolutely OBLITERATING your progress as a singer - and the solution for how to move past them and finally see that vocal growth you deserve.

To put it all in perspective, let me first share a couple of super common Myths and Old Wive's Tales not related to singing that you've probably heard a million times, but are actually completely untrue;

Cracking your knuckles gives you Arthritis - FALSE

Tons of research have been done on this one; in fact, one researcher cracked their knuckles for SIXTY years to test this myth - and the 'cracked' knuckles showed no more sign of Arthritis than the 'uncracked' knuckles.

You can catch a cold from being out in the cold - FALSE

This one is obviously bunk, as a cold is caused by a virus, not the weather. While colds and the flu are more prevalent during colder months; it's thought that this is the case because people actually spend more time indoors and around other people than in warmer months - a perfect time for incubating a cold.

Carrots give you night vision - FALSE

Funnily enough, this one was started in WWII by the English - they didn't want the Germans to know that their planes were being spotted by a new type of radar; so started the rumour that their soldiers' vision was superior due to a diet heavy in carrots.

So how does this relate to singing? Surely cracking your knuckles has nothing to do with becoming a world class singer, right?

I wanted to show you how an offhanded comment or rumour can be spread as FACT and shared as mainstream advice when it is in fact FICTION - just like the 5 Vocal Myths I'm about to share with you.

 

VOCAL FACT... OR FICTION?

These 5 myths had me chasing my tail for years and years when I first started singing - I even had singing teachers tell me these myths point blank as "fact" and practiced many of them for weeks, months and even years wondering why I wasn't getting any better.

Is your vocal progress being blocked by these 5 Vocal Myths?

#1 - SMILE WIDE when you sing

Nope. This is a misappropriation of "The Internal Smile" from classical technique;

  • Raised cheeks under the eyes
  • Bright eyes
  • Sunken cheeks at the back of the mouth
  • Vertical aperture of the mouth
  • Raised soft palate

A wide smile at the mouth actually spreads the soft palate wide and causes your vowel to "splat" as you try to push through the width with more weight, more tension and more force.

The internal smile is exactly that, the INTERNAL smile - it shouldn't show on your face at all.

Imagine making eye contact with someone at a bar; you're not going to grin at them like the Cheshire Cat (they'll run away screaming!), you'll just make eye contact with a warm look and 'internal smile'.

This was one I had more than a few different teachers and courses trying to get me to do - and I always wondered why I had no high range and struggled so badly with strain and tension.

Total BS.

#2 - Carry Chest Voice as high as you can take it

Another piece of bunk advice I had over many years - the idea that with time you can carry your chest voice higher.

The truth is, the voice is divided into an antagonistic relationship between the TA and CT muscles (chest and head voice respectively). The true key to bridging the gap between chest and head voice is to learn to use them together/against each other to create MIXED voice.

If you want to learn how to sing with mixed voice, watch the video below:

#3 - Baritones can't sing high

I even had a singing teacher once tell me that I would "never sing anything but Johnny Cash songs" because I was having trouble with the exercises she had given me - "oh, you're just a baritone" she told me over and over again, absolutely dashing my hopes of reaching the high range I now so easily enjoy.

I've since discovered that voice types really refer to the tonal character of your voice in a classical setting and how you would fit that role or character rather than "can sing high vs. can't sing high".

I've even found that many Baritone singers end up with much better technique as a whole than natural Tenors because they actually have to learn how to do things properly, rather than just being about to "hit the note" because their voice is higher - and we've seen from natural Tenors like Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Perry and Robert Plan how that natural high range starts to disappear with time because it's just not being sung in a healthy way.

Anyone can learn to be a better singer, yes, even lower voiced Baritone singers like me - I recently detailed the process of how I personally built a 4 Octave Singing Range connected from my lowest note to my highest pitch using Vowel Modification, Mixed Voice and The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

#4 - Sing Like You Speak

Ugh, this old line again?

Speech sounds are generally created at the articulators (tip of the tongue, lips, teeth, mouth etc), sung vowels are formed in the pharynx (the space created by a raised soft palate) - I can't reiterate enough  just how different singing and speaking are, even though you're technically using the same mechanism.

If you're serious about becoming a better singer, you need to learn how to modify your vowels correctly in the pharynx.

Watch the video below to learn exactly how I built an INSANE amount of vocal range - yes, even after I was told I'd never be a good singer!

Add your details below to receive my free 3-Part Vocal Plan showing you how to build an INSANE amount of vocal range.

#5 - SINGING IS HARD, COMPLICATED AND ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE WILL EVER BE GOOD AT IT

 

I'll admit - I believed this one for a LONG time.

I struggled, I strained, I yelled, I bellowed - my voice cracked, broke and flipped like crazy (did you see my "before and after" in the video above??).

I even had singing teachers telling me I wouldn't ever be a good singer, friends telling me I sucked - and I even screwed up a huge recording session because I believed that it was just all too hard and didn't truly apply myself to the right approach.

It's absolutely untrue.

It's false.

It's just your mind playing tricks on you.

If you want to know how I truly turned it all around and finally started smashing my dreams and achieving so much more than I'd ever hoped or even thought was possible, watch the video below to learn the true secret to ALL great singing;

The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

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It's a 1000% brilliant vocal approach!
Kegan's training also helps me as a voice coach.

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Voice Teacher

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How To Get More Vocal Range Without Pushing and Straining [In 30 Days or less]

How To Get More Vocal Range Without Pushing and Straining

[In 30 Days or less]

 

It's a bold claim, I know - but one I'm happy to back up with empirical proof and examples.

This isn't a "and get a free set of steak knives" kind of promise, or one of those "anyone can sing!" ads you've probably seen going around, I'm quite literally going to take you through the process that you need to take to build more range and a better voice in 30 days.

Now, I'm obviously not saying that you'll be playing Madison Square Garden in four weeks time; but I am saying with absolute confidence that you really WILL see a solid improvement in your singing ability and a marked increase in your range in 30 days if you follow the approach I'm about to share with you to the letter.

None of this "oh, but X says this instead" or "I saw a guy on YouTube..." or "But Wikipedia says X" or "it sounds better when I do X" kinda thing - I'm talking about literally following EVERY step I give you word for word for 30 days.

And you might be wondering why exactly you should do what I say, or even if you should keep reading on - and sure, these are valid questions, but don't take my word for it.

My vocal studio is regularly featured in Top Ten Lists alongside the world's most famous vocal methods like Christina Aguilera's Masterclass and "Hollywood Coach To The Stars" Roger Love,

Other voice coaches with tens of thousands of subscribers of their own are saying that "Bohemian Vocal Studio is the ONLY singing school to trust 100%" and "The Best Vocal Coach Ever"

I can almost hear you thinking "Yeah yeah, we get it dude - you're good at lip trills... so what?" - but even I'm blown away by the incredible feedback, comments and praise my singing gets now that I've mastered the simple key to great singing that I'm about to share with you;

Now, you didn't come here just to hear about how great someone else's voice is, or how universally respected my teaching approach is - you came here to learn how to sing better, and that's exactly what I'm going to help you to do.

So let's start by talking the absolute basics of singing, The Four Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

I'm serious - absolutely EVERY sing technique, concept, trick and term out there relates directly to just one of these simple vocal fundamentals.

Vowel Modification helps you achieve Height In The Vocal Tract. Twang and Edge help you sing with Forward Placement to bring the voice out of the throat. Diaphragmatic breathing helps you achieve "All In One Flow" breathing so that your resonance isn't interrupted. Cry, Middle Voice and connecting Chest and Head Voice are simply ways to help you sing with Mixed Tonality.

You don't need all those fancy terms, all that marketing bunk, all those classical terms like Appoggio, Inhalare La Voce blah blah blah - but what you DO need to do right now, if you're serious about becoming a better singer in 30 days of less, is Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals;

 

 

Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee

If you watched the full video above, no doubt you learned more in a <10 minute coaching video than you've learned from YEARS of trawling YouTube videos or even forking out for weekly singing lessons.

And I promised to give you a link to the full course where I'll help you develop The Four Vocal Fundamentals in your own voice.

But I'm going to do one better than that by throwing in the Growth Level course AND a Skype Session at a fraction of the cost.

If we're talking intrinsic value, then the courses themselves are worth around three months of weekly Skype coaching sessions with me each, so something like $1,440 per course, plus an extra Skype lesson thrown in for good measure at $120 USD.

Foundation 101 - Valued at $1,440 USD

Growth 101 - Valued at $1,440 USD

Skype Session - Valued at $120 USD

Total - $3,000 USD

And not only am I going to give you my 30 day Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee - basically, if you follow my instructions to the letter, book your session with me and you haven't seen the slightest improvement, zilch growth and you see no value in what you've learned; I'll refund you the cost of the courses.

One better than that, until my Skype calendar is full for January, 2021, I'm going to obliterate my profit margin by slashing the price;

$3,000 USD $349 USD

Now, at this rate - that's barely enough to cover what I spend on hosting this site plus internet and studio costs for our session together; not to mention the tens of thousands of dollars that I've personally spent on learning how to sing myself, and the years (oh the YEARS!) of practice, practice, practice that it's taken to get to this point.

So honestly, I can't keep it at this rate for much longer - and if I didn't believe it was possible, I wouldn't give you this crazy deal with such a CRAZY offer of a refund if your voice doesn't budge an inch in the next 30 days. You can read the full terms and conditions/FAQ for the 30 day guarantee here.

Vocal Growth in 30 Days

  • Connect chest and head voice
  • Develop Mixed resonance
  • Form your vowels properly
  • Learn Vowel Modification
  • Develop Compression
  • Sing consonant sounds properly
  • Increase your range
  • Improve your tone
  • Warm up your voice more effectively
  • SO much more

Invest In Your Voice

No Risk Vocal Growth Guarantee

 

Now let's talk about that 30 Day Guarantee.

It's not for "anybody" - you have to apply yourself.

It's going to take practice, work and perseverance.

You're going to need my guidance.

It's ONLY available on the Foundation/Growth/Session pack.

You absolutely MUST follow everything I tell you to do in both courses and the Skype session for 30 days - without fail (The logins are tracked, so I'll know if you've logged in once and decided it was all too hard and asked for a refund a few weeks later).

The refund applies to the course portion only and the session is non refundable for obvious reasons (my time!).

But, I'm certain that if you take the courses away, work on them diligently and carefully - then get my feedback in a couple of weeks in the Skype session; then you will see growth in your voice.

We're not talking 9 octaves of range and a razor sharp Chris Cornell tone in such a short time; that's going to take a little longer - we're talking serious growth in your ability and understanding of the voice. But, if you try the courses, you apply yourself to the approach and the guidance I give you in the Skype session and your voice doesn't budge even an inch - I'll refund the course portion, no questions asked.

Basically, you've got nothing to lose and all the risk is mine.

 

PS. There's One More Thing

If that insane deal and guarantee isn't enough for you, there's one more incredible piece of advice I want to share with you.

In fact, it's the #1 most important thing you're EVER going to learn as a singer.

Vowel Overtones.

Vowel Modification.

Resonant Space.

If you're not yet sold on the 30 day vocal challenge above, that's totally fine - I've got a three part vocal plan I'd love to share with you to sweeten the deal, no obligations.

Not only am I going to drop a serious insider TRUTH BOMB in this video, I'm also going to show you a "before and after" of my own singing voice before I mastered what I've shared with you today - and what I'm betting you can get a solid grip on in the next 30 days if you apply yourself.

Watch the video below for a "Before and After" of my own singing voice (you'll see me straining and squeaking like crazy - then fast forward to the effortless, extensive range I enjoy today) as well as the secret key to develop register overtones with Vowel Modification PLUS I'm going to set you up with a special Three Part Vocal Plan which is going to help you develop vowel modification in your own singing too.

Sign Up To Your 3 Part Vocal Plan

PSS

We're talking over three GRAND worth of value in the Foundation 101/Growth/Skype Session pack - and that's not counting the life time of healthy, fantastic singing you're going to enjoy after the fact.

Think of this as an investment in your voice. An investment in your future as a professional singer. An investment in your future as a life-long musician.

I'll even throw in my limited time "Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee"

Seriously, if you follow the process to a "T" over the next 30 days, we meet over Skype and you follow everything to the letter and you see no progress, nada, absolutely zilch improvement in your singing at all; I'll refund the cost of both courses.

But this is ONLY available until my calendar is full for January, 2021, and then it's back to the full (and rightly so) price.

$3,000 USD $349 USD

Update: Limited spots remaining as of January 27, 2021

 

Vocal Growth in 30 Days

  • Connect chest and head voice
  • Develop Mixed resonance
  • Form your vowels properly
  • Learn Vowel Modification
  • Develop Compression
  • Sing consonant sounds properly
  • Increase your range
  • Improve your tone
  • Warm up your voice more effectively
  • SO much more

Invest In Your Voice

No Risk Vocal Growth Guarantee

Build a CRAZY Vocal Range In 4 Steps [#3 Will Blow Your Mind]

Build a CRAZY Vocal Range In 4 Steps

[#3 Will Blow Your Mind]

 

So you want a great singing voice.

You want to EXPLODE your vocal range.

You want a tone that sounds like pure butter.

Imagine if you could follow just four simple steps and double, maybe even triple your vocal range without wasting thousands of dollars on singing lessons.

That's a pretty bold promise to make - but this is exactly what happened to me when I followed the tried and true, but little known approach I'm about to share with you.

But first, let me tell you why the other approaches you've tried and those weekly singing lessons you've been forking out for really haven't been working for you.

 

Why "X" Vocal Approach Hasn't Worked For You

It's common to hear voice coaches online swear that "anyone can sing better" and that their approach "works for everyone" - when the opposite is really true; after all, this has been your experience right?

You watched their impressive video.

You bought their course.

You practiced like they said

You waited patiently.

You waited some more...

You kept waiting even longer...

Months go by and you realise haven't seen the slightest improvement in your singing.

And this lack of progress really isn't your fault at all - because there's a fundamental flaw in many vocal methods, actually, many flaws that make most singing courses absolutely worthless to singers like you and me who aren't just "naturals to begin with".

And that's really the kicker.

Just because someone is a native French speaker really doesn't mean they have any idea how to teach YOU to speak French as effortlessly as they do - and the same goes for singing. 

Let's go with the 'learning French' analogy for a moment and consider two different "How To Speak French" courses as an example;

  • Course #1) Designed by a native French speaker who learned as a child
  • Course #2) Designed by a native English speaker who personally spent years studying and learning how to speak French with a tried and true approach

You can probably see where I'm going with this already.

The first course, although impressive and exciting because they're a natural French speaker - contains absolutely zero insight into how to learn to speak French as an adult. They throw words at you, they throw phrases at you, they give you the grammar, they give you exercises; but ultimately, this course isn't going to help you become a great French speaker.

The second course, which might not have that same exciting allure as the one designed by the native French speaker and all their confident Parisian charm, has a tried and tried method for helping you actually learn to speak French as an adult, with foolproof steps for improving your French that can be applied over and over again and built upon for serious results; which ultimately helps you learn how to speak French confidently and fluently.

You're beginning to understand why those other courses haven't worked for you, or even why those local singing lessons have failed to yield any true results for you.

It's really not your fault.

But now you know the truth about learning how to sing - and it's time to start making different choices so that you finally see the results and progress you're so hungry for.

 

The Little Known Secret That ALL Great Singers Know [That You Don't]

What if I told you that EVERY single technique, concept, trick and term out there can be boiled down to just FOUR steps?

What if I told you that Adele or Edit Piaf is actually doing exactly the same thing that Chris Cornell, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Myles Kennedy and Layne Staley are doing when they sing so well?

It's a cold hard fact that every single vocal technique and concept out there relates to just one of these Four Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Forward Placement
  • Mixed Tonality
  • Height In The Vocal Tract <- this is the one I mentioned at the start!
  • "All In One Flow"

Now, you can quote Wikipedia and terms you learned on YouTube all day long at me, and I'll STILL be able to relate every single one of them to one of these four simple vocal fundamentals.

Vowel Modification occurs when you alter your resonant space to improve and manage your resonant overtones by raising the soft palate for Height In The Vocal Tract. Cry is simply a way to achieve balance between the TA and CT muscles in your middle and upper register by creating Mixed Tonality. Twang and Edge are simply tools to help you achieve Forward Placement to bring the voice 'out of the throat', and Diaphragmatic Breathing is a way to help you sing "All In One Flow" without interrupting your resonance.

I could list PAGES of exercises, concepts and terms while relating them to The Four Vocal Fundamentals in this way, but instead, I'm just going to show you how to sing with The Four Vocal Fundamentals right here, right now:

My Own Results

Let me start by pointing out I really wasn't a natural singer to begin with; I strained and struggled, barked and yelled and ultimately blew out my voice in the middle of every show I played when I was younger.

You can even check out a "before and after" of my voice here to see me absolutely destroying my voice on stage in my early 20s struggling and straining to hit notes that were honestly just out of my range at the time, to a ton of recent clips showing the Four Octave Range that I now enjoy.

But don't just take my word for it, this is just a fraction of the incredible feedback I now get as a singer;

But you're not here just to hear how amazing it feels for me to sing with such effortless freedom and extensive range - you want to know exactly why and how I'm going to help you do the same thing with your own voice.

There's a good reason my studio is regularly featured in Top Ten Lists of the world's greatest vocal methods along side some of the most famous coaches and courses out there like Christina Aguilera's Masterclass and "Hollywood coach to the stars" Roger Love, and an even better reason that other voice coaches with tens of thousands of their own followers are saying that "Bohemian Vocal Studio is the only Voice School to trust 100%"

My students are also nailing their goals and building crazy voices too, and I'll share their personal feedback with you in a moment too, but here's a few examples of the kind of range and tone I'm now known for - remember, I absolutely sucked as a singer and had zero range, a crap tone and kept blowing out my voice before I learned what I'm about to share with.

Now, I know you're here to learn how to sing better yourself - and you're sick of voice coaches sharing videos of themselves singing great without doing anything to actually help you; but I've found one of the most important tools as a voice coach is really to show others that I'm following and reaching my own dreams as a singer too, not just showing others how to practice lip trills.

The first video is a Mark Lanegan cover I just released that showcases my natural baritone low range - I just LOVE this low range, tone and style, it's something that I've worked hard towards, and I've really reaped the benefits of excellent vocal technique when it comes to extending my low range and developing a buttery, resonant tone. The second clip is an original song of mine that was recently released by my band Dead Spirit Communion; and it's really just an excuse to go nuts in my high range with all the power, distortion and intensity that now comes so naturally with the technique I'm about to share with you.

After all, the Proof Is In The Pudding as they say.

The Results Explained

Rather than giving you a list of bogus claims and marketing promises, I'm actually going to EXPLAIN how and why you're going to see results with this simple but effective approach. Let me share some experiences my students have had with this dynamite approach;

Kegan is the best vocal coach there is! 😁😁
If you want to be able to sing properly with YOUR own voice he is your...

Posted by Aisha Peach on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Starting with barely an octave of range from around F2 to G3, I used to just think that "chest voice was full voice" and "head voice was falsetto" - without realising that I was actually using BOTH of these registers, and the mechanism, incorrectly; creating my lack of range and skewed perception.

By developing a connection between chest and head voice, you effectively double your connected range instantly. Sure, it takes some practice, you have to work through some silly sounds and flips and breaks - but this connection is really two fold in the vocal mechanism, not only does the ability to slide with connectivity into head voice (the CT muscle), you also strengthen your ability to sing in MIXED voice (using both the CT and TA muscle) at the same time, in essence extending your chest register and through this coordination shift and newly-found connection, facilitating an even higher head register than you imagined possible.

I personally spent years developing mixed voice and this extensive connection between chest and head voice from the perspective of someone who really couldn't sing when they first began - and it's this dirty work in the trenches that really puts me in the prime position to help YOU do the same thing.

Once you connect chest and head, you then find mixed voice, once you find mixed voice you can start working on vowel modification, once you master vowel modification you can start developing compression - and your voice seriously just grows and grows and grows like a flower into a shrub into a tree into a whole forest of power, tone and range.

Get The SAME Results 

This foolproof approach of Connect < Bridge < Build < Grow is the same one that I use to create the same results in my students voices. You can see pages of incredible, unsolicited reviews on Facebook like the one from my student Aisha above saying how much my approach has changed their voices and changed their lives. I've even got students who now have their OWN successful voice coaching channels with tens of thousands of subscribers!

The Best vocal coach ever.

No complications - Only simple effective tools for singing... Kegan's education helps me as vocal coach as well!

Posted by Иван Радьков on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

And this is the same PROVEN, TRIED, TESTED approach that is going to help you build an insane amount of range, a killer tone and ultimately help you start reaching your goals as a singer.

The Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee

If you want the same serious results that I've personally enjoyed, that my students enjoy - and yes, other voices coaches enjoy when I've taught this to them, then you need to make a serious investment in your voice.

I'll be honest - it's not going to be easy.

It's going to take practice.

You're going to get frustrated.

But you WILL see results.

And I believe so much in this incredible approach that I'm not only going to throw in my Growth Level singing course AND a Skype Coaching Session so that you get the full benefit of my approach and guidance - I'm also going to offer you a money back guarantee.

I call it the "Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee".

If you dedicate yourself to the process I'm going to teach you 100% with no hesitation, you listen to everything that I'm telling you; none of this "oh, but this guys says X" or "oh, but it sounds better when I do X instead" - you MUST do things the way I'm telling you to do them if you expect to see serious GROWTH; If after working through the courses and taking your Skype session with me you haven't seen even the slightest improvement within 30 days - or I'll refund the cost of both courses with no questions asked.

This guarantee is ONLY available with this special offer of the Foundation 101, Growth 101 + Skype Session Pack.

This is an absolutely RISK FREE opportunity that no other coach is going to give you - because they don't believe in you and they don't really believe in their own approach.

But I absolutely DO - and I'm willing to bet my guarantee on it.

You can read the full terms and conditions of the 30 day Guarantee here.

Sheer VALUE.

Let me take you through the full value of the Foundation/Growth/Session pack.

When it comes to value, Foundation 101 is really worth about 3 months of weekly Skype lessons with me - totalling $1,440 USD.

Growth 101 is worth another 3 months of weekly Skype lessons with me - totally another $1,440 USD.

And the Skype session itself, while invaluable, costs $120 USD.

So we're talking sheer value of $3k.

Three THOUSAND dollars.

But until my calendar is full for January, 2021 - I'm going to give it to you for just $349.

$3,000 USD $349 USD

Now, this BARELY covers the cost of my online hosting here at BohemianVocalStudio.com, the cost of internet for our Skype Session together and is obviously a drop in the ocean compared to the thousands and thousands of dollars that I personally spent learning how to sing - not to mention dedicating 20 years of my life to reach this moment right here.

And if you're wondering why I'd put all the risk back onto myself in this way - it's my way of showing you just how much I believe in this proven and tested approach, and how much I believe in your ability to make the most of it and take this opportunity seriously.

 

 

Foundation 101/Growth 101/Skype Pack

  • Learn to sing in mixed voice
  • Form your vowels properly
  • Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals
  • Increase your range
  • Improve your tone
  • Sing with a balanced onset
  • Sing in full voice through your full range
  • Modify your vowels for a stronger mix
  • Sing with compression to add power and colour to your singing
  • Sing consonant sounds with ease
  • Take your singing to the next level
  • Get real coaching and feedback
  • Set tangible short/medium/long term goals
  • Apply what you've learned

Buy The Foundation/Growth/Session Pack

RISK FREE VOCAL GROWTH GUARANTEE

PS. 

Remember, we're talking over $3,000 worth of value in the Foundation/Growth/Skype pack - and that's not even counting the lifetime of spectacular singing you're going to enjoy after the fact.

Think of this as an investment in your voice. An investment in your future as a professional singer. An investment in your future as a life-long musician.

I'll even throw in my limited time "Risk Free Vocal Growth Guarantee"

Seriously, if you follow the process to a "T" over the next 30 days, we meet over Skype and you follow everything to the letter and you see no progress, nada, absolutely zilch improvement in your singing at all; I'll refund the cost of both courses.

But this is ONLY available until my calendar is full for January, 2021, and then it's back to the full (and rightly so) price.

As of January 27, 2021, limited spots are remaining for January.

$3,000 USD $349 USD

 

Foundation 101/Growth 101/Skype Pack

  • Learn to sing in mixed voice
  • Form your vowels properly
  • Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals
  • Increase your range
  • Improve your tone
  • Sing with a balanced onset
  • Sing in full voice through your full range
  • Modify your vowels for a stronger mix
  • Sing with compression to add power and colour to your singing
  • Sing consonant sounds with ease
  • Take your singing to the next level
  • Get real coaching and feedback
  • Set tangible short/medium/long term goals
  • Apply what you've learned

Buy The Foundation/Growth/Session Pack

RISK FREE VOCAL GROWTH GUARANTEE

PSS. 

I remember telling you to watch out for #3 from The Four Vocal Fundamentals - Height In The Vocal Tract (actually, it's number #1 depending on how you organise your technique).

Learning to use the soft palate correctly and developing the right register overtone is key to increasing your range like crazy - and instead of just telling you about it, I'm going to SHOW YOU how to do it.

Aren't you SICK of me showing you all of this stuff and just telling you point blank how to actually sing better?

Of course not!

Bring it on!

If you're SERIOUS about building an insane vocal range, you absolutely MUST watch this video below and sign up to the three part vocal plan below the video;

Sign Up To The Three Part Vocal Plan Below

The Secret To Building a 4-Octave Vocal Range

The Secret To Building a 4-Octave Vocal Range Without  Pushing, Straining or Reaching.

So you want to become a great singer, and you've tried and tried and tried to increase your range and reach those heights without straining; but it just seems damn impossible, right?

Maybe the headline above sounds a bit sensational, but I recently worked out my full, useable vocal range from my lowest to my highest connected note in full voice - and yep, it's Four full octaves from B1 to B5 with a bit of wiggle room on either end.

It's a serious amount of range.

Even I'm shocked... well, not really - but seeing it written down on paper in that way just makes it seem that much more intense. 

What the hell do you even DO with four octaves?

(I can think of a few things!)

Now, you're probably thinking "oh god no, another one of those marketing pages?" but I'm actually going to share a proven vocal plan with you in a moment (yep, completely free) which is going to show you exactly how I built all the crazy range I now enjoy, from the 'natural' low range in the Mark Lanegan cover you'll see below to my own original music with the Dead Spirit Communion band where I'm really challenging the limits of my upper range, distortion and intensity as a singer. You can check 'em both out below to see the kind of range I've built with the simple approach I'm about to share with you.

I already know what you're probably thinking, either "Oh, but you're just a natural" and "Yeah, but how does that help ME sing better?" and I'm here to tell you that no, I absolutely was not a natural. I actually struggled for years and years with strain and tension - and the "Before and After" I'm going to share with you in a moment proves one important fact; When I started learning how to sing, I absolutely sucked.

There, I said it - my voice just sucked, I was a bad singer and no, I absolutely was not a natural.

The voice I now enjoy is the product of hard work, dedication and a special set of tools which I'm actually going to give you in a minute.

If I had a dollar for every show I did in my 20's before I worked all this out where someone came up to me asking when we were going to "find a real singer" or asking me "if I had a cold", or asking me if I "had vocal damage" or even "why we didn't just cancel the show if the lead singer couldn't make it" (This was literally a question I was asked... I WAS the lead singer!) - well, we probably wouldn't be having this conversion.

But these are just some of the hundreds of incredible reviews and comments my singing gets now that I've mastered the simple skills I'm about to give you;

So how did a guy like me, with a considerably LOW voice naturally build so much damn range, and why are you only hearing about me now?

Let me introduce myself and tell you a little about my background as a singer.

Hi - I'm Kegan from Bohemian Vocal Studio; yes, I'm actually a real person that you can contact and speak with, and yes, I do absolutely everything here at www.bohemianvocalstudio.com and do all the teaching on my own as well as producing and recording everything for DSC myself.

Oh yeah, I'm also the guy you just saw in the videos above singing like a Pro! 

If you haven't heard of me before, that's totally okay - I've actually been teaching singing professionally since 2010, and I took this whole thing online in 2014 and it's been steadily growing since - but, I don't just work with 'anyone', I keep things pretty niche and selective and my calendar fills up pretty fast in advance with those who are serious about becoming better singers.

Now, if you're wondering "with a voice like that - why aren't you absolutely EVERYWHERE dude??"

And that's really because I'm not one of those people that says "anyone can sing!" or "I'll teach you to sing in 30 days or less!" - so I'm not really out there on YouTube doing BS videos about how I'm the greatest, or how my method is the only one that works; I'm actually a working musician first and foremost (actually, I'm a Husband and Father first!) and I'm super busy in the studio with Dead Spirit Communion much of my time when I'm not teaching. The first album came out in 2019, and through 2020 I've been steadily piecing together the second record which at the time I'm writing this, is about 80% done - I've also been peppering some covers out there along the way too, which if you want to do them properly, they can take a lot of time and preparation to get right.

Now, the reason I don't just go marketing crazy and make wild claims like "Sing better in 30 days!" or "Anyone can sing!" is because I'm a realist at heart.

This approach isn't for everyone.

My approach takes time, dedication and practice.

This approach WORKS - but only if you are seriously dedicated to becoming a better singer.

And do you want to know exactly how I know it works?

Because it's the approach I use myself.

My students use it.

And more tellingly - Other singing teachers are using it too.

In fact, much of my student base is actually made up of singing teachers looking to better their own voices and ability to help their students - some of them even have more subscribers than me on YouTube... even though I'm the one that taught them in the first place!

I'm not saying this to try and impress you, or say I'm the best, or say I'm the first, or that they owe me anything, I'm just trying to point out the facts that this little known, niche approach to singing works better than almost anything else out there - and I don't say that lightly because there's a TON of great courses and vocal programs out there; I would know, because I tried many of them when I was learning how to sing and this is the only thing that actually showed REAL growth, REAL progress and gave me REAL singing ability.

But don't just take my word for it;

One of Russia's BEST voice coaches Ivan Radkov says that "Bohemian Vocal Studio is the only vocal school I trust 100%" and my studio is regularly ranked in top 10 lists next to courses and lessons by Christina Aguilera, Roger Love and many of the top, most popular singing studios, teachers and courses as "One of the best Vocal Channels out there"

My videos are actually some of the most comprehensive teaching materials that you're going to find for free online, like this video on The Four Vocal Fundamentals which has more depth and practical information in a ten minute video than some paid courses out there:

Sure, sure - you've heard about placement before, you once had a guy tell you to yawn before you sing and you've tried mixed voice before; so after all this, what IS the true secret to building a 4 octave range, and where did you start?

Well, the first thing I discovered about my voice when I first started learning how to sing is that I'm definitely not a natural.

Does that mean that I can't be a good singer? Obviously not - I've proven otherwise.

Does that mean that my range is limited? Of course not - did you check out the DSC clip above?

Aren't you just a Tenor then? Nope, certified baritone, my lowest consistent, resonant note is a B1 - did you check out the Mark Lanegan cover above?

Now, to help hammer home my point about the possibilities for your voice, whether you want one more octave, or a better tone, or FOUR more octaves, or to sing on the voice, or to sing for an established band - I need to tell you something that I hear absolutely every day as a singing teacher, and something that I used to say to myself almost every time I sang - and something I would never, ever, in a million years ever say again myself;

"My Voice Is Different - This Isn't Going To Work For Me"

Seriously, this was my mantra through so many years of failed singing auditions, so many wasted singing lessons, so many courses I bought - ultimately, we're hard wired to look for 'reasons' rather than 'solutions', I believe it's officially called Confirmation Bias, which I spoke about recently.

And I had an excuse for everything.

Can't sing an E4? That's because I'm a baritone. Hoarse after a show? I just left everything on stage for the crowd. Bad review? They just don't understand my special voice! My tone sucks? That's just what a baritone sounds like in this range... and so forth.

I hate to break it to you, and this probably isn't the diplomacy you might know me for - but your voice isn't special.

My voice isn't special.

Aretha Franklin's voice wasn't special.

Adele's voice isn't special.

Chris Cornell's voice wasn't special.

(I can almost see the rage swelling in your face...)

Just in the same way your hands are just the same as my hands, and your hands are just like Slash's hands, and just like Jimmy Page's hands.

Sure, there's minute differences, mainly aesthetic differences and some acoustic differences when it comes to the voice - but the voice works the same.

Air. Vibration. Resonance.

That's IT.

Seriously, there's no special cord you have to pull, or muscle you need to build, or tendon you have to flex; you just need to master airflow, vibration and resonance and you're THERE my friend.

And excuse me for asking, but ARE you a master of airflow? A master of vibration? A master of resonance?

I'm going to guess you didn't really have to think much before you said a sheepish "well, no" to at least one of these.

And here lies the issue you're experiencing as a singer - your foundation sucks.

Don't get upset, my foundation used to suck as well - it just comes with the fact that we're not really 'natural' singers who already have a pretty good grasp on the fundamentals we just spoke about.

At this stage, you're probably expecting me to try to sell you a copy of my Foundation 101 singing course or direct you to another tutorial on vocal Foundation; but I want to share the TRUE secret to becoming a great singer. 

In fact, becoming great at anything.

 

Serious, Self-Reflective, Organised Goal Setting Over the Short, Medium and Long Term.

Wait - but you already have "goals", right?

You want to become the world's greatest singer.

No, not "that" kind of goal, like a dream - I mean serious, tangible, actionable goals like mastering a lip trill in the short term, to help you manage airflow in the medium term to ultimately allow you to sing specific songs and styles.

I mean like mastering Vowel Modification in the short term so you can extend your range over the medium term to ultimately wail like a banshee as your long term goal.

Improving your resonance and vowels in the short term so that you can improve your tone as a whole in the mid term so you can meet your goal of singing soul or blues as your ultimate goal.

Actionable is really the key word here.

Whatever your "Pipe Dream" goal is should really be made up of short, medium and long term tangible, actionable goals that you can meet and work towards along the way.

 

Short Term
Medium Term
Long Term

What Was Your Goal?

Honestly, I just wanted to be able to get through a show without spitting blood, going hoarse and ultimately sounding bad - which I totally did, all the time at every show.

This simple goal of not blowing out my voice forced me to lay out a serious of more actionable goals in the short through long term that helped me realise I was totally using my voice the wrong way completely, and that I really hadn't discovered my true voice at all; even after taking singing lessons over many years.

Learning that there was an easier way, a safer way, a repeatable way, a better way to sing that also had the benefit of opening up a ridiculous amount of vocal range, tone, power and freedom in my singing has been the true key to building a 4 octave singing range; setting goals, meeting them, then setting new goals, meeting them, rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat.

At This Point, You've Really Got TWO Choices

Option 1) You're on the fence. 

You're probably thinking: "What's this guy even talking about? Who is he? Why did I read this far? Is he for real? Does he expect me to believe all of this??" 

And the kicker: "My Voice Is Different, and This Isn't Going To Work For Me."

See what I did there? You were already thinking something like that - right?

At this point, you could react to that little zinger by clicking off this page, going back to your google search and trawling through a ton of "how to sing like" tutorials on google, maybe even find a slightly amusing one that tickles your fancy and gets you a bit excited like you've been time and time again, maybe it's an email, or facebook post somewhere, but is ultimately useless at helping you sing better at the end of the day - and after clearing your cache a few days later our little dalliance here together will be over and long forgotten.

Weeks will go by, months will go by - and instead of building a serious amount of vocal range and building the better voice we BOTH know that you're capable of, and that I'm trying to GIVE to you right now; you're still going to be spinning your wheels and watching "voice coach reacts" videos on YouTube wondering about what could have been while nursing a sore throat and bruised dreams.

And to me, that's just a tragedy.

Especially since you're essentially one click away from becoming a better singer.

Please don't let this be you.

Option 2) You take action and invest in building a Rock Solid vocal foundation with the Foundation 101 singing course. In fact, I'll even throw in the advanced level Growth course as well for just a few extra bucks than what Foundation 101 usually costs on it's own - up until now, the advanced Growth course has only been made available to students that I selectively choose to work with, and who have been through the Foundation 101 course first; proving to me that they're not just going to waste my time - but we both know that you're absolutely serious because you've read this far and watched the videos along the way.

And just a few days, weeks and months of practice and dedication away - you're likely going to see more range than you've ever dreamed of, or at the very least you'll be a very long way past the point that you're at right now - and right now, you're probably wondering whether you even have what it takes to be a good singer in the first place, right? Believe me - the only thing that's going to hold you back is if you don't take action.

You buy the course. You get to work right away with the actionable goal of building a rock solid foundation for your voice and you double your vocal range, power and start reaching your full potential as a singer.

Now I'm not saying this is an easy fix - there's a reason that I'm selective about who I work with, and especially when it comes to how I've shared the Growth 101 course in the past to only those who've worked through the Foundation course first. 

It takes work.

It takes dedication.

It takes actionable goals.

But you're ready for that, aren't you? It's time to stop dreaming and start actually SINGING.

You can invest in your voice by building a Rock Solid Foundation using the link below to buy the Foundation/Growth pack:

 

 

Hit this button to select your Foundation 101 Vocal Course Pack.

But what if you've still got questions - you know my voice is for real, you've seen the 'Four Fundamentals' video and can tell I'm actually a legitimate singing teacher with many years experience and you learned an absolute boat load about how to sing better, yet you're still on the fence.

Is there an Option 3) ?

You're serious, but not THAT serious - and that's okay. 

Remember how I promised to share a proven vocal plan with you that will take all the guesswork outta this whole thing for you?

We're about to go all twilight zone as I share the THIRD door with you.

Now, you know I'm super selective about who I work with as I just don't have time for time wasters and tyre-kickers, especially with a half finished album, a calendar full of students already and a super demanding 9-month old pulling at my Iron Maiden shirt every 15 minutes trying to get my attention (actually, sometimes that's my Wife), so if you're absolutely 100% serious about joining the vocal plan, you're going to need to watch this video below all the way through to sign up for the vocal plan.

I know, I'm already setting goals for you and making you work for it - it's just how I roll.

If you want to join the vocal plan, and you want to see a "before and after" of my own singing voice along with the #1 most important technique you're EVER going to learn as a singer (you're really not going to learn this in a YouTube video or google post, at least not in such a comprehensive way), then watch the video below all the way through, then you can sign up for the vocal plan below.

You can sign up to the vocal plan below:

Easy Singing Tips [No Jargon, No Classical Terms, No BS]

Easy Singing Tips [No Jargon, No Classical Terms, No BS]

So you're looking for easy singing tips without the fluff and jargon that you've been finding everywhere.

I hear you.

The amount of times I was told to "sing with Appoggio" and "Inhalare La Voce" and "More masque! More masque!" when I first started learning how to sing - huh? I wanted to learn how to sing better, not learn how to speak Italian.

I'm going to keep this as simple and practical as I possibly can and give you REAL singing tips which are easy to apply, but seriously powerful when you get them right.

There's actually only FOUR things you really need to do to become a great singer - that's right, none of that confusing classical stuff, none of those marketing terms, none of those crazy modes that they talk about on YouTube, just FOUR vocal fundamentals that are going to absolutely transform your singing voice.

The Four Vocal Fundamentals

You'll be surprised to learn that EVERY single concept, technique, term and trick out there relates directly to just one of these four simple vocal fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

And I'll do one better than just telling you what they are, I'm actually going to SHOW you exactly how to do them in this practical, simple and effective tutorial video:

Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals

With the Foundation 101 Singing Course

The #1 Thing You're Ever Going To Learn

Now, I promised to keep things as simple as possible - and it doesn't get any easier than The Four Vocal Fundamentals. But, there's just ONE more thing that you need to learn if you're going to become a spectacular singer.

Now, this is actually very EASY to learn, it's the skill that so many natural singers naturally possess when they sing, along with being the "secret" that many vocal methods out there and package up in a fancy way - but I'm going to show you exactly how to do it.

You know how some singers out there are just world class - even at a young age, and they don't really seem to have had to work for it like the rest of us?

That's because they naturally possess the ability to unlock their vowel overtones.

Paul Rodgers. Aretha Franklin. Adele. Chris Cornell. Layne Staley. Myles Kennedy. Ray Charles. Robert Plant. Ozzy. Jon Bon Jovi.

The secret to unlocking the same sort of range and power as every single one of these singers is to learn how to unlock your voice's natural overtones.

Now, you might be thinking "but why haven't I heard of this before??" - and this really illustrates why you've been having so much trouble learning how to sing.

There's a piece of the puzzle missing.

So let me give you that missing puzzle piece right now by showing you exactly how to access your vowel overtones just like the pros and naturals do (you can also watch the full video HERE to see a "before and after" of my voice before/after I learned to apply what I'm about to show you)

Having BIG DREAMS as a singer means you need a BIG VOICE to match - watch the video above to hear my "before and after" and learn how you're going to build a big voice too!

Sign Up to your 3 Part Vocal Plan:

Simplify Your Singing [The Powerhouse Approach Used By Pros]

Simplify Your Singing [The Powerhouse Approach Used By Pros]

Compression. Vowel Modification. Overtones. Placement. Tongue Position. Support - there's a LOT to think about when you're singing, right?

When you look at old videos of Aretha Franklin singing - she's just going for it without overthinking things.

When you watch videos of Chris Cornell live in 1990 with Soundgarden - he's stomping around the stage, crouching down and wailing D5's, E5's, even F5's without even the slightest effort

When you watch Adele singing live - she's not bothering with posture, and you can't see her huffing and puffing from the diaphragm like an athlete

It's easy to overthink your singing approach and complicate the way you sing, but I'm here to tell you that you really CAN simplify your singing and use the same approach that hundreds, even thousands of pros have used for decades to sing with ease, freedom, range and a killer tone.

Now, I'm not one of those guys out there who's going to say "Layne Staley used my vocal approach!" or "Chris Cornell uses my method" - after all, I was only a few years old when Soundgarden first started in 1984, right? Instead, I want to share with you exactly what I've learned from these guys with the classic voices that we're still listening to 20, 30, even 40 years after we first heard them.

And this is why:

Layne isn't trying to "sing like Layne"

Adele isn't trying to "sing like Adele"

And Chris Cornell - well, that guy's voice was just from another planet.

Yet that's exactly what you're doing.

That's exactly what I was doing for many years too - until I learned the simple approach that allowed me to sing with the same freedom and power as my favourite singers, without the need to carry around a 20-step checklist for how to do it.

The thing that used to amaze me about all of my favourite singers, like John Fogerty, Paul Rodgers, and Layne, and Jim Morrison, and Eric Burdon, and Ray Charles, and Warrel Dane - is that they were all incredible singers at a very young age.

It obviously didn't take Paul Rodgers 10 years to learn how to sing - after all, he was all of about 17 years old on the first FREE album in the late 60's. 

Layne and the guys from Alice In Chains were all of about 20 when Facelift came out - and those A4's from Man In The Box just sailed out of Layne like he was half asleep.

Surely Chris Cornell didn't spend a decade mastering Vowel Modification before he was able to sing Beyond the Wheel, right? I'm pretty sure Janis Joplin had no idea what she was doing - but Piece Of My Heart is a timeless classic.

And the reason for this, is that all of these powerhouse, dynamite singers found the best way to use their unique instrument. 

I'm going to guess you've been spending a LOT of time trying to "sound like this guy" or "sing this other guy's song" or "hit that note in the same way she does" - am I right?

I'll admit, this is what I did for WAY too many years while learning how to sing. Instead of working on my own strengths and working through any weakness in my voice - I just tried to copy what my favourite singers were doing.

Remember, Paul Rodgers isn't trying to "sing like Paul Rodgers" - he's just singing with his natural resonance, a nicely open vowel, a pleasant tone and ultimately what was right for the songs, and THAT, my friend, is exactly why we're still listening to Bad Company records 50 years later.

Something really incredible that I was taught almost 20 years ago now, was that the voice is developed and built in the same way a supercar is built. You don't just drop a 5000 horsepower engine on the floor, attach a gearbox and then floor the accelerator, no, you first start with a shell. Then there's wheels. Then there's breaks. Then there's the electrics. Then there's the engine. The exhaust. All these individual elements make up the "foundation" of a race car.

And that's exactly what all of these singers were total MASTERS at.

Instead of trying to sing with distortion relentlessly because "that's what his favourite singer was doing" - Layne sang with forward placement, an open vowel, great airflow, balance between the registers; and only then, distortion and grit was used to effect with taste. I'm going to guess that you've been grinding into AIC songs like it's going out of fashion, right? And that they probably don't really sound "right" with the distortion?

Here lies the problem: You're overcomplicating everything rather than keeping it simple.

I'll tell you a secret.

Singing with distortion is actually VERY easy.

But.

Singing with distortion if you don't have a nice, forward placement is almost IMPOSSIBLE.

You're ultimately trying to run before you can walk - or floor the accelerator before there's wheels on your supercar, so to speak.

And here's where everything is about to get SO much easier for you.

I've already done the legwork.

I've already learned what you need to do to build that ROCK solid foundation.

I've even organised and complied it into an easy to use approach that you can start right now.

The Foundation 101 singing course really is the most simple way to learn how to sing - and it's very fast.

Now, I'm not saying that singing is totally easy and it's not going to take work - this is going to take some work.

But with the Foundation 101 singing course, you're building the same ROCK solid foundation that your favourite singers were such masters of - Paul Rodgers had a great foundation. Layne had a great foundation. Adele has a great foundation. Paul McCartney had a great foundation.

The reason they're not agonising about vowel modification and placement when they sing live is because these fundamentals are built into their foundation as singers.

At this point, you're probably expecting me to try and sell you the course, right? Well, I'm not even going to offer it to you at this stage - because there's something I want you to know first.

Do you want to know why these singers were all so great at such a young age? How Chris Cornell was able to sing with four full octaves of connected voice? Why Layne could flick the distortion switch so instantly and effortlessly shift between clean and gritty singing in an instant?

Resonant Overtones.

You might have been expecting some buzz word or marketing term like edge, or curbing, or Open Throat technique - but the truth is, these singers were all masters of their own resonant overtones.

If your high notes sound like you're turning on a garbage disposal unit in your sink, or they're just all air - it's actually the register overtone within your vowel that is missing. It doesn't matter how much compression you add, how much support - in fact, without the vowel overtone, then you'll never sing with freedom, power or a full range.

This is really what "natural singers" are great at that you and I might not be getting right from the start - and it's also something that not too many approaches or teachers out there really talk about; because they're already great at it naturally.

This is also why interviews with your favourite singers often fail to show any insight into their actual approach as singers - they might mention one of the basics like support or breathing, but they very rarely share any insight into why they're such incredible singers.

And that's because they're already singing with the right vowel overtones for their instrument.

Don't feel bad - I wasn't a natural either, this took me YEARS to learn.

I'd love to save you those same years of struggle and straining by showing you exactly how to unlock your register overtones in the easiest, most effective and practical way.

If you're serious about sounding like a truly PRO singer, then you absolutely must watch the tutorial I've put together for you on Vowel Overtones (you can also watch the full video HERE to see a "before and after" of my own voice before and after I mastered what I'm about to share with you)

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Mask Resonance Singing Tips [Vocal Placement Exercises]

Mask Resonance Singing Tips [Vocal Placement Exercises]

Many years ago, I took classical singing lessons. One of the most common concepts and techniques I was taught and constantly pulled up on was Mask Resonance, sometimes called Masque Singing.

I'll be honest, as a Rock guy, the idea that you 'sing through a mask' like there's an imaginary masquerade mask sitting between your eyes just didn't resonate with me.

For starters, I just didn't WANT to sound like a classical singer, and secondly - I was way more into 'practical' ways to sing than all those figurative and esoteric classical terms like masque that just confused me more.

Until I realised what people were actually trying to get me to do; use the bones of the face and bright resonators to bring my voice out of my throat and up higher into my vocal resonators - in essence creating Forward Placement.

I've discovered over the last decade of being a professional voice coach myself that Forward Placement is often one of the most misunderstood techniques out there, especially with all the confusion with classical terms like 'masque' - so I've put together a super practical video tutorial on what placement really is and how to do it:

In short, forward placement is simply using a bright, 'forward' vocal tone to bring the voice out of the throat and into the bones of the face so that you can use your vocal resonators more efficiently and sing with ease, power and a pleasantly balanced tone.

Vocal Placement Exercises

One of the most important aspects of vocal placement is a touch of twang - sometimes known as 'necessary twang' for good reason.

Now, I'm not talking about a southern drawl or slack pronunciation, I'm talking about a subtle narrowing of the epiglottis (the AES) that directs your resonance towards the wall of the vocal tract itself while creating a touch of compression to create a bright, forward placement when you sing.

My favourite sound for developing twang is actually "Sing" - if you sustain the NG portion of this sound, you'll notice a very bright buzz around the bridge of your nose, your teeth or somewhere at the front of your face.

The true key to using twang however, is to separate the nasality that comes from an open velar-pharyngeal port on sounds like NG/N from the actual quality of twang that occurs on vowel sounds; which don't involve nasal airflow.

By developing a nicely open vowel in the pharynx by raising the soft palate and focusing on the vowel overtones, you can layer this touch of twang and forward placement over the top of the richness of your voice to create an incredible boost in volume, cut and brightness in your voice.

Along with other bright, forward sounds like NG, N, M, ZZ and EE - it's important than you practice forward placement on your vowel sounds too. I like to encourage my students to practice a "WAA" or "WAH" like a bright cry a child might make, just to get the feel of singing forward on a vowel sound without losing airflow through the nose. You can even combine these sounds into NN-EE-AA or NN-EE-AH to kickstart your placement on the vowels.

 

The Four Vocal Fundamentals

Forward Placement is one of the key aspects of The Four Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

You might be surprised to learn that EVERY single technique, term, trick and concept out there relates directly to one of these four singing basics.

In the way that Masque is simply a way to help you achieve Forward Placement, techniques like Vowel Modification are a way to help you achieve peak Height In The Vocal Tract, and diaphragmatic breathing and compression are just ways to help you sing "All In One Flow"

I'd love to help you master The Four Vocal Fundamentals, so let me show you exactly how to sing with them yourself:

Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals

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How To Be A Singer [Technique, Style and Recording Studio Tips]

How To Be A Singer [Technique, Style and Recording Studio Tips]

So you want to be a singer, and a GOOD singer at that - how do you become a great singer?

Great technique is obviously your first port of call if you want to become a great singer. In the same way a racecar driver needs a car, a football player needs to be fit and a doctor needs an encyclopedic knowledge of the anatomy; you need a great foundation as a singer made up of excellent technique and the practical ability to actually use that technique to sing well.

Beyond great technique, there's also a few other important aspects of being a great singer that we're going to talk about, from your approach in the studio to performing show after show with ease, right through to personal style and making unique tonal choices as a singer, but let's start with vocal technique first.

Vocal Foundation - The Four Vocal Fundamentals

I discovered many years ago that absolutely EVERY single technique, tip, trick, method and concept out there actually relates to just four simple vocal fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

Now, you might be asking "what about twang? And compression? And the guy that talks about vowel modification and open throat" - and you're absolutely correct, but, each of these techniques is simply an extension of one of the vocal fundamentals.

Twang helps you achieve Forward Placement, Compression helps you breath diaphragmatically and "All In One Flow" and Vowel Modification occurs when you alter the size and shape of the vocal tract using the soft palate, which raises up and creates Height In The Vocal Tract.

If you've been finding it hard to wade through all the crazy terms, techniques and jargon out there - then you need to simplify by first mastering The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

I believe SO MUCH in this simple but effective approach to great singing that I'm just going to show you how to do it right now. Watch this video to learn more practical information in less than 10 minutes than you've probably learned over weeks, months or even years of trawling through YouTube videos and "voice coach reacts" style videos:

Master The Four Vocal Fundamentals

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Stylistic Choice - Find Your True Voice

When I first teach my students The Four Vocal Fundamentals and show them how to sing with consistency, more range and power than they ever imagined and a healthy approach - they often ask how to make unique stylistic choices as a singer while still keeping with this healthy and consistent approach.

And this is where The Four Vocal Fundamentals really SHINE.

With a rock solid foundation, you can make all kinds of changes to the way you sing your vowels, vowel choice, placement, tone and registers, delivery, articulation and any aspect of your singing while also staying within the bounds of the healthy foundation you started with.

I know that when I first started learning how to sing and took classical singing lessons, I just HATED that covered, dark, rounded tone that I was made to sing with - so I went away from the lessons and didn't do it.

What I didn't realise, is that the healthy and 'open' approach I had been shown can be altered in many ways to achieve a more contemporary and even aggressive and intense tone with ease.

Want to sing with distortion? It's easy - simply alter your compression and focus on forward placement.

Want to sing blues and R'nB? Even easier - use that natural flow of air to help you achieve fluid runs.

Want to sing Metal with a CRAZY range? Easier again - just modify your vowel overtones as you ascend.

Stylistic choice is really the thing that we love most about our favourite singers - Steven Tyler, Adele, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Janis Joplin; these singers all make a hefty dose of style changes that give themselves the unique and relatable tone that they are so known for.

Master those fundamentals first and you'll be able to make healthy and informed choices about your vocal style.

In The Studio

Live singing is a different beast to studio singing - while consistency is really key to both, great studio singing needs to have an extra level of efficiency and professionalism. Your fans aren't going to be too fussed about how you hit that A4 while doing a cartwheel over the drum riser - but if your singing sucks on the album, there won't be any fans there at the show in the first place to hear you sing.

I have many students who are in the process of recording and releasing albums - I like to set tangible goals for my singers so that they have a serious goal to work towards, in many cases heading into the recording studio for the first time.

When it comes to studio singing - preparation is your new best friend.

Lead sheets, lead sheets, lead sheets - putting together lead sheets for your songs is one of the best ways to ensure you absolutely nail your songs in the first few takes without the need to do overdub after overdub to fix your flubs.

If you're struggling with a specific word or pitch, then you need to work out what base vowel you're singing, what modification you need to use, how it's placed, the level of compression and any stylistic choices you're making on the line. A lyric like "I love you so" might be written on your lead sheet as "AH oo/l-OU-v ee/y-OU s-OH", or even "I love you s-OH" if that's the particular word you're struggling with - you can even write the overtone modification above the word and make notes about compression on your lead sheet.

While the live setting is more spontaneous and almost anything goes (obviously, consistency is also the key to being a great live singer), nailing your songs in the studio while you're paying someone $100 an hour to record you comes with an added level of stress and pressure; so make sure you're prepared and make sure you've written out lead sheets for any potential issues you might be anticipating so that you can hit the nail on the head in your first few takes.

 

Great Live Singing

While we're talking about great live singing, let me tell you exactly what changed everything for me as a singer - you could say the number #1 most important thing you'll ever learn as a singer;

There are four register overtones for each vowel you sing.

I know, I know - it's not the fancy marketing hype you've become accustomed to on those YouTube videos where people tell you they're "better than everyone else" and that "every other method will damage your voice" and "my open throat technique is the only one that works", but that's just how we Aussies roll - it's the blunt truth or nothing, so prepare to take notes and learn more in this next video than you've probably ever learned in your whole time researching singing online.

I believe so much in The Four Vocal Fundamentals approach to singing that I'm just going to SHOW you how to modify your vowels correctly to achieve each of the four vowel overtones you need for your base vowel sounds. Seriously, this is more than you'll learn in most of those expensive vocal courses out there (you can also watch the full video HERE to see a "before and after" of my own voice before and after I learned what I'm about to share with you)

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