Simple Vocal Technique Turns Head Voice Into Chest Voice

This Simple But Effective Vocal Method Shows You
HOW TO MAKE HEAD VOICE SOUND LIKE CHEST VOICE

 

I remember when I first mastered this trick and learned to sing head voice notes that sounded just like chest voice.

Lou Gramm. Paul Rodgers. Chris Cornell. Layne Staley. Adele. Aretha Franklin. Steven Tyler.

That’s ultimately what all these spectacular singers are know for, right? Singing with powerful chest voice notes in their high range.

But in a technical sense, you’re probably already aware that actually dragging chest as high as possible hurts and sounds terrible, right?

So what magic trick are these famous singers using to nail those high chest voice notes that you can only sing in super light, weak head voice?

Well for starters, we’re talking RESONANCE, not physically dragging thick vocal folds into higher notes.

After all, that’s what singing really is, right? Resonance.

Airflow, Vibration, Resonance <- The ONLY three things you’ll ever need to learn about singing.

But there’s more to it than just making a resonant buzz – you’ve probably tried bright, twangy sounds before and it might help a bit, but definitely doesn’t get you anywhere close to actually singing Spoonman, Master of Puppets or We Die Young, right?

There’s really two missing puzzle pieces here – Vowels and Tonal Intent

If you want to dive head on into the kettle of fish that is vowels, I’ve put together a special tutorial on mastering Vowel Modification that you can check out here – Big Dreams? You Need a Big Voice To Match.

The easier of the two to master right now is Tonal Intent – basically, using the right tonal frequencies for each register.

It’s easier than it sounds.

Watch this video to learn how:

 

Don’t Like Your Singing Voice? [Train Your Voice Right Now]

Don’t Like Your Singing Voice?
HERE’S HOW TO TRAIN YOUR VOICE RIGHT NOW

 

Lip Trills. Cry. Edge. Twang. Curbing. Vowel Modification.

You might think you have to master absolutely every single technique, trick, term and concept out there you’ve ever heard about singing to start training your voice.

But the truth is, singing is actually very easy.

Sure, learning “how” to do it is like a maze of blindfolds, mirrors and smoke.

But at it’s heart, singing is a simple process that has just three basic elements;

  1. Airflow
  2. Vibration
  3. Resonance

That’s right, your voice has just three basic elements – sure, hundreds of moving parts, and millions of different ways to approach and use it, but ultimately three things you can work on right here, right now to start training your voice.

To train these three basic physical aspects of the voice, you need to master The Four Vocal Fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • “All In One Flow”
  • Tonal Intent

Let me show you how it works;

As you can see, becoming a powerhouse singing is MUCH easier than most people make it out to be.

Sure, it’s not as exciting as some of those aggressive marketing-heavy approaches that throw made up terms like “curbing” and “edge” at you, but this simple and straight-to-the-point approach does one thing and one thing well;

It shows you how to ACTUALLY sing better.

And that’s ultimately what you’ve been looking for right?

Let me show you one more time just how EASY all of this is when you get all the information upfront and you’re show how it really works;

So where to from here?

I’ve shown you my cards as a voice coach – you’ve heard my voice, you’ve seen my instruction, I’ve given you the magic “fundamentals” recipe that I’ve been using for over a decade to help singers just like you master the singing voice.

What more could you possibly expect from me, especially for FREE like this?

And WHY am I giving it all away like this?

When others with half of my experience (and half of my range!) charge hundreds and thousands of dollars just to get even the most basic instruction and recycled exercises?

You’ve probably noticed from my videos that I’m Aussie – and that’s ultimately how we roll.

No BS.

Straight down the line.

Straight to the point.

I have a Wife and Daughter who are my world – and much of my precious time is reserved for them specifically.

I’m in the middle (as I write this) of putting the finishing touches on the second DeadSpiritCommunion album.

I’ve got a number of students in the middle of a bunch of super involved projects like albums, shows, musical theatre – and this takes a lot of time and dedication; theirs and mine.

There’s two other musical projects aside from my main DSC gig that I’m about 50-60% of the way through which are going to be massive.

I’ve got a calendar booked solid for weeks in advance for voice coaching sessions.

There’s just no TIME for BS, right?

I’d rather give you everything up front and let you go through the motions with everything – and come back to me when you’re ready, prepared and dedicated.

I’m not here to convince you of anything, or sell you my course, or sell you a lesson.

^ In fact, I’m not even giving you the option.

I’m going to one better than all of that by giving you ALL of my training materials in full, completely free;

  1. Mastering The Art of Singing PDF guide <- This is actually worth $$$$$$$$
  2. Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet <- Other Voice Coaches are furious that I’m sharing this for free
  3. Vocal Quickstart PDF Guide <- Keep it short and simple, right?
  4. Invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A session <- I usually bill out at few hundred USD per hour for coaching sessions, so getting this for free is literally golden

That’s more than most paid vocal methods or singing courses will give you.

Again, it’s all free.

All you have to do is add your details below and I’ll send ’em out to you over the next few days.

You can buy me a beer later when you’re a freakin’ monster singer with a powerhouse range.

You’ll Have a Stronger Singing Voice With This Pro Trick

Want to Have Strong Singing Voice?
GROW YOUR VOICE WITH THIS SIMPLE TRICK

 

I often meet singers that want to have a stronger singing voice – and the first thing they usually ask is “what exercises did you use?” and “what vocal workout strengthens your voice?” – and I’m here to tell you:

Vocal exercises don’t help.

Vocal workouts don’t strengthen your voice.

Vocal scales are a waste of time.

There, I said what noone else has the balls to say.

Simply put, it’s really “how” you train your voice, not “what” you train your voice with.

Hear me out:

If you practice lip trills day in, day out, 7 days a week – but you don’t develop a raised soft palate, a forward placement and correct airflow while doing so; your vocal range won’t grow even one measly note. In fact, you might even LOSE range because you’re straining your voice.

But, if you learned songs, practiced vocal lines and focused on troubleshooting your current range with The Four Vocal Fundamentals (we’ll get to that in a moment) while focusing on raising the palate, developing a forward placement and developing consistent airflow; you’ll grow a MONSTER singing voice without practicing one god damn scale in your life.

That’s not to say scales and exercises are useless when done correctly, but, it’s important to understand that learning how to sing is nothing like building your biceps; practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Welcome to the first day of your new life as a singer:

Now that we’ve got those pesky fundamentals out of the way, let’s get serious for a moment.

Dead serious.

And by “let’s” I really mean ME.

I want to get serious with you – you’ve invested time in watching my video above, you’re read the post above – and you’re serious about this whole singing thing.

So I’m going to throw absolutely everything I have at you.

For free.

Yep, you heard me – I’m going to give you all of my training materials for free.

And one better than my training routine, I’m also going to invite you to join my special Vowel Modification Q&A training session.

Again, for free.

Add your details below to get my three famous singing guides; “Mastering The Art of Singing”, the “Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet” and the “Vocal Quick Start Guide” and a special invitation to my Vowel Modificaion Q&A session;

 

Virtual Singing Lessons – The Shocking Reason They DON’T WORK

The Shocking Reason That
VIRTUAL SINGING LESSONS DON’T WORK

 

Woah, woah – wait a minute, aren’t you an online vocal coach that provides virtual singing lessons?

Isn’t it in your best interest to wax poetic about the joys of virtual singing lessons and how they’re going to ‘change your life’ because I’m absolutely ‘better than everyone else’ and such claptrap?

Well, let me start by pointing out I’m actually an Aussie.

And that my friend, just ain’t how we roll.

We might roll down to the pub, we might ROCK ‘n roll, but we definitely don’t roll out the red carpet for bullshit.

And let’s face it, 98% of the crap you see and hear out there is just marketing noise, right?

Open throat.

Speech level singing.

This guru that says he’s the best.

The other guru who say’s HE’s actually the best.

The third guy who says they’re both crap…. and that HE’s really the best.

The curbing.

The edge.

The “dying cat noise” guy.

It’s just bullshit.

Absolute fucking tripe.

(^ read all of that above with my rather hefty Australia accent for a more humorous take)

But you know what else doesn’t work?

Local singing lessons.

And I would know, because I took ’em.

For years.

I spent over $15,000 on local singing lessons, courses, books and every other oldschool way of learning how to sing, and it did absolutely NOTHING for my singing voice.

Nada.

Zilch.

Until I realised something super important that EVERY single vocal method out there has in common.

Something you aren’t getting.

Something that I didn’t get when I was throwing money at all those local singing lessons.

Something that is going to change your life as a singer when you finally “click” with it.

Something that they DO actually tell you – but as a set of separate puzzle pieces, not a full picture.

^ Because it keeps you coming back for lessons.

^ It keeps you buying the advanced course.

THE FOUR VOCAL FUNDAMENTALS.

That’s right.

Just FOUR simple things that every single course out there touches on – but doesn’t tell you how to actually use.

Doesn’t tell you how they fit together.

How they all exist in tandem.

As a team.

A full picture.

A gang.

  • Forward Placement
  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • “All In One Flow”
  • Tonal Intent

These four fundamentals are absolutely HUGE… and while they might not be super exciting like some marketing term like Curbing, or Open Throat; they are THE key you’ve been looking for to become a spectacular singer.

It’s been under your nose the whole time without your realising.

In fact, EVERY single technique, trick, term, concept out there relates directly to one of these four basic fundamentals.

EVERY.

SINGLE.

TECHNIQUE.

Ever been told to sing brighter? Yep, that’s Forward Placement.

Ever been told to “yawn before you sing”? Yep, it’s a pretty futile way of getting you to raise the soft palate to create Height In The Vocal Tract.

Ever been told to sing bratty, or passive aggressive, or “younger”, or boyish? Yep, that’s Tonal Intent.

Support? Diaphragmatic Breathing? Compression? Yep – “All In One Flow”

But there’s one more special 5th key that noone tells you about.

And that’s the fact that they all exist in tandem;

Without height in the vocal tract, you can’t achieve forward placement. Without “all in one flow” you won’t benefit from Height In The Vocal Tract.

Again, they’re a team.

A gang.

A system.

So let me show you how to use them;

 

 

 

 

When To Call It Quits On Learning How To Sing [I Pulled the Plug at $15,000 of Lessons]

I spent over $15,000 on singing lessons:
WHEN TO CALL IT QUITS ON LEARNING HOW TO SING

 

You’ve hit the wall as a singer.

You’re putting in the hours and training, training, training – and you’re just not seeing any progress.

I hear you; because I was exactly where you are right now ten years ago.

I recently calculated that I had spent over $15,000 on singing lessons and courses in the process of learning how to sing.

It was like a kick to the guts – that’s the cost of a small car, or even a home deposit.

And I just handed it over willy-nilly to voice coach after voice coach with no questions asked.

TAKE MY MONEY.

And take my money they did.

You might even be wondering whether it’s time to pull the plug on this whole singing thing and just get on with your life – which is exactly how I felt a decade ago before I had my first real breakthrough as a singer.

Your first question is probably going to be “what was the breakthrough??” and secondly “when is it time to call it quits on singing?”

The second answer is easy – if you’re heart is really in it, then you never give up; and the voice I now enjoy, and my career as a successful voice teacher with students all around the world is a living, breathing testament to this fact.

But if you’re on the fence, you’re not dedicated, and you’re just doing this whole thing for shits and giggles – then the time to give up is right here, right now; stop wasting both our time.

I know, that’s not what you’re probably used to hearing from voice teachers, and you were probably expecting me to make some wild claim that I’m the greatest in the world, that my course is the only one that works and that I’m going to have you singing at a world class level in 30 days or less.

And none of that is true.

If I’m not right for you, then I’m simply not right for you – no amount of marketing will change that fact, although many others certainly do try, don’t they!

You see, the key to becoming a great singer isn’t to sing with an open throat.

Or vowel modification.

Or placement.

Or cry.

Or twang.

And it certainly isn’t to buy some vocal course, my own course included.

It’s really to be the RIGHT STUDENT at the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME.

This was ultimately the answer to your first question about what my big breakthrough really was.

You see, I’d been throwing money at voice teachers and courses with the attitude that I could “buy” a good voice. That there was some magical secret out there that I had to flash the secret code (money) to gain access too.

But time and time again it failed.

Because that’s really not how learning to sing worked.

Now that I’m “here” as a singer and able to sing well beyond even my wildest dreams when I was a beginner all those years ago – I’ve looked back at all the coaching, all the courses that I forked out over $15k for in my early days.

The courses and lessons that didn’t work, that is.

And you know what?

They’re solid.

The advice is great.

My notes from 20 years ago are actually pretty similar to the notes I use as a professional singer and voice teacher now.

It really WAS all there in front of me.

But I wasn’t the right student, and I wasn’t at the right place, and it wasn’t the right time.

Until I was the right student at the right place at the right time.

Let me explain and put this in perspective for you.

I get loads and loads of students, comments and emails from people who are walking dictionaries of Wikipedia quotes;

Formants. Laryngeal Tilt. Pharnygeal Contraction. The sphenoid. Blah Blah Blah.

I’ve even had people try to “argue” with me about this kind of stuff on YouTube and Facebook.

But these people basically share one common issue;

They can’t actually sing.

What I was doing with money in my early days, they’re doing with cold hard science.

Parroting facts and figures from methods that might technically be ‘right’ – but are wholly wrong for them as students.

Why?

Because they’re the wrong student at the wrong place at the wrong time.

These clinical approaches simply aren’t working for them, but they’re trying to fit it to their voices like a square peg in a round hole – basically, it’s never going to fit.

There’s probably a round peg out there ready to slot right in with that kinda stuff, and that’s great – but trying to force yourself into that rabbit hole is really the #1 thing holding you back as a singer.

It’s been proven time and again that my approach works.

But you have to be the right kind of student.

It has to be the right time for you to take your voice to the next level.

And you really have to be in the right place to take those important baby steps that it takes to build a spectacular singing voice.

Some of you are there, and some of you aren’t – it’s a fact of life.

For many years, I just wasn’t there.

By no fault of my own, by no fault of my teachers, and by no fault of the courses I bought – it really wouldn’t have mattered whether I had the greatest coach in the world, or even the greatest voice in the world; I just wasn’t ready.

I now look back at all of the science behind singing and I’m like “oh yeah, totally!” – but that road just wasn’t the one that got me here; but I’ve found there’s a happy middle ground between the ruthlessly technical, and the slightly more esoteric aspects of singing that make the whole process something truly magic – the times when singing feels free, fluid, powerful and effortless.

So let me show you one of the very FIRST things that I was taught when I finally met the right coach – or more importantly, I became the right kind of student;

It’s SUPER simple, right? But incredibly powerful when you get it right.

At the end of the day, the voice is largely involuntary in a muscular sense – you can’t just “flex” your left vocal fold, or the CT muscle; but you CAN use tonal intent to take total control of your singing voice in every facet required to be a dynamite singer who destroys stages and wows audiences night after night.

But you’ve gotta step up and “be there” as a student willing to dive head first into the melee and take your own voice by the balls, so to speak; and master your own instrument.

I believe so much in this process of simply being “the right student” that I’ve actually made a name for myself as a voice teacher who just gives everything away for free.

Yep, you heard me – I just throw everything out there and let everyone have every single trick, tip and technique I have up my sleeve as a pro singer and voice teacher.

Because after all, this powerful information in the wrong hands is like dust; it’ll fall through their hands and they’ll just get back on that YouTube loop of video after video after video; or in my case, throwing money left right and centre trying to ‘buy’ a good voice – when the secret to all great singing was really in their own hands from the very start, they just didn’t see it.

So I’m going to do exactly that, give you All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

Why You Should Not Use Open Throat Technique When Singing Rock

Why You Should Not Use

OPEN THROAT TECHNIQUE WHEN SINGING ROCK

 

Open Throat Technique is everywhere.

There’s thousands of videos on YouTube talking about it.

There’s whole methods and pedagogy based around Open Throat.

It really does seem like singing WIDE OPEN is truly the key to great singing, right?

Wrong.

I’m here to tell you WHY you need to stop opening your throat when you sing – right now.

What Open Throat Singing Technique Really Means

We’ve all been there.

Straining and yelling, struggling and barking to hit high notes.

It really does FEEL like your throat is closing when you’re straining, right?

So It makes sense to try and wrench your throat open like you’re inhaling a whole watermelon and singing through a space wide open like a subway tunnel.

But the truth is, that’s really not what Open Throat Technique really means.

La Gola Aperta – aka “The Open Throat” really refers to a specific classical methodology where you sing vowel sounds in a certain way while supporting your voice diaphragmatically aka “Appoggio” to achieve a broad Operatic character in your singing with ease.

Ultimately, it should be translated something more along the lines of “The Strain Free Throat” rather than “Open Throat”.

Because great singing is all about vibration and resonance, not about wrenching your voice in some weird magical way to open your throat like a secret doorway to the magical garden of singing delight.

In essence, Open Throat technique really requires you to close, narrow and tighten many aspects of your vocal tract and singing mechanism to achieve true openness in your tone.

So the only “open” aspect of your voice in a literal sense is the soft palate raising up into the pharynx to create resonant space for your vowel overtones in the higher range – coincidentally closing the velar port in the same motion (yep, more CLOSURE for open throat technique).

The idea that you open your throat as wide as possible, open your mouth as much as humanly possible and even force the tongue down like you’ve got a medical depressor shoved in your mouth is just marketing claptrap to make you feel like you “don’t have it” – because what you’re being told really ISN’T “it” at all, so you ultimately have to invest in the open throat approach to get the true key to singing open; which in fact is largely singing closed.

Clear as mud?

Of course not – because that’s how marketing works.

Introduce someone to a wild concept they can’t possible achieve, get them whipped up into a frenzy about just how important it is and how they don’t currently have it – then sell it to ’em.

I’ve seen this in action on YouTube more than just a few times.

Let’s say I make up a term – like “Purple Compression”.

No, Purple Compression is NOT a real thing – I just made it up.

Now, if I went on every single Chris Cornell, Stone Temple Pilots and Adele video in the world and had a bunch of my team members comment that “Chris Cornell uses Purple Compression to sing that high” and “Oh, I love how Scott Weiland is so great at Purple Compression” and “Adele is a master of Purple Compression” and then I started doing coaching videos where I drop the term “Purple Compression” repeatedly in a casual manner.

Do you know what most people will end up doing after seeing all those comments and all those coaching videos that casually insert “Purple Compression” into their brains and minds?

They’re going to google “How To Sing With Purple Compression”.

And BAM – I’m the only guy selling it in my course.

CHACHING!

This exact process is exactly how I myself wasted over $15,000 on singing lessons, courses and methods that were largely just marketing and sales wizardry like the humorous, but slightly scary example I gave you above.

And sadly, Open Throat Technique has really become one of those marketing hooks that reel you in with salivatory promises, secrets and claims to be “the best” and “better than everyone” – when in fact, you’re just going to be told yet again to support your voice and practice lip trills endlessly; making little progress other than burning a hole in your wallet.

Trust me, I’ve been at this for over 20 years – and have over a decade of professional voice coaching experience under my belt:

Great singing requires CLOSURE and NARROW vowels – not OPENNESS and WIDE vowels.

Let me show you a far easier way to sing high notes without shoving tongue depressors in your mouth and yawning like an insomniac:

If you’ve read this far, and you watched the video above – you must really be serious about this whole singing thing.

So I want to help you along by give you a little something extra to help you get started.

In fact, a whole LOT extra.

Something HUGE.

All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

Understanding Vowel Modification [And How It Can Increase Your Range Like CRAZY]

Understanding Vowel Modification And How It Can
INCREASE YOUR VOCAL RANGE LIKE CRAZY

 

So you want to increase your vocal range.

You want to be a DYNAMITE singer.

Sing like a pro.

Destroy the stage.

And you’ve heard about a little thing called Vowel Modification that is supposed to be the be-all-and-end-all of increasing your high range.

But it’s SUPER confusing.

… And when you think about it, noone has REALLY shown you how to do it.

Sure, they talk about it – but it’s all smoke and mirrors, a huge “secret” that you’ll only get when you buy their course.

And even then it’s still a mystery.

Something that they can do so well, but most likely explain poorlyso it really doesn’t help your singing.

Understanding vowel modification really IS the key to increasing your high range.

Understanding being the caviat.

Sure, you can mangle your vowels and sing a big “OH” through everything all day long – but you’re not actually modifying your vowel properly.

After all, Vowel Modification is the true core of Open Throat Technique.

If you want to increase your range by singing with an Open Throat, then you need to understand vowel modification.

So let me explain.

How To Sing With Vowel Modification

Now, the true key to modifying your vowels is to understand what “vowel” really means in singing.

… And it’s not “A, E, I, O, U” like your speaking voice.

It’s really a formant within your resonance.

Basically, a “ball of frequencies” which allude to the sound of each vowel; AY/EE/OU/AH/AA/OH/OO

So pushing all those weird sounds like LAW and HOOK out of your mouth as hard as you can to try to “take your chest voice higher” is really the antithesis of how vowel modification actually works; altering your resonant space to manage your register overtones.

So, we really end up with different formants within each vowel for each register – and the way we achieve this is by changing the size, shape and setup of our vowel sound within the vocal tract to ‘ping’ each sound with the most effective, effortless and POWERFUL resonance.

If you’re trying to drag your vowels as high as possible, then clutching to the idea you can modify the sound to squeeze a few more notes out of your chest voice – you’re sorely mistaken.

Well, your VOICE is probably just sore – because that’s really not how singing works.

ESPECIALLY when it comes to effortless, powerful rock singing.

Let me show you the true key to singing rock, metal and powerful styles;

If you watched the video above, you’ll notice that with each Tonal Intent I’ve cycled through to achieve an effortlessly fluid and powerful range from top to bottom – I’m also modifying my vowels;

Neutral/Wider/Narrowing/Narrow.

Repeat again after me;

Neutral/Wider/Narrowing/Narrow.

This is now your mantra as a singer.

If you’d like a leg-up in the world of singing, Dr. Rock has the exact prescription you’re looking for;

All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

How To Get Better With Singing [The Crazy Simple Key To Great Singing]

How To Get Better With Singing Using
THE CRAZY SIMPLE KEY TO ALL GREAT SINGING

 

Laryngeal tilt.

Edge.

Curbing.

Open Throat.

Glottal Compression.

Super secret tongue release.

Smiling like a loon.

Pushing chest voice as high as you can, a little further each day.

Projecting… loud.

Medial, supraglottal, subglottal and diaphragmatic compression.

Pharyngeal contraction.

^ You don’t need ANY of these things to become a great singer.

In fact, in many cases this overly technical “I know more wikipedia quotes than you” approach to singing is going to hold you back – big time.

Do you think Aretha Franklin knew the difference between Formant 1 and Formant 2 vowels, and M1/M3 registration?

Do you think Chris Cornell REALLY spent fifteen years dragging chest voice as high as possible, day by day, strain by strain, yell by yell before he sang “Beyond The Wheel” at all of about 22 years old in 1987?

Do you think Adele just ‘holds her breath’ like a stoner when she sings and that this magically creates the right kind of compression to belt “One and Only” night after night?

I’m serious, you don’t need any of this stuff.

In fact, you need very LITTLE to become a great singer – so little, that you’ll probably spit out your coffee/beer when I tell you there’s only FOUR basic fundamentals that you need to develop to become a great singer.

A world class singer.

The kind of stage-destroying singer you think only ‘naturals’ can become.

Four basic vocal fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • Tonal Intent
  • “All In One Flow”

You might not have seen them phrased in this way before, but EVERY single vocal technique, trick, tip and yes, every single method and approach throughout history has been teaching you to raise the soft palate, sing with forward placement, achieve the right tone and support the voice diaphragmatically.

Just FOUR simple things.

Now, you might start throwing Wikipedia references at me, or things you’ve heard YouTube gurus saying, like;

Open Throat – Yes, you need an open throat when you sing, and the “open” in open throat really refers to a pharyngeal vowel, which occurs when you raise the soft palate to create height in the vocal tract.

Twang, Nyah/Nay, Brightness – Yes, these drills, exercises and tonal intents all help you achieve forward placement by engagement of the AES, resonating within the sphenoid and ultimately resonating in the bones of the face to bring the voice out of the throat.

Surely you need Vowel Modification… – Of course! And the first step to modifying your vowels correctly is to raise your soft palate, creating height in the vocal tract.

But Appoggio… and Support! You need Support man!? – Sure do, and the result of diaphragmatic support is to allow you to sing all in one flow with a correct balance or airflow and air pressure; resulting in perfect vibration and resonance.

The list goes on; Mixed Voice, Formants, Compression, Articulation, Resonant Space – they ALL relate to one of these four basic but powerful vocal fundamentals.

Let me show you exactly how it works;

You’ve been searching high an low for the next advanced technique, the next secret, the next marketing term to help you become a powerhouse singer, but the answer has been in your own voice this whole time in the form of The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

So, now we’ve discussed The Four Vocal Fundamentals, where to from here?

If you’ve read this far, and you watched the video above – you must really be serious about this whole singing thing.

So I want to help you along by give you a little something extra to help you get started.

In fact, a whole LOT extra.

Something HUGE.

All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

 

How To Sing Like Layne Staley [How he REALLY Sang]

Simple Vocal Approach Shows You
HOW TO SING LIKE LAYNE STALEY

 

Growing up in the 90’s, I was all about Layne Staley.

The phenomenal range.

Killer style.

Mystery.

Power.

Grit and gravel.

The vibrato.

The 90’s warble.

The tone.

The control.

The freedom.

So you can probably guess my disappointment and frustration when I started looking for a voice teacher who could show me how to sing like Layne Staley – only to be met with either “that’s bad for your voice” by classical teachers or “I have no idea how he’s doing that” by pop teachers.

It seemed like Layne’s voice was as mysterious as he was – a magic instrument unlike any other.

Until my final vocal coach unlocked the whole thing for me.

For starters, he was an older opera coach – so I really wasn’t expecting much when I brought in Layne, Chris Cornell and Bon Jovi (I think I took in Zeppelin too).

I remember the words so vividly;

“Boy can sing”.

To hear this from a voice coach, especially one who was of the classical persuasion – was a breath of fresh air.

And he proceeded to do two things which just blew my mind:

He sang “Spoonman” like a seasoned rock pro, the high range and everything as though it was absolutely nothing – remember, we’re talking a 120kg Opera singer who was at least 70 years old at the time I first met him.

To see a guy like that absolutely wailing Chris Cornell songs like that was a sight to behold.

Next was Robert Plant.

Ozzy.

LAYNE STALEY.

^ And this is the one that really threw me. The absolute perfect Layne technique, no strain, no yelling. Just effortless, powerful, distorted singing like he’d been singing rock his whole life.

And something dawned on me.

Layne was a REALLY good singer.

He didn’t just “sound good”.

He was a spectacular singer with excellent technique.

So down the rabbit hole we went with every. single. aspect. of. Layne. Staley’s. technique.

“Great onset there”

“Nice vowel”

“Tonal grit – that’s cool”

“Nice release”

“Good compression, nice and balanced”

“Oh man – that upper mid range is fantastic”

I realised that there was an approach to every single sound that Layne made – from consonants, to onsets, to an F4, to a high C, to distortion, grit, rattle and gravel; what an amazing singer.

Since that fateful, life changing day where I discovered that Layne wasn’t just a gifted singer – he was a WELL TRAINED singer; I’ve taken the ball and run with it to develop a vocal approach specifically designed to help you sing like guys like Chris Cornell and Layne Staley.

The Four Vocal Fundamentals.

^ This is how you’re going to learn how to sing like Layne Staley.

But before I show you these simple and powerful fundamentals, let me show you exactly what I’ve personally learned from singing like Layne Staley for over a decade;

Now, let’s talk fundamentals.

If you’ve read this far, and you watched the video above – you must really be serious about this whole singing thing.

So I want to help you along by give you a little something extra to help you get started.

In fact, a whole LOT extra.

Something HUGE.

All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

 

 

How Can You Learn To Sing Online? [The Shockingly Easy Way]

The shockingly easy vocal method that shows you
HOW CAN YOU LEARN TO SING ONLINE?

 

The first vocal course that I bought was actually from the back of a guitar magazine in the late 90s – something like “anyone can sing” or “sing better in 30 days”; you know, the usual marketing crap you’ll find when you look up how to sing.

This was before the internet really took off – I received my DVD of exercises and a training pamphlet outline the general ideas.

Needless to say I was underwhelmed.

I ended up seeking out a local singing teacher to show me how it was really done – and again, was pretty underwhelmed.

I remember diving head first into every new trick or technique I was shown, only to come crashing down sooner or later with a bitter taste in my mouth about the course or teacher I’d been seeing.

I followed this “blood in, blood out” way of learning to sing for way too many years – dedicating myself wholeheartedly to whatever new and exciting approach I found, only to be disappointed as my technique went up in flames all over again and throwing the whole approach in the trash.

Does any of this sound familiar? You can replace the cassette tapes with YouTube singing lessons and replace the pamphlet with any vocal course of your choice – the format might have changed, but the marketing and popular methods have stayed the same.

Did you know that Open Throat Technique (La Gola Aperta) is actually HUNDREDS of years old and not a new trick? And that Speech Level Singing has actually been around since the 1980’s? That Estill is also from the 80’s, CVT from the 90’s and that Ken Tamplin could actually sing Tenor high C’s before he even took any vocal training (looking at you 1980’s SHOUT albums!)…

None of this stuff is new.

And none of it is really exciting.

You might be looking it up on the internet, but it’s the same swamp that I had to wade through in the 90’s looking for a method that really worked for me; it might have been books and CD’s instead of videos, but exactly the same methods.

Yep, teachers still carried on about Bel Canto and Open Throat before the internet was a thing – and generally, they still hated each other’s methods.

Yep, people were already using marketing terms like curbing, edge, modes and Open Throat before YouTube exploded with every contradictory term and technique under the sun.

And yes, there was a ton of people ‘teaching’ when they couldn’t really sing themselves.

Again, none of this is new, even if it’s being marketed to you in a new and exciting way.

So how did I REALLY learn to sing? Which method turned everything around for me? What was the secret to it all?

Nothing (and everything).

I was lucky to find a voice teacher along the way that challenged absolutely every notion of what I thought about learning – not just learning how to sing, but learning ANY skill.

He literally would not let me book any more lessons with him until I mastered each basic goal he set for me.

Seriously, I wasn’t even allowed to call him up and ask a question – I basically just had to DO IT, get it DONE and then I could ask questions later.

Initially, this was a hard pill to swallow – I wanted ANSWERS, I wanted to see endoscope videos, I wanted the names and locations of nerves, tendons and muscles and I ultimately wanted him to give me ‘his version’ of all the courses and training that I had already received prior to training with him.

Even though none of those other methods worked for me.

I spent thousands of dollars on singing lessons that didn’t work.

But still, apparently “I knew better” than a voice teacher who had something like 30 years experience training others to sing.

I took it upon myself to prove him WRONG so that he would just give me what I wanted, and share all the scientific details about singing I thought I needed to become a good singer.

So I trained those damned lip trills.

I met EVERY. SINGLE. GOAL. that he set for me.

And just when I was ready to go back and throw it all in his face as absolute BS.

I realised I had become a better singer.

Not perfect by any means.

But BETTER.

Markedly better.

I could connect chest and head voice.

My vowel sounds started to make sense, and when I got them right – singing was absolutely effortless.

Flying in the face of all the methods I bought previously, all the teachers I had worked with, the $15,000 I had spent of singing lessons and courses at that point so far;

KISS.

Not the band.

KEEP IT SIMPLE, SAILOR.

Or better yet,

KEEP IT SIMPLE, SILLY.

By stripping my voice back to ONLY the right sounds, ONLY healthy onsets, ONLY the right approach – instead of starting with a 100 decibel yelling belt and then wondering why the hell I kept blowing out my voice – keeping it simple just WORKED.

Holy crap – my coach was right all along; singing well is MUCH easier than it’s made out to be.

And that’s what I want to share with you.

THE most simple approach to singing you’re ever going to find.

One of the few that really WORKS.

And there’s no curbing, no glottal compression, no Open Throat or Bel Canto, no speech sounds – and most of all no marketing.

Meet The Four Vocal Fundamentals;

You might be surprised to learn that EVERY single technique, term and trick out there refers directly to just one of these simple fundamentals;

  • Height in the vocal tract
  • Forward Placement
  • Tonal Intent
  • “All In One Flow”

By first mastering these base fundamentals like I did so many years ago, you’ll have the same powerful foundation as the greatest singers through history – Aretha Franklin, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Adele.

All MASTERS of these four powerful fundamentals.

Not one endoscope video in sight.

Not one mention of the word Curbing or Edge.

Laryngeal tilt.

Pharyngeal contraction.

Just practical technique that you can (and should!) apply in your own singing right now.

Now that we’ve got The Four Vocal Fundamentals out of the way, I want to get absolutely SERIOUS with you for a moment.

If you’ve read this far, and you watched the video above – you must really be serious about this whole singing thing.

So I want to help you along by give you a little something extra to help you get started.

In fact, a whole LOT extra.

Something HUGE.

All my training materials, all in one place – for free.

#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing

This guide is amazing.

Seriously amazing.

There’s more technique, training, insight and knowledge in this one little guide than in many paid training courses – and I’m simply giving it to you for free.

#2 – Vocal Quick Start Guide

I get it, there’s a lot of techniques and concepts to learn all at once in the masters guide, so here’s a footnote summary of everything you need to do to get started today, and how to do it.

If you’re confused about how to get started, or you’re having trouble pulling the trigger on a vocal approach, this guide is now your go-to manual for how to become a better singer.

#3 – Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet

This is what you’ve been waiting for – but noone else is ever going to show you.

Modifying your vowels is the key to extending your range in full voice with no vocal breaks, no flipping to head voice, no weakness and no strain – so it makes sense that most vocal coaches keep this powerful information close to their chest and are quite careful about how and who they share this with.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in this vowel modification cheat sheet – again, completely free.

#4 – Invitation to special Vowel Modification Q&A

Phew! You’re really getting the works here.

Along with the incredible training guides I’m sharing with you, I’m also going to go out on a limb and invite you to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.

If you’ve got questions about how to sing vowels correctly – this Q&A has the answers.

Add your details below to receive the Mastering The Art of Singing, Vowel Modification Cheat Sheet and Vocal Quick Start guides and an invitation to my special Vowel Modification Q&A Training Session.