Three Easy Steps That Will Help You
Learn To Sing ROCK
I’m a rocker.
I like metal.
I’m not ashamed to admit it.
I used to wear an Iron Maiden shirt over my school uniform to walk to and from school so everyone knew how much of a metalhead I was.
I grew up at the tail end of the 80’s and early 90’s where guitar solos and crazy-powerful singing was all the rage.
And I also had the fortune of growing up in a household where Creedence Clearwater, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath albums were on repeat.
I’ve also spent a lifetime developing rock singing technique – and I’ve been teaching others how to sing rock professionally for over a decade.
But I’ve gotta be honest – it wasn’t easy to get here.
When I first started singing, I absolutely sucked.
I strained and struggled.
I had no high range.
My tone was just awful.
There was more than a few times I felt like giving up – and just hiring a singer to sing for my band instead of singing my own songs.
It was a hard slog.
But I’ve since discovered a MUCH easier way to learn how to sing – one that doesn’t take $15,000 of training, lessons and courses, or ten years of struggling like it did for me.
An approach that takes just three simple steps to get started RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
The first of these, is to develop a rock solid foundation for your voice using The Four Vocal Fundamentals. I know, I know – I said it was only going to take THREE steps; but these Four Fundamentals really make up the base foundation of your voice and work together as one fluid machine – so I always treat them as one important step; the most important step you’re EVER going to take as a singer.
Watch the video below to learn The Four Vocal Fundamentals:
The Second step is to master practical application of the fundamentals, along with your vowel sounds.
Vowels in singing are different to vowels in speech – for most accents at least. When you speak, for the most part, you use the articulators (the tip of the tongue, the lips, the teeth etc) to articulate your speech sounds and consonants; basically, pushing the sound out of your mouth each time you speak a word or syllable.
Now, when you sing, the soft palate actually raises up in the back of your mouth to create pharyngeal space – causing a resonant vowel which is sustained in the centre instead of being dominant where consonants are concerned.
I know, I know – I said this was going to be easy; so let’s keep it as simple as possible.
Basically, there are SIX vowel sounds you need to learn, and they all centre around two main tongue shapes.
Tongue down – AH/AA and OH (Hard/Cat/Gold)
Tongue up – AY/EE and OU (Yeah/See/Heard)
So for example, a vocal line like Alice In Chains’ “Would?” like “Into The Flood Again” would phonetically be sung as “AY-n t-OU n/th-OU f-oo/l-AH-d OU-k-EH-n” with each vowel modified to fit your register overtone.
And that’s the final step, mastering your register overtones by modifying your vowels to extend your range.
Watch this video to learn the #1 most important thing you’re EVER going to learn as a singer:
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