WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BUY THIS SINGING COURSE
In a world full of gurus telling you they’re “the best” and massively hyping their vocal methods and courses with videos of hot girls singing Iron Maiden songs on their channels, and all the fake marketing and bickering that drums up so much fervor for some of the biggest vocal courses out there – I’m going to do the absolute opposite and tell you why you should NOT buy my singing course.
“Wait a minute, you’re going to do WHAT?” I hear you say?
You heard me right – I’m going to tell you exactly why you shouldn’t spend a dime on my singing course.
I’m not even going to give you a link to it.
And the course I’m talking about is the Foundation 101 singing course – actually, the Foundation 101 & Growth 101 singing courses, as there’s two of ’em.
When I first took my voice coaching business online in 2014 (I started coaching professionally from my Sydney music studio in 2010), I had people literally HOUNDING me to put together a singing course.
But I just didn’t like the idea.
“In a world full of copies, be an original” is some sort of quote that some guy, somewhere, some time once said.
Or, it just sounds cool – and I agree with it.
I saw what was out there at the time, and I was pretty horrified.
I’d bought vocal courses before, but more from the perspective of a student than the perspective of myself as a voice teacher.
And the whole idea just rubbed me the wrong way.
I was happy with my little niche of select students who were excelling and achieving their dreams, and I just saw no need to create a ‘blanket’ course designed for the general public – each voice is unique and special, so I just didn’t see the point.
As time went by and I met more and more students all throughout the world who had bought absolutely every sort of crazy singing method out there – I realised that everyone single one of these courses was missing one important instruction:
HOW TO SING
These courses were pages and pages, videos and videos of exercises with no insight into HOW you’re actually supposed to use the sounds.
Some of them even suggested using the warmup routine twice a day, 5 days a week until your voice was tired – I shit you not.
Basically, they were teaching you how to do singing exercises – not actually sing better.
So I set about putting together the most basic, simple, practical “course” on how to actually sing a damn song.
It was not received well.
People didn’t get it.
“I want a refund!”
“Where’s the warmup?”
“There’s no exercises”
“There’s not even any endoscope videos in this course WTF man” <- this is a genuine comment I got
“The CVT course is like a rocket science lesson”
“Ken Tamplin can belt through ALL of the exercises” (how this was relevant I’ll never know)
“You don’t even talk about CURBING, that’s basic stuff”
It had me stumped.
The market needed a course where someone sat down in a video and just TOLD THEM exactly how they sing, exactly how the hit high notes, exactly how they developed consistency.
But there were so many courses out there based around “support like you’re taking a dump” excessive muscularity that many poor folks out there were brainwashed.
The coaches were going red in the face yelling and pushing when they sang – but it was lining their pockets with deep green.
And their followers were green with envy at how hard they could push those notes.
Basically, they wanted “my version” of the same courses that hadn’t worked for them previously. Total madness!
Now, I have to admit – I really didn’t think anyone would actually BUY this uber-practical course.
After all, they were right; There was no warmup routine. There was no endoscope videos. There was no exercise CD.
But the truth is, you really don’t need ANY of those things to become a good singer.
Paul Rogers of Bad Company didn’t train his voice for decades like an army soldier doing vocal weightlifting bootcamps to achieve the killer, ultra respected, just total badass tone, range and confidence that you can hear on the very first FREE album “Tons of Sobs” in 1969 – after all, he was all of 16 years old.
I’ve heard Ronnie James Dio saying in interviews that he NEVER warmed up, and that “if you have to warm up, then you simply don’t have it” or something along those lines.
^ I was lucky enough to see Dio sing live on two occasions – and I can vouch for the first gig that he really DIDN’T warm up before the show; because I saw him with my own eyes smoking in the hallway for about an hour before the show – and onstage he walked with the most perfect, flawless vocal technique you’ve ever heard.
And on an even more personal level; the less crazy exercises and insane vocal routines I worked through, the more I begun to actually think about HOW I was singing, rather than training like a lemming and hoping for the best; ultimately to fall off a cliff when the whole thing went to shit and my voice cracked up on me.
And I realised something poignant – this is exactly what had been happening to 99% of people who had been buying all those other voice courses out there.
In a sense they were trying to “buy a good voice” in the form of a training routine instead of learning how to use the unique instrument that they already possessed – the training routine that the coach in question had used to build their own voice.
You can’t “Buy” a good voice.
And I finally realised why all the vocal courses and books I had bought years prior to this really hadn’t worked for me in the slightest – you can’t buy a good voice.
And while we’re at it – lifting the same weights that Chris Hemsworth lifts isn’t going to give you Chris Hemsworth’s body; it’s going to tear your arms from your body in a hail of blood and shattered bones.
Singing is much the same.
I’ve read a bunch of interviews by the CCR guys, and they said that John Fogerty just stepped up to the mic and sang. Like THAT – again, all of about 18 years old.
So I posit a question to you.
Do you REALLY need another vocal routine, another set of exercises, a bootcamp course and five more scales to practice lip trills over – or is that just what you THINK you need to become a good singer?
What those coaches use to pad out their made up vocal methods to make it seem like you have to run a marathon for an hour each day before you can sing your first song?
To keep you busy as hell doing everything BUT becoming a better singer so you become so invested in the rabbit hole you can never claw your way out?
It’s actually pretty genius now that I think about it;
1. Take something that is super simple and easy (ie: singing).
2. Make it seem super complicated and scientific (ie: endoscope videos and confusing terms).
3. Tell people they have to work ridiculously hard to do it (ie: an hour long “workout” for your voice).
4. Charge a bucket for it.
5. Tell people they have to buy the course first before they can talk to them and ask a question/book a lesson.
6. Make a forum where other singers who are also busting a nut doing those same insane workouts each day answer each other’s questions like it’s a cult so you don’t have to even lift a finger – “have you done the workout?”, “how long have you been doing the workout?”, “the answer is in the workout”
7. When people finally start surviving that first brutal warmup, sell them a second brutal warmup.
8. Get your followers to go on every single other vocal coaching video out there and make comments using made up terms and how they’re the only way to learn how to sing “that’s curbing”, “you need open throat”, “you don’t have any edge” etc.
9. Rinse and repeat.
I’m obviously joking here, but only half joking – because that’s really how it works.
So you can probably see why I’m not jumping up and down trying to get you to fork out more dough for yet another singing course.
A really GREAT singing course.
A singing course that is REALLY going to show you how to sing.
Not just throw exercises at you and tell you to train like a MMA fighter.
But I’m going to tell you right now that it’s not going to work for you – yet.
Because, we need to shake off that old way of thinking, the YouTube cobwebs and the idea that exercise after exercise after exercise is going to magically turn you into a good singer.
^ Because it’s simply not true.
You can practice every vowel in the world day in, day out – but you’re never going to learn how to sing a vocal line better.
You can build all the strength you like in the TA muscle, and even the CT muscle – but it’s not going to show you how to use them together to create mixed voice and a fluid transition between your registers.
I can keep going with the examples, but I’m sure you catch my drift.
What you really need is a BLUEPRINT.
A vocal ROADMAP.
Because that’s what your voice really is after all, right? You’ve got all the boards, nails, windows and materials to make your house – you just need instructions for how to piece it together and start building your dream home.
You have a vocalis. You have a larynx. You have a soft palate. You have a tongue. You have a diaphragm. You have intercostals. You have a supraglottis.
Do you know how to USE them, and how they all fit together? Well, no – but you’ve got ’em, and you just need little piece of paper from vocal Ikea telling you how it all fits.
So I’m going to give it to you;
#1 – Mastering The Art of Singing PDF Guide
This guide is 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.
Instead of buying yet another vocal course and adding another 20 vocal exercises to your routine, 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.