Ask Video Vocal Techniques 101: Singing (2014)
Great singers are a wonderful mix of natural ability and a lot of hard work. Up-and-coming singers often forget the hard work part and rely entirely upon their talent. In this course, by the amazing Israeli jazz/pop singer Tammy Scheffer, you learn how professional singers create sound, shape notes and construct effective harmonization in the process of developing their unique vocal styles.
Tammy starts at the very beginning with basic posture techniques and vocal warmups. You may be wondering why these tools are so important. Well, you’ll just have to watch and see how using these techniques will improve your sound while, at the same time, enhance your singing career! From there you learn Tammy’s extensive vocal drills. Here is where you get all kinds of tips on how to produce intervals, shape your tone, nail pitches and, of course, how to singing in perfect tune without AutoTune!
Next up are a series of tutorials that focus on the voice as an instrument. Here you learn all about jamming with the chords and creating harmony. This leads right into a wonderful section on complex vocal rhythms and improvisation.
The course comes to close with a performer’s look at microphone techniques and how to incorporate “looping” devices so that you can create and improvise a complete vocal orchestra all by yourself!
01 Introduction (01:47)
02 A Singer's Posture (02:53)
03 Breathing Correctly (04:30)
04 Warmups with Vowels: "Ma" (03:44)
05 Warmups with Vowels: "Mi" (03:40)
06 Warmups with Vowels: "Ma", "Mi" (02:46)
07 Warmups with Vowels: "Ma", "Mi"," Mo" (01:49)
08 Practicing Larger Intervals (03:50)
09 Tone vs. Pitch (02:16)
10 How to Sing in Tune (02:13)
11 Intro to Wordless Vocals (01:27)
12 Jamming Around Chords (01:20)
13 Understanding Harmonic Context (02:32)
14 Singing Chords (01:22)
15 Singing Chord Inversions (01:23)
16 The 1-2-3-5 of the Chords (02:51)
17 Comfortable with Chords (01:10)
18 Dealing with Chromatic Notes (01:23)
19 Putting it All Together (00:58)
20 Why Singers Need to Learn Harmony (01:26)
21 Analayzing Tammy's "Hakol Ihye Beseder" (03:17)
22 Tammy Performs "Hakol Ihye Beseder" (01:53)
23 Incorporating Complex Rhythms (02:52)
24 Improvising with Your Voice (02:46)
25 Basic Dynamic Mic Placement (01:57)