Episodes tagged "Mix Voice"
Ep. 74 "Singing With Straight Tone Vs. Vibrato"
Most singers strive to sing with beautiful, effortless vibrato. But, there are actually many singers that find it difficult to sing without vibrato. Singing with Straight Tone is very important both technically and also stylistically. In Episode 74, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips for developing Straight Tone in songs and vocal technique.
Ep. 72 "How To Belt Trilogy 3" - Belt Singing Tips
Want a stronger, fuller sounding belt singing voice? Don’t push your voice around. Instead, learn the art of belting! In the final part of our “How To Belt Trilogy”, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers strategies that can give “belty” qualities to your singing without causing strain and pain.
Ep. 71 "How To Belt Trilogy 2 - Mixed High Notes"
Want to learn how to sing high notes? Want them to be to strong high notes? You’re in luck! In Part 2 of our “How To Belt Trilogy”, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores the “best” variety of belting - the Chest Dominant Mix. Belting high notes requires the blend of flexibility and strength that only the Mix can provide. Learn how this works in the second part of our trilogy!
Ep. 70 “How To Belt Trilogy 1- Chest Dragging”
What is Belting? And how do contemporary singers do it safely and effectively? In the How To Belt Trilogy, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers a thorough and detailed look at the art of Belting. Part 1 examines the use of full Chest Voice in belting. Belting is not to be feared, it is to be mastered!
Ep. 69 “How To Find A Good Voice Teacher”
Every serious singer hopes to find a truly inspirational Voice Teacher. Someone to mentor them and help them reach their highest vocal and artistic potential. However, finding a good Vocal Coach can actually be quite a difficult task. In Episode 69, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers insights about the qualities and skills that singers should look when searching for the Voice Teacher that was “meant to be”.
Ep. 68 "How To Warm Up Your Voice"
Great technique exercises are perhaps the best way to improve as a singer. But, what if you just need a good old-fashioned vocal warmup? Join Voice Teacher Justin Stoney for a full vocal warmup that includes mind, body, soul along with every vocal register!
Ep. 67 “VoiceNet 2- R Behind Bars”
Just like the L, the R consonant is a real rascal when it comes to singing songs. But take heart singers! In Ep. 67, Sgt. Joe Stoney of the NYVCPD helps put R Behind Bars! With some detective work, you can learn how to navigate songs that contain rascally Rs. The result is Range, Relief, and Real improvement. Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World and VoiceNet!
Ep. 66 "Voicenet 1 - L In A Cell"
The L consonant is particularly pesky when it comes to singing songs. It’s a criminal consonant that’s been on the loose for way too long. But take heart singers! In Ep. 66, Sgt. Joe Stoney of the NYVCPD helps put L In A Cell! The result is Life, Liberty, and Laryngeal happiness for singers everywhere. Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World and VoiceNet!
Ep. 65 "You're A Complete Failure!"
Perfectionism is one of the worst hindrances to great singing. Yet, the majority of singers tend to be perfectionists about their singing. In Ep. 65, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers strategies for overcoming perfectionism and embracing "failure". Learn to how to "fail" your way into vocal brilliance!
Ep. 64 "Vibrato 2 - Faster Freer Vibrato"
Want to learn how to develop Vibrato? Or get a faster Vibrato? In Part 2 of our Vibrato series, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about how to develop Vibrato and how to speed it up. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and demonstrations, Ep. 64 will help you to improve your Vibrato.
Ep. 63 "Head Voice POWER!"
Many singers are working on a strong Chest Voice and Mix. But, what about Head Voice and Falsetto? Can those be strengthened too? In Ep. 63, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching shows how to add POWER to the upper registers through vocal tips, exercises, and demos.
Ep. 62 "Running Out Of Breath"
Running out of breath when you sing? In Episode 62, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers singing tips to help you to develop greater vocal stamina. Through demos and a very challenging vocal exercise, this episode will help you improve your breathing for singing.
Ep. 61 "The Open "Oh" Vowel"
The "Oh" Vowel is one of the most important vowels for singers to master. In Ep. 61, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips and a great exercise to help you find the perfect "Oh". Plus, Justin has a little fun with the popular song "Let It Go" from FROZEN. This episode will help you find an "Oh" vowel so beautiful that everyone says "Oh My!".
Ep. 60 "The Soft Palate - The Return of The Ring"
Should you raise the soft palate to sing high notes? The answer to this ancient question is truly EPIC. In Ep. 60, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives one answer to rule them all! And, restores health and good fortune to singers all across the vocal kingdom. You won't want to miss THIS truly royal episode!
Ep. 58 "Legato Singing"
Singing legato is one of the most prized skills for classical and contemporary singers alike. In fact, it is one of the most important factors in bringing good vocal technique over into songs. In Episode 58, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney helps you improve your legato line in vocal exercises and in songs.
Ep. 56 "How To Riff 3: Becoming Obsessed"
In Part 3 of our series on Riffing, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses the importance of breaking down riffs. Understanding the nuances of riffs and runs is essential for gaining mastery and control when learning how to sing R&B or any contemporary vocal style. Through songs and exercise demonstrations, Justin shows how to further master the art of melismas.
Ep. 55 Jaw/Tongue: The Great Divorce
Jaw and tongue tension are at the root of so many vocal problems. Yet, separating these two from one another may not be an easy feat. In Episode 55, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching does his part to tear these two asunder! May Vocal Freedom live happily ever after! Enjoy Voice Lessons to the World!
Ep. 54 "The Magic EE"
The EE Vowel (IPA "i vowel") is a "Magic Vowel" to singers and voice teachers alike. Singing your EE vowel correctly can make or break your vocal technique. In Episode 54, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives vocal tips on how to sing your EE vowel in a way that will cause "magical" growth for your singing.
Ep. 53 "The Singer's Diet"
A great diet is as important to your singing and vocal health as anything else! In Episode 53, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about which foods can help or potentially limit your vocal growth. Develop a guilt-free, fear-free Singer's Diet to help you sing at your best!
Ep. 52 "The Shiny Solar Plexus"
Want a REALLY good singing tip? Then you might want to learn about the Solar Plexus! In Episode 52, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about one of the most effective concepts in all of vocal technique. You won't want to miss this! Learn how to make your Solar Plexus SHINE!
Ep. 51 "Diphthongs"
Diphthongs are something that many singers have been told to correct. But, what's a Diphthong anyway? And what difference does it make for being a great singer? Find out in Episode 51, as New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney explores how to master Diphthongs as they apply to both style and technique.
Ep. 50 "A New York Minute"
Is life not turning out how you planned? Not to fear. Miracles can happen in "A New York Minute". In the very personal Episode 50, Justin Stoney shares the serendipitous tale that led him to becoming a Voice Teacher. We never know when we are a about to smack into our divine destiny. So... Never Say Never...
Ep. 49 "How To Roll Your R's and Tongue Trills"
Think you can't roll your R's? Think again. Most people can learn to roll their R's, but have been going about it the wrong way. Rolled R's are important for singing in languages like Spanish and Italian. And tongue trills also make a fabulous vocal exercise. In Ep. 49, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives tips and exercises to help master these skills.
Ep. 48 "Vocal Fry Falloffs" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 3
In Part 3 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching demonstrates a very specific pop nuance called a "Fall Off" that can be done with the Vocal Fry. Through tips and exercises, learn about "Falloffs" and how they can make your contemporary singing more authentic and nuanced!
Ep. 47 "Vocal Fry For Compression" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 2
In Part 2 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney describes how the vocal fry can be used for better Vocal Technique. With tips, demonstrations, and vocal exercises, learn how the vocal fry can be used to help you hit high notes, coordinate your mix, and reach your vocal potential.
Ep. 46 "What's The Vocal Fry" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 1
The Vocal Fry is one of the most misunderstood concepts in singing and in speech. Yet, if used properly, it has the capability transform both your technique and style for the better. In Part 1 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney offers tips, demos, and exercises to help you learn the Vocal Fry and to be at your vocal best!
Ep. 45 "What Is The Passaggio?"
Classical singers and voice teachers often talk about the Passaggio as one of the most important elements in vocal technique. Navigating the Passaggio well leads to great high notes and vocal freedom, whereas navigating it poorly can lead to major limitations. In Episode 45, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explains the Passaggio and offers tips, demonstrations, and exercises to help you master it in your own voice. Classical singers and contemporary singers alike can benefit from understanding this foundational vocal technique concept.
Ep. 43 "Reinforced Falsetto"
Ever wonder if a high note is secretly in falsetto? Not all falsetto sounds necessarily sound like falsetto. In Episode 43, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching describes a very bizarre and useful coordination that is often called "reinforced falsetto". Through concepts and exercises, you can learn how you can make your falsetto do a variety of crazy tricks that you never thought possible!
Ep. 42 "The Amazing Larynx"
Singers and Voice Teachers often make the mistake of thinking that one vocal style or another is the "superior" way to sing. This can cause severe vocal limitations and even animosity. Yet, the Amazing Larynx is capable of so much more than people think! In Episode 42, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney demonstrates two awesome vocal tricks and offers an exercise that will help you transcend rigid thinking and find out what the voice is really capable of.
Ep. 41 "Adding Technique To Songs"
Do you do vocal exercises, but then not understand how to add these exercises when your are singing songs? In Episode 41, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching demonstrates how to add vocal technique concepts to song work. Make sure that your songs benefit from all the great work you are doing with your vocal exercises!
Ep. 40 "The Mix Voice"- Voice Lessons To The World
Everyone dreams of hitting beautiful and powerful high notes without straining. But, how do great singers do it? Likely, they have mastered the Mix Voice! This mysterious combination of coordinations is very elusive to many singers and voice teachers, but has the power to work miracles for your vocal potential. In Episode 40 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers crystal clear secrets on the Mix Voice to help end the mystery!
Ep. 39 "You'll Never Be A Good Singer"
Have you been told by someone that you can't sing? Did you believe them? Feel like giving up? Let Justin have the final word! In the very important, Episode 39, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney sets the record straight about whether everyone has the potential to be a good singer. The facts will encourage you. The negative voices will no longer have power over you. The truth will set you free!
Ep. 38 "The Deadly I"
"I know I have that note! So, why can't I sing this song?" Perhaps you are falling victim to The Deadly "I". In Episode 38, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about the "I" vowel and why it is so difficult to sing in so many songs. He also gives exercises and ideas on how to fix this problematic technique issue.
Ep. 37 "Glottal: Friend Or Foe?"
Do Glottals destroy the voice? Many people say they do. Others may not even know what a Glottal is. Find out whether the Glottal is a destructive enemy or a great friend in Episode 37. Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips for singers on how to use this misunderstood and feared sound effectively.
Ep. 23 "Benefits Of Yodeling"
In the followup to Episode 22, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives a great exercise for moving between vocal registers using the unusual concept of yodeling. Practice a unique vocal exercise that can help you improve your vocal agility, registration, and flexibility.
Ep. 22 "Quick Changes"
How do great singers like Adele move between vocal registers so quickly? Find out as Voice Teacher Justin Stoney breaks down Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" in Episode 22. Learn more about head voice, chest voice, and mix and also how singers move quickly between registers.