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Episodes tagged "High Notes"

3/8/2020

Ep. 113 "Expand Your Vocal Range"

Do you want to expand your Vocal Range? Of course you do! In Episode 113, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives you Tools, Concepts, and Vocal Exercises for you to reach higher heights and deeper depths in your Vocal Range.

8/10/2015

Ep. 80 "The OO Vowel - A High Note’s Best Friend"

The OO Vowel is one of the most extreme vowels in all of singing. While it can help with singing high notes more than any other vowel, it also poses some challenges. In Episode 80, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers vocal tips and exercises for navigating this elusive vowel. In the process, you’ll extend your singing range and learn a few new vocal techniques.

12/7/2014

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.

11/12/2014

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.

11/6/2014

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!

10/1/2014

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!

9/17/2014

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”.

9/3/2014

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!

8/17/2014

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!

8/3/2014

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!

7/20/2014

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!

7/6/2014

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.

6/22/2014

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.

6/8/2014

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.

5/8/2014

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!

3/27/2014

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.

3/13/2014

Ep. 57 "Vocal Nodes and Nodules"

Afraid of getting vocal nodes? Fear not! In Episode 57, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney discusses vocal nodes (or vocal nodules), how to prevent them, and what to do if you have them. Keep your Vocal Health in tip-top shape!

2/19/2014

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.

2/5/2014

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!

1/15/2014

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.

12/29/2013

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!

12/8/2013

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!

11/6/2013

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.

10/15/2013

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...

9/15/2013

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!

9/1/2013

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.

8/22/2013

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!

8/4/2013

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.

7/5/2013

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!

6/25/2013

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.

6/7/2013

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!

3/30/2013

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!

9/14/2012

Ep. 28 "Bad To Be Breathy?"- Voice Lessons To The World

Have you been told that breathy singing is bad for you? Or that it's damaging to the voice to sing breathily? New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney describes the role breathiness plays in both style and technique in Episode 28.

8/31/2012

Ep. 26 "Baritone Curse"

Are you a baritone who yearns to be a tenor? Maybe you feel cursed to never hit the high notes that you've always wanted. In Episode 26, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses whether it's possible to break the curse and discover your upper range as a baritone.

7/13/2012

Ep. 19 "What's A 'Filter'?"

Need some good exercises for stretching your high notes? Try a Filter! What's that? Find out in Episode 19 of Voice Lessons To The World. Justin Stoney, Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, discusses Filters as a means for accessing head voice and improving high notes.

5/11/2012

Ep. 10 "Middle Notes or High Notes"- Voice Lessons To The World

High Notes aren't as difficult as you may think. But, you need to know how to approach them. In Episode 10 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching describes one of the biggest secrets to assuring that your high notes are effortless and plentiful. Watch Voice Lessons To The World every Friday for free vocal tips and e-mail us your singing questions to be answered on future episodes of the show!