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Episodes tagged "Singing"

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!

8/3/2014

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!

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!

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...

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!

7/21/2013

Ep. 44 "Three In One"

In Episode 44, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching answers three great vocal questions in one episode! Questions about throat clearing, yawning, and gaining weight to sing are all addressed in this fun and informative episode.

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!

3/15/2013

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!

3/1/2013

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.

2/15/2013

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.

2/1/2013

Ep. 36 "Aspects of Musical Theatre"

Are you an aspiring Broadway or Musical Theatre singer? In Episode 36, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses some of the common characteristics of Broadway singing and reveals tips on Musical Theatre singing that the theatre pros know. Belting, legit, character sounds, acting, and many more topics are covered in this fun and informative episode!

1/18/2013

Ep. 35 "Jaw Thrust"

Does your singing suffer from a lot of tension? Maybe it's your jaw. Learn to solve one of the most common vocal tensions in Episode 35 of Voice Lessons The World. New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney describes what causes this pesky vocal problem and gives ideas and exercises to help you free up your singing.

1/4/2013

Ep. 34 "Pitch On A Pedestal"

Do you have pitch problems or trouble staying on pitch when you sing? In Episode 34, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers a solution that might surprise you. Find out new strategies to solve your pitch issues and solve them for good!

12/7/2012

Ep. 32 "Spreading"

What does it mean to "spread" as a singer? And why do singers struggle so much with spreading? In Episode 32, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses the mechanics of spreading and why it can be such a severe limitation to singers. He also offers concepts and exercises to help eliminate this problem from your singing.

10/19/2012

Ep. 31 "Changing Your Style"

Are you feeling stuck just singing one style of music? Do you feel that everything you sing sounds the same? In Episode 31, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses ways to expand your stylistic horizons to be able to sing new styles of music while still maintaining what makes your sound unique.

9/21/2012

Ep. 29 "Practice Practice"

Like to practice your singing? We hope so! But, how long is too long? How short is too short? In Episode 29 of Voice Lessons To The World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney offers tips on creating the ultimate practice routine for yourself to help you achieve your vocal best.

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.

9/7/2012

Ep. 27 "How To Riff 2: Slashes"

Want to improve your Riffs as a singer? In Part 2 of our "How To Riff" series, we continue to explore elements of Riffing within Pop/Rock/R&B singing. New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about "slashes" and "grace notes" and the part they play in Riffing and contemporary music. Justin also offers an exercise for you to sharpen your Riffing skills!

8/24/2012

Ep. 25 "Key Wisdom"

Are you singing your songs in the right key? How can you tell? In Episode 25 of Voice Lessons, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses how to maximize your vocal potential simply by having a greater awareness of the keys that you are choosing for your songs.

8/10/2012

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.

8/3/2012

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.

7/27/2012

Ep. 21 "Falsetto Vs. Head Voice"

Sorry for the audio issue. What's the difference between Falsetto and Head Voice? Voice Teacher Justin Stoney hopes to answer this question clearly and to end the confusion between the two once and for all. Learn the difference between these registers in Episode 21.

7/20/2012

Ep. 20 "Hiss Contest!"

Can you beat Justin in one of the greatest vocal exercises of all time? Put yourself to the test in Episode 20 of Voice Lessons To The World! New York Vocal Coaching's, Justin Stoney gives tips for increasing breath support and challenges you to an epic contest. See what your breath support is made of!

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.

6/29/2012

Ep. 17 "Lowering The Larynx"

It's important to be able to lower the larynx- but how? Find out strategies in Episode 17 of Voice Lessons To The World. Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses how to lower the larynx and gives a great exercise to help you to do it.

6/22/2012

Ep. 16 "Please Don't Judge"

Do you hate your voice no matter what anyone says? In Episode 16 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives tips on how harsh judgment and negative thoughts can affect the singing voice and offers suggestions on how to overcome this.

5/25/2012

Ep. 12 "Cracking"- Voice Lessons To The World

Cracking- one of the biggest fears for most singers. In Episode 12, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives advice on what to do about cracking. Learn tips not only on how cracking can be fixed, but also how it can be used for your vocal best!

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!

4/19/2012

Ep. 7 "My Voice Is Weak"

Is your voice weak? Do you lack vocal power? Learn how to fix a weak singing voice with vocal strengthening exercises. In Episode 7, Justin Stoney, founder of New York Vocal Coaching addresses a common reason that singers lack strength to their singing voices.

4/12/2012

Ep. 6 "Vibrato Speeds"

Are you born with your vibrato speed or can it be changed? Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching answers this and other tough questions about vibrato in the 6th Episode of Voice Lessons To The World. Keep singing, keep practicing, and enjoy the show!

4/6/2012

Ep. 5 "What's The Point Of Lip Trills?" - Voice Lessons To The World

Episode 5 of Voice Lessons To To World: "What's The Point Of Lip Trills". Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching addresses the famous Lip Trill exercise and whether it's effective for singers.

3/29/2012

Ep. 4 "Larynx And Style"

In Episode 4 of Voice Lessons To The World, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explains how the position of the larynx can affect the style of music that one is singing. Misunderstanding the larynx can result in some truly comical effects! Or, it can lead singers to being able to sing multiple musical styles with versatility, confidence, and freedom.