Episodes tagged "Singing Training"
Ep. 114 "Find Your Mix Voice" Part 1
Ah, Mix Voice. The Holy Grail! Are you looking for that perfect BLEND in your Mix? WHO ISN'T?! In Episode 114 of Voice Lessons To The World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney from New York Vocal Coaching explains the nuances of Mix Voice and provides you with singing tools and vocal exercises to begin developing the sound that YOU want for your Mix!
Ep. 112 "What Is Vocal Technique?"
Every singer wants to achieve it. Every Voice Teacher wants to teach it. But, just what is it? It's Vocal Technique! In Episode 112, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching breaks down technique through pedagogy, vocal exercises, song examples, and a side of Joy.
Ep. 111 "Singers: Practice THIS!"
Many singers struggle with what to practice in order to improve their singing. In Episode 111, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives you a list of what (and how) to practice. Chock full of exercises and examples, this is an episode you can't miss if you want to start taking your singing to the next level. Enjoy Voice Lessons to the World!
Ep. 110 “Neutral Larynx Singing”
Can you keep your larynx “neutral” when you sing? Many singers have been told that the larynx must remain neutral at all times. Is it true? In Episode 110, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the Neutral Larynx through pedagogy, demonstrations, and vocal exercises.
Ep. 109 "The SECRET of Singing Breathy"
Most contemporary vocal styles require “breathy” or aspirate sounds at some point. But, did you know that breathiness has a SECRET? In Episode 109, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores how breathiness can used used to improve both style and vocal technique.
Ep. 108 "Better Singing Through Slides!"
Slide right into one of the important vocal concepts in all of vocal pedagogy! In Episode 108, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the many benefits of Glissandos. Through cutting-edge info, song examples, and vocal exercises - find your Gliss Bliss!
Ep. 107 “Increase Your Vocal Stamina”
It’s nice to have a great voice. But, it’s essential to have a voice that LASTS. In Episode 107, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the essentials of vocal stamina. Take the test in the episode to find out if your stamina is a vocal dud or a vocal stud!
Ep. 106 "Find Your Vocal Range!"
Do you know your VOCAL RANGE? This question seems basic, but it’s not actually not so simple. In Episode 106, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores many of the myths, complexities, and considerations of vocal range. Plus, you’ll finally know your range!
Ep. 105 “Worst Singing MISTAKES”
Whether you’re a beginning singer or an elite professional, there are some common pitfalls to watch out for. In Episode 105 of Voice Lessons To The World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the worst singing mistakes and how to right them!
Ep. 104 “How To Sing With Vocal Strength and Compression”
Want to sing with vocal strength, power, and clarity? Then, look no further than Vocal Compression! This fundamental vocal skill is often misunderstood, but is a key to efficient singing. In Episode 104, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores vocal compression strategies, habits, techniques, and practice.
Ep. 103 “On Tour with Kevin Bacon + Bacon Bros.”
Everyone is six degrees from Kevin Bacon, but this is your chance to get a even closer. In Ep. 103, Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Bros. share decades of wisdom as professional musicians. Join Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching as he goes on tour with the Bacon Bros. Learn the secrets of professional touring life and of sustaining a long career as a singer.
Ep. 102 "Singing With An Open Throat"
Singers are often taught that singing with an “Open Throat” is the “right” way to sing. But, what does it mean? In Episode 102, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives the topic a full exploration. With vocal pedagogy tips, singing exercises, and a song example - we hope that your voice and soul will open up to your “Joyfullest Noise” ever!
Ep. 101 - “The Greatest Vocal Exercise of All Time”
There are many good Vocal Exercises that can help build your vocal technique, increase your range, and achieve your best singing voice. But, do you know the greatest Vocal Exercise of all time? In Episode 101, New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney explores several variations of an exercise that is destined to revolutionize your vocal abilities!
Ep. 100 Turns 100! - “Make A Joyful Noise!”
It’s here. The 100th Episode of Voice Lessons To The World. New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney offers thanks to the over 100,000 Subscribers who have watched over 10 million Voice Lessons! We look back at the funniest clips, best singing tips, and most inspirational moments throughout the years. We’re so blessed by the singers, Voice Teachers, and pedagogues worldwide who have supported our show and NYVC! The best is yet to come! Make A Joyful Noise!
Ep. 99 Voice Lessons For Beginners 2 - “Twelve Steps To Vocal Success”
In the second half of our series, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers 12 Steps to help you begin your vocal journey. Beginning singers will learn important principles for getting started. Advanced singers will benefit from getting back to vocal technique fundamentals. Either way, may these 12 Steps inspire your vocal passion and help you grow as a singer!
Ep. 98 Voice Lessons For Beginners Part 1 - "Twelve Steps To Vocal Success"
VLTTW's mission has always been to make Advanced singing topics simple and fun! But, what about Beginning singers just starting out? Well, this is the episode for YOU! In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching breaks down 12 Steps that will help you get started on a blessed, successful, and Joyful vocal journey!
Ep. 97 “Miracles On 38th Street - Singing Is A Miracle!”
Christmas isn’t just a day - it’s a frame of mind! In Episode 97, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney takes a look at the Miracles of Singing. The Holidays give us a precious opportunity to cherish our voices, restore our faith, and believe again in Beauty, Joy, and Miracles. May this special episode of Voice Lessons To The World bless your Holiday Season and help you to Make A Miraculous Noise!
Ep. 96 “How To Sing The AY Vowel - The DAY Arrives!”
Throughout our series, we have investigated the advantages of disadvantages of singing many different Vowel sounds. In Episode 96, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the AY Vowel and what it can do to benefit your vocal technique. Through vocal tips, demonstrations, and a singing exercise - you’ll improve the strength, tone, and beauty of your singing voice.
Ep. 95 “Wild Vocal Kingdom 3 - Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You”
ROAR!!! It’s time to gear up for the last stop on our Singing Safari! Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins and New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney show us how Mother Nature can be our best Voice Teacher. Marlin and Justin scoured the wilderness in search of the best vocal techniques, exercises, and sounds known to man and beast! In this final episode, Marlin Perkins even encounters an astounding creature that’s witnessed more Singing Lessons than any animal in history! Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World
Ep. 94 "Wild Vocal Kingdom 2 - "Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You"
Time to go APE! Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins and New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney return for Part 2 of their singing safari. In Ep. 94, this unlikely duo explores even more vocal exercises and singing tips that can only be found by traveling deep into the jungle. Improve your vocal technique by letting the Wild Kingdom become your Voice Teacher!
Ep. 93 "Wild Vocal Kingdom 1 - "Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You"
NYVC and it's Staff are officially settled in the glorious new studios on 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan. And this can only mean one thing: VLTTW IS BACK!!! New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney joins forces with Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins to take you on a three-part singing safari! Learn how the sounds of the animal kingdom can help you to improve your vocal technique. Through singing exercises, vocal tips, and some zaniness, you'll "unleash the beast" of vocal progress.
Ep. 90 "How To Sing Whistle Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 5
Whistle Voice. Whistle Tones. Whistle Register. Whatever you might call it, it’s popular! And singers desperately want to learn how to do it! In the final part of the Vocal Register World Tour, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching reveals the secret to singing Whistle notes. You don’t have to be Mariah Carey. You can just be yourself.
Ep. 89 "How To Sing Falsetto & Flageolet" - Vocal Register World Tour Part 4
Singing in Falsetto has important implications for vocal technique, vocal health, and vocal style. Learn about Falsetto, Reinforced Falsetto, and Flageolet in Part 4 of our Vocal Register World Tour. Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores vocal exercises, singing tips, and song examples that will help you master your Falsetto.
Ep. 88 "How To Sing Mix Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 3
Singing in the Mix Voice is perhaps the most highly-prized vocal technique for singers of Rock, Pop, R&B, Musical Theatre, and all vocal styles. In Part 3 of our Vocal Register World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the Mix Voice in depth. You’ll gain mastery over your Mix through vocal exercises, song examples, and Mix singing tips.
Ep. 87 "How To Sing Head Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 2
Learning to sing in Head Voice is one of most valuable of all vocal skills. It protects the voice, allows for effortless high notes, and provides vocal flexibility. In Part 2 of our Vocal Register World Tour, New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney explores Head Voice. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and detailed pedagogy, you will find your Head Voice soaring!
Ep. 86 "How To Sing Chest Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 1
Many singers want to learn to sing in Chest Voice - the strongest vocal register of them all! In Part 1 of our Vocal Register World Tour, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores how to find and strengthen your Chest Voice. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and detailed pedagogy, your Chest Voice range will be solider than ever! Enjoy Voice Lessons To World!
Ep. 85 “How To Find YOUR VOICE (...and then get married…)”
Ever wanted to find your own original and authentic singing voice? In a special Valentine’s Day episode, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives technical and stylistic tips for developing a vocal style that is truly unique, personal, and soulful. Find your voice in a way that you and others will LOVE. If all goes well, there may even be wedding bells!
Ep. 84 “Vocal Embouchure - The Many Faces Of Singing”
You may have noticed that singers make all kinds of crazy faces when they sing. But, you may not have considered the many ways that facial shapes impact the resonance and sound of the singing voice. In Episode 84, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the nuances of Vocal Embouchure and vastly expand your horizons as a vocal stylist.
Ep. 83 “How To Sing From The Diaphragm - Vocal MythBusters I”
For generations, singers have been told to “Sing from the Diaphragm” and not from the throat. This is one of the most common vocal tips given by voice teachers, choral directors, and even well-meaning family and friends. There’s just one problem… it’s IMPOSSIBLE. In Ep. 83, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney busts this greatest of all vocal myths and sets vocalists on a path for breathing success!
Ep. 81 "My Voice Sounds Bad To Me (Except In The Shower)"
Most of us don’t like to hear ourselves back on recordings. Even if we are told our singing voices are beautiful, we still cringe when we hear ourselves. But why? In Episode 81, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores the causes of this common tendency. Also, what we can do to start to finally love our voices!
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.
Ep. 79 "Healthy Speaking For Singing and Life"
A healthy, clear speaking voice can benefit your social life, your professional life, your confidence, and your singing. But, what if you don’t like the sound of your speaking voice? In Episode 79, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives 7 Speech Tips to help you free your speaking voice. We trust you will feel more like yourself then ever before!
Ep. 78 "Messa Di Voce - To Indeed Be A ‘God’"
Messa Di Voce is one of the most difficult and exciting singing skills. Singers who master this ability literally sound “divine”! In Episode 78, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about how to sing Messa Di Voce and offers tips and exercises for mastering this skill.
Ep. 77 "What is Vocal TWANG?"
Vocal TWANG may not be pretty. But, it is one of the best things that singers can do for their vocal improvement. In Episode 77, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses TWANG in singing and it’s many benefits. He offers vocal tips and exercises to help you find the bright ringing quality that may be missing from your 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. 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. 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. 59 "Musical Theatre Audition Songs"
Broadway actors know that finding the perfect audition song is a key to success in Musical Theatre. In Episode 59, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney offers tips on how to get your repertoire book in prime shape. Singers of all styles can benefit from understanding everything that goes into a successful audition.
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. 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. 33 "Tongue Retraction"
Knowing what to do with the tongue is one of the important concepts in all of singing and vocal technique. In Episode 33, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney discusses one of the most common issues: tongue retraction. With vocal exercises and demonstrations, hopefully singers everywhere will learn how to fix this very common and limiting problem.
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.
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.
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.
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!