Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.
By Jaime Vendera - Vocal Coach
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Wish you could sing better, higher and stronger, but don't have "natural talent?" Want some vocal tips, demonstrations, and exercise ideas? Looking for motivation and advice to become a better singer? Want to sing high in full voice without straining? Then welcome to the Sing Better Fast Podcast, a podcast by vocal coaches and authors, Jaime Vendera and Ben Valen! The Sing Better Fast podcast is exclusively for serious and passionate vocalists! You are now part of a professional group of smart and motivated singers who want to become masters of the voice and inspire millions with our music. Get all of our podcast episodes, notifications for upcoming events, new podcast releases, and other vocal resources at singbetterfast.com!
||CleanEpisode 27: Ben’s Rant - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||I want you to succeed.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Help! I’ve Lost My Voice And I Need To Sing! - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Uh oh! What do you do when you need to sing but your voice isn't there?||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Vocal Fry And Creaky Voice - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||What is vocal fry? What is creaky voice? Are they good or bad? Are they useful in vocal training? What do I really need to know about them?||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Do I Need Private Lessons To Learn How To Sing? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Do I need private lessons to learn how to sing? Any tips on choosing a vocal coach or voice training method?||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Help! I Have The Crabs! - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Why you are being held back from going after your dreams.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Singer Spotlight with Derrick Schneider - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Derrick Schneider is a very skilled vocalist and guitarist, performing and touring with the band Next To None. - Audio intro and outro to this podcast is the song "Metalingus" by Alter Bridge, with vocals covered by Derrick Schneider. -||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Learning From Multiple Coaches? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Is it good or bad to learn from multiple vocal coaches?||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Is Screaming Safe?! - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Is it safe to SCREAM?||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Singer Spotlight with Ryan Wall - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Ryan Wall is an incredibly skilled singer with AWESOME music. Listen in to hear his vocals, as well as his tips for developing singers! - Audio intro clip from the song Windstorm, the album Radioactive Noise, by Radwall (vocals by Ryan Wall)||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: “No Singing Is Better Than Bad Singing” - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Is it better to not sing, or sing badly? Dealing with questionable advice and feedback.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Legit Or Not – Stretching, Massaging, Warming Up? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Do stretching, massaging, and warming up actually help your voice?||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Not In The Mood To Practice? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Not in the mood to practice? Feeling lazy? This should help! :)||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: The Three Big Things! Learn, Practice, Reflect - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||The three things that lead to your fastest vocal results.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Inspiring Yourself Through Branding and Emulation - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||In this episode, we share some ideas and approaches to developing your skills as a vocalist and as a performer. Brand yourself and present the image you want the world to see, and learn from other successful artists.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Does Practice Make Perfect? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Does practice make perfect? Something we've all heard a lot, but is it true?||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: ONE Miracle Exercise To Rule Them All? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Is there ONE vocal exercise, that if you do it and only it, will make you reach your vocal goals? Find out here!||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Instant Gratification vs. Mastery - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||For a lot of singers, this is THE biggest barrier to finally getting what they want out of their voices. This requires a shift in thinking.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Internal Criticism - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Episode 9 was about external criticism. In this episode, we cover internal criticism. Internal criticism can be even worse.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: External Criticism - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||External criticism: What it is, how it affects you, how to deal with it.||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Caffeine?! - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Controversial and interesting topic in the singing world: caffeine!||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Vocal Warmups - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Why to do vocal warmups and vocal warmup tips!||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Getting It Done - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Too many singers struggle to just get it done! Get started. Do it now.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Teas, Gargles, And Sprays, Oh My! - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||In this episode, we talk about various vocal products you can use to support your vocal health goals.||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Too Loud To Practice - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||What do you do if you're too loud to practice and you are disturbing neighbors or the people you live with?||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Hydration - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||What is hydration? Why does it matter? What are the benefits of being hydrated? What happens if you're not properly hydrated? How do you know if you're hydrated enough?||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Is Singing Talent Or Skill? - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||Very common question about singing. Is it talent? Or is it skill? Can I learn to sing even if I'm not "talented"? Is talent better than skill?||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Two Philosophical Positions - Sing Better Fast! | Vocal tips, singing lessons, voice exercises, etc.||The first episode of our podcast, and where every singer's journey begins. - Ben||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Jaime and Ben have a great interplay on this podcast. They start with tearing the old "wisdom" about singing and whether you have to be born with a great voice (you don't) then move on to other topics. Awesome stuff!
Thanks to VVA, my singing problem is going away!
Aloha, my name is Wayne and I've been a singer/songwriter playing and teaching professionally for 20+ years. Though I really love to sing (since I was a child), I consider composing, performing, and improvising with instruments to be my forte; mainly because of chronic neck and throat tension/soreness challenges that has been inhibiting my vocal/singing development for the past 12 years or so. During that time I've tried various approaches and other singing courses but ultimately, they all left my throat more sore than when I started. The worst one happened 5 years ago when I took a private 40 minute lesson with a top Level 5 Certified SLS instructor. That one lesson left my throat feeling very sore and swollen (like the worst tight, painful burning sensation I've ever felt) for 2 1/2 months. Ouch! Needless to say I never went back. But because I do want to sing with complete ease and freedom, I've continued going onto YouTube and subscribing to a variety of coaches to get a feel for them and their approach, hoping to find a helpful solution. Six weeks ago, I discovered Jamie Vendera describing his 3-step approach to singing. In step 3, he described "aiming" the sound of the voice to the upper rear/top of the mouth and letting it resonate precisely *there* - not in the much talked about chest, head, or so called "mix voice". Wow, what a revelation! This was unique: I never heard anyone explain so simply and clearly how to sing...to me Jamie was making perfect sense! So I tried it and guess what? It immediately felt good. Placing my voice where Jamie teaches actually feels waaay better than singing any other way. I'm in! :-)
My voice is better already
I've listened to the first three episodes of Sing Better Fast! and yes, I can sing better. That was fast :) The main thing for me that I wasn't doing right is breath support and vocal placement - ha - that's probably the main thing for most singers. The techniques that Jaime and Ben talk about work! The "candle," the "gas pedal" - I'm going to go so far as to call them tricks because they are so simple and work like magic :) I can hear more power in my voice by keeping these simple things in mind during warmups. There's a lot more here but these are awesome tricks to start with for sure! Thanks, Jaime and Ben!
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