First off, if you haven’t done the course on the 4th Element of Singing – Resonance, I highly suggest you finish and understand that one. Otherwise, a lot of what we are going to cover in this course isn’t going to fit. And you SURE won’t get the most out of it.
With that said, let’s take a look at what singing is beyond singing in tune and basic vocal resonance. How do you do the rest of the stuff? How do you sound like so and so? How do you sing blues with the right accent? How do you sing any genre of music with the right accent for that matter? How do you ‘shape’ the sound of the words so they sound legit and not amateur hour. The list of questions goes on and on. Believe me. I’ve been asked them.
So let’s roll all the questions up into one big ball. How do you sing anything and everything?
WOW! What a huge, general, vague question that leaves the door open for an infinite number of answers and opinions.
But what if I told you that it is actually very simple. That beyond what we’ve already covered in the previous 4 Elements of Singing and a few vocal tricks and tweaks, every word of every song ever sung in every genre in every language can be broken down into 10 vowel sounds.
Beyond the consonants, every word of every song can be found to be made of a 1, or a combination of 2 or more of these 10 vowel sounds.
And we aren’t talking about anything you don’t already know about! That’s the kicker!
I’m talking about the short and long forms of A E I O and U. What you DON’T know how do to yet is to combine them with vocal resonance and shape them into vowel combinations. And that’s what this course is all about.