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Voice Lessons Orlando

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We offer voice lessons Orlando! We are based out of Orlando, FL, but we do serve the entire area of central Florida, Tampa Bay and Orlando. We also provide voice lessons online. We have videos and tutorials on our site to get you started, but we also do voice lessons via Skype and FaceTime. Book a lesson with us today.

True Connected Voice is located in Orlando, FL, providing voice lessons in the Orlando, Central Florida and surrounding areas.

Freeing Your Voice To Develop Voice Vibrato

develop voice vibratoTo truly free your voice and develop voice vibrato you must find the natural spin of vibrato. Vibrato is one of the vocal characteristics that is so often thought to be a gift or something that comes with age. But vibrato is merely just your voice free of any strain or stretch. There are exercises that help you find and develop your vibrato. Here are a few quick tips when it comes to starting to develop voice vibrato.

•If you have no vibrato on a sustained note, your voice is probably muscled up. “Muscled up” means, you are using other muscles not needed for singing.

•Singers with no vibrato on sustained pitches tend to sound off key, mostly sharp at times.

•You should feel no tighten under you chin when holding vibrato.

•Vibrato can be faked, but it usually involves stomach muscles or swallowing muscle not needed for singing, and this is not freeing your voice to it true potential! This kind of fake vibrato also sounds unpleasing and off pitch a lot to the listener.

•In the true spin of vibrato the pitch goes all around the centered pitch, but mostly heard above the pitch about a full step and back to the intended pitch in a spinning sound and sensation.

If you practice and visualize keeping your voice relaxed when you sing, and not pushing to reach high notes, your vibrato will come out naturally. The feeling you get when you sing with correct vibrato will be the beginning of the voice you have always dreamed of. Let it come naturally!

At True Connected Voice we are always available for one on one training and lessons, weather via Skype/Facetime or if you are in Tampa FL, Orlando FL, or any of the surrounding Central Florida areas contact us today and unlock the true potential of your singing voice.

Develop Voice Vibrato

Joe Genuardi

Joe Genuardi is a master vocal technician in Central Florida and performs voice lessons in and around Central Florida, Orlando, and the Tampa Bay area.

How To Practice Singing While Performing Live

how to practice singingHow to practice singing while performing is a fun way to develop your voice. As a full time musician, it’s hard to find the right time to practice my vocal exercises. I rely on my music career to keep my income coming. I can’t afford to take months off at a time and solely work on my singing voice. So for me, I practice my vocals during the day quite often, but at night even more so.

Every night before I take the stage, I run through my warm up, and throw a few new exercises in to try new things with my voice. I come across a lot of different songs that enable me to challenge specific areas in my vocal range. So I make note of these as they come up.

If I am about to sing a lower song, I will direct my focus to connecting in my chest voice, and making sure I have the correct power there that I need. Then I will back off the intensity. I don’t want to sound like I’m about to sing “Old Man River” fortissimo, when all I am singing is “Forever in Blue Jeans” mezzopiano. Of course this all starts before I walk in the door.

As soon as my feet hit the pavement I think about cleansing my lungs. As a former smoker who now walks .5 miles to work from the parking lot, I know that supercharging my blood and lungs with fresh oxygen is a good way to start the process of singing. It’s nice to just breathe and exist. Plus I like to cut my walk time down quite a bit each night. I look forward to staying in great fitness shape.

As I walk to work I slightly connect my voice. I rely on my speech to be the level where I start. But I will do some simple vocal fry exercises, humming, and lip rolls as I walk, maintaining a speech level output on my voice. So I’m not singing while walking. Just stretching the voice. Singing on the level of speech requires elasticity in the voice and body. I want to have a flexible voice, and a relaxed body when I sing. This produces the greatest output vocally.

If you notice in the picture above, I am keeping my head perfectly level as I sing Mark Cohn’s “Walking In Memphis.” I’m singing in mix in that photo. It was taken at my wedding. The eyes closed and expression was a selling point for my wife’s family who had never heard me sing. So I had to show off a bit.

As I sing different songs throughout the night I keep a close awareness on my vocal folds. What are they doing right now? Am I pulling up chest voice? Am I relaxed in my face, and is my head level? If not, I need to make a correction. I recently started lowering the keys to many of my songs for two reasons. One, to allow my chest voice to develop more, as that is the area of work I need the most. And two, it just sounds better. My voice isn’t falling apart after work, and I am warming down, and keeping a healthy voice. Healthier than I ever had before.

Applying some simple awareness to my voice, and even speaking some of my vocal exercises to my audience without them being aware of it has also made it possible for me to practice while I am performing. As we talk to our audiences every night, I sometimes slide up and down in pitch while speaking sentences. I even use the “hey” exercise when I greet guests. I simply speak the word “hey” a few times while sliding from low chest into mix. They think I just sound silly. But it’s a great way to evaluate how warm my voice is.

Develop a few little tricks you can apply to help create and elastic voice and reap the benefits of healthy singing! If you can learn how to practice singing while you are already performing you can improve your voice on the job.

How To Practice Singing

At True Connected Voice we are always available for one on one training and lessons, weather via Skype or if you are in Tampa FL, Orlando FL, or any of the surrounding Central Florida areas contact us today and unlock the true potential of your singing voice.

John Kenney is a musician in Central Florida and is training to become a certified vocal instructor.

Truly Connecting Your Voice

 

speech level singing vocal cords open and closed

speech level singing vocal cords open and closed

In order to truly connect your vocal range from top to bottom, you must have a deep understanding of your chest voice and head voice. This is very important for singing on the level of speech. You, the singer, must firmly be established in chest when below your first bridge. Then you begin lightening up and narrowing through your bridges after chest to connect and have an expanded singing range. As you move up in your vocal range, you use less air, sing lighter and don’t push to connect through the bridges.

 

Speech level singing requires your voice to be relaxed and connected. Every singer struggles with different parts of developing their voice. Some singers have not discovered their chest voice. Some singers have no understanding of how to narrow and lighten into their head voice. Either way, training with an educated teacher that can demonstrate these things in their own voice is the first step. Training on your own has some success, but an outside set of ears listening and watching you is important when developing.

Again I caution you, find a speech level singing teacher that can demonstrate these things.
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  1. Chest voice
  2. Head voice
  3. Mixed voice
  4. Bridge areas
  5. Explain clearly how you can develop these techniques!
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At True Connected Voice we are always available for one on one training and lessons, weather via Skype/Facetime or if you are in Tampa FL, Orlando FL, or any of the surrounding Central Florida areas contact us today and unlock the true potential of your singing voice.

Joe Genuardi

Joe Genuardi is a master vocal technician in Central Florida and performs voice lessons in and around Central Florida, Orlando, and the Tampa Bay area.