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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.

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.

Training and Retraining Your Voice

Everyone knows when it comes to entertainment, practice and training is necessary to become a better and more versatile musician. But in the world of singing, so few singers seek good training, until things go wrong. Some examples of things that can go wrong with a singer are loss of range, loss of power, breathiness in your vocal tone and far worse nodules, hemorrhages and so on. They are not singing on the level of speech, meaning they are not using their voice properly.

The idea of speech level singing is that singing should be as easy as speaking. If you are straining your voice, you are not singing with proper technique. As you begin to train your voice, you train the muscles in your larynx and pharynx as well as the muscles you use to swallow, cough, yawn, etc. Singing on the level of speech shouldn’t be such a challenge. Using the technique of singing like speaking, you can create dynamic vocals without causing vocal strain and fatigue which can lead to vocal damage.

Luciano Poverati describes singing as sustained crying. He develops his vocal tone by engaging the muscles around his voice very sparingly. His speech and his singing are the same. He knows how to keep everything relaxed in order to develop his powerful singing voice. You can do this too. As you begin to train your voice using our technique or any speech level singing coach and the technique they teach you will begin to discover yourself.

You will notice how sounds you already know how to make can create a powerful chest, mix and head voice. These are the areas where your voice resonates. Just like when you speak, your speech level is relaxed and comfortable. You should be able to speak clearly for long periods of time. When you sing, you are just manipulating the pitch. The relaxation in the voice on a singing level should be the same as speech level, thus the term speech level singing.

With good training you should see things like, connection, more range, more power without fatigue, more flexibility, and more stamina. Although these improvements can’t happen over night, and you have to practice consistently, you should see, feel and hear differences after a few lessons and practice with a good teacher directing your training.

Notice, consistent practice is a key topic I keep bringing up. Most bad teachers teach the same bad teachings and techniques they learned themselves and now sit in a studio and teach, because they can’t do themselves, there are a few exceptions, but it is a vicious cycle. You need an outside set of ears to really train your voice, there are some great at home programs, but they all fall short. These at home programs can’t develop from what your current abilities are and where you need development.

Remember if you have been singing up to this point, you probably have developed some bad habits that need correcting with proper exercises and development, only a good teacher will hear this and point and train you in the right direction. Here is a simple list of things you need to hear a teacher telling you.

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  • Connect Your Range
  • Develop Your Mix Voice
  • Vocal Cord Closure
  • Resonators (head and chest)
  • Translating the exercises that will enable you to do the same
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A good teacher should also be able to demonstrate a connected range in their own voice. If they can’t demonstrate what a proper singing voice singing on the level of speech sounds like, you will most likely never achieve your goal of speech level singing. There are many programs, videos and audio on the internet that will introduce the idea of speech level singing to you if you’re not ready to commit to taking dedicated lesson with an SLS voice coach. However, only training with a voice coach will give you the maximum benefit and unlock your true singing potential.

A voice coach can listen to you and guide you through the exercises to help you achieve the vocal tone and quality you are looking for. Training without a voice coach may only delay your vocal progress and create a long run of bad habits that will hurt your voice. If you are a professional singer, or aspire to be a singer, investing in your instrument is and investment that promises a great return.

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.