As 2013 winds up, and we get close to the second month of the year, I thought I would just share some of my experiences with my new singing voice! True Connected Voice has enabled me to widen my singing range, and develop a longer lasting voice. I have been experimenting with my own voice almost every day, especially on singing days.
I sing and play piano at a very well known night club located at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. I am very blessed to live in a humid climate. My voice loves the heat and the humidity. I also have been able to get very good cardiovascular exercise in the nice Orlando weather, which greatly helps my vocals.
I have noticed some big changes with my singing voice over the last several months and I would like to share what these changes have been.
1. Larger Range
This seems like a no brainer. If you practice singing, you are likely to get a wider vocal range. However, when I started working with Joe and training my voice, my range was somewhere around 3 octaves. I am now able to sing 5 octaves. I never sing in my full range, but when I practice exercises and warm up my voice, I am able to connect from a low male C to a high female C. This wider range also makes it easier for me to sing comfortably in my baritone range, where my voice sounds the best.
2. Less Vocal Fatigue
I sing five night per week. You can imagine that singing that often can cause your voice to wear out. I use to be toast after only a few night of singing. I have had to handle more than seven nights in a row many times over the past few months, and I am happy to say that warming up, singing connected, and warming down has made it possible for me to sing with less vocal fatigue. Recover time is shortened and I feel great all week when singing multiple nights in a row.
3. Feeling Connected
There have been many times when I have felt that true sense of being connected. I still feel my vocal muscles and neck muscle moving around. However, last night, for a moment, I was able to feel completely relaxed in my singing voice and felt no tension! It was amazing to say the least! I am now determined to find that ultimate feeling of relaxation in my voice.
When you start singing connected on a regular basis, your confidence shoots through the roof. I often find myself focusing more on my creativity in music, and getting emotional with my songs, representing to artist in me. That all stems from not being self-conscious about my singing voice. The voices that let doubt creep into my mind when I perform have vanished.
5. Vocal Health and Overall Health
Since I am no longer waking with with a sore voice, I am not sitting around all day trying to repair it. Maintaining good quality vocal health let’s me focus more on being productive during the day and enhancing my overall health. I have been able to spend more time working out, eating better, getting proper sleep and work on this website. I have the advantage of learning the method before I teach it, yet still promoting our efforts. This has been a great journey so far, and I am pleased to share it with all of you. So thank you for supporting us in our efforts.
To sum up, I really feel that I have come leaps and bounds with my singing voice, and this all started around 7 months ago. I sang at my own wedding, and my voice sounded fantastic. Having several days of vocal rest before was helpful. I am feeling very grateful for the fact that I have been blessed with an amazing gift, and I am able to share it in new and incredible ways. I’ve never considered myself a good singer, until last night. I know I still have a long road ahead of me, yet I am very satisfied at the results I have been seeing.
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John Kenney is a musician in Central Florida and is training to become a certified vocal instructor.