A Simple White Girl’s Guide to Vocal Training Methods

A Simple White Girl’s Guide to Vocal Training Methods

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Maybe you’ve been there: classical singing lessons, learning the rock singing method, the broadway belt, speech level, online singing lessons teaching who-knows-what…

Ever wish someone would just make it simple to tell the difference between what different vocal coaches teach?

ME TOO!

Little did I know that 2 decades, studying them all & spending tens of thousands of dollars would still only result in me having to figure it out for myself.

It’s super important to understand what’s behind what you’re paying to learn.

So in this quick flyover, I’m going to break it down for you.

Every single type of vocal training out there belongs to one of these camps:

The Classical Singing Approach

This began with the first big singing contest and the desire to copy a sound of some singing monks. 

It has since developed into a long list of rules to copy that sound….which as it turns out, sounds nothing like those monks.  go figure.

Because it’s been around the longest, this approach is the most widely taught around the world today.

Rock & Broadway Belt Approaches

By the time recorded music entered the scene, many singers didn’t want to sound like some old monk….or whatever sound the other camp ended up sounding like.

So they did what they knew to do:

They found a singer they liked and tried to copy the sound. 

Then came up with some rules to try to force the most uniquely different voices to copy the sound too.

Not to be outdone (& losing tuition like mad), the classical camp decided they must embrace the new sound singers wanted. 

So they did what they knew to do:

They found a sound singers wanted and used their previous rules to make a new copy of a new sound.

These are the Broadway belters. 

Same approach. 

More contemporary sound than classical

Just not as hip as the Rock belters.

Speech Level Approach

SLS (the most widely known branch) & the rest of speech level advocates were the very first in history to start not with copying a sound but by looking at the medical science of the time (1950’s).

By then doctors knew that singers in all the other camps were having problems and getting damage. 

They already knew it was because the voice is already ‘plug and play’ at birth: that copying any sound puts strain on a voice, many times ending in vocal damage.

Speech Level coaches teach a core group of exercises initially developed with a vocal surgeon in the 1940’s. 

They also introduced the concept of ‘the mix’.

The Voice Club Method

As a working working singer for nearly my entire life, I’ve had the excuse to study every method out there.

Over 95% of the available training is from one of the approaches above.  But I found that when I gained something I wanted I lost something I didn’t want to lose.

And none of them could answer any of the questions I had.

As a professional voice talent who had done the research to develop a training program for commercial voices I knew that copying a voice (or ‘character voices’ in VO lingo) could be terribly damaging to the voice.

I’d already started adapting my VO training for my vocal work since I went from vocal to VO sessions regularly.  It was surprising how much better I was singing.

That’s how I stumbled upon the Speech Level camp.

I eagerly started training, but was bummed to discover that to have access to any answers I had to spend a hefty amount of coin to become a certified coach.

But I really wanted answers.  So I did.

But in the midst of those highly classified master coach training workshops something became glaringly clear:

No one here was going to answer my questions either.

THEY were there to spout complex pedagogical theories…or trying to nod knowingly when they were as lost as me.

I was just looking to grasp on to anything I could simply understand that would help me sing better by my next gig on Friday.

But then something horribly bizarre happened:

 

After suffering two separate medically induced voice-ending conditions I discovered for myself the limits of both anatomical vocal instruction and vocal surgery.

What my vocal anatomy taught me through those dark times not only resulted in completely repairing my voice twice & adding an extra half octave, it completely changed everything I’ve ever believed the voice could do.

Ever since then it’s been my personal mission to share all the answers I found to every singer I can; to education and empower them to take back control of their vocal potential…

…& to learn HOW to protect & perfect the only voice they’ll ever have.

What do you think?

Becoming a Power Team:What your worship leader wished you knew

Becoming a Power Team:What your worship leader wished you knew

What makes a great worship team?

I’ll explain
• HOW we create a great BLEND
• a professional singers look at what a LEAD SINGER and a BACKUP SINGER really are
• a Vocal Quick Win TIp to CHECK YOUR BLEND,  and
• how to use this series to revolutionize your worship team…even if you’re the only singer who wants to.

Team work, Blending, and being a professional level singing team member, in this episode of the 2020 Worship Singer Training Series from vocal coach Kim Snyder /The Voice Club.

 

 

 

WATCH THE ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

Episode 1: Naked Worship-the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship

Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)

Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song

Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend

Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)

Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

How to Sing Worship with Vocal Power|Way Maker: What your worship leader wished you knew

How to Sing Worship with Vocal Power|Way Maker: What your worship leader wished you knew

How do you sing with power on a worship team without pain or strain?

How to do you do that ‘airy’ ‘breathy’ thing?

ONE of those is killing your voice and CAUSING the problems you discover.

I tell you how to start removing the top 2 things that cause vocal damage in worship singers.

In this series of LIVE free worship vocal training videos for worship singers, I’m sharing what you WON’T hear at a worship conference, because almost no one has discovered what I did after my voice was medically ended twice and I was left to figure out how my voice really works on my own.

This time, you’ll discover why it can hurt to sing with power and 2 powerful strain stoppers to start using right away!

 

 

ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

Episode 1: Naked Worship-the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship

Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)

Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song

Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend

Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)

Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

Vocal Control-Reliable Notes & Vibrato: What your worship leader wished you knew

Vocal Control-Reliable Notes & Vibrato: What your worship leader wished you knew

Vibrato too much? Don’t have one? Been told you’re too old to be on worship team?

I’ll show you how to make every note solid….and gain control of the vibrato in this episode of the 2020 Worship Singer Training Series from vocal coach Kim Snyder /The Voice Club.

Learn:
⁃ WHY notes fall apart
⁃ HOW the voice creates vibrato
⁃ WHY it doesn’t show up – or takes over
⁃ & a Quick Win Vocal Tip to start stabilizing BOTH notes and vibrato

WALKTHROUGH ‘What a Beautiful Name it Is” to put it into action right now!

ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

Episode 1: Naked Worship-the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship

Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)

Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song

Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend

Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)

Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

How to Sing God Bless America – avoiding voice cracks and bad notes

How to Sing God Bless America – avoiding voice cracks and bad notes

 

How do you sing God Bless America ‘better, faster’?

Master vocal coach Kim Snyder from The Voice Club walks you through the song, word by word, unveiling high level tips to make it sound better than ever.

Learn the story behind this patriotic favorite and how a song written during the rise of Nazi Germany is more relevant today than ever before.

Find the perfect key, sing with power, never run out of breath and add the X-factor that very few singers ever do.

Learn to sing this old classic, initially revived by Celine Dion after 9/11 and make it the most powerful national anthem ever.

MORE PATRIOTIC SONG TIPS:

The Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) Live vocal session:

How to Sing Patriot Songs ‘better-faster’ SERIES:

God Bless America
America the Beautiful
God Bless the USA
My Country Tis of Thee

WHAT LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE TEACHES SINGERS..even the pro’s: how to actually master your own voice and know HOW you did it. That’s what The Voice Club Method does (because you deserve to finally know)

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What Your Worship Leader Wishes You Knew About…FREEDOM on stage

What Your Worship Leader Wishes You Knew About…FREEDOM on stage

 

 

In this series of LIVE free worship vocal training videos for worship singers, I’m sharing
how to functionally ‘choose your lamb for the offering of worship’ with step by step plans to move from ‘worship robot’ to removing the obstacles to communicating your walk with God through every song.

Plus: my 7-STEP PRO SONG PREP PLAN to learn songs more efficiently and move beyond to ministry faster.

 

 

ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

Episode 1: Naked Worship-the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship

Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)

Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song

Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend

Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)

Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

Confidence on Stage: What your worship leader wishes you knew

Confidence on Stage: What your worship leader wishes you knew

 

Singers want confidence on stage.

It’s also at the top of your worship leaders list

Find out:
• which 2 performing stars suffer from extreme stage fright
• learn the 4 essential elements to real confidence and
• 4 things you’re probably doing that are making it harder.

In this series of LIVE free worship vocal training videos for worship singers, I’m sharing why feeling good on stage is so hard and how quickly you can move from distracted worship to being free to worship on your team.

 

ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

• Episode 1: Naked Worship – the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship
• Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)
• Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song
• Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend
• Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)
• Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

What your worship leader wished you knew about: Naked Worship

What your worship leader wished you knew about: Naked Worship

2020 Worship Singer Training Series from vocal coach Kim Snyder /The Voice Club.

In the first in this series of LIVE free worship vocal training videos for worship singers, I’m sharing what worship leaders are most concerned about now that their singers have been social distanced from church for so long…

…and what they wish singers would come back knowing after the Coronavirus Pandemic event.

In this episode we tackle :

  • The #1 thing worship leaders wished their singers knew along with
  • Why worship team singers quit: the stages, and
  • Why confidence can derail even the most authentic worship singers.

 

 

ENTIRE SERIES HERE

Make worship better and more fulfilling through this live worship workshop for singers:

  • Episode 1: Naked Worship – the private worship that revolutionized my view of public worship
  • Episode 2: Confidence – how to avoid worship fails with proven steps for true confidence, shaky notes and nerves on the platform (Holy Holy Holy hymn)
  • Episode 3: Connection – bringing new life into corporate worship: 6 step professional singers plan to make the most impact in every song
  • Episode 4: Vocal Control – why notes fall apart or start weak & how to get and control vibrato at any age that creates a beautiful blend
  • Episode 5: Vocal Power – Singing strong without pain, the difference between volume and power, the #1 power note killer, 2 powerful strain stoppers (Way Maker)
  • Episode 6: Becoming a Power Team – the roles of leader, lead and background singer and what you’ll never hear at a worship conference, & defining expectations as a singer

Vocal Coach picks the best Coronavirus Parodies + what makes singers MORE contagious!

Pandemic parodies are popping up everywhere. We’re ranking the BEST coronavirus songs on YouTube to lighten the mood during covid19. Quick Win vocal tips to sing better instantly and win over any crowd…even during a catastrophe from professional vocal coach Kim Snyder. https://thevoiceclub.com

Looking for the best Disney parodies? That BeeGee’s parody everyone’s talking about. In this episode, here funny parodies of I will survive, under the sea, my sharona, staying alive and some great originals. Not just another compilation, this is The Voice Club’s 2020 Pandemic Parody Awards Show

This time we feature The Kiffness (Father and Son), Knox by Night – Jolene (Quarantine), The Holderness Family, Chloe Longford – All Day Long, Outlaw – Quarantine, Raul Irabien (Queen Parody), and Lucas Smith (link to his charity here: Doctors Without Borders – https://www.msf.org/donate )

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What are you singing while you’re stuck at home??

Top Coronavirus Parody Songs – award nominated covid 19 funny videos & a winner

Pandemic parodies are popping up everywhere. We’re ranking the BEST coronavirus songs on YouTube to lighten the mood during covid19. Quick Win vocal tips to sing better instantly and win over any crowd…even during a catastrophe from professional vocal coach Kim Snyder. https://thevoiceclub.com

Looking for the best Disney parodies? That BeeGee’s parody everyone’s talking about. In this episode, here funny parodies of I will survive, under the sea, my sharona, staying alive and some great originals. Not just another compilation, this is The Voice Club’s 2020 Pandemic Parody Awards Show

This time we feature Mark O’Dea’s Under the Sea (In Quarantine), , Neil Hopkins’ I Will Survive, Tennessee Builds This Covid Quarantine , Prairie Joe’s My Sharona (Goodbye Carona), Brent McCollough’s Staying Inside (staying alive), Sam Chaplin’s Come On Eileen (Covid19) & the screaming music teachers one note pandemic parody.

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Singing Sick-4 Biggies that bring vocal strain, shaky voice and vocal damage

Singing Sick-4 Biggies that bring vocal strain, shaky voice and vocal damage

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Are You Making Your Voice Sick(er)?

How do you sing sick?

Most singers do 4 things that make their voices crack, add fatigue and keep your voice from sounding its best.

Find out what they are in this vocal training video from master vocal coach Kim Snyder from The Voice Club’s Sing Better Faster Method.

Topics include, vocal health, hydration, stress, how alcohol affects the voice and more.

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