How can a guy sing 3+ octaves?

How can a guy sing 3+ octaves?

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IN THIS VOCAL QUICK WIN VIDEO

  • It IS possible for guys to access those high notes you thought were gone after puberty
  • I’ll show you the only 2 ways that have ever been proven to do it
  • And after the video, read below to continue the training

You’re not the only one who lost up to half of your vocal range

Both boys and girls tend to lose access to some notes during and after puberty.  But the guys have always had it the worst.

But what if you didn’t have to lose all those high notes?

 

There are 2 ways for any guy to KEEP them

(You’re really not gonna like the 1st one)

 

What’s the 2nd way?

It’s by becoming the vocal equivalent of an athlete.

It has NOTHING to do with your vocal cords

Ever since we first discovered that we had vocal cords we think everything we sing is because of them.

But the real work – the engine behind the machine, is vocal muscle.

And vocal muscle functions no differently than any other muscle you go to the gym to train.

 

Just one tiny, itty-bitty problem.

 

Unlike the number of gyms nearby, until the past few years NO ONE had access to a real, proven ‘vocal-gym’: what medical science has known for decades the voice needs to recapture those lost notes.

 

So are they everywhere now?

Sorry. 

If they were, I wouldn’t be doing what I do.

 

Less than 8% of the entire body of vocal education includes a proven scientific process to put the voice back where it was before stopped accessing those notes.

And….let’s just say that, even as a professional singer…it ain’t easy to come by

…or afford.

 

How the 2nd way works

Let’s take it from what medical specialists who study the singing voice have proven:

When a male or female voice sings 3+ octaves, two groups of vocal muscles trade off like a bicep and tricep.

Vocal surgeons who specialize in work with singers call this a ‘natural voice’…literally because it’s the capability 98% of us are born with.

(& you’d have a doctors note if you weren’t)

 

If all of the vocal muscles are strong, flexible and coordinated the result is minimum of 3 octaves.

We’re talking about being able to sing soft OR strong without pain or strain on EVERY SINGLE NOTE for 3 octaves!

 

But just like if you went to the gym and only trained parts of muscle groups, inadequate vocal training just can’t cut it.

So to make up for what can’t happen, they all teach a mix of man-made rules that manipulate the voice to try to add something to it.

It’s like having one weak leg, but trying to balance out your body weight by walking with your opposite arm out holding a barbell all day.

You’d get closer to balanced, but it would cause more problems than it solves in the long run.

 

Unfortunately that’s what happens to the vast majority of singers.

Why did so many guys in 70’s bands hit notes almost no one can now?

Great question!

When one singer charts with a sound that’s new or different, the mad rush is on to sound just like them.

But just like inadequate vocal training, singers who try to copy another sound have to manipulate their voices to even get close.

And any kind of manipulation in the vocal anatomy is just like a loose wrench in the machine.

Even when it results in a similar sound, it usually comes at the cost of new strain, missing notes, loss of some ability or, most often with singing high: losing your gorgeous booming bottom notes.

But don’t some singers just ‘do it’ naturally?

Yes!

And guess what vocal surgeons find when they look into the vocal process in singers who DO:

…nobody screwed up their natural voice!

 

And with so many of us wanting to not just reach more notes but actually sound just like someone with a different set of vocal cords, that is becoming more and more rare.

How to keep it if you got it – & get it if you don’t

If you currently sing 3+ octaves and every note feels good – LOOK OUT!

Never forget that guessing at how to do anything with the voice is never any more successful than the 1st guy who tried to deadlift without being in shape or having a spotter.

 

If you don’t know how to KEEP that range, you’ll go the way of so many singers who find it gone and have no clue why.

In our upcoming training series I’m going deep into how to be your own vocal advocate – how to know what to believe for yourself, and how to protect that golden voice. (Get on the waitlist to get dates/times once we announce them)

 

Don’t have that kind of range yet?

The best thing you can do is to stop listening to ALL singing advice until you know how to tell the good from the bad.

Knowing that is the most important thing singers need to know.

 

In the upcoming training GAME CHANGER I’m going to show you what my extremely rare vocal education taught me that no one else knows – why no one is telling you – and how to be put back in charge of protecting and perfecting your own voice.

Get on the waitlist for free webinar and training here.

THE #1 WAY TO TELL…

if any note you sing is ‘balanced’

 

When the vocal muscles are able to do what they were created to do this will happen on all 3+ octaves of your natural range.

(It’s in there!) 

 

The first step is to get familiar with what it FEELS like when the vocal machine is doing it right.

If a note is ALL THREE of these:

  • EASY – free of any strain, pain or overt effort (feels effortless)
  • SOLID – you can go soft to strong without any change in the ease of the feel (feels stable), and
  • FLEXIBLE – you can hold a note – go into vibrato (or any styling tool) and back without any change in the ease or solidity of the note (feels like it wants to party)

THAT’S what true ‘vocal balance’ feels like!

 

 

Can you imagine feeling THAT on 3+ octaves?!

It’s not a pipe dream. 

You just need to know someone who really knows how to show you the way back & will give you the tools to own it for yourself.

 

Ready for a GAME CHANGER? Click below to find out when this training is available. 

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Ban Boring Worship-2 pro tools to create dynamic worship plus “What a Beautiful Name” walkthrough

Ban Boring Worship-2 pro tools to create dynamic worship plus “What a Beautiful Name” walkthrough

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IN THIS VIDEO

  • What the music industry knows about you that uniquely qualifies you to make your worship music better (seriously!)

 

  • I’ll confess what really happens when singers/musicians are paid to play at church & what you have in common

 

  • Why ‘singing it like the mp3’ is bad advice

 

  • Learn 2 powerful professional tools to make a massive difference- even if you’re the only one who does it

How do you sing a song your so tired of?

After our 10th move, my husband and I were recently back to ‘church shopping’.  Which, admittedly, is a little weird for singers, musicians, pastors..and vocal coaches..

But it was a humbling reminder of some the mistakes I’ve made in worship teams past. (I guess I got two messages for every service.)

It’s so easy to judge from the seats but it’s another story to be the one on the platform singing that song you never really liked for what seems like the hundredth time in one team rotation.

It was like God shouldered me with a wink as He reminded me of the worship rehearsal where He changed my view of singing in the church forever.

I’ll tell you what I learned about authentic worship, being a great team singer and a better worship leader in this video.

Does God really like my worship?

You don’t have to be a worship leader to make a big difference in the quality of your teams worship. (but there are bonus tips in here for you if you are).

But even if you have ‘the title’ (& a bevy of worship conference lanyards) we will always have the tendency to get distracted and…dare we say…bored…with some of our worship songs…or sets.

It’s only human.

The problem is, when we let it get the best of us we miss an incredible opportunity to be used by God. 

We don’t have to.

I’m gonna share the worship rehearsal that God used to change my entire view of how I approach singing in the church. 

It was a huge wake-up call.

 

What bad cover bands and many worship teams have in common

If it weren’t enough to fighting our humanity, living in this time in history brings additional barriers to authentic worship that we’re not even aware of.

Our passive exposure to very active ‘music industry’ plays a huge part in what comes between our heart for worship and that microphone.

In this episode, I’m going to take you behind the curtain of the radio and music industries & expose the part they play in making us bored fast.

But no worries!

As it happens, the backside of everything they’ve used us for has caused the entire generation to develop a unique musical expertise.

 And I’ll show you how to put it to use on your worship team and completely change how you communicate the passion you’re up there to share.

 

If I knew as a new worship leader what I know now as a vocal coach

…I would’ve told every singer I worked with this: Even a new singer in a small church can contribute to a worship rehearsal to improve how our music connects with people.

And then I would show them how.

So here it is…for every worship leader and team singer.

BONUS:

The ONLY 2 WAYS to get  that ‘breathy’ ‘airy’ sound in worship without hurting your voice

TWO PROFESSIONAL SINGING TOOLS TO MAKE EVERY SONG UNIQUE

…and anything but boring.

There are two tools I developed out of my professional experience and that hugely convicting experience.

In this video I’ll tell you what they are and show you how to put them in action.

Then I’ll walk you through a badly chosen key of Hillsong’s “What a  Beautiful Name It Is” and show you the process so you can use it faster.

 

All of us can make a bigger difference in our teams. 

 

If this inspires and serves you, pass it on to every worship singer you know so we can all continue to excel.

 

Please let me know what you think and share with me what you’ve done or learned along the way!

 

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Should I Quit Singing? Pro singing tips you need to know WHEN (not if) your confidence tanks

Should I Quit Singing? Pro singing tips you need to know WHEN (not if) your confidence tanks

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IN THIS VIDEO

  • Learn how to avoid the soul-crushing boomerang
  • Discover new ways to ‘get out there and sing’
  • Hear our super-unique solution to every possible argument you’ve probably ever had for NOT singing.
  • Find out how to move from wishing you were singing to DOing it NOW!

Singing tips no one tells you for when your confidence is tanking

It never feels like it, but every singer feels like quitting if they do it long enough. 

It doesn’t matter how many singing lessons, tips, training, even performing you do.

The truth is that the more we THINK, PRACTICE, DREAM about singing….and if we do that considerable more than we actually SING, will wear on your confidence.

It’s easy for me to tell you to ‘get out there and sing’.  But sometimes, fear and insecurity can KEEP us from seeing the amazing amount of opportunities that are just waiting.

And the more you take, the more you get to experience the JOY of singing.

Sure you’ll still think about what you want to improve.  But that little voice in your head will shrink back into the tiny nag it should be.

 

SINGERS THAT GROW ARE SINGERS WHO ARE OUT SINGING!

STOP asking “am I good enough”!

Think of it this way:

Will I ever be the best singer in the world?

NO

But you CAN do something that literally NO other singer on the planet can do:

Sing with your uniquely created set of vocal cords to make notes with the kind of timber, tone and texture that literally only you can!

So QUIT trying to sound like other singers!

Can some singers sound like other singers?

YES….but….(BIG BUTT)….

  • Why would you want to settle for being a cheap knock-off of someone else?

 

  • In order to make your unique voice sound like someone else’s unique voice, you have to manipulate, many times causing bad habits that lead to vocal damage

 

  • And even if you succeed…what you LOSE in the process is the ability to recognize and develop YOUR unique sound.

“Talent Shows”…AREN’T actually TALENT SHOWS

THEY’RE CASTING CALLS to find certain looks, sounds, etc that fill out a ‘cast’ combination that a show needs to better ratings.

 

Nothing wrong with that.  Really.

As long as you remember (and this is super hard to do) that a rejection is only saying they either already casted a role you’d fit or the’re not casting what you have.

Actors do it every day.  Sure it’s a bummer if you don’t get cast.  And, yes it can feel devastating if you’re sure you were perfect.

But they TELL actors that it’s not the PERSON that isn’t validated, they just weren’t cast for a PART.

It’s time we tell the SINGERS too!

 

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Why do I have vocal strain?

Why do I have vocal strain?

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IN THIS PODCAST

Vocal strain is the #1 complaint from singers, so it seemed fitting to kick off our podcast by addressing an all to common problem that prevents you from singing or speaking to your full potential.

There is a wealth of bad information about this issue, leading already frustrated singers to believe it might not even fixable.  But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

I hope you find hope based on the science of vocal anatomy in the answer I give to Alyssa’s question.

Alyssa asked:

I’m an aspiring voice actress and singer.  I can hit notes really good sometimes but other times I feel tension in my voice.  Sometimes I get so scared about vocal damage that I get discouraged about doing voice acting and that makes me so sad.  Is it too late for me?

 

And I answered by sharing details about:

  • What actually causes strain, pain and tension in the voice for both singers, speakers and voice talent
  • What few people (that includes teachers, trainers and professors) know about vocal strain
  • How strain, pain, tension and even vocal damage can be reversed for good
  • What your voice will really be like once vocal strain is removed the right way

 

Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.

 

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6 Singing Lies from TV’s Perfect Harmony

6 Singing Lies from TV’s Perfect Harmony

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“The #1 reason you don’t already sing better” was on full display in this season’s new comedy Perfect Harmony.

And I can’t leave you NOT knowing what you should ignore.

So here they are.

EVERYONE asks me what I think of different singers on X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, etc.

And it’s usually a little disappointing when I tell them I don’t watch.

But it’s because i CAN’T watch.  (If you haven’t seen/listened to ‘My Story’ this is really weird to explain)

But because of my extremely ‘unique vocal ‘situation’ I have been left with EMPATHETIC VOICE SYNDROME.

When a singer does something unhealthy  or anything that keeps them from singing better,

I don’t just see it,

I don’t just hear it

I literally FEEL IT. 

Not just that, but I watch so called ‘coaches’ dumping more problems on singers than they had when they got there. 

Plus, it’s super frustrating to know that singers have no way to really understand what’s really happening.

So in theory, a sitcom about a community choir seemed relatively safe….

But then I thought about YOU watching this show.  And….I just can’t NOT tell you this.

 

Chances are you’ve heard all six of these bad singing tips before. 

You’ve probably tried them all if you’re not still trying to do them all RIGHT NOW.

That’s because they’ve been AROUND longer than any other singing advice.  And unfortunately we’re still regurgitating them DECADES after science proved them wrong.

The TRUTH is that not a SINGLE one has ANY ANATOMICAL impact on making you sing better….in FACT…they create OBSTACLES to KEEP you from singing better in the first place.

Listen to this episode of The Voice Club Podcast to find out what they are….and what you should REALLY do with them.

 

 

What do you think?

Remember that singing dream you ‘got too old’ for?

Remember that singing dream you ‘got too old’ for?

Too old to be a singer? Think again.

 

I remember the first time I felt that ‘pang’ of “I’m getting too old to be a singer”.

This is embarrassing.

I was 23.

Not only was I way to young to think I was too old, I had already enjoyed almost a decade as a paid professional singer & I STILL thought that!

So if you’ve had it too…I’ve got a plan.

 

 

 

“YOU CAN’T…” IS THE LIE THAT CREEPS IN EARLY AND BURROWS IN TO STAY

If you’re a singer, chance are you’ve already shoved that dream clear to the back corner of your mind where dreams go to die.

Do You Have the ‘Singing Dream’?

 

When you’re younger you might have called it a “dream to be a famous singer”.

For those who dare to rise to start working on it, it comes to you as a dream to “take it to the next level”.  Ironically, this is the stage where many singers give up on their singing dream.

Some of you have dismissed that nagging desire to be a singer so long that you hardly notice it anymore.

But it’s still there, more recognizable as a regret then a dream

“If only I had….”

Why Is It Still There?

Isn’t it interesting that no matter how many years have passed, the dream to sing is still there?

Does it know something we don’t?

What is it waiting for us to do with it?

Having been there myself and having helped other singers navigate ‘the dream’, I offer you this:

The dream to be a singer is not unreachable for you. 

Perhaps you’ve just been led away from it by believing the misconceptions about what being a singer really is. 

It was possible all along.  And still is.

 

How Do You Make an Illusive Dream Come True?

 

Have you asked this question?  Most ‘singing dreamers’ never do.

I want you to know that if you have the dream to be a singer, it’s there for a reason. 

There was not a small town on the prairie in the 1900’s or a small village in the corner of the world today where EVERYONE didn’t/doesn’t just SING…and love it.

 

You don’t have to BECOME a singer:

The act of getting out the and SINGING MAKES you one!

 

It has nothing to do with how old you are.

 

HOW TO RESTART THE DREAM

 

Right where you are.

Stop thinking about what you don’t like about your voice.  TODAY, start looking for what you DO like.

If your dream has been dead awhile, it might take some searching.  But having worked with singers at every age and level I can promise you, IT IS THERE.

NEXT:  Identify ONE thing that you’d like to improve. 

You can’t go in 50 directions at once.  But you CAN go in one.  Choose one, and don’t change it until it moves to your ‘like’ list.

 

 

Now comes the most important part:

 

GET OUT THERE AND SING!

…notice I didn’t say ‘hire me’ (or anyone else) to train your butt off?

There is NO reason to train with ANYone until you recover that little spark you had when you dreamt of singing.

It’s part nerves (or terror), part anticipation and part giddy excitement.

THAT is the seed of the joy singing is meant to bring us.

Why do we WANT to sing?  Because it makes us feel HAPPY!

Singing literally changes so many things in the brain and the body that make us feel better.

As a severe chronic pain patient who has been on the heaviest pain meds known to modern man, I can tell you NONE of them comes close to the indescribably absence I have when I sing.

 

When we just allow ourselves to plug in somewhere…anywhere and just GET SINGING again, you can begin to get the INSTANT payoff that singing brings.

 

BUT if we fill our brain with doubts, fears, and everything else that killed the dream in the first place, the brain is literally interrupted from giving you JOY signals.

How do I get my confidence back?

Confidence comes from:

  1. Doing a thing until we’re comfortable, and,
  2. Improving our skill so we personally have less obstacles to enjoying it.

 

It’s the same for the open mic night karaoke singer as it is for the top touring singers in the world.

 

You can start getting comfortable again by simply singing wherever and whenever it best suits your life.

If your ‘dead dream’ brain still gets in your way, try something you’ve never done before that your brain will find it hard to judge you for based on lack of history:

  • community theater
  • community holiday choirs
  • church choirs
  • worship teams
  • open mic night at a jazz club
  • karaoke with your non-singing friends

Once you get STARTED again, you’ll be in a much better position to decide what kind of singing you want to do going forward:

  • Do you want to record a song for your family?
  • Do you want to record those songs you never took time to finish?
  • Do you want to support an artist by hosting an open house with live music by you? (One of our singers did this as a restart and had great success…and so did the artist!)
  • Do you want to find bands that perform locally or regionally?
  • Do you want to serve as a bigger part of your churches musical worship program?

Once you get singing again, the ideas will come.

 

What about vocal training?

 

You could spend your life in singing lessons and (depending on what you’re being taught and how) never regain the confidence to sing in front of people again.

That’s why I love to send people first to the ACT of singing.  Start the ball rolling again.  You’ll find that after that first initial ‘push’, it really wants to get rolling.

You also really don’t know where your voice is at NOW until you take if for a spin.

That allows YOU the information you need to decided what your first priority (your ONE THING) will be.

 

 

NEXT: Find some qualified training to get over your number one obstacle to the ‘joy’.

(side note: the reason I do this is because the only people I can tentatively recommend aren’t accessible by the majority of the people, so I cannot in good conscious tell you to just look up a local singing teacher.)

Check out the free resources we have available to help make you an informed consumer when it comes to your voice.

 

But just know….anything you think is unfixable is FIXABLE…anything you think is permanent that you don’t like…does NOT have to stay,

Just because you haven’t found someone who can show you how doesn’t mean your voice is incapable.

The level of TRAINING determines IF anything gets fixed, how FAST it get’s fixed and if you understand HOW it happened.

 

If there is any part of you that misses what singing used to mean to you….that’s your wakeup call.

 

Now you know what to do when you wake up!

So get out there and sing!

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