Lesson 3: Bringing Songs To Life
Before we move onto the last component of the system,
I guess you might be asking, But will this work for me?
I hope you have understood by now that finding your powerful voice is all down to getting the fullest potential out of your INSTRUMENT. In other words, YOU ALREADY HAVE THE HARDWARE!
If you can speak normally, and you can sing at least a little bit, then you have the hardware you need.
For this to work for you, you also need the software. This consists of 2 things:
1. The Right Mindset.
~ If you have the calling, or a burning desire to become a powerful, captivating singer and you’re capable of putting your mind to a job, then you have the necessary fuel.
~ If you have a feel for music, then we know you can use your new-found vocal talent to deliver songs with great musical panache.
~ If you are human, and you feel emotions, and you can connect with others (even if you’re shy) – then you have the basic ingredients to become a performer who can mesmerise an audience.
Excited? I hope so!
2. I’ll tell you about in just a bit.
I want you to know that the transformation of your voice is simply waiting inside you.
Your voice can grow into its fullest potential when you apply this whole system, step by step, each part building on the earlier steps, and also growing, synergising, taking on a life of its own.
Your singing won’t take flight from piecemeal improvements, garnered from watching free youtube tutorials; or from following an online program where there is no human being on hand to assess and respond to YOUR specific needs.
You'll be thrilled when you allow Vocal Synergy to work its magic on your voice.
So don't let the years go by, ignoring your potential. Life is too precious.
'I'm now much more confident at my gigs'
‘Getting a grounding in the Vocal Synergy method has enabled me to sing with much more power, emotional openness and freedom. I’m now much more confident at my gigs’
Amateur performing singer
' It's great to be following my musical heart again!'
'I have achieved much better tone and vibrato and a more consistent reliable voice all round. Training with Selena has given me the confidence to start performing again, where I'm being very well received'
'I was overwhelmed by the compliments I got'
'Thanks to you Selena, after 20 years of feeling a mediocre singer, I finally sang in public... and it was fabulous! I was overwhelmed by the compliments I got’
Since these testimonials were written, I have worked with hundreds more singers, tried and tested the method with so many vocalists with a huge variety of different tendencies, habits and styles, and so my system has deepened and improved over time.
Back to the training…
Step 5. Turn On Your SongShine
So far we've just covered voice and words.
When it comes to singing songs, you also have to think about the music-
What’s the tempo? Where’s the crescendo? When is it smoothly-flowing (legato) and when is it choppy (staccato) ? What is the song about? What do you want to communicate? What's the mood? How does it change through the song? What’s the style?
It's so valuable to take a look at every song in this light and make some notes for yourself before you sing it or practice it. That way you can Make Every Song Shine – by enhancing all the musical and emotional qualities in the song, you bring it to life.
This is a MAJOR aspect of your spellbinding charm as singer.
The Vocal Synergy approach to this is fun, here are 2 valuable aspects:
Tip 1. One of the most common mistakes I hear in song delivery is ‘chunkiness.’ So many singers sing a song as if it were a string of sausages. Blob. Blob. Blob. Chunk. Chunk. Chunk.
What’s the Vocal Synergy remedy for this?
Sing Like A River
Imagine a river flowing through your song as you sing it, sometimes with waves rising up and ebbing in it. It is so beautifully simple to apply!
Use this idea as a baseline. The ‘river’ ( legato) accounts for on average about 70% of most songs across all styles of music. It gives your song flow, connection, vitality. Keeps people hooked in.
But where it’s meant to be staccato (choppy) don’t forget to deliver that too. It adds variety, and spice.
Tip 2. Practise Presence.
Whenever you sing a song, make sure to be deeply present with
b) the song and what you want to communicate with it and
c) your desire to connect with the audience and share this song with them. Make it an offering, a gift.
Do not underestimate this.
If you don’t do this, then you may sing the song technically brilliantly, but you won't feel the spirit of it and your audience won’t either.
When you do ‘practise presence’ , you'll feel that your performance is a valuable, meaningful journey of artistic and emotional communication; and your audience will be totally engaged on that journey with you.
They will enter a heightened state. And that's an amazing buzz all round.
THIS, my friend , this whole Vocal Synergy process, will transform your singing. It will give you the flair for captivating an audience with your spellbinding vocals. An average singer, or someone who shows a bit of potential, is the raw material for this metamorphosis.
You can LOVE your singing voice, get more gigs, entertain people, bring joy, be admired and make an impact as a singer...when you use this proven system.
And I'll be thrilled for you as you uncover your vocal talent!
So that’s why I created 3 special training courses.
To enable you to become the brilliant singer you want to be through the Vocal Synergy Singing Method.
These are one-to-one coaching packages. Each package takes you through the method to different levels of achievement, talent and skill.
'The Foundations Of Successful Singing'
' Find Your Voice '
16 Weeks To Strong And Confident Singing
' From Average To Awesome '
Become A Spellbinding Singer in 8 Months
This is a great range of training options to suit different ambitions.
Whichever of the 3 is right for you, what I recommend right now, at this stage, is a
Singing Strengths Discovery Session.
Whatever level you're at with your singing, and whatever your goals, this gives you a true understanding of your singing voice.
It's a wonderfully supportive way to identify and acknowledge your current vocal habits, qualities, patterns and style.
It gives you clarity on your strengths and weaknesses;
And most importantly, it provides an empowering springboard for wherever you want to take your singing next.
PLUS, WHEN YOU MAKE A BOOKING WITHIN THE NEXT 4 DAYS YOU GET A FANTASTIC BONUS
Let's get you moving...
I can't wait to meet you!
'Through Selena's teaching I have developed the freedom to sing, to express, to connect. I am now able to share and create deep emotions with my voice. Learning to sing better is a fantastic journey bringing joy not only for the performer but for all souls.I have had many great compliments from my fellow singers since training with Selena , such as 'Amazing', 'Wonderful' 'Moved'...
Emeric HerveAspiring Performing Singer
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