Close your eyes and imagine being in a happy place. Breathe deeply and slowly. Feel yourself sinking down, shutting down. You’re resting comfortably in a deep peaceful state of sleep. Now, go back to your early childhood. You loved to sing. Remember what fun that was and how natural that felt? You sang your heart out those first few years. Unabashed, unbridled song all day and all night.
Then that creep in the playground made fun of you in front of your friends, everybody had a good laugh, and it all shut down. Not another note was sung. Your confidence cracked in that moment of self-consciousness. You accepted that you just weren't cut out for singing. Perhaps even tone-deaf. Wrong! Erase that playground incident from your head. Wake up now -- You CAN sing!
Of course you can sing. You couldn’t play guitar if you were truly tone deaf. You just haven't learned how to control and ‘tune’ your voice like you would any other instrument. According to researchers, the vast majority of people who claim they can’t sing, simply don’t sing because someone in their past either made fun of them or told them they couldn’t sing.
According to research conducted for the Acoustical Society of America, 90% of people can indeed hold a tune and 100% can nail the timing of a given melody. Yes, you can sing -- you just haven’t developed your natural ability to do so.
Karan Andrea’s Guitar Player Wanted: VOCALS A PLUS is a fast-track singing course designed specifically for guitar players, or any musician who already understands the principles of music. The lessons and vocal exercises presented in the course will set straight whatever misconceptions you might have about singing and get you up and running quickly. Yes, you can sing.
Guitar players in particular enjoy big benefits if they can bring vocals to the table along with their fretboard prowess. Any bandleader will choose the player who can also sing over a player who can’t -- even if the non-singing player has stronger chops. It just makes more sense to have a band member who can sing back-up and maybe even lead a tune or two. So, if you gig or plan to gig, spending time in the shed with this course is a real no-brainer.
While working pros will certainly reap financial benefits from also being able to sing, have you ever met a non-singing guitar player who didn’t wish he could sing a bit at the jams or with the buds or even just alone on the front porch or even?! We ALL want to sing -- its in our blood.
Karan organized Guitar Player Wanted: VOCALS A PLUS into six sections. Section 1 covers the ‘anatomy of the voice’ to provide you with a clear understanding of what makes the instrument work. Not unlike the strings, fretboard and tuning pegs on your guitar, you’ll learn how the larynx, vocal cords, pharynx and other components interact to create sound.
In Section 2, Karan explains the differences and qualities of your Chest, Head and Mixed Voice and how these different voices combine to craft song. Section 3 focuses on breath control and Section 4 on Larynx position.
The fun begins in Section 5 with 22 of Karan’s vocal exercises covering a broad range of essentials: breathing, warm-ups, a cappella, scales, consonant enunciation, vowel enunciation, lip trills and much more. Think of these as a series of workouts to help train your voice, in the same way you would run scales or technique exercises on the fretboard.
Section 6 concludes the course withy answers to 24 of the most common questions that students have about singing and the learning process.
All of the lessons are presented with video PLUS three sets of audio exercises are also included for absolute beginners to more experienced singers, to help develop muscle memory, improve tone, intonation and range.