Vox Wall of Fame Signing – Drown this City

A very special guest – our student and the lead singer of Drown this City, Alex – came over to our Brunswick studio to sign their poster for The Vox Wall of Fame, and to have a little chat:

Listen to Drown this City:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC__GWxNSkpsaEsj3u71EK3g

If you want to become a profesional vocalist like Alex, or just to learn more about your voice – subscribe and ask YOUR questions in the comments! And join us on Instagram and Facebook for more fun and useful content!

Have fun singing,
The Vox Team

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The Importance of Light & Shade within a Song

One of the most important factors of singing and presenting a song is using different shades and volume variations within a song. This is your color palette – exactly the way an artist would use a color palette to paint a fantastic painting! You need to do the same thing as a singer. If you do not add these variances or different volumes into your songs, you are going to be sounding dead, monotonous and boring – and we do not want to do that!

Let me give you an example here of not using any volumes, okay? I’ll do rock sound by The Police.

https://youtu.be/ReNUU6oJb1c.

I am going to try to sing this as dead as I possibly can. The second version, I am going to add a lot more light and shade and some variances into the song.

Now, let me try to put a little bit more light and shade to it, some volume variances, a little bit more expression of the song, a little bit more feeling into the song…

So, now you can hear the differences in the two examples. I know which one you would rather listen to – and it will be the second one. Please try to add these different lights and shades, but the main thing is to listen up for these different lights and shades and volume variances with your favorite artists and singers, and I will guarantee you that they will be doing this in every single song that has ever been written and sung.

Now, when I am working through and breaking down songs in a class, I go through different numbers from 1 to 4, and I would write these numbers down next to the lines – whether they may be originals or covers, – so that the student knows what volume they have to be at, at any particular point.

Anyway guys, please have a listen to some of your favorite artists and try to apply these different volume variances into your songs!

In the next blog, I am going to give you some volume scale which is absolutely fantastic and you can apply these skills straight into the songs after I will have given it to you next week.

Thank you for joining me guys, I really appreciate it! See you on the next blog!

VIDEO VERSION:
https://youtu.be/ReNUU6oJb1c.

If you want to learn more about your voice – subscribe to our channel The 5 Minute Singer and ask YOUR questions in the comments! And join us on Facebook and Instagram for more useful content 🙂

Have fun singing,
The Vox Team

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MORE RELATED FREE SINGING TUTORIALS:

Creating Vocal Volume Variances.
The Less Down Low, More Up High Principle.
How To Stop Your Voice From Hurting.

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The Voice Auditions 2017!

In this week’s video Peter Vox is giving you helpful insider tips on how to prepare for The Voice (Australia) auditions in September and October of 2017. And not only The Voice! This information is invaluable if you want to learn how to prepare for any singing audition at all – be it Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor (Australia), musical theatre casting, band or Disney auditions. Remember – all producers want to discover the best version of YOU.

Get ready to bring on your A game, and take the world by storm!

Watch the video here:

If you want to learn more about your voice – subscribe to our YouTube channels and ask YOUR questions in the comments! And join us on Instagram for more interesting content! 🙂

Have fun singing,
The Vox Team
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BELTING! WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO USE IT SAFELY.

In this week’s blog our Principal Singing Teacher Peter Vox is giving another excellent tutorial for both male and female singers. Most importantly, he demonstrates proper belting technique with singing examples and scales.What does belting meanin singing? Can you learn to belt? How to belt high notes safely and without strain? What is the easiest vocal belting exercise?

In this blog I’ll be talking about, demonstrating and explaining belting, what it is and how to use it safely. Let’s talk a little bit about belting firstly. The term “belting” is a theatre term and it means singing very strong or nearly yelling.

Please, before you start any belting, make sure that you are correctly warmed up. Please, make sure that you’re supporting or belting a note through the diaphragm, make sure that your neck is relaxed. There is no tension in the neck or constriction when you are belting, so that the sounds flow out of the mouth like a river when you are belting.

You must practice belting and strengthen this part of your voice before you start to apply it into songs. I am now going to give you a demonstration of some clean singing with a scale, and then some belting with the same scale.

Clean singing! We are going to go with the “WAH-AH” (please, refer to this video: https://youtu.be/6TfcKHvTkZs).

Now, the same scale for belting. What I will do is I will not put that little sob into my voice, I am going with a straight sound, so it’s nearly yelling.

That was the demonstration (of the difference) between a clean voice and a belt voice right there.

We will now run through a belting scale here. Please, make sure that you’re warmed up. We’re going to do it on “YEAH”… We’ll throw it forward, firm! No crying, tighten up the diaphragm. Give into it, no sob! Use your stomach.

Please, cool down after you do this scale. Whenever you do any belting – it’s very important that you cool down afterwards. I hope that this has helped you out, and I’ll see you on the next blog! Bye for now!

Have fun singing,
The Vox Team

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MORE RELATED FREE SINGING TUTORIALS:

How To Sing High In Mixed Or Blended Voice

How To Stop Your Voice From Hurting

What Genre Of Music Should You Be Singing?

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Vox Wall of Fame Signing!

Vox Wall of Fame Signing!
A very special guest – our student and the lead singer of Damnation’s Day, Mark – came over to our Brunswick studio to sign their poster for The Vox Wall of Fame, and to have a little chat:

Listen to Damnation’s Day:

If you want to become a profesional vocalist like Mark, or just to learn more about your voice – subscribe and ask YOUR questions in the comments! And join us on Instagram and Facebook for more fun and useful content!

Have fun singing,
The Vox Team

Carnegie Studio – Now Open

WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR NEWEST SINGING STUDIO IN CARNEGIE!

CARNEGIE STUDIO NOW OPEN!

CARNEGIE STUDIO NOW OPEN! As well as studios in St Kilda, Brunswick, Bayswater and Dandenong!

Posted by Vox Singing Academy on Friday, 14 July 2017

 

Side of Unit 3/13 St Huberts Road, Carnegie, 3163

Located in quiet and safe residential Carnegie, this is a cosy and bright spanking-new little studio, with everything you need for professional vocal training – experienced singing teachers, all necessary equipment, plus convenience of public transport. Tram 67 stops just 5 minutes away!


This studio is excellent if you are looking for private or group singing lessons in the following Melbourne suburbs: Glenhuntly, Caulfield, Ormond, McKinnon, Brighton, Bentleigh, Moorabbin, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Oakleigh, Malvern, Ashburton, Glen Iris and Chadstone.

 

It is also suitable for those located in some other Eastern suburbs  please, refer to the map:

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Our teachers are highly qualified, and singing lessons in our Carnegie studio are great for children, teenagers and adults alike. We aim to learn as much as we can about your musical taste and your personal singing goals. Each student receives the best possible personalised program we can develop to help you become the best version of you – the artist you aspire to be!

 

Current schedule:

 

If you want to learn more about your voice – join us on YoutubeInstagram and Facebook to ask YOUR questions! 

Have fun singing,

The Vox Team

Monthly group classes for adults are now available!

If you've always wanted to sing in front of a live audience, but still are not confident enough to brave the real stage – this opportunity is for you! Singing in a group is a fun, interactive and easy way to gain confidence, fast track your performance, stage presentation, and vocal skills. It is the perfect stepping stone on your way to the stage in a supportive and encouraging environment of like-minded individuals.

Our group classes are available for all adults, cost $40 for 1 hour, and can accommodate up to 3-7 students in each class, depending on location. Currently available times are:

▪ Last Thursday of each month, 8:30-9:30 PM – Dandenong (with Emily)
▪ Last Thursday of each month, 8:30-9:30 PM – St Kilda (with Ryan)
▪ Last Saturday of each month, 4:30-5:30 PM – Brunswick (with Kate)
▪ Last Wednesday of each month, 8 – 9 PM – Bayswater (with Rients)
We will be expanding to Carnegie very shortly.

During the class all students are going over vocal warm-ups and scales, which will be recorded for all students on their device to take home. Each student will then get to sing a song of their choice, and have the teacher explain and demonstrate main points on which they need to focus. At the end of the year the group will have prepared a song for all to sing together as a group, culminating in a stage performance at the Vox students' concert.

You can attend monthly group lessons regularly, or on as-needed basis in addition to your individual classes.

Please, give us a call on 0422 278 289 for more information and to book a class, or to express your interest in one of the future locations.

Thank you for your time, and have fun singing!

Kind regards, 
The Vox Team

Children’s group classes are now available!

If you've ever heard your children singing a tune along with the TV, or belting out the latest hit song in your car, or even humming a song to themselves – that is a sure sign they will enjoy group singing lessons! Singing in a group is a fun, interactive and easy way you for your child to learn how to sing. By performing in front of classmates on a weekly basis, children fast track their performance, stage presentation, and vocal skills.

Group singing lessons at our Brunswick and St Kilda Studio.

 Our group classes are available for children under 12 years old, cost $40 for 1 hour, and can accommodate up to 6-7 students in each class, depending on location. Currently available times are:

– Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM – Brunswick studio 
– Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 PM – St Kilda studio

We will be expanding to Dandenong, Bayswater and Carnegie very shortly.

During the class all students are going over vocal warm-ups and scales, which will be recorded for all students on their device to take home. Each student will then get to sing a song of their choice, and have the teacher explain and demonstrate main points on which they need to focus. At the end of the year the group will have prepared a song for all to sing together as a group, culminating in a stage performance at the Vox students' concert.

Please, give us a call on 0422 278 289 for more information and to book a class, or to express your interest in one of the future locations.

Thank you for your time, and have fun singing!

Kind regards, 
The Vox Team

NAVIGATING THE BREAK OR CHANGE IN THE ADOLESCENT VOICE

In this week's blog our Principal Singing Teacher Peter Vox is talking about the break in the early adolescent voices – both male and female. Why does the voice change with age? When and how fast does a boy's voice change? Can women's voices break? How to keep your voice healthy through the change? What you should do to keep your adult voice youthful and strong later in life?

 

Hi and welcome to another episode of The 5 Minute Singer, proudly brought to you by Vox Singing Academy. In this episode we will be discussing the break or change in the early adolescent voices.

Both male and female voices develop differently. Everything changes around the time of puberty, more testosterone and estrogen gets released into the body.

Let’s start with the male voices – because there is more probability of causing damage to the voice around this time in males. The male voice develops from a child’s voice to an adult voice very quickly – from two weeks to three months. During this time, you will notice in the male voice that they may be speaking high, and their voice may drop and suddenly go back up, and down again… This means their voice is changing, breaking, or what is also called cracking.

When this happens, if you are a singer, we need to stop singing lessons and singing immediately. Until the voice has completely settled into the adult voice. Then we need to resume singing lessons again, and assess where the voice is at.

Now, before the voice cracked or changed, you may have been a tenor and been able to sing very high. But now your voice may have changed down into a bass or a baritone. This is up to the teacher and yourself to assess where your voice has dropped to, and then customize your scales workout again. Also figure out what keys and songs would best suits your voice now that it has changed.

The female voice doesn’t go through such a dramatic change or a cracking period. What will happen with the female voice is through the teenage years from the start of puberty right up until about 20 or 21 the voice will just slightly drop, get a little lower and thicken up through the years.

Naturally, with age, around the age of 40 to 50 – all the way up to 70 – the body naturally loses elasticity, so the voice will generally drop a little lower through your life. But if you do keep on training your voice, and doing scales, and singing through that age – 40 to 70 – you can still sing very well, as you can hear from lots of artists of that age, i.e. Johnny Farnham, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones, they can all still sing at that age. Your voice is a muscle, you must keep on training it!

 

As I have said, the scales do need to be customized and changed, that is also true for the female voice, as the voice may drop a little through those years. Please be patient and careful as a student and a teacher through these times – especially with the male voice.

I hope that this has helped you out. If you have any questions or queries – please, have no hesitation to contact me and we’ll be more than happy to do a YouTube segment for yourself.

 

Thanks, and I’ll see you in the next segment! Bye!

 

 

VIDEO VERSION:

Navigating The Break Or Change In The Adolescent Voice

 

MORE RELATED FREE SINGING LESSONS:

How To Stop Your Voice From Hurting

Why Is My Voice Lacking Power And Feeling Fatigued

 

If you want to learn more about your voice – join us on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook to ask YOUR questions! 🙂

Have fun singing,

The Vox Team

Vox Wall of Fame Signing!

A very special guest – our student and the lead singer of Belle Haven, David – came over to our Brunswick studio to sign their poster for The Vox Wall of Fame, and to have a little chat: 

Listen to Belle Haven: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/bellehavenband

If you want to become a profesional vocalist like David, or just to learn more about your voice – subscribe and ask YOUR questions in the comments! And join us on Instagram and Facebook for more fun and useful content!

Have fun singing, 
The Vox Team