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Introduction and sample lesson

This page is a sample of my course UNLOCK YOUR SINGING.  You can buy the whole course for just £20.  There are 12 lessons and a tutorial on breathing and support. Please email me by clicking HERE and I will send you the links and payment details

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Hello Singers and welcome to my series of interactive online lessons which will help you unlock your singing.

The course will explain how to set up your voice in a natural, neutral position to remove any strain and tension.  I will explain the mechanics of breathing and show the best way to inhale and to support your voice when singing.  With practice your sound, range and tuning should all improve.  

You should join in during the videos which explore a multitude of ways to enhance your singing.

Keep listening to yourself very carefully as you do the exercises and try to adjust your technique according to the instructions.

Once you have watched each video you can practice the exercises you have learnt with the audio tracks to the right of the video.  You can use these exercises repeatedly to reinforce good singing technique and to warm up your voice.

It is a good idea to plug in an external speaker to help you sing out like you would in a performance and I recommend that you do the lessons standing up.

NB If the score doesn’t download first time, try reloading the page

IMPORTANT: All the material on this website is for your own private use and must not be passed on or shared in any way

Below is a sample page with video lessons, practice tracks and songs to learn with teaching and backing tracks.

Click on the white triangle at the bottom left of the screen to start the video.  You can expand the video by clicking on the square

Below is a round or canon called Ahrirang.  Click on the top right hand corner to open the score into a new page.  (NB If you can’t see the score, try refreshing the page)  You can download and print it out from there if you wish. There are demonstration audio tracks to help you learn the tune and backing tracks so you can perform them yourself.

The first time through, the song plays just as written and then there is an 8 bar instrumental before it is sung for the second time – this time the tune plays the whole page plus section 1 followed by the instrumental.  The third time through the tune plays the whole page followed by sections 1 and 2 and then the instrumental.  The final time through the song plays the whole page plus sections 1, 2 and 3.  This is all to accommodate the other canon parts joining in. You can sing  it in unison with me or as a round in two parts against the track “Ahrirang whole demo”.  If you are feeling confident you can sing it in 4 parts against the track “Ahrirang in 3 parts” – sing position 1 in each verse.

Here is a jolly song from Wales.  Click the black square at the top right of this page to open it.  The first and second verses are on page 1, and verse 3 is on the second page

(NB If you can’t see the score try refreshing the page)

Watch the video first and then practice the exercises with the audio track below.  This exercise is to practice singing with clear vowels

In this column I will teach you the tune of Ahrirang.  Click the triangle to hear each audio clip

On the track below I have recorded parts 2, 3 and 4.  I will join you for verse 1 but for verse 2, 3 and 4 you sing part 1 and  start on your own.

Me me me, you you you, bah bah bah, Take a pot of tea at ten

The Gower Wassail

Here are a few useful links.  The ABRSM exam website has very good apps that you can download to help you practice your sight reading and aural skills

You can find many more apps that will help with these skills on the Apple or Google Play store

A  link to an online tuner and metronome will appear on the pages and these are very useful to practice against to ensure good timing and tuning

If you have enjoyed this page, please sign up for the whole course. 

It is just £20 and can be accessed by emailing me by clicking HERE

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