Online Singing Lessons

Don’t listen to yourself while you sing.

That comes straight out of the Voice Teacher “Guru” handbook.

Mmmmm, OK, but how in the world are you supposed to change your sound if you don’t listen to yourself?

“Stop listening to yourself,” I always used to hear. I guess in hindsight, I can understand what a teacher would mean by that. If you are overdoing the technique, and by changing the structure of your sound, I suppose you could “listen” to yourself in a bad way.

However, we need to be able to help ourselves when we sing. That’s the only way we can more effectively go for that wider, deeper, Boulder Voice Lessons Technique sound!

Still others say that a microphone is the best teacher, and instead of going whole hog and not agreeing with anyone, how about we take a little bit of advice from everybody.

Here at Boulder Voice Lessons, we record a song or aria during the last part of the lesson. I’m wearing headphones, you’re wearing headphones, and you are listening to your voice. Want to sing like Norah Jones? Well, Norah Jones always sings into a microphone, and so does Adele, and so does every pop-star.

They also sing with great microphones, just like the one that we use here at Boulder Voice Lessons.

So step right on up, and work with some professional equipment while we on your professional vocal technique.

Yet another perk, and yet another reason to trust Boulder Voice Lessons for all your Vocal Technique Lessons!

Start listening to yourself here:

Peace!
Josh
Boulder Voice Lessons

21st Century Voice Lessons

The 21st-century Voice Teacher

Back in my day…

I’m not really that old, but I still went to college before things like smart phones, YouTube and Wikipedia.

I had one Voice Lesson per week, recorded the lesson on a tape player, and went to the library to listen to operas on CD and record player. (Hah Gawwwwwd I’m so old!)

Nowadays, if you want to learn how to do something like change headlight on the car, clean out your kitchen disposal, or flip on the light switch (seriously, that’s a thing), just check out YouTube.

The best thing about being a 21st-century Voice Teacher in Boulder, CO is that I can have my own YouTube channel that highlights my specific ideas of the technique, the actual warm-ups that we work on, and my rambling thoughts about how to learn a song.

For instance, if you want to take an Online Voice Lesson with me, all you really need to do is log on to my YouTube page and pick one of 20 lessons that you like to work on for the day and go to town!

The progression and advancement of the vocal technique is really up to the student, and the teacher is only as good as the student that’s willing to work for it.

So, step right up to https://www.bouldervoicelessons.com/schedule and sign up for an Online Voice Lesson. This vocal technique change my life, and I’m pretty sure it’ll open new doors for you.

Peace,
Josh
Boulder Voice Lessons

How to Sing Better - A Voice Lesson involving Fergie

Poor Fergie... The National Anthem is one of the hardest songs to sing, with truly little reward for the performer. Generally, you volunteer your time to sing the National Anthem in front of a large crowd, everyone judges you, and apart from the emotional fulfillment that you get while singing it, there isn’t much that the performer gets back.

But, God help you if you mess it up. If you forget a word, if you sing out of tune, if you start too high and can’t sing the the last phrase... you know the drill. People love a controversy. You will get roasted.

Then somebody this week posted a clip of Whitney Houston singing the national anthem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs) . Her beaming face, beautiful smile, and seemingly effortless, yet virtuosic rendition of the national anthem is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.

We talk a lot about vocabulary here at Boulder Voice Lessons.

Chest voice
Falsetto
Coordination
Chest Pull
Function tone
Ah Breath
Pharynx
Larynx

The list goes on and on...

Whitney knew how to use her chest voice and falsetto, and expertly coordinated them to provide the listener with goosebumps and tears for days, years, and even a lifetime.

This is the technique we are teaching here at Boulder Voice Lessons.

Sign up for a lesson and get after it…

Sign up here: https://www.bouldervoicelessons.com/schedule/

Josh
Boulder Voice Lessons