Singing 7th Chords

In this Live Lesson we'll cover what a seventh chord is, major/minor 7th chords, dominant seventh chords, half-diminished seventh chords, diminished seventh chords and popular song examples with 7th chords.

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Style Breakdown: Ariana Grande Vocal Style and Technique

Style Breakdown: Ariana Grande Vocal Style and Technique

Ariana Grande is known for her vocal range and amazing pitch! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille breaks down Ariana Grande's singing style and vocal technique. We will be going over Ariana's riffs and runs, her falsetto and mixed voice and her consistent breath flow.

Style Breakdown: Shawn Mendes Vocal Style and Technique

Style Breakdown: Shawn Mendes Vocal Style and Technique

Shawn Mendes is one of the most popular singers of today. In this Live Lesson our vocal coach breaks down Shawn Mendes' singing style and vocal technique.

Style Breakdown - Taylor Swift Vocal Style and Technique

Style Breakdown - Taylor Swift Vocal Style and Technique

Taylor Swift's vocal style is great for beginners to learn from! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille van Niekerk analyzes Taylor Swift's vocal style and technique.

Style breakdown: Bruno Mars Vocal Style and Technique

Style breakdown: Bruno Mars Vocal Style and Technique

Bruno Mars' vocal style is powerful and fun! In this Live Lesson our vocal coach Camille breaks down Bruno's awesome vocal style and vocal technique.

Style Breakdown: Billie Eilish Vocal Style and Technique

Style Breakdown: Billie Eilish Vocal Style and Technique

Billie Eilish is known for her use of vocal fry, airy falsetto, and LOTS of sliding. Our vocal coach Camille will break down Billie's vocal style and technique in this Live Lesson.

Easy Songs For Beginners

Easy Songs For Beginners

These great songs for beginners all have: - Easy melody - Uncomplicated rhythms - Limited range - Karaoke tracks widely available

Jazz Singing New Years Classics Made Easy

Jazz Singing New Years Classics Made Easy

Jazz singing with New Year's classics Elements of jazz style: - Limited vibrato - Back phrasing - Embellishments (bends, trills, slides, etc) - Chromaticism -Songs: Fly Me To The Moon, Hallelujah I Love Him So, and Summertime

Mariah Carey Christmas RIFFS & RUNS

Mariah Carey Christmas RIFFS & RUNS

-Break down riffs and runs from Mariah’s “Merry Christmas” album. Learn the pitches, practice each riff in sections and gradually increase speed. Plus, helpful tips to keep practicing on your own.

Christmas Caroling Made Easy For Beginners

Christmas Caroling Made Easy For Beginners

Learn the melody of Christmas classics! Helpful tips on phrasing and vowel modification for beginning singers. Key suggestions for each voice type (and starting pitches within those keys).

Improvising Your Own Riffs for Beginner & Intermediate Singers

Improvising Your Own Riffs for Beginner & Intermediate Singers

In this live lesson, Camille will be going over riffing from one pitch to the next (within the melody), embellishing a pitch (and landing back on that same pitch), riffing at the ends of phrases, stepwise riffs and riffs with leaps.

How To Improve Quickly! For Beginning Singers

How To Improve Quickly! For Beginning Singers

Join voice teacher Camille van Niekerk for some beginner-friendly advice on making rapid improvement with your singing.

Vocal Phrasing for Beginners

Vocal Phrasing for Beginners

In this Live Lesson you'll learn: What is phrasing, and why is it important? How to determine phrases. How to end phrases (release, vibrato, and other stylistic choices). And you'll get an intro to "back phrasing."

HOW TO: Find the Best Key for Your Voice

HOW TO: Find the Best Key for Your Voice

In this video: - What a "key" is - How to determine what key your song is in - How to decide which key is best for you - Finding your range - Analyzing the range of the melody - Transposing karaoke tracks with free tools online - Apps that can help you transpose or edit tracks

A Capella Singing & Advanced Intonation

A Capella Singing & Advanced Intonation

Agenda: - Definition & examples of a capella singing - Should beginners practice a capella? - The unique demands of a capella singing - Staying in tune - "Blending" with other singers (tone and vowel shape) - Dynamics and phrasing in a capella music

Beat & Rhythm for Beginning Singers

Beat & Rhythm for Beginning Singers

In this video we will be diving into: -Defining beat & identifying the beat in any song -Beat vs. rhythm -Meter (aka: time signature) -Tempo & practicing with a metronome -And MORE!

Minor keys, Scales, and Chords

Minor keys, Scales, and Chords

What is a minor key? Minor scale pattern: WHWWHWW. Relative minor (shared key signatures). Minor chords. Vocal exercises in minor keys. Song examples in minor keys.

Vocal Tone for Beginners

Vocal Tone for Beginners

In this video Camille will discuss: -What resonance is. -Your primary resonators. -Vowels and resonance. -Common resonance issues + solutions

Vibrato for Beginners

Vibrato for Beginners

In this live lesson Camille goes over: - What vibrato is (and isn’t) - The 4 crucial elements your voice needs to produce healthy vibrato (with exercises) - Troubleshooting a lack of vibrato (with exercises) - Vibrato usage & control (genre-specific).

Head Voice Explained

Head Voice Explained

"Head Voice - Explanation, Favorite Exercises + FAQ's" -Head voice function (compared to chest & mix) -Head voice vs. falsetto -Head voice range for each voice type (contemporary and classical).

Ear Training for Harmony

Ear Training for Harmony

Today our instructor Camille goes over some key aspects of ear training for harmony. - How to find the key of a song - Singing the pitches within a chord - Hearing + singing thirds, fourths, and fifths - Mapping out the melody - Building harmonies.

Building an Efficient Warmup

Building an Efficient Warmup

In this video, learn: - Why we warm up - When to warm up + length of your warmup - What to focus on & how to know if you’re doing right - Order of exercises - Warming down

Breath Support

Breath Support

Agenda: - The basics of breathing & breath support - Why it’s important for good singing - Exercises to build good breath support - Visualizations & physical movements that help.

Performance Prep

Performance Prep

We'll cover: - Song selection - Accompaniment - Steps to rehearse + polish your performance - Confidence + nerves - Debriefing a good (or bad) performance + improving for next time

Ear Training

Ear Training

Join instructor Camille van Niekerk for a full hour of ear training for beginners!

Belting Fundamentals

Belting Fundamentals

Belting fundamentals we're covering today: Feel + use your abdominal muscles - Find your mix with medium/centered vowels - Adjust your vowels

Working with Consonants

Working with Consonants

In this lesson Camille will discuss: Hard, Medium, and Soft consonants and how to apply them. Substitutions for unvoiced to voiced consonants.

Vowels Workshop

Vowels Workshop

Camille will go into detail on how vowels work while we sing!

Song Work

Song Work

In this video, instructor Camille van Niekerk walks you through how to apply warmups to song work, and how to choose a good key for your range.

Easy Vocal Harmony

Easy Vocal Harmony

In this video, instructor Camille van Niekerk covers: Singing a note other than the one being played or sung. Choosing a harmony that sounds good with both the melody and the chords.

Music Theory for Beginners

Music Theory for Beginners

Join instructor Camille van Niekerk for an overview of music theory for beginners!

How to find your range/voice type

How to find your range/voice type

Join vocal coach Camille van Niekerk to find your range! Define important terms - Find your range. -Choosing good songs for your voice.

Mixed Voice Live Lesson

Mixed Voice Live Lesson

Join Camille for a lesson on singing with a mixed voice: - Defining mixed registration (and why it's so important)- Foundations + prerequisites of mixing - Developing your chest voice mix and head voice mix - Examples of each

Camille's Live Lesson: How to Tell You're Singing In Tune

Camille's Live Lesson: How to Tell You're Singing In Tune

Today is all about singing in tune with instructor Camille van Niekerk!

Pop Stylization

Pop Stylization

Get your questions answered by instructor Camille van Niekerk on pop stylization and more!

Get A Better Vocal Tone

Get A Better Vocal Tone

In this live lesson, coach Camille van Niekerk covers: - How to find your "natural" voice - Modifying vowels to achieve consistent tone quality - Adjusting the lips, tongue and soft palate for better tone

Vocal Riffs, Runs and Agility

Vocal Riffs, Runs and Agility

Improve your agility and learn how to perform riffs and runs!

Vocal Strain, Vocal Pain, and Vocal Health

Vocal Strain, Vocal Pain, and Vocal Health

Join vocal instructor Camille for a discussion on vocal health including: - What is considered a "normal" level of vocal strain - How much singing per day is safe - Preventing vocal injury - Gentle exercises for warming up and warming down - Vocal care

Camille's Live Lesson: Vocal Range Extension For Each Register

Camille's Live Lesson: Vocal Range Extension For Each Register

In addition to stretching your low chest voice and high head voice, vocal coach Camille van Niekerk will cover how to develop mixed coordination from both your chest and head registers.

troubleshooting voice issues

troubleshooting voice issues

Our Live Lesson will be about how to troubleshoot common issues for beginning singers! In this lesson Camille will cover: - Matching pitch - Registration: chest voice, head voice and mix - Forming good habits: neutral larynx, vowel modifications and more

The Queens & Kings of Vocal Jazz

The Queens & Kings of Vocal Jazz

In this Live Lesson we will discuss the queens & kings of vocal jazz! We'll analyze the style of legendary jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and others!

Style Breakdown: R&B Artists

Style Breakdown: R&B Artists

In this lesson we will break down the vocal style of R&B singers. We will be covering signature R&B characteristics of the vocal stylings such as a smooth, rich tone, riffs & runs, improvisation and embellishment. We will be using examples from popular R&B artists like Khalid, Summer Walker, Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Doja Cat.

Style Breakdown: Country Singers

Style Breakdown: Country Singers

In this Live Lesson we will cover the country vocal style! Topics we will cover include: - The country accent - "Twang" - Intentional scoops -Much more! We will be using examples from popular country artists like Luke Combs, Taylor Swift, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen.

Style Breakdown: Drake

Style Breakdown: Drake

In this lesson we will break down the vocal style of superstar Drake. The topics we will cover include inflection & timing influenced by rap, relaxed enunciation, conversational tone and so much more!

How To Find Your Chest Voice

How To Find Your Chest Voice

In this lesson we will show you how to find your chest voice. We will also cover the "limits" of chest voice, singing higher in a chest-dominant mix, singing lower in chest voice, and tone & vowel modification in chest voice.

Vocal Cracking

Vocal Cracking

What is vocal cracking and why does it happen? In this live lesson we will go over why we "crack," how to anticipate "cracks" before they occur, vowel modification to find vocal balance, consonant substitution to avoid cracks, and intentional "cracks" for stylistic effect.

How To Strengthen Your Voice

How To Strengthen Your Voice

Do you have a weak voice? Would you like to add some power and strength to your voice? In this live lesson we will teach you how to connect to your chest voice, train with consonants, adjust your articulators (jaw, tongue, lips), and finish with some semi-occluded exercises.

Fix Your Jaw & Tongue Tension

Fix Your Jaw & Tongue Tension

Experiencing tightness or tension while singing? This Live Lesson will address any Jaw and Tongue tension you may experience. We'll cover: The "default" position for both jaw and tongue -Modifying vowels (and consonants) to reduce strain -Common issues: tight jaw, tongue retraction and more -Warmup exercises to release the jaw and tongue -How to diagnose and correct tension in your singing practice

Running Out Of Breath While Singing

Running Out Of Breath While Singing

Do you run out of breath while singing your favorite songs? This Live Lesson will show you some tips and tricks on how to learn to sustain your breath for longer! We'll cover: -Why it's not just about your breath: it's about your vocal folds, too! -Warmup exercises to activate your abdominal muscles -Common issues: not planning breaths, gasping/shallow breathing, insufficient cord closure -How to work on your breathing within songs

Apply Vocal Exercises To Song Work

Apply Vocal Exercises To Song Work

We'll cover: - Style-specific warmups - Warming up to your high notes - How to choose a warmup syllable - Modifying lyrics to sing with more ease

Vocabulary For Singers

Vocabulary For Singers

We'll cover: - Resonance - Intonation - Chest voice, head voice, mix, etc. - Basic music theory vocab like pitch, key, scale, chord, and more

Intro To Classical Singing

Intro To Classical Singing

We'll cover: - Neutral to low larynx position - Lifted soft palate - Pure vowels - Free vibrato

Harmony Practice For Beginners

Harmony Practice For Beginners

Are you a beginning singer? Here are some harmony practice techniques you should consider when jumping in! In this lesson we will go over singing the melody while others are harmonizing, hearing & learning harmony parts, singing a harmony while others are singing the melody, and much more!

Mindset For Beginning Singers

Mindset For Beginning Singers

Are you a beginning singer? Here are a few tips on the mindset you should have when jumping in! In this lesson we'll cover singing & your brain, how to avoid frustration & burnout, setting achievable goals, and more!

Easy R&B Vocal Style For Beginning Singers

Easy R&B Vocal Style For Beginning Singers

In this live lesson we'll cover how to sing with an R&B style! Topics include riffs & runs, smooth, rich tone, consistent vibrato and song examples from popular artists.

Easy Indie/Alternative Singing Style For Beginners

Easy Indie/Alternative Singing Style For Beginners

Learn how to sing Indie/Alt style vocals! In this live lesson we'll cover vocal fry, slides & falls, conversational pronunciation and more! We will learn these techniques with song examples from popular artists.

Easy Country Vocal Style For Beginners

Easy Country Vocal Style For Beginners

How to sing country vocals? In this live lesson we will teach you country vocal techniques. We will cover accent & vowel shapes, twang and scoops & falls by using song examples from popular artists.

Jazz Vocal Style for Beginning Singers

Jazz Vocal Style for Beginning Singers

In this live lesson we'll cover jazz vocal techniques such as vibrato as an effect, back phrasing and chromaticism using song examples from popular artists.

Vocal Registers 101 For Beginning Singers

Vocal Registers 101 For Beginning Singers

What are vocal registers? How do you improve each one? Learn all about the pulse register, chest voice, head voice, falsetto, mixed registration and whistle voice in this live lesson!

How To Start Singing NOW

How To Start Singing NOW

Here's your very first vocal lesson! If you don't know where to start, this is THE place to begin your vocal lessons. In this Live Lesson we will cover how to match pitch, how to find your range, the basics of posture & breathing, some vocal exercises and how to identify your strengths & weaknesses.

Fix Common Issues With Vocal Tone

Fix Common Issues With Vocal Tone

In this live lesson we will go over these common tonal singing issues: nasal sounding tone, overly "dark" tone, weak/breathy tone and shouty tone. We will include exercises & adjustments for each issue.

Easy Singing Scale & Chord Practice For Beginners

Easy Singing Scale & Chord Practice For Beginners

Here are some simple and easy singing exercises for practicing your scales and chords. We'll cover major scales & chords, minor scales & chords, chromatic scale, whole tone scale and the pentatonic scale.

Vocal Intervals For Beginning Singers

Vocal Intervals For Beginning Singers

In this live lesson we will be discussing how to sing intervals for beginning singers. We'll cover what an interval is, learning intervals up to an octave, well-known songs to learn each interval, the major scale “bungee” exercise, and resources to keep practicing.

How To Sing Chords The EASY Way

How To Sing Chords The EASY Way

We will be going over how to sing chords for vocalists! We'll be covering what a chord is, 4 types of chords: major, minor, diminished and augmented, singing chords (arpeggios), identifying chords by ear and resources to keep practicing.

How To Create Your Own Vocal Harmonies

How To Create Your Own Vocal Harmonies

How to sing your own harmonies! In this live lesson we'll go over determining the “shape” of the melody, listening to the chord progression, finding harmony parts that support both the chords and the melody, all using song examples including: It Had To Be You, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, When The Saints Go Marching In, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.

Build Vocal Agility For Riffs & Runs

Build Vocal Agility For Riffs & Runs

Here's how to build your agility to perform and execute vocal riffs and runs. In this lesson we'll go over exercises to help your voice move more quickly, running through the major and pentatonic scales, one-direction riffs, and riffs with directional changes.

Easy Intervals For Beginner Singers - Part 2

Easy Intervals For Beginner Singers - Part 2

In this Live Lesson about intervals we'll cover intervals up to an octave, well known songs to learn each interval, major scale “bungee” exercise, ascending & descending and testing your ear with resources to keep practicing!

Larynx Position & Singing

Larynx Position & Singing

In this Live Lesson we'll cover what the larynx is & what it does, laryngeal height & tone, when to use a high/low larynx, what is a "tuned" larynx, the larynx & vowels, the magic of the UH vowel and more!

Head Voice & Falsetto Exercises For Male Singers

Head Voice & Falsetto Exercises For Male Singers

In this Live Lesson we'll cover how to find your head voice function, how to transition into and out of head voice, how to develop tone & power in head voice as well as songs to practice your head voice function.

Karaoke Tips For Beginners

Karaoke Tips For Beginners

In this Live Lesson we'll cover all things Karaoke including warming up (why and how to warm up your voice), choosing a good song for your voice, how to rehearse, dealing with nerves along with some easy song suggestions.