Intro

by Abram Poliakoff

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Description:


Welcome to your tutorial on pop singing! When it comes to pop music, style and technique are much more variable than other genres, because individual singers and their unique style impact pop music as a whole. Michael Jackson changed pop music. Mariah Carey changed pop music. It’s always evolving as new artists come along and gain popularity. Our goal for this tutorial is to learn some techniques commonly found in pop singing today. Our first lesson is on tone: specifically, how to start with your speaking voice when finding your pop tone. Next, we’ll look at different ways to play with the melody, including runs, falls, and intentional vibrato. And last, we’ll practice singing with distinct registration: full chest voice, lighter head voice, and intentional breaks between registers. After completing this tutorial, I hope you’ll listen to your favorite pop songs with more tools in your tool belt to recreate what you hear. Onto our first lesson! 

Instructor:


Abram Poliakoff is a singer, guitarist, pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer. He received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Arts from USC’s Thornton School of Music and has been teaching music for 8 years. He is currently both the Associate Artistic Director and a tenor in the L.A. Choral Lab, which recently released its first studio album Sonic Visions in the fall of 2019. Abram teaches and performs a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Folk and Popular music in the Los Angeles area. He has also sung with the San Francisco Opera and Pocket Opera in the Bay Area. His teaching mission is to help his students utilize vocal technique to find their authentic and healthy voice while maximizing genre flexibility and a naturalness of expression.

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Instructor:


Abram Poliakoff is a singer, guitarist, pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer. He received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Arts from USC’s Thornton School of Music and has been teaching music for 8 years. He is currently both the Associate Artistic Director and a tenor in the L.A. Choral Lab, which recently released its first studio album Sonic Visions in the fall of 2019. Abram teaches and performs a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Folk and Popular music in the Los Angeles area. He has also sung with the San Francisco Opera and Pocket Opera in the Bay Area. His teaching mission is to help his students utilize vocal technique to find their authentic and healthy voice while maximizing genre flexibility and a naturalness of expression.