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The first exercise in learning to sing

   The first exercise in learning to sing

Very often I am asked via email or through Instagram what is the first exercise to practice when learning to sing or what are the most important exercises for those beginning to sing for the first time.

Does singing require exercises?

Before telling you what the two most important exercises are, it is essential to do a preliminary statement that I invite you to read, but more importantly to understand. Singing is something natural. It is not anything secret, you do not need to know any magical thing, and most importantly, everyone can do it without any problems. So if you are a beginner and approaching singing for the first time, it is important to understand why you feel that you need an exercise and why you are looking for it on the Internet, where it is essential to have some basic knowledge to be able to recognize those who teach meaningful things and those who teach nonsense (and don’t think that those who get a lot of views on their videos are good teachers, often quite the opposite is true!).

So why do you think you need an exercise to learn to sing? Do you feel that you are not skilled, you don’t like your voice, or you can’t reach the highest notes? Very often when the underlying reasons are investigated, it turns out that people lack the basic knowledge to understand their vocal difficulties and problems. Those who think they are not skilled are actually just shy, those who do not like their voice actually lack a deep connection with their emotions, and those who cannot reach the highest notes simply want to sing songs that are not suited to their voice.

Are singing lessons on Youtube any good?

Yet many of you have relied on teachers, video lessons or actual courses, and all of you have started ” learning singing” with vocalizations, karaoke-style session or strange guttural noises, as that was something necessary. In fact, many write to me after years of “lessons” in which their voices do not improve and are surprised when I tell them that everything they have learned is harmful and of little use for their expressiveness.

So paradoxically it is better to avoid learning something that is not suited to your voice and avoid having to spend as much time solving vocal problems that you will have developed while hoping to learn to sing and that will inevitably be reflected in your speaking as well. I invite you to watch my Vocal Coaching Youtube channel to see the substantial difference between my work and that of others.

What are the two main exercises for those who want to learn to sing?

I gained fame because I teach singing in very few lessons (less than 10!) and often with silent exercises. As a matter of fact, very often voice-related problems do not reside in the voice itself.

The first exercise, the most important one of all, does not require any sound. All that is required is to relax and learn to relax. Clearly without the use of extraneous substances, especially alcohol or “smoking” because as I have already explained, they are harmful to the vocal cords. Of course, each of us is different and needs a different kind of exercise, even if only to relax. Forget about those who call you to meditation likely do not even know what they are talking about. Relaxing is something deep, inner, related to one’s Inborn Voice. Whatever relaxes me might upset another. Luckily, we are all different. The skill of the Vocal Coach is precisely in detecting these nuances. A recorded video is the same for everyone, so completely useless.

The second exercise is equally important. You must begin to develop breathing that is appropriate for the sound emission of the song you want to train. Every song, or rather, every singer, has its own breathing, its own vital rhythm. It is not only a matter of musical genre, but again of emotions to be expressed. And even then everyone will have developed different bad habits related to breathing; it is not possible that there is one exercise that is the same for everyone. Because diaphragmatic breathing is not just something you use when you are singing; you use it every day, when you are breathing and when you are talking. It is not something that exists only if you sing. The Vocal Coach’s skill lies precisely in identifying breathing and grasping its most obvious problems.

How many singing lessons does it take to learn to sing?

Now you can see why it only takes a few lessons, 10, 20, 30 at most, to become a good singer. You don’t need years of study. It’s years lost doing karaoke, singing other people’s emotions without getting into your own, and thousands of euros thrown away believing that there is no danger, that this is all just fun. After 10 to 15 years you will be presented with an even bigger bill when you will have developed vocal problems that will prevent you from enjoying your voice and when you will not only no longer like your voice, but you will not even be able to recognize it as your own.

I recommend that everyone start with an initial voice assessment session, which you can book directly online below. It will be the deal of your life, whether you are a beginner or a professional.



Vocal cords are not forgiving

   Vocal cords are not forgiving

This is an extract from by ebook you can download for free!

Vocal cords are unique and irreplaceable. It’s very easy to ruin them, and yet when we were born, all of us without exception, we were able to cry at the top of our lungs all day long, for several days in a row. No newborn child is voiceless after crying. You actually learn to use your voice every day, through your ears. It’s enough to get a cold to permanently change your voice, it’s enough to have some earwax in your ears to transform it, it’s enough to live with someone with vocal defects to learn something harmful to the vocal cords. Clearly, even if you take voice training superficially or from an immature teacher, you can develop the same problems.

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You can also learn how to sing incorrectly

   You can also learn how to sing incorrectly

This is an extract from by ebook you can download for free!

Another great truth of which I am a strong supporter is that the treasure hidden within the human voice, if it is not cared for or if it endures wrong teachings, can be wasted and ruined in a very short time. Few people are aware that you can actually learn something wrong. For example, you can learn wrong how to spell a word, how to perform a calculation and even how to use your voice. There are even fewer people who think, for a single moment, that there can exist also a bad master. When the subject is technical it can be easy to recognize when the master makes a mistake, but with the voice, this can happen when it is too late and he/she has already seriously compromised your voice. That’s why I decided to write a guide and call it “The Art of Keeping a Healthy Voice”. 


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Video Testimonial from Federico

   Video Testimonial from Federico

Here is the video testimony he wanted to release for me, but especially for you, my student Federico. Too often I meet or receive email from young men who remain without voice after singing. Many are self-taught, but the majority come from classes and singing teachers.

The message must be of comfort to you: you can get the voice you had the ability to dream of, if you do things with perseverance, dedication and, of course, the right Vocal Coach!


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Which yardstick to use when choosing a Singing Teacher?

   Which yardstick to use when choosing a Singing Teacher?

This is an extract from by ebook you can download for free!

Many people who approach voice training rely on chance as if they were gambling on lottery numbers. Often they do not have any means, sometimes not even an idea, for assessing the teacher in front of them and to whom they will entrust their voice. This is where it is good to explain what are the yardsticks for measuring the skills of a vocal coach. 

The first yardstick is to evaluate his/her voice. And that is where the shoe pinches! In fact, very often I find myself in front of people or other vocal coaches who want to evaluate skills based on how someone sings. Many people are surprised because they can’ t find on YouTube or other similar websites any trace of my “singing” performances as if it was mandatory to show them to be hired. They can’t find any because I have chosen not to show them. 


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The Art of keeping a healthy voice

   The Art of keeping a healthy voice

Recently a big publisher asked me to prepare a manual to be included to one of its monthly magazines to share my experience with readers.

The manual is ready and waiting for publication I decided to make it available as an e-Book also to readers of my website.

You can download it completely for free, just click on the cover and follow the instructions

Good reading to everyone and I look forward to your comments!



A Vocal Coach with a 32-hour working day

   A Vocal Coach with a 32-hour working day

This morning, standard time has finally come into effect here on the east coast of the United States.

Each week I am lucky enough to travel the world and enter the homes of my students who are scattered all over the world. But this means having an agenda that must take into account the various time zones and the different adjustments that occur behind the scenes. I will talk to you about the different holidays that each country observes in a next post!

I prefer customers from Hawaii. Partly because of the colors of the rooms and voices, and partly because they never change the time. They always use the Hawaiian time so with them I just have to be careful of the time of the country where I am, that is, in which of the six time zones in the United States or in which of the eleven time zones in Europe I am.

The Hawaiian Islands are in the time zone minus ten hours compared to Greenwich Mean Time, which is the zero time zone.

Then I have all the customers scattered around the U.S. ranging from the time zone of the West Coast, for example Los Angeles, minus eight to that of the East Coast, like Boston and New York, minus five.

Obviously there are two americas and I’m lucky enough to work with Argentines and Brazilians, other countries with very involving colors and rhythms, which are in the time zone minus three.

Then we move on to Europe, with England in time zone zero and the bulk of my Italian, French, Swiss and German customers in time zone plus one.

Then we move on to another hot country, Saudi Arabia, which stands at more than three, and Oman, which stands at more than four.

Russia is a complicated country, the Moscow area stands at more than three, while the rest of the country reaches even more than twelve. Luckily my customers are all mainly Muscovites.

My most demanding customers, those who are in “modern” China, essentially Hong Kong and Beijing, follow closely. Like the Hawaiian islands, they never change their legal/solar time and they stay in the time zone plus eight. I’ve also had customers in Japan, but generally they prefer to come here to the United States for Full Immersions.

Last, but not least, my favourite customers arrive, the New Zealanders who are in their time zone plus twelve and who are the first, or last, to change daylight saving time and solar time.

In practice, my typical workday takes place in 32 hours of work, scattered around the world, in three different languages!

The time changes for this year are also over. It starts again on March 11th when Canada will be the first to adopt daylight saving time and will end on April 1st with New Zealand.



Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee

   Foliage on Lake Winnipesaukee

The foliage period, when trees start to change colour and prepare for winter, attracts many tourists to the Boston area.

This weekend, those who have chosen to do Full Immersion with me are lucky enough to be able to take a ride around Lake Winnipesauke on a train that takes tourists to White Mountain, along a four-hour loop route, to see the explosion of color in the surrounding forests and the valley.

Today I have the pleasure to accompany them and since by now I am also known by the local people here in New Hampshire, I am lucky to be able to have the opportunity to visit the locomotive. Something that has the atmosphere of an ancient and powerful mistery. In America the railway lines are almost all powered by diesel engines, there are no electric poles, so the experience is even more enjoyable, thanks to the low frequency hum of the engine.

This year it’s too late, but you still have time to book for next year!



Online Singing Lessons

   Online Singing Lessons

Since January 2010 I’m teaching also Online with excellent success.
Obviously the Online teaching is quite different from the face to face version, but still can guarantee a good level of success in quite short time.
In this case you will still have a preliminary online session with me, where we will find if and how to proceed. My lessons are not in karaoke style and they are always considering your vocal health at first. I receive a lot of emails from peoples that tell me many stories about their adventures into the world of voice teaching. If you find yourself without voice or with voice lowering just after a voice lesson, you have to use your brain. That’s a symptom of disease and that the lessons are not healthy for you! The technical prerequisites for an Online lesson with me are not bare and simple. You will be contacted by my technical staff and you will instructed on how to proceed

 

 

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We grant everyone the opportunity to start with a first Voice Assessment session. It will not be required to sing to complete the meeting, which will take place online with Mylena Vocal Coach.

She will put all her 30+ years of international experience at your service, something no other Top Vocal Coach offers.

Afterwards, if you desire, you can begin with tailored vocal coaching sessions to address what you identified with Mylena or, if you prefer, with a certified Inborn Voice trainer.

Book your first Voice Assessment session by clicking the button below!

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