Jun 232018
 
eZINE 84 - Amazon #1 bestseller

eZINE 84 – Amazon #1 bestseller We excited to bring you the news from the last few months, including our Amazon #1 bestseller successes; updates on our current books; details of Gillyanne’s new post as Visiting Professor at UWL’s London College of Music; a conference on what it means to be a singing teacher; and […]

Jun 232018
 
Changing your genre

Help on changing your genre In 2014 I wrote an article for The Music Teacher magazine on Changing your vocal style (reproduced here) http://vocalprocess.co.uk/style-concious-1-singing-style/ Gillyanne and I also created an online training Webinar on a similar theme called Changing Your Style Without ‘Losing’ Your Voice http://store.vocalprocess.co.uk/ChangingYourStyle In this new article I thought I’d talk more about […]

Mar 262018
 
Breathing - let's get real! Jeremy's second rant

Breathing. Can we talk? I heard recently that there is a new technique for singers that involves breathing in against resistance. Apparently this trains you as a singer. WHAT? ARE YOU NUTS? OK, and breathe. It seems to me that there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about breathing and singing, and what the purpose of breath is. […]

Feb 242018
 
Feeding your inner artist AND your cataloguer

Being a singer is tough. You’re out there, literally public-facing, making eye contact and sharing your sound and your soul. Working with singers to get them to performance pitch is a fascinating job. Gillyanne and I tend to divide our time between two different types of input – stuff that feeds the singer’s inner cataloguer, […]

Dec 072017
 
eZINE 83 - One Minute Voice Warmup

eZINE 83 –  The One Minute Voice WarmUp The One Minute Voice WarmUp, our first app for healthy voice, has hit the Apple top 3 paid music apps list* and has been featured in the UK’s best-selling technology magazine as the only paid health-based app in their review worth getting! In this eZINE you can […]

Aug 092017
 
eZINE 82 - Reddit, apps and workshops

eZINE 82 –  Reddit, apps and workshops The last six months has been packed with new things for Vocal Process including Reddit, apps development and several workshops around the country. We sent out the last eZINE in January and it’s now August, so in this roundup of events we feature our first Reddit AskMeAnything, the […]

Jul 262017
 
After Estill - the speech they couldn't wait to hear

Dr Gillyanne Kayes and the “After Estill” speech On July 21st 2017 AOTOS (the Association of Teachers of Singing) invited Dr Gillyanne Kayes to give the Keynote speech – “After Estill: a conversation we need to have”. In the hour-long presentation Gillyanne talks about her own relationship with Jo Estill, the context of Jo’s original […]

Feb 272017
 
Singing teacher or vocal coach?

What’s the difference between a singing lesson and a vocal coaching session? Is there a difference between a singing teacher and a vocal coach, and does it matter? Gillyanne and I are a singing teacher/vocal coach duo combination, and we have been team teaching for 20 years. We think there IS a difference, and that […]

Feb 082017
 
Vocal Technique Clinic: What is belting?

What is belting? Belting is the “high” in contemporary singing. West End actors, Gospel divas, and Rock singers use belting to raise the performance temperature and give voice to the strongest emotions. It’s an exciting, dramatic, loud sound that is based on a chest voice vibration: the vocal folds are vibrating with a thick texture […]