Back when I was first struggling to learn how to sing I would spend all my time hunting down free articles, videos, books and courses hoping to get the “ultimate key secret” that I was missing.
I went through several years of frustration, getting nowhere with my voice. I started to even “bargain” with myself by saying things like:
“Well I don’t need to sing THAT high. If I can just sing the G4 without straining I’ll be happy”. It was a lie though wasn’t it?
Truth is I wanted more.
One day I decided to do some things I intuitively knew were working but had thrown out (because various “online gurus” who had no avatar or singing samples were telling me I was wrong).
I grabbed my guitar and just decided to practice myself without listening to the pre-recorded scales I would usually use which were too fast for me.
That day I spent about 3 hours training, and somewhere in that 3rd hour I suddenly felt a release. I nearly died!! It wasn’t falsetto, it was still my chest voice but it felt EASY. I went up to the tenor high C with no strain. I discovered my mixed voice.
Next day I couldn’t get back in there. The next couple years I spent trying to figure out how to get that sensation consistent (I kept falling in and out of it on certain days).
So that’s a little bit about some of the struggles I went through (there were more).
If you feel alone in your struggles, remember there are others who went through similar things you did. And I honestly am grateful for it because it makes me a better vocal coach!!
By Phil Moufarrege
How to Write a Song For the Impatient – Songwriting for dummies err…Beginners!
I couldn’t stop myself from falling asleep when people told me I had to learn a bunch of chords on the guitar first. I was writing songs before I had learned any instruments. I was impatient and wanted results NOW. The cool thing is, it is possible and I’ll show you how with some cool song writing resources.
Check out the full article here…
See you on the forum,
I just wrote an article covering “what does falsetto mean compared to headvoice”, check it out here. This one can be confusing as different teachers use different terms!
LINK: What Does Falsetto Mean?
I hope you find this helpful to your training!
Need new vocal exercises to fix your voice problem? Probably the most important concept I want you to understand is that simply “practicing more” isn’t always the answer to getting better.
Many people go around YouTube hunting for “vocal exercises” to improve their singing. But did you know that it doesn’t matter what exercises you do if you don’t do them properly?
Whenever I get an email from a struggling singer the first thing I notice is that they aren’t doing their exercises properly.
They learn support, vowel placement, scales etc. but they don’t learn those things PROPERLY.
I believe that is the key.
So I have made a video going more into depth on this subject. If there’s one thing you need to know about me it is this:
My main focus is on getting singers to understand how to do things properly. How to get into the right coordination that will grow the voice. That’s why I chose that name for my website. Enjoy the video!
Illuminati holding you down? I see many musicians using excuses as to why they cannot succeed “the music industry doesn’t like REAL music (only my music is “real” music)” or “If you have money then you’re evil” and other self-defeating mindsets.
Get off your ass and use the system you hate in order to fix the problem.
Ever wondered how to belt high notes safely? It is a question I get often, and being a belter myself I love to answer it. I feel it is never really covered properly in the myriad of articles and YouTube videos. Especially the importance of minimizing excessive vocal tract shifting, which is absolutely crucial, otherwise you’ll just choke on tough vowels and consonants.
I wrote an article detailing the necessary ingredients for belting and you can find it here.
Written by Phil Moufarrege