About TVS Voice Training Methods & Techniques
What is the Vocalist Studio?
About TVS: The Vocalist Studio offers one of the leading voice techniques and methodologies in the world for contemporary voice study. Robert Lunte and his International team have developed one of the most innovative sets of techniques and products for singers recognized anywhere. In particular, for existing students of singing, TVS training will unveil the mystery of how the voice really works and show you a path to results that were missing in other vocal programs. For beginners of singing, TVS establishes the best foundation for singers that seek to get serious about their training anywhere in the world. Most beginning students enjoy huge results in less than 60-90 days of serious training. Always cutting the edge of innovation and technology, TVS is making waves in the industry and is setting new standard on what voice training can be. If you are interested in unlocking the mystery and confusion around vocal technique, TVS has the answers for you. Robert Lunte and The Vocalist Studio are prepared to deliver the results.
Does TVS Train Beginners?
Yes, we take singers from all levels of experience, beginners to touring professionals.
What are the most important skills singers really need to train?
All singers have unique needs and wants according to their style and artistic interests, however at The Vocalist Studio we believe that all singers do share two skill sets that can only be learned through vocal training. The two skill sets are referred to as “Bridging & Connecting”. Simply stated, “bridging” is the ability to sing seamlessly from the chest voice to the head voice without experiencing any vocal strain (activation of the constrictor muscles) when singing high notes or struggling with vocal instability, commonly referred to as “vocal breaking”, when again, attempting to sing high notes or engage in extreme singing. In order to sing seamlessly, students of singing must master the skill of “bridging” the two primary vocal registers.
After bridging skills are developed, singers must then learn to “connect” in the head voice. “Connecting” is a TVS term that refers to training the ability to sing in the head voice without sounding weak, windy or with a feminine Falsetto sound. Falsetto vocal mode is the natural instinct for the body to produce when singing or producing any vocal sound in the head voice. Therefore, singers must train to learn how to replace this sound with a new, exotic vocal mode that will make the head voice sound like a “chesty-belt”, full and convincing to the audience. In some sense, learning to “connect” is learning to master an illusion that makes the audience think that the singer is singing high notes in their speech level voice, when in fact, through TVS training, they are singing with an exotic vocal mode known as “twang”, through specialized formants that produce the desired, full “chest-like” effect. TVS techniques are considered by many to be one of the world’s leading experts in training singers how to achieve these skills quickly. The sport of singing is not entirely about “bridging and connecting”, but we believe it is about 80% of the game. Learning to “bridge and connect” is the backbone of your trained skills as a singer.
How do I know if I am getting the what I need from my vocal training?
If you are currently engaged in a vocal training program that has not introduced you to the concepts of “bridging” the voice registers and are not developing these skills, than you are missing the main point of voice training. If you are currently engaged in vocal training that does not address the more advanced “connecting” techniques that involve topics of discussion such as; “vocal modes”, “formants”, “learning to Twang”, “intrinsic anchoring”, “laryngeal dumping” or emphasizes the importance of drilling on your “onsets and sirens”, then chances are, you are training on a program that is simply not going to get you the results that you are looking for, particularly if those results are to learn to “bridge and connect”. Additionally, if you are involved in voice training that advocates concepts such as, “keeping the larynx balanced or neutral” at all times, regardless of genre’ and style, you simply are not going to get the powerful range and full “chest-like” head voice sounds you are seeking. Take care in investing in programs that offer a very “slick” online presentation and newsletters. The prettiest presentation does not mean, the best training, often times, it simply means the most money is being spent on marketing to you. Lastly, train with voice teachers that can demonstrate and produce the vocal sounds they are teaching. If your voice teacher cannot lead by example, then how can you expect that same person to be able to teach you how to do it?
What are some of the innovative techniques I will learn at TVS?
- Seamless Bridging of the chest & head voice for incredible range and freedom from strain.
- Replace Falsetto (windy) vocal sounds in the head voice with a full and convincing sound.
- Learn how to product vocal distortion (rasp) without damaging your voice while sounding incredible.
- Robert Lunte is a recognized expert in training vocal twang. TVS is one of the few vocal training programs in the world that currently utilizes the new techniques of combining classic teaching principles with the science of laryngeal physiology and the acoustic effects they produce, referred to as “vocal modes”.
- Learn how to rapidly accelerate your progress as a singer by deploying “The TVS Onset Package”.
- Learn about “The TVS Intrinsic Anchoring” set to create stability in your singing and produce rich overtones in the head voice that can literally amaze audiences from any genre’.
- Learn the difference between “Light Mass Singing vs Medium Mass Singing” and why this is may be the missing link that will unlock the “push” in your singing in less than 10 minutes.
- Understand the physiological and acoustic components required to produce a high performance phonation and then learn how to train those components into sequential work flows to create a level of muscle memory, power and balance never before seen from any other vocal training system in the world.
Is TVS only about teaching rock style singing?
NO! TVS is not only about teaching Rock style singing. Although TVS is recognized as one of the first choices in the world for serious vocal training for rockers because of the extreme demands that many rock singers are putting their voices through, TVS techniques are applied to every genre and style of music by artists of all backgrounds around the world.
The TVS Method
The TVS Method involves the calibration of the physiological and acoustic singing components required for great singing, into organized ‘packages’ and ‘sets’, groupings of technique details.
These grouped physiological and acoustic components are further organized into sequential work flows during the practice of original TVS vocalise to achieve an extremely calibrated and coordinated, high performance phonation that is applied to the art of singing. By training onsets and sirens with sequential work flows, the shortest path to building extraordinary muscle memory and auditory imagery skills needed for singing are developed in the shortest period of time.
The TVS Groupings; The Onset Package, The Phonation Package, The Intrinsic Anchoring Set, and The Embouchure Set. Students develop great vocal habits, so that singing becomes balanced continuously and consistently throughout the vocal range and a high performance human phonation capability is developed, to apply to the art of singing.
How long will it take before I begin to see progress in my singing?
It is very common for a TVS student to experience an exponential leap forward in range, power and quality of sound in as little as 60-90 days. At TVS, we hold a high value in accelerated learning; we capitalize on your strengths and dive right into your weaknesses. By doing so, we create an agenda that is the quickest path to success for your individual voice. At TVS, we know the best way to insure a lasting working relationship, is to get the client what they need as soon as possible and let the world hear it.
Ok, how do I begin my training at TV?
We recommend that you start by investing in a copy of “The Four Pillars of Singing” and immediately begin consuming the content and start training! For students that are ready for a more serious commitment, private lessons with Robert Lunte at TVS studios in Seattle, WA USA and over skype web cam are available. Also, consider the “Training Intensive” programs as well as the “TVS Consultation” service.
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