Vocal Technique Training VS. Coaching Singing Styles

Do NOT Get Confused About Singing Styles vs Training Techniques!   Robert Lunte clarifies for students of TVS that there is a difference between training vocal technique and coaching different styles of singing. Vocal technique enables you to sing ANY style of music you want to and what you apply from voice technique training, is entirely up to you, the student of singing and what you want to do with your voice. Do NOT make the mistake of concluding that TVS singing techniques will make you sound like Robert Lunte or other students that … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Singing!

The Psychology Of Singing - Video Lecture A great video lecture on the psychology of singing by Robert Lunte, founder of The Vocalist Studio International. The psychology of singing: students of singing spend a lot of time chasing the physiology involved in singing technique. This approach neglects the need to better understand the role that the acoustics of singing play in helping a singer's voice transcend to new levels of world class excellence. Beyond the acoustics, there is another realm of consideration, the mental programming of … [Read more...]

HOW TO HIT A HIGH NOTE! – STOP HITTING NOTES & START SHIFTING FORMANTS!

STOP HITTING NOTES &START SHIFTING FORMANTS! Hitting High Notes & The Imagery Of Singing In this video Robert Lunte, author and producer of "The Four Pillars of Singing" discusses and demonstrates the importance of beginning every singing note with proper imagery. One particular problem that singers create for themselves is constantly referring to their struggle to sing higher frequencies as "Hitting a High Note". This is creating a problem for singers, watch this video and learn why. Video: STOP HITTING NOTES & START SHIFTING … [Read more...]

Onsets And Sirens – Building a Foundation for Singing

Onsets And Sirens : Build Amazing Strength And Coordination In Your Singing Voice There is no better way to train your phonation package deep inside your muscle memory than a slow and controlled siren through every micro-tone of your voice. Practicing with sirens works directly to build super, high performance vocal coordination. Practicing slow and controlled sirens prevents you from cheating and skipping over the hard parts in your voice, such as the Passaggio and low head tones. Skipping over the hard parts and avoiding what is difficult … [Read more...]

Online Vocal Training Now Available!

THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING: Online Vocal Training (Now Also On Any Mobile Device!) The mobile online vocal training offering from The Vocalist Studio is an on demand web based system of "The Four Pillars of Singing" that you can access from anywhere and from any device. Now you can train with the "The Four Pillars of Singing" on your iphone, ipad, , MSFT devices, android, blackberry and from any computer that has access to the internet. The online and mobile solution gives you complete freedom to view and train with your copy of "Pillars" in … [Read more...]

Embouchure For Singing : What Is It? – Singing Lessons

Embouchure Definition : Jaw, Lips & Teeth The embouchure is a French word we use to describe the following physical components of singing; jaw, lips and teeth. Beginning students are not used to opening their mouths wide enough for singing. Spending a life time in speech mode, means your mouth is used to only opening up for what is necessary for speaking, but when you sing, you need to open the mouth in a specialized way. Remember, the way we use our voice when speaking is NOT how the voice is being used when singing. Video: What Is … [Read more...]

Alice In Chains – Rooster – Robert Lunte

This is an Alice In Chains Rooster Tribute by Robert Lunte. Alice In Chains Rooster Tribute: The importance of the "Yarl" Vocal Effect Layne Staley was a very talented and gifted singer. One aspect of his singing that is interesting in regards to voice technique, is that Layne was one of the singers from the 90s that utilized a vocal effect we refer to at TVS as "The Yarl". Other artists such as Eddie Vedder of "Pearl Jam" and Scott Weiland of "Stone Temple Pilots" also were known to use this effect from time to time as part of their … [Read more...]

Deep Purple – Child in Time – Robert Lunte

In this Child in Time Tribute, Robert Lunte performs one of the most iconic heavy metal songs ever created. "Child in Time" was written by Deep Purple and originally performed by Ian Gillan. Let's explore some of the advanced vocal techniques Ian Gillian used to make Child In Time such an iconic success: watch the video below to see Robert Lunte demonstrate and read the vocal analysis below for a break down of how these vocal effects are achieved.   Video: Deep Purple - Child In Time Tribute Performance By Robert Lunte Child … [Read more...]