the cross-training in the voice studio edition
(aka: the belting gets a bad rap but it’s actually super-fine and you’re gonna’ be okay teaching it* edition.)
As you may or may not know (I’m not sure how you could have missed it, though, because: ALLL OVER THE SOCIALS …), I just guested** on a voicelessons.com FB Live Q&A session*** with Mike Elson and Matt Edwards**** where we were talkin’ CROSS TRAINING in the voice studio. And folx were asking about resources so, being the helpful person THAT I AM, I thought I would put together a short list (because I’m not SO helpful that I’m going to create an EXHAUSTIVE LIST, y’all) of resources you can access that talk about cross-training and/or teaching belting in the voice studio and how to do it.
1. If you like getting your info by reading good, old-fashioned books? Go on and invest in these ones:
- Cross-Training in the Voice Studio by Norman Spivey & Mary Saunders Barton (I KNOW, RIGHT. THE MEANING OF THE TEXT IS RIGHT THERE IN THE TITLE. HOW CONVENIENT.)
- The Vocal Athlete by Marci Rosenberg & Wendy D. LeBorgne
- Teaching Contemporary Singing by John Henny
2. If you prefer to get your info delivered straight to your ears? Here are some fantastic podcasts to check out (note: I’ve conveniently linked to a search for “belt” episodes. #yourewelcome):
3. If you like going to YouTube University for your info? Click SUBSCRIBE on these channels (note: I have ONCE AGAIN conveniently linked to a search for “belt” episodes. #iamnothingifnotgenerous):
4. If you prefer your information be delivered straight to your inbox? SUBSCRIBE to these fabulous blogs (note: FOR THE THIRD TIME, I have linked to a search for “belt” ALL FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. #dontsayinevergaveyouanything.):
5. If you’re in to getting your information from The Socials?******* Go on over and Follow or Like these influencers who are throwing down content on the regular:
- The Vocal Instrument 101 on FB********. Look for FB Lives such as, THIS FB Live about a cross-training exercise you can use in the studio, or THIS FB Live about the difference between classical and contemporary training
- Meredith Colby’s Neuro-Vocal Method on FB. Look for her Monday FB Lives!
- Natalie Weiss on FB. Look for her incredible mini-coachings in contemporary styles. #learnallthethings
And now? I bid you adieu because this blog post has ENTIRELY TOO MANY ASTERISKS FOR ITS OWN GOOD.
* You know, if you WANT to teach it.
** this is one of those words that does not seem like a word but that ACTUALLY IS A WORD. #wordsaresoweird
*** OH. And if you listened to the interview and you were getting a little sick and tired of me talking about The Vocal Instrument 101? Here’s a code you can use to purchase the course and save $150 when you do so: voicelessons.com . It’s my way of saying, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ALL OF THAT.
****Which: JUST NOTICED NOW THAT THEY ARE BOTH M.E. PEOPLE. Which: probably not as exciting as it seems. WHICH: absolutely NOT as exciting as it seems. ahem. #carryon
***** if you want a giggle, go on over to John’s ‘Voice Teacher Reacts’ channel on YouTube and look at the comments. friends, some of the comments are SAVAGE. and John takes it all in good stride … and even gets his own back every once in a while.
******* which: in this case really just means FACEBOOK … but most of us are on multiple platforms so you can go ahead and find them all … sort of like a Pokemon search except instead of collecting wee creatures, you get to collect friends and followers. ahem.
******* YES. THIS IS MY PAGE. #yourewelcome 😉