Vocal release is a learn to sing course that has been developed over the last 20 years by Eric Fray. Eric comes with an extensive music and singing background which includes college level singing lessons, vocalist with various rock bands from the tender age of 15 years and currently teaching all levels of singing students full time. Vocal Release is based on much of the research, vocal techniques and exercises that Eric has developed through his years of performing and teaching. This course has a slightly different approach to teaching singing than other multimedia singing courses as it seeks to change the way that people learn to sing by focusing on exercises and techniques to allow students to sing as naturally as they speak.
The Vocal Release course covers many techniques and exercises through a 39 lesson structure. This course is a complete singing package however some of the more common vocal topics are not mentioned or taught in as much detail as other vocal and singing training courses available on the market.
The features of the Vocal Release course include a comprehensive manual, 39 audio lessons and a few bonus features such as a song writing guide and a Rhyming Dictionary. The manual that is included with this vocal package contains much of the information in the course. It is recommended that you read the manual before starting the audio lessons and the easiest way to do this is to print yourself a copy. Reading through the manual you will come across some interesting sections which includes explanations of music theory, details on how the singing parts of the body work and how to develop good habits when practicing. It is worth noting that when you read through the manual you will find that Eric is a very outspoken person however if you can move past his opinionated writing style there are some great sections in the manual.
Vocal Release also features 39 audio lessons which make up a large part of the course. The lessons are divided up into 7 sections and follow a structure which is based around an eight week time frame. The audio lessons have excellent sound quality and cover important elements of vocal training including warming up and building vocal strength.
If you are looking for a singing or vocal training package which is a little different to other courses available on the market then Vocal Release could be the course for you. This course is much cheaper than other courses but still contains good quality teaching material both in the audio lessons and in the course manual.
For more information check the website www.vocalrelease-online.com
Perfect Pitch website www.perfectpitch.com
Perfect Pitch Super Course is not your typical learn to sing multimedia course. What Perfect Pitch teaches is specialised techniques designed to train your ears in the art of perfect pitch. This course does not actually teach you how to sing however the techniques that are covered in these lessons provide you with great skills that can help improve your singing. The course has been designed by David Lucas Burge and features many skills and techniques that involve developing perfect pitch not just for singers but other musicians including keyboard players, pianists and guitarists. The benefit of singers and musicians learning the perfect pitch techniques can improve sight reading skills, develop skills such as singing notes from memory, identifying the songs key and improving confidence and music appreciation. This course is currently available as a third edition and is based on over 20 years of development and learning.
The Perfect Pitch course has quite a few features and includes 8 audio CDs which contain the main teaching and learning sessions as well as a bonus CD and work book. The audio lessons are conducted by David Burge who does most of the talking and comes across as a great teacher. One of the best features of this course is the structure that the lessons follow, the course is very well organised and focuses on key elements that are explained clearly and built on with each lesson completed. The key to getting the most out of this course is to make sure that you don’t rush through the lessons and for people who are taking the course as a vocalist it is advised that you have an instrument such as a key board to help with some of the exercises.
Another great feature of the Perfect Pitch Super Course is that if you follow the course and invest the required time to work through the exercises then it is guaranteed that you will notice a difference or improvement in your pitch. For people who may be a little sceptical about the course there is a money back guarantee which offers a full refund for people who are not satisfied. The website for Perfect Pitch does suggest that everyone is different when it comes to learning new skills and some people will learn the skills much quicker than others.
This course is excellent for people looking at learning the art of perfect pitch. If you are looking for a learn to sing course keep searching as this course covers only the skills involved with developing perfect pitch.
For more information check the website www.perfectpitch.com
Pure Pitch Method website www.purepitchmethod.com
Before considering Pure Pitch Method it is important to know that this package is not a learn to sing course. Pure Pitch Method does contain elements and techniques that are used by singers however this package is a helpful tool for singers who are looking to develop their sense of perfect pitch. This course is based on the premise that perfect pitch can be taught and is not an ability that certain people are born with. The development of perfect pitch by a singer has many advantages which are covered in the content of Pure Pitch Method.
This package has been designed by Ryan Cameron who has provided a well structured lesson plan that slowly moves the student through each of the skills that are introduced at each level of the course. The benefits of developing perfect pitch as a vocalist include being able to name notes and chords by ear, tell if a note is sharp or flat and even be able to play or sing music or songs by ear. This course helps in the development of these abilities as well as teaching some important music theory which is important to understand the course material.
Pure Pitch Method is available as a download once you have paid and registered with the website. The course is 540MB in size so people with slower internet connections may take some time to download the total course. The package consists of 39 audio lessons and a 120 page manual which contains an outline of the audio lessons, some supplemental information and also all the exercises that the audio lessons feature. The audio lessons make up a large part of the course and are quite good quality. Ryan does most of the speaking in the audio lessons and it is easy to follow as he goes through each of the lessons. The lessons are designed to teach and to also challenge you as the lessons progress and get a little harder.
One of the only criticisms with Pure Pitch Method is the size of the package download. The audio files are good quality but should be compressed to make the files much smaller and quicker to download. Apart from that an a few little technical things Pure Pitch Method is a great tool for singers who are looking for some extra skills to enhance their vocal skills.
For more information check the website www.purepitchmethod.com
Sing and See website www.singandsee.com
Before going into the details of Sing and See it is important to note that Sing and See is not a learn to sing course. What Sing and See provides is a software package that is designed to give both teachers and students visual, real time feedback on their singing. The software is designed to capture the pitch, frequency and intensity of your voice and display the results on screen. This real time feedback is great especially for identifying weaknesses with your singing such as singing off key and then once identified working to correct these aspects of your singing. The concept of Sing and See was developed through a study conducted by the University of Sydney which focused on developing a way to provide feedback to vocalists that was visual and provided in real time. Sing and See was the result of this study and Dr William Thorpe, Dr Jean Callaghan, Pat Wilson, Dr Jan van Doorn and Johathon Crane have been credited with the software development.
The Sing and See software is available as a download and the software is not a huge file so even people with a slow internet connection can download the software relatively quickly. Once downloaded Sing and See is quick to install and can be used straight away. The only addition piece of equipment required is a microphone that plugs into the computer and these can be purchased from most computer stores.
Another thing to notice about Sing and See is that there are two versions to choose from, The professional edition and the student edition. There is not that much difference between the two apart from a noise filter and spectrogram which are included in the professional version. If you are not a singing teacher these feature are not essential so many people choose the student edition.
Once the software is downloaded Sing and See is very easy to operate with many of the functions self explanatory. The screen displays all the information such as a virtual piano keyboard which lights up as you sing and can be used to compare your vocal accuracy, a music staff which displays where you are singing and also an intensity meter which displays how loud your singing is.
Sing and See is an excellent tool for both singing teachers and students. Although this package is not a learn to sing course it does however work well when used in conjunction with either singing lessons or other multimedia singing courses.
For more information check the www.singandsee.com
Singing Excellence website www.singing-excellence.com
The first thing to note about Singing Excellence is that it is not a learn to sing course. Singing Excellence has been designed as a reference eBook that provides singers with advice and tips on different aspects of performing. The eBook has been produced in a pdf format and totals 116 pages of tips , techniques and reference information. To get the best out of this publication it is suggested that you use this resource alongside one of the many learn to sing courses available online or as a supplement to private singing lessons with a teacher.
Singing Excellence has been designed as a reference for singers which provides various tips and skills that can add to a singers knowledge and improve some aspects of their performance. Some of the techniques that are covered in this eBook can also be used for other musical performances not just for singers.
Once you have downloaded the Singing Excellence eBook you will see that the book has been divided into 21 chapters which deal with different topics. Reading the entire eBook shouldn’t take much more than an hour as the font used for the eBook is quite large. The topics covered in the book are packed with information however they are a little bit short on detail which does mean that the eBook is shorter than it maybe should have been.
Another thing that you will notice about Singing Excellence is that the quality of the eBook is nothing special. The author Seth Lutnick does have an easy to read writing style however the very poor graphics and some of the content of the eBook does affect the overall quality. The fact that this eBook contains no audio files for demonstrating some of the included exercises is also a mark against Singing Excellence. The addition of linked audio files is a relatively easy thing to do and features in many other eBook resources available for vocal students.
One positive aspect with this eBook is that each of the chapters is finished with a summary of the main learning points which is great for making these points easy to remember. The topic choice is also good as this eBook covers things such as building stage presence, breathing techniques and how to sing with meaning.
The Singing Excellence eBook does cover some interesting topics related to singing however the information is quite brief and difficult to justify the $27 price tag. If you are looking for a reference book that covers most of these topics for a cheaper price check out your local book shop or library.
For more information check the website www.singing-excellence.com
Singing is Easy website www.easysinginglessons.com
People who are looking for a learn to sing course that won’t break the bank should consider looking at Singing is Easy. This course has been designed and is taught by Yvonne DeBandi who has a background in professional singing coaching and is a graduate from the University School of Music located in Florida. The main selling point of this course is the reasonably cheaper price however Singing Is Easy still contains some great material and multimedia features that are great for beginners at singing.
Once you have purchased the Singing Is Easy course you will be directed to download a flash based eBook which has been designed to be viewed using Adobe which makes it suitable for people with both PCs and Macs. The course is just over 142MB in size so even people with a slow internet connection should be able to download this course relatively quickly.
The Singing Is Easy eBook has been designed with multimedia elements such as images, diagrams and embedded audio which appears with the relevant text in the eBook. The course includes 45 embedded audio tracks in total which appear alongside the text for the lesson. This makes the lessons easy to navigate through and means that you don’t have to go digging around in files to find the right audio file for the lesson you are completing.
One of the criticisms of Singing Is Easy is that it does not stay with a topic for very long. The course does cover a lot of material but has a tendency to move to quickly from one topic to another. Apart from this Singing Is Easy does cover some great material suited to the beginner vocalist such as how to take care of your voice, learning scales, octaves and music theory, vocal strength and stamina, warming up exercises and developing tones. The lessons also have good structure and feature some extra elements such as interactive quizzes and review questions to help you learn the basic concepts.
Over all Singing Is Easy is quite a good learn to sing course for the money that you pay. The lessons and audio clips are generally good quality and even though the lessons cover some topics very briefly the course does cover most of the basics required by beginner vocalists. If you are looking for a learn to sing course that is not going to break the bank then check this one out.
For more information check the website www.easysinginglessons.com
Singing Success website www.singingsuccess.com
The Singing Success course has been developed by Brett Manning who has vast experience when it comes to teaching singing. Brett has worked with many of the top performing artists including Taylor Swift and Keith Urban and many of the people he has worked with have gone on to have very successful careers and win awards such as Grammies. The Singing Success course gives you access to the knowledge and techniques used by top singers without having to pay the hefty price tag.
Singing Success has been designed for people who don’t have access or cannot afford to take lessons from a professional singing coach. This highly rated singing course is one of the best on the market and includes techniques and exercises that are normally only available to people who pay for professional lessons.
The Singing Success course is one of only a handful of good quality singing course available and one of the great features of this course is that the material is suitable for people of all ages and skill level. Manning has also designed the course to suit both male and female voices.
The course uses a multimedia approach when presenting the lessons and learning material with the course featuring audio and video lessons as well as a comprehensive work book. There are 12 audio CDs in total which contain the bulk of the course. The audio lessons cover a large range of musical concepts with examples and information to develop your skills and move you through the curriculum. The lessons are professionally presented with top quality audio which is essential for a course that relies heavily on audio lessons.
Apart from the audio lessons Singing Success also has a DVD Supplement which contains extra material as well as real life examples of the vocal methods and skills that are taught in the audio lessons. These video lessons are also professionally produced and are great to watch as you work through the lessons. The course also includes a comprehensive work book which is a great reference for tips and tricks when singing as well as covering topics as diverse as nutrition and vocal health.
Singing Success is available online as a download but it is recommended that you buy the full course which is the same price (plus postage) as you get the CD storage box and the glossy work book. For people who are looking for a good quality singing course, Singing Success maybe the perfect course for you.
For more information check the website www.singingsuccess.com
Singorama website www.singorama.com
The Singorama course has been developed by a team of singing and teaching professionals and is one of the more comprehensive singing courses on the market. Singorama is now available as version two and is one of the most popular singing courses available for download over the internet.
The course has been designed for beginners and those with an intermediate level of singing ability. The information and reference material for Singorama is excellent and the audio lessons are structured to move you through the skills and techniques as you become more confident. The course content is largely featured as audio lessons, as with many of the singing courses on the market, and this works well when paired with the work books that are also provided in the course.
The Singorama course is a multimedia learn to sing course that features audio lessons, eBooks and some great software extras. The audio lessons are the main part of the course and are organised by focusing on a particular topic. The course covers all types of topics such as performance anxiety, breathing techniques, harmonies and posture and each lesson is designed to build on the skills that you learn as you move through the course lessons. The audio CDs also have a few tracks that you can sing along to. These tracks are original Singorama songs and you can choose to sing with or without the recorded singer or with just the backing band.
Singorama also provides a great song writing course which is presented in a separate mini course with 2 additional eBooks that have over 130 pages of pointers and information. The addition of this song writing material is excellent for people who are interested in writing and performing their own compositions.
The Singorama course also offers a large amount of written content through the several eBooks that are included in the pack. The eBooks cover the various topics that are featured in the audio lessons and are divided into sections depending on your ability. One of the great features of this course is that the examples and audio files are referenced in the eBook so that you can play them with the click of the mouse.
As well as providing the audio lessons and eBooks, Singorama also features some great software extras such as a perfect pitch tool, mini recording studio, Jayde Musica Pro and a handy Metronome all at no extra cost. If you are looking for a comprehensive learn to sing course that covers all the skills needed by a beginner or intermediate student then Singorama may be the right course for you.
For more information check the website www.singorama.com