Our voices were made to sing! Your voice is capable to do all that you have ever dared to dream of or imagine and if you haven't been able to wield it as you wish, it's only because you don't know or may have forgotten how.
Unlock Your Voice™ is the perfect guide to help you tap into your natural ability to sing. It also unravels the secrets behind some of the amazing sounds that our favourite singers often make.
This is a course suitable for absolute beginners and advanced singers. For those who are new to singing and have a genuine passion for singing, this will be delightful way to discover their voices and get into the habit of healthy, powerful and impactful singing. For experienced singers, this course can help expand the flexibility, dexterity and diversity of their sound, help them have a better control of their voices and develop a distinct sound or style of singing. With or without prior Vocal Training, this course is suitable for singers who feel hey have hit a break wall in singing and would like to take their voices to a whole new level.
Get a good overview on how the voice works and how to build a strong foundation (physical & vocal warm-ups, posture & breath control) for your voice to work as an effective musical instrument. Thereafter, learn how to get best out of your God-given amplifiers and build a stronger breath support. From there, you can move on to learning how to access the REAL vocal range that you have by learning how to use all your Vocal Registers.
Because singing isn't just about having a wide vocal range, but being able to use all of that Vocal Range well, this course will then walk you through on what you can do to strengthen your Vocal Connection or Mix (have a connected sound throughout your vocal range) by engaging in the correct Vocal Gears™ while singing.
Janice Yap's Vocal Gears allows a singer to uncover his/her ability to sing in various styles and sound qualities - giving the singer more options to sing and sound however he/she wants and the ability to sing in various music genres. The gears will not only help singers achieve greater range with power (belt high notes or develop a stronger sounding chest voice or mix) but also in achieving all sorts of sounds; e.g. ethereal/light/smoky, heavy & robust, clear tones, edgy/metallic and piercingly loud, making it possible for singers to create their own distinct sound and style of singing.
The ability to control and change Vocal Gears is important to help a singer drive his/her voice well when singing. As such, a segment of this course is dedicated to train singers in mixing their Vocal Gears. This is so that singers will then have the ability to deliver a song with more emotion and dynamics in their voices, and ultimately have more freedom in making a song their own.
Because singing powerfully on very high and low notes are common vocal challenges, a segment of this course that is dedicated to strengthening a singer's Head Voice & Chest Voice - this again can help expand a singer's vocal range and increase his/her vocal options in singing. But that's not all, at the end of the course, there will be a comprehensive troubleshooting segment to address the common vocal challenges and concerns that singers have when working on improving their voices.
Students are encouraged to take this course at their own pace, and aim to accomplish what goals they need to accomplish for every lesson before moving to the next. Immediate results are usually evident in a singer's voice when techniques taught are applied. However, the consistency in the delivery of these results in singing will vary from one student to another, depending on their own commitment to practise the techniques learnt over time.
Tests, notes, graphics & audio tracks are provided along side the videos in this course to facilitate your learning.
Sing like the greatest singers do, but in your own voice!
Unlock your natural ability to sing; belt out high notes easily, sing freely without any strain or vocal cracks across a wide vocal range, sing with great vocal projection and breath control, and develop your own unique sound.
Get behind the vocal techniques your favourite singers have been using to get that sound that you like - learn and apply it to your own voice!
Get into the habit of singing healthily, eventually making singing as easy as speaking.
Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for both newbies and experienced singers.
This course is perfect for students who want to increase the capacity, flexibility and diversity of their voices - students who want to unlock the full spectrum of their vocal potential to develop their own unique sound and style of singing.
What will students need to know or do before starting this course?
A room or space to practise in. We'll be making some crazy sounds!
A mirror, at some point. You'll understand why when that moment comes.
Commitment to practise all of the vocal exercises as often as you can.
Author of Unlock Your Voice™ - The Secrets to Singing, Janice Yap is an avid user of the voice herself, with experience in Performing Arts, Theatre, Radio Announcing, TV Presenting, Music Recording & Performance & Emceeing. Her work in the industry has won her recognition from her peers and the public, with awards for Best Solo Performance (Vocals) and Best Composition. Janice believes in discovering and maximising one's vocal potential as the key to fully expressing one's self and identity - be it at work, home or play
Through her own journey of vocal discovery, Janice has explored various methods of singing and vocal projection. Her findings and experiences have resulted in the development of a way of using the voice that not only focuses on developing or learning new skills in singing, but in undoing habits that inhibit one from unlocking their true vocal potential. Her unique approach in vocal training, which focuses on tapping into everyone's innate ability to sing, has helped her students achieve remarkable results in unimaginably short periods of time, despite their age, background and experiences.
Janice Yap is the principal trainer of the Unlock Your Voice™ Vocal Technique and currently the Head Vocal Coach of Life Academy.