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Robert J. Lunte
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1 day 4 hours
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00 Welcome & Introduction

Episode 1

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00 Welcome & Introduction

Welcome and introduction for The Four Pillars of Singing! Do not forget to contact Robert Lunte to receive a link to download the PDF eBook of "The Four Pillars of Singing".

robert@thevocaliststudio.com

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01 Quick Start Guide

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01 Quick Start Guide

Watch the Quick Start Guide immediately after the introduction video. The Quick Start Guide video will help you to understand what the most important aspect of your TVS training will be, especially early on during the critical Foundation Building Routine stage. Do not skip this video presentation.

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03 TVS Methodology

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03 TVS Methodology

A significant aspect of what we can identify as the ‘TVS Methodology’ involves the calibration of the physiological, acoustic and psychological singing components required to produce a high performance phonation, into organized ‘packages’ and ‘sets’, groupings of technique details and exercises which address related material to achieve the prime directive skill sets for ‘bridging and connecting’.

These grouping components are further organized into sequential work flows during the practice of TVS to insure a high quality of execution. The names closely follow the core terminology of TVS pedagogy: The Onset Package, The Phonation Package, The Intrinsic Anchoring Set, and The Embouchure Set, etc. A TVS student will practice these until they become habit, so that your singing will balance them continuously and consistently for any kind of singing you want to do.

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04 What is Bridging & Connecting

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04 What is Bridging & Connecting

I want to establish early on in this book the importance of “bridging and connecting”, as it is pretty much the headline for 80% of your vocal training and performance career as a trained singer. The two words, used together is a term created at TVS, and is used as a metaphor for what we consider to be the two most fundamental needs, wants and desires by all singers, regardless of musical genre. All singers want to be able to “bridge and connect” whether they realize it or not. Bridging simply means to have the ability to train and sing through the vocal registers seamlessly without feeling constricted, getting pushy or blowing open the glottis and defaulting to Falsetto mode. Connecting roughly means, once you have seamlessly bridged the vocal break or passaggio without constricting, pushing or defaulting to Falsetto mode, the voice then continues to sound ‘belty’ or full, powerful and not windy in the head voice for the purpose of completing the illusion to the audience that your connected, twang-like phonations in your head voice are belts, when in fact, they are not.

In TVS training, you are going to become an expert at ‘bridging and connecting’. For your life, this may not be as important as paying the bills, keeping a roof over your head or going to school. But, if you want to sing, it is almost everything. Bridging and connecting is 80% the point of vocal training.

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04.1 Stop Hitting High Notes and Start Shifting Formants

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04.1 Stop Hitting High Notes and Start Shifting Formants

TheVocalistStudioStore.com. 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 singing. Mental programming involves how you use visualization to influence the acoustics of singing, which then then calibrates the physiology of great singing. In short, a chain reaction that starts with proper mental imagery, moves to tune the proper acoustics for singing, which in turn, configures the physiology required for a high performance phonation. 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. To learn more about "The Four Pillars of Singing", CLICK HERE: tinyurl.com/TVS-TheFourPillarsofSinging-DD

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05 The Embouchure

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05 The Embouchure

Embouchure is a French word that refers to one of the components in your phonation package that are visible from the outside, namely; the jaw, the teeth, the tongue and the lips, when referring to them as a combined set.

It is absolutely critical that you learn early in your training how to shape your embouchure. In particular, drop your jaw and lift or bite! No other phonation package component drives voice teachers crazier with frustration than when students across all countries, all cultures and languages, far too frequently fail to drop their jaws and lift/bite.

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06 Falsetto is NOT Your Head Voice

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06 Falsetto is NOT Your Head Voice

One of the biggest points of confusion in the world of singing technique is the erroneous belief that the terms "Falsetto" and "Head Voice" mean the same thing. Sadly, far too many voice teachers also refer to the head voice as "Falsetto" and in doing so, are contributing to the confusion for their students. Falsetto is a vocal mode, head voice is a ubiquitous and popular metaphor that is used often to describe the higher register for singing. As Robert Lunte explains in this very popular video, the problem is, if students of singing think that Falsetto vocal mode is the ONLY kind of sound they can make in the head voice, then they will never do the training required to develop vocal twang in the head voice which is required to sing with 'connectivity' in the head voice. That is to say, if you want to stop sounding weak and windy in the head voice, the solution is not to avoid the head voice register, but learn how to train vocal twang in the head voice. Because Falsetto is the vocal mode the body intuitively wants to produce in the head voice, people erroneously draw the conclusion that this is the only kind of sound they can make in the head voice and thus, avoid the head voice strength and coordination work that needs to be done. Learn more about vocal modes and how to make your head voice sound huge and 'boomy' with the TVS training program titled, "The Four Pillars of Singing".

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07 What Is Resonant Tracking

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07 What Is Resonant Tracking

These kinds of workouts are officially referred to as, semi-occluded phonations. They are popular with singing techniques and with voice therapists. Their purpose are three-fold:

1). They balance the sub-glottal and supra-glottal air pressure (above and below) the vocal folds and thus help the singer to create more efficient phonation.

2). They help the singer to get into a seamless passage through the vocal bridges (breaks), thus preparing the voice for good bridging.

3). They produce cricoid tilt, which is one of the main characteristics of the most important vocal mode and physiological configuration for singing, called....

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07.1 Onsets & Sirens

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07.1 Onsets & Sirens

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 is not what TVS is about. TVS training is about hunkering down and putting yourself right into the “hard stuff”. Sure, in “The Four Pillars of Singing” you have many radical vocalizes you can practice, truly a luxury not quite matched in the history of vocal training systems. I do expect you to master each of these vocalize, as each has a unique objective to help you build amazing strength and coordination in your voice. But, at the end of the day, those are only relevant if the foundation is solid. The core of your vocal strength and coordination begins with the onset and sirens.

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08 TVS Sign Language

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08 TVS Sign Language

When training private lessons with TVS students, I will use a sign language that is used to help illustrate and communicate the abstract concepts of bridging and connecting more clearly. This video is a primer on some of the signals used in the sign language.

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09 The Intrinsic Anchoring Set

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09 The Intrinsic Anchoring Set

Intrinsic Anchoring, in layman’s terms, involves the inside small muscles that need to be engaged/contracted in order to stabilize the laryngeal configuration needed for successful Passaggio bridging and connectivity in the head voice. This assumes that the desired result is a laryngeal configuration and formant that produces a full, “boomy” head voice tone quality above the Passaggio. In other words, Intrinsic Anchoring involves the set of muscles you must engage simultaneously to make your register bridging stable, and your head voice huge and amazing.

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10 Mixed Voice is Dead!

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10 Mixed Voice is Dead!

The term "mixed voice" creates confusion for thousands of singers around the world every day. It makes students think there is a mystery, 3rd register between chest voice and head voice, but this 'mystery 3rd register' does not exist. Students that train with the term 'mixed voice' in their routine have a high risk of getting all 'mixed' up and chasing registers or sensations that don't exist. Even worse, the majority of teachers that are using this term, can't explain what they mean by it either.

There is a resonant sensation that feels mixed, so the notion of a split formant or registration is real, but the term "mixed voice" is a source of a lot of confusion. At TVS we refer to the split formant and registration sensations when bridging the passaggio as "covering". Enjoy this lecture, it has proven to be a very popular lecture and stirred up some 'chatter' when it was first posted.

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10.1 Bridging Early VS Bridging Late

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10.1 Bridging Early VS Bridging Late

There seems to be some debate about the merits of bridging the vocal registers early vs bridging late. Referring to this issue in the context of time, "late" & "early" only tells a small part of the story. It in fact, misses the more important point and the critical information that students of singing really need to know and understand in order to get their heads around this concept once and for all and remove the confusion that is being created in the market place for singing technique services. It is now time to educate properly and inform students of singing what is really going on. The question that needs to be asked is, WHAT is late or what is early? Just the bridge? That makes no sense because the "bridge" is an abstract metaphor that doesn't really exist in reality, so let's talk about real science and facts. What is early or late is the engagement of the intrinsic musculature involved in maintaining a full, connected voice in the head voice, specifically, the TA muscles, interarytenoids and vocalis. So the issue really boils down to how much musculature you decide to engage or maintain through the vocal registers. If you engage more musculature through the vocal registers, you are bridging "late", if you are engaging less, you are bridging early.

Critical to lesson is the understanding that BOTH, register bridging with more musculature and less musculature are perfectly acceptable, favored and are only chosen as a matter of style and personal preference. Although there are other noteworthy voice coaches that would lead you to believe that you have to learn one or the other, at TVS, we insist that you understand and train to do both so that you can have more stylistic options and colors to use as a vocal artist. To Learn more about how to train BOTH early and late bridging techniques;

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11 The Most Difficult Notes

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11 The Most Difficult Notes

The most difficult notes to sing and to train are typically the low head tones in the vocal range. Generally, people tend to conclude that the higher the pitch, the more difficult it is to sing any particular note, but this has proven to not be the reality of the situation for anyone that trains vocal technique or sings professionally. The most difficult notes are the lowest head tones, the reason for this is it is difficult to coordinate the intrinsic anchoring musculature required to engage vocal twang to compress the vocal folds, dampen the larynx and balance this musculature with the respiratory system. Training your onsets and sirens and mastering your register bridging is the best way to eliminate problems around the low head voice region.

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12 Appoggio

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12 Appoggio

The term Appoggio comes from the Italian verb appoggiare, meaning 'to lean on', 'to be in contact with' or 'to support' - is a learned breathing technique that involves slowing down the ascent of the diaphragm for better breath management, resulting in the elongation of the breath cycle during singing. Appoggio and open throat techniques are critical to achieving a great vocal performance, it offer compelling arguments for efficiency, freedom and power in singing.

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13 The Vibratory Mechanism

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13 The Vibratory Mechanism

Having made a defense for the ubiquitous benefits of the ‘chest/head’ metaphor, one thing that it is not, is it is not good science. Therefore, at TVS we embrace another, more scientific set of definitions for vocal registration that enable our discussions to include the closer reality of what is really happening in and around the laryngeal region at a physiological level. This system is known as the “Vibratory Mechanism” definitions of vocal registration.

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14 The Vibratory Mechanism & The Respiratory System Balance

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14 The Vibratory Mechanism & The Respiratory System Balance

There are two major sources of support in the body when singing. The Vibratory Mechanism, or otherwise referring to the laryngeal region and the intrinsic musculature in and around the larynx involved in singing and the respiratory system which provide energy to support the phonation at the sub-glottal level or below the vocal folds.

The higher we sing in frequency, the more the body wants to intuitively contract the "twanger" or quack harder into the the phonation. This response is very common for all singers. However, there is a big problem with supporting the phonation with only the musculature of the vibratory mechanism;

1). It is fatiguing and pulls on the constrictors, resulting in physical discomfort.
2). It makes singers sound too "quacky" like a duck, which sounds awful.

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15 Buzzing & Octave Sirens

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15 Buzzing & Octave Sirens

To “singercize” is to do vocalize and workouts outside of your regularly scheduled vocal training sessions with the purpose of reinforcing your muscle memory and techniques. When you are working on slow and controlled sirens sitting in traffic or in the shower, you are “singercizing”. When we singercize we don’t have the benefit of a perfect environment, but we typically have time on our hands to still put the body into motion to reinforce the techniques you are trying to work into your muscle memory. Some of the best things you can singercize are;

1). Resonant tracking, "Buzzing", on the three nasal consonants; /m/, /n/, /ng/
2). Onsets and Sirens.
3). Work on the "lift up / pull back" technique.
3). Practicing the 7 TVS Specialized Onsets and their work flows.
4). Practice dampening the larynx and tuning your formant with quack & release onsets.

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16 The 6 TVS Specialized Onsets

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16 The 6 TVS Specialized Onsets

An earlier version of the TVS Specialized Onsets before the addition of the Dampen & Release onset. Enjoy this earlier version and view the newer version titled, "The 7 Specialized Onsets". The TVS Specialized onsets are one of the most important ideas that define TVS Methodology, it is critical that you understand these specialized onsets and practice them early on as part of your Foundation Building Routine.

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17 The 7 TVS Specialized Onsets

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17 The 7 TVS Specialized Onsets

The specialized onsets are used to help students trouble-shoot problems and build strength and coordination that is difficult to train, unless you can isolate the physiology into exotic movements. The 7 TVS specialized onsets not only help the head voice, but build amazing coordination and strength throughout the entire spectrum of a student’s vocal range. Probably one of the top three ideas that are truly unique with the TVS method, mastering these specialized onsets will radically accelerate your training progress.

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18 Lift Up Pull Back

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18 Lift Up Pull Back

Lift up / Pull Back has been a very popular technique with TVS for years. It is a simple technique that teaches the body how to shut down constriction when bridging the registers, engage the head voice and begin to build a smooth bridge between the chest voice and the head voice.

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19 Breathing Exercises

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19 Breathing Exercises

These exercises should be practiced at least 3-4 times a week. The objective is to strengthen the diaphragm and abdomen so that responsive inhalation and exhalation can be developed as well as building the muscle memory for the kind of respiration you need to support your singing.

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20 The TVS Onset Package

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20 The TVS Onset Package

The TVS Onset package is a term that is used to describe the sum total of all the trained singers’ technical components which are required at the beginning of a phonation to ensure a high performance phonation for singing. When all the components are activated with balance, in the beginning, it becomes the “onset package”.

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21 The TVS Vocal Modes

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21 The TVS Vocal Modes

TVS identifies eight ‘physical modes’. A TVS physical mode is one of eight modes that are specifically characterized by their physical attributes. These physical attributes, once fully understood and the ability to produce and identify them has been trained, a TVS student can use their knowledge of physical modes to become more efficient in their training and practice routine.

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22 Developing Twang Compression

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22 Developing Twang Compression

Twang mode is one of the most important concepts and skill sets any singer must master to become an amazing vocalist. The universe of singing, all genres, all styles, every great note that has ever been sung, apart from windy phonation, has twang properties. Few topics in this entire training system could be more important than the understanding of and ability to twang. Twang reigns high on the list of priorities to concern yourself with, it is second only to the ability to bridge registers and the commitment to practice. Your ability to twang and become a master at it will make or break your success as a vocalist. It’s that important.

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23 Stop Hearing Start Listening

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23 Stop Hearing Start Listening

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24 Extrinsic Anchoring

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24 Extrinsic Anchoring

Extrinsic anchoring is the use of extrinsic muscles to help support the singing voice.

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25 The Two Tongue Positions

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25 The Two Tongue Positions

There are two recommended tongue positions taught in TVS. The Leveraged tongue position and the open throat tongue position. Both have unique advantages.

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26 Vowel Modification 1

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26 Vowel Modification 1

Vowel modification is one of the most important concepts to grasp and master in singing technique. The ability to bridge the registers and maintain your physical configuration when singing high notes is largely predicated on what acoustic modes the singer is choosing to tune to. Vowels are used to maintain an optimal tuning of the formant, without a tuned formant, the voice will break and the sound color will not be powerful or pleasant to listen to. This lecture discusses how vowel modification is used in training and then applied to the coaching and preparation of songs.

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27 Vowel Modification 2

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27 Vowel Modification 2

There are three primary reasons why understanding how to use vowels in your vocal training is important;

1. Vowel modification is one of the key components to keeping the resonant energy optimized and tuned in the formant, which is critical to properly bridging the registers.

2. Vowel modification is a key to tuning the harmonic color of your voice to a beautiful and powerful aesthetic. Failure to train your ear to tune to the harmonic colors that are best for singing, will keep you sounding like an amateur.

3. When singing, vowel modification is used to remove the constriction caused by narrow vowels and enables the formant to continue to be tuned and therefore, enables singing through the bridge with the added benefit of a beautiful aesthetic.

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28 Consonant Modification

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28 Consonant Modification

In the world of phonetics, consonants are also an important variable to consider when analyzing human phonation, linguistics and singing. Like vowels, there are some consonants that are singer friendly and some consonants that are not singer friendly.

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29 Dampening the Larynx and Tuning the Vocal Tract

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29 Dampening the Larynx and Tuning the Vocal Tract

Learning to coordinate your intrinsic anchoring, which includes larynx dampening, is the path to ending a singer’s struggle with sounding to quaky or engaging falsetto vocal mode when singing in the head voice.

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30 Overlay Distortion

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30 Overlay Distortion

The TVS “Overlay’ distortion might be the most intuitive form of distortion to produce, and fortunately, is the most versatile.

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31 Extreme Scream Distortion

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31 Extreme Scream Distortion

Extreme scream distortion is exactly what the term implies; it creates more noise than an overlay, and is the signature distortion sound often used in death metal vocal sounds.

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32 TVS Microphone Grips

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32 TVS Microphone Grips

The two TVS microphone grips, "The Rack" and "The Cradle" grips.

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33 Final Thoughts

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33 Final Thoughts

Be sure to take private lessons with Robert Lunte to insure that you are getting off to a great start. Three to six private lessons with Robert Lunte will make a huge difference in your success. The Four Pillars of Singing is a great product that can take you a long way, but a private lesson with Robert will insure that you are training the concepts and workouts properly and not training mistakes. Click here for more information regarding private internet lessons with Maestro Robert Lunte.

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34 The TVS Warm Up & Foundation Building Routine

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34 The TVS Warm Up & Foundation Building Routine

The TVS Warm Up & Foundation Building Routine is the cornerstone to the beginning TVS student's training. This routine is what will fundamentally transform your laryngeal physiology from the limitations of speech mode, to the high performance beauty and power of a trained vocal instrument for singing. The first big milestone in your TVS training experience, will be to master this routine and all that is teaches.

Beyond this routine you can explore more content inside 'The Four Pillars of Singing" and really take your singing to new, exciting levels of achievement. If you cut corners on this routine, problems will plague you in your experience with training singing technique. Don't cut corners and master this routine because once you have built the raw muscular strength and coordination that comes from mastering this routine, vocal training and indeed singing, starts becoming fun beyond your imagination.

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track

The key semi-occluded phonation used to balance the supra-glottal and sub-glottal respiration pressure to insure an efficient phonation. Resonant tracking also engages vocal twang by tilting the cricoid, a favorable position for singing and known to be great for your vocal health.

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track Guide

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track G

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track C

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00 Establishing The Resonant Track C

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01 Track & Release Guide

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01 Track & Release Guide

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01 Track & Release C

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01 Track & Release G

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens

The melodic 5th sirens are core to The Foundation Building Routine and whether or not you are a beginner or an advanced student of TVS, the melodic 5th sirens will always be one of your most important workouts to rely on for calibrating and tuning your phonation package. Additionally, no other vocalize can train command and control over register bridging then sirens. Unlike the octave siren, the melodic 5th siren's smaller interval offers the best detail work in the entire program.

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens Guide

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens Guide

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens C

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens C

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens G

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02 Onsets & Melodic 5th Sirens G

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03 Onsets & Octave Sirens

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03 Onsets & Octave Sirens

One of the two mission critical sirens that make up the Foundation Building Routine, onsets and octave sirens is the core workout in all your training. No other workouts will stand by your side as your staple warm up and bridging workout as well as formant tuning. The siren forces students to maintain all the balance, calibrations and tunings crafted at the onset and put those refined technical components on the move with sirens. This is great mastery of coordination and muscle memory as the singer pushes the phonation package through the chaos of frequency changes. Nothing can develop a stronger muscle memory for great power and bridging then sirens.

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04 Diaphragm & Vibrato Development

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04 Diaphragm & Vibrato Development

A workout designed to build the strength and coordination for strong, powerful respiration in your singing. This workout builds the strength of the diaphragm and the obliques. This is also a great exercise for developing diaphragmatic vibrato.

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05 Bridging & Connecting 1

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05 Bridging & Connecting 1

The first and most basic workout, but don't let that fool you, this workout can really grab you if your not careful.

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06 Articulation 1

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06 Articulation 1

The first workout that forces the student to begin articulating text. Here you begin to work on consonant and vowel modifications. In particular, modifying from "ee" to "eh". See the vowel and consonant modification tables in your copy of The Four Pillars of Singing.

VIEW THIS VIDEO AND READ THE E-BOOK, "THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING" FOR MORE DETAILS.

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07 Bridging & Connecting 2A

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07 Bridging & Connecting 2A

The bridging and connecting workout set is one of the most important set of vocalize offered on "The Four Pillars of Singing". This workout is unique because it has three variants. This is the original Maestro David Kyle version that many singers have trained for over 30 years. Probably one of the top 10 workouts on the entire system, the B&C2 series will push your level of coordination forward. Likely through this workout, you will achieve new levels of coordination with vowel modifications, bridging and achieving deep resonant placements.

VIEW THIS VIDEO AND READ THE E-BOOK, "THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING" FOR MORE DETAILS.

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08 Bridging & Connecting 2B

Bridging and connecting 2b is a great exercise to further work on calibrating and tuning your highest notes. The sustained note at the top of the workout, should be calibrated and tuned for vocal fold compression, formant tuning, larynx dampening, vibrato and vowel.

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09 Bridging & Connecting 2C

Bridging and connecting 2C is an excellent workout to coordinate wind and release onsets and work on your respiration. I recommend that you execute track & release and dampen & release on the first onsets and wind & release on the second onset.

VIEW THIS VIDEO AND READ THE E-BOOK, "THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING" FOR MORE DETAILS.

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10 Bridging & Connecting 3 (Minor Key)

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10 Bridging & Connecting 3 (Minor Key)

The first workout that introduces the minor key.

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11 Articulation 2

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11 Articulation 2

Articulation is the best vocal workout to prepare students for learning how to modify vowels in lyrics for singing. In particular, articulation #2 does a great job of offering several opportunities to modify the closed vowel, "Ee". See the vowel modification table in your copy of "The Four Pillars of Singing".

VIEW THIS VIDEO AND READ THE E-BOOK, "THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING" FOR MORE DETAILS.

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12 Bridging & Connecting with Calibrations 1

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12 Bridging & Connecting with Calibrations 1

Bridging and connecting with Calibrations 1 is not an easy workout. Make sure you pay special care to the intonation and know that this workout can be executed in one breath, or you can take a second breath and releasing a second wind & release onset before the last interval. This is a great sequence for this workout.

VIEW THIS VIDEO AND READ THE E-BOOK, "THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING" FOR MORE DETAILS.

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13 Bridging & Connecting with Calibrations 2

Bridging and Connecting with Calibrations 2 features a series of intervals that can be very difficult to maintain good intonation. Again, make sure that your intonation is accurate on this workout and try modifying the vowel on the top interval. Ideally, this workout is best when executed in one breath, but feel free to take a second breath at the end of the top note, followed by a wind & release onset or track & release onset.

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13 Bridging & Connecting with Calibrations 2 Guide

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14 Octave Sweeps 1

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14 Octave Sweeps 1

Octave sweeps is simply a fast octave siren. Speeding up bridging maneuvers like this can sometimes build great coordination and strength from the shear inertia harnessed from the more aggressive movement. Be careful on the intonation as you descend from the top, this can be pitchy sometimes if your not listening closely. "Sweep deep", place your phonation package into deep, heady positions.

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15 Octave Sweeps 2

The same as octave sweeps 1, however you will sustain the top note and use that sustain to calibrate and tune your phonation. Listen to the sound color on the top note, make minor adjustments to your larynx, tongue, embouchure, respiration and vowel to tune your formant to the most balanced and beautiful sound you can create.

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16 The Nine Note Run

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16 The Nine Note Run

This run is another traditional Maestro David Kyle workout. Great for working on fluid vowel modifications through the passaggio and it is also a great cool down as well at the end of your training sessions.

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16 The Nine Note Run Guide

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17 The Hero

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17 The Hero

The Hero is a traditional Maestro David Kyle workout. Stay true to light mass phonations with deep placements. Also, consider modifying the "ee" in this workout to "mer-Eh".

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17 The Hero Guide

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18 Twang Contractions & Calibrations 1

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18 Twang Contractions & Calibrations 1

This is a very interesting workout. The voice sweeps an octave and then intervals up one half step. I find that this half step movement is great for vowel modifications. On the top chromatic movement, modify your vowel and instead of pushing the half step, set it deeper into your resonant placement.

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19 Twang Contractions & Calibrations 2

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19 Twang Contractions & Calibrations 2

Twang contractions & calibrations 2 is another aggressive registration workout, be sure to work on your vowel modifications.

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19 Twang Contractions & Calibrations 2 Guide

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20 The Tormentor

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20 The Tormentor

The Tormentor is great for training your Appoggio and respiration techniques. Work to maintain an even and consistent respiration through the entire workout. Feel your obliques pushing down and out and the twanger relax as you increase subl-glottal respiration pressure.

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20 The Tormentor Guide

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21 The Tower of Power

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21 The Tower of Power

The Tower of Power is great for working on intonation and calibrating and tuning because it moves slowly with small intervals. Use this workout to further tune to the "dampened harmonic", F1/H2.

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21 The Tower of Power Guide

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22 Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind

I don't know how exactly, but it dawned on me one day that the alien melody used in the famous academy award winning film, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", might be an interesting vocal workout. Why not? We discover that the workout offers a tricking descending interval which helps with ear training for lower interval movements, and its fun.

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22 Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Guide

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23 Extreme Scream Pitch Training ESP

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23 Extreme Scream Pitch Training ESP

Extreme Scream Pitch Training is one of the most interesting vocal workouts that originated in the studio of the late Maestro David Kyle. The vocal workouts features a very light, wind and release onset that is used to establish excellent, very deep and light, head register placements. Provided that the student maintain a light mass on the aspirate onsets, this vocalize has the potential to really open up your 5th octave and flageolet screams.

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24 TVS Solfege

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24 TVS Solfege

Arguably the most iconic, traditional vocal workout is Solfege. Solfege does a great job of working many of the vowels you will need for singing. Expect the TVS Solfege to challenge your reserves of respiration to support these long sustained lines.

The workout typically trains as follows;

"doh - reh - mi - fah - soh - lah - (t)si - doh"

Be sure to modify the consonants on "Fah" & "Ti", this video will teach you how to modify out of the plosive nature of consonants /F/ & /T/. These consonants are modified as follows:

/F/ - unvoiced plosive < modifies to > /F/ voiced fricative.
/T/ - voiced plosive < modifies to > /S/ unvoiced fricative.

Modifying these vowels will result in better register bridging, less engagement of the constrictors, and light mass phonations that are balanced for performances and singing.

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25 Endurance Strengthening

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25 Endurance Strengthening

Endurance strengthening is a workout that is primarily about Appoggio vocal techniques. Building great extrinsic strength and coordination is the focus when building a powerful and responsive respiratory system for singing. The primary muscles that need to be coordinated and strengthened are the lower obliges, diaphragm and other important muscles. Think of your exhales as if they are a billow, that supports ad steady and consistent volume of respiratory pressure and volume. Balancing the sub-glottal reparatory pressure against the compression of the vocal folds in a high performance, twang configuration, is the end game. Singers need to be able to throttle the compression of the vocal folds and sustain great respiratory support. The four success factors in Training Appoggio are listed in the ebook, "The Four Pillars of Singing".

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25 Endurance Strengthening Guide

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25 Endurance Strengthening C

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26 Pentatonic One

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26 Pentatonic One

The Pentatonic one workout is the first of six original pentatonic blues workouts in "The Four Pillars of Singing" training system. It is important that students of singing train vocal workouts in keys and harmonic modes that are not in the major key. There is far too much vocal training done in the major key, a bit more in minor keys, but branching out to pentatonic blues workouts is a rarity. Training these pentatonic blues workouts will teach your ear to hear the minor third, which can be tricky until you tune your ear.

One tip regarding singing minor and blues scales, when ascending, the tendency for all singers is to sing sharp. When descending minor and blues scales, the tendency is to sing flat. In both cases, the singer over shoots the pitch. Think of the tricky minor third interval as a smaller interval. A simple auditory image in your imagination is enough to sing the minor third accurately. Blues scales seem to be a bit more fun as well, breaking out of major scales, the singer begins to feel and hear more profound tension in the intervals and therefore, stronger resolutions which is where most every good melody will end.

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27 Pentatonic Run

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27 Pentatonic Run

A "run" is a melodic scale that typically moves fast with smaller intervals. There are two 'runs' in The Four Pillars of Singing, "Nine Note Run" and the "Pentatonic Run". Runs are great for working on throat shaping vowel modifications. Throat shaping is discussed in detail in the ebook, but essentially, throat shaping vowels is the practice of minimizing the lower jaw line in the formation of vowels for the purpose of forming all vowels and vowel modifications more efficiently with a predominant use of the tongue and larynx manipulations. To get the most out of these runs, make sure that you experiment with the different vowel modifications indicate in the TVS Training Routine in your ebook.

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28 Pentatonic Call & Response

The Pentatonic call and response is a workout that provides a typical melodic, "call and response". A "call and response" usually means that the first melodic phrase resolves on a deceptive cadence, or any note other then the root of the key or "doh" in relation to solfege. This creates harmonic tension in the melody that needs to be "resolved".

The following phrase resolves to the most stable note in the scale, the root or "doh" or "one". This resolution of the previous melodies deceptive cadence produces an inherent feeling of tension release, resolution or comfort from harmonic tension. In a sense, the 'foreplay' of melody in music, followed by the climax or resolution.

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28 Pentatonic Call & Response C

Episode 151

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28 Pentatonic Call & Response G

Episode 152

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29 Pentatonic The Staley

Episode 153

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29 Pentatonic The Staley

"The Staley" is a continuation of the pentatonic minor series of workouts. This workout is named in honor of Layne Staley, the former vocalist for "Alice in Chains". Layne Staley had a great ear for blue notes. Like all the pentatonic blues workouts in "The Four Pillars of Singing", "The Staley" requires that you really pay close attention to the minor third. Given that this workout stops at the top and then turns around with a 2nd onset from the top down, it is great for practicing dampen & release onsets, wind & release onsets and vocal distortion at the onsets. Regarding the second, top down onset, cue into the onset early so that you can grab the scale as it passes through to the descending pattern. In other words, do not try to anticipate the cue of the top down onset, its too tricky and will just trip you up for no apparent value.

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29 Pentatonic The Staley Guide

Episode 154

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29 Pentatonic The Staley C

Episode 155

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29 Pentatonic The Staley G

Episode 156

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04:24
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30 Pentatonic Swinger

Episode 157

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30 Pentatonic Swinger

The pentatonic swinger is one of the most powerful workouts in the entire training system, "The Four Pillars of Singing". I have tried to figure out why so many students get such monumental gains when training this workout and I think it has something to do with the onsets. Absolutely great for practicing dampen & release onsets and wind & release onsets. In regards to this workout and indeed, all the pentatonic and groove workouts, the student of singing can take melodic liberties and search for an alternative melodic pattern to train. I encourage you to find your own melodic movements, you are not required to always sing the melody I present in these demonstrations, after you have mastered the workout with proficiency.

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30 Pentatonic The Swinger Guide

Episode 158

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30 Pentatonic The Swinger C

Episode 159

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09:58
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30 Pentatonic The Swinger G

Episode 160

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08:18
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31 Pentatonic Teaser

Episode 161

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31 Pentatonic Teaser

The last in the pentatonic minor series of workouts. These slow intervals are great for careful harmonic and sound color tuning.

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31 Pentatonic Teaser Guide

Episode 162

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31 Pentatonic Teaser C

Episode 163

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31 Pentatonic Teaser G

Episode 164

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32 Groove Improvisation 1 in G

Episode 165

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32 Groove Improvisation 1 in G

Groove Improvisation 1 is in the key of G. This is a fairly straight forward 12-bar blues jam with a whole band in accompaniment. At this point in the vocal training system, feel free to find your own melodic choices when improving over this blues jam. Use all the techniques you have learned up to this point. Modify your vowels and vocal modes to learn how to sing overdrive and curbing vowels in any pattern.

While it is not necessarily improvisation, follow the instruction in this video initially to train your ear to hear all the available notes you can use. Scale in a linear fashion up and down, then followed by triplets in both directions and finally playing with sustaining individual notes to feel how each note creates a unique harmonic tension in the key. Beyond this three step practice formula, begin working on breaking out of those patterns and trying your skills a improvising your own melodic ideas.

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32 Groove Improvisation 1 in G

Episode 166

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33 Groove Improvisation 2 in B

Episode 167

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33 Groove Improvisation 2 in B

Groove Improvisation 2 in B, is the same as the groove improvisation in G, but this jam is in the key of B.

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33 Groove Improvisation 2 in B

Episode 168

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34 Groove The Rock Ballad

Episode 169

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34 Groove The Rock Ballad

Groove Rock Ballad will teach you a lesson about light mass singing. There is no way you can succeed at this difficult workout singing in a light mass configuration. Remember to "sing deep", feel the resonant energy low and in the back of the head, placed in a "covered" position. Curbing vowels, "O", "Uh" & "i" may prove be advantageous on this workout at the top notes or IPA "Ae" (fat cat). Regardless, all vowels should be trained on this workout and all should remain in a 'floaty' configuration with strong sub-glottal respiration pressure.

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34 Groove The Rock Ballad Guide

Episode 170

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34 Groove The Rock Ballad C

Episode 171

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34 Groove The Rock Ballad G

Episode 172

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35 Groove Anthem of Reverie

Episode 173

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35 Groove Anthem of Reverie

The Anthem of Reverie is possibly the most beautiful vocal workout in the entire training system, "The Four Pillars of Singing". The top note that sustains should have a very "heroic" interpretation. From a technical perspective, you can modify into different acoustic mode vowels on the heroic note. Like "The Rock Ballad", this workout must remain very deep in the resonant placement and mass should be light. If you don't keep the mass light, it will constrict you. This is a very challenging workout, but extremely rewarding and beautiful to sing and feel as you begin to master it.

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35 Groove Anthem of Reverie Guide

Episode 174

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35 Groove Anthem of Reverie C

Episode 175

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35 Groove Anthem of Reverie G

Episode 176

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36 Groove Piano Man

Episode 177

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36 Groove Piano Man

The Piano man has a nice jazz voicing. Play with it, have fun with it, do what you may with this fun workout. The mission doesn't change; bridging and connecting, modifying acoustic mode vowels, managing phonation mass to the lighter side and feeling an interpretation. Coordinate a new high performance attractor state for singing beautiful and powerful.

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36 Groove Piano Man Guide

Episode 178

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36 Groove Piano Man C

Episode 179

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36 Groove Piano Man G

Episode 180

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37 Groove Hans Bendy Jazz Voicing

Episode 181

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37 Groove Hans Bendy Jazz Voicing

A vocal workout that is dedicated to Hans Bremer, who helped me to create and record all the vocal workouts in "The Four Pillars of singing".

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37 Groove Hans Bendy Jazz Voicing Guide

Episode 182

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37 Groove Hans Bendy Jazz Voicing C

Episode 183

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37 Groove Hans Bendy Jazz Voicing G

Episode 184

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38 Groove Finding the Not So Obvious Note

Episode 185

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38 Groove Finding the Not So Obvious Note

Finding the not so obvious note, another jazz voiced workout, enjoy!

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38 Groove Finding the Not So Obvious Note Guide

Episode 186

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38 Groove Finding the Not So Obvious Note C

Episode 187

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38 Groove Finding the Not So Obvious Note G

Episode 188

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TVS Movie Documentary European Master Class Tour 2009

Episode 189

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TVS Movie Documentary European Master Class Tour 2009

A documentary of the TVS "Training Vocal Athletes" Masterclass tour of Summer, 2009. The TVS Masterclass Tours have been popular since 2005. Students of singing from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Greece have all had an opportunity to enjoy the TVS Masterclass from Robert Lunte.

The tours are sponsored by the TVS Certified Instructor team of talented voice teachers, RODE Microphones and TC-Helicon. ENJOY!

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TVS Movie Documentary European Master Class Tour 2011

Episode 190

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TVS Movie Documentary European Master Class Tour 2011

A documentary of the TVS "Training Vocal Athletes" Masterclass tour of Spring, 2011. The TVS Masterclass Tours have been popular since 2005. Students of singing from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Greece have all had an opportunity to enjoy the TVS Masterclass from Robert Lunte.

The tours are sponsored by the TVS Certified Instructor team of talented voice teachers, RODE Microphones and TC-Helicon. ENJOY!

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39 Legal Disclaimer & Digital Millennium Copyright Act Protection

Episode 191

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39 Legal Disclaimer & Digital Millennium Copyright Act Protection

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Instruction and opinions herein are not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional. The Vocalist Studio shall not be liable for any complications, injuries, loss, or other medical problems arising from, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon any information in the training system, "The Four Pillars of Singing: Definitive Techniques for the Modern Vocalist". Information provided is for informational purposes only. Every effort was made to provide information that is correct and constitutes healthy and safe vocal technique and practice; however, no warranty is offered as to its accuracy or completeness.

USE GOOD JUDGMENT

Vocal training is an athletic endeavor and you must always warm-up before you begin to train and sing. Some modern styles can challenge the performance envelope for the modern vocalist, therefore you must build physical strength and coordination to produce these modern vocal sounds properly to prevent injury and remain healthy. Never, under any circumstances, sing by "pushing" or forcing your body to do things it is resisting. Gripping, tightness, constriction, and all forms of tension must be prevented at all times. If you are experiencing any results that are anything other than complete freedom from tension and gripping, then you’re not executing these techniques properly and you are not using your voice in a healthy way and should stop immediately. Singing with distortion can be dangerous if you are not trained properly on the techniques to do it in a healthier way, you can injure yourself.

If you are susceptible to throat injury, have a history of throat illness, smoke, or have not been approved by your doctor to train modern vocal techniques, you should consult a medical professional prior to working out with The Vocalist Studio training.

By participating in The Vocalist Studio program, you agree that there are inherent risks in vocal training and singing aggressively. The Vocalist Studio is not responsible for your occupational hazard and your choice to sing. If you ever feel pain, tension or gripping at any time before, during, or after singing, DO NOT CONTINUE TO SING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. If pain persists, see a medical professional.

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All content within “The Four Pillars of Singing” is protected by International copyright law. All content is protected and monitored by the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). It is a crime to produce and disseminate technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent digital rights management (DRM). The DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the internet. That means, please do not upload “Pillars” content to torrents and file sharing platforms or the perpetrator will be prosecuted with International jurisdiction.

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