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SOULFUL SINGING VOCAL EXERCISES ePackage Manual Version ****SAMPLE****

Author Patrick Jean-Paul-Denis

© Copyright 2007 Patrick Jean-Paul-Denis ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form whatsoever, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any informational storage or retrieval system without expressed written, dated and signed permission from the author.

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Contents

1. Meet The Author ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 2. Introduction ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3. Why I Wrote This Manual -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4. The Truth About Singing And Vocal Information -------------------------------------------------------7 8 9

5. An Introduction To The Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Singing Style And Sound ----------- 11 6. The Spiritual Connection ­ A Gift From The Creator -------------------------------------------------- 14 7. The Blues Sound ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 8. The Blues Form -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 9. Musical Principles ­ Major Scale ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 10. Musical Principles ­ Blues Scale --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 11. Musical Principles ­ Major Pentatonic Scale ------------------------------------------------------------ 20 12. Conclusion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21 13. Final Thoughts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 14. Keyboard/Scale Summary ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 15. Audio Section --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 16. Bonus Reports -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 How To Identify Your Comfortable Singing Range What Category Does Your Voice Fall Into Your Two Basic Voices: Natural And Falsetto Voice 3 Reasons Why Your Singing Sounds Better In Your Bedroom 10 Top Tips To Overcome Stage Fright Turning What People Say Into Positives 27 Essential Tips For Your Demo 17. Sheets For Notes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45

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Meet The Author

Patrick Jean-Paul-Denis is essentially an entrepreneur with various business interests, the core of which is in the areas of information publishing, internet marketing, personal development, confidence building, self-improvement and life coaching. He is also a powerful, inspirational motivational speaker, an author and consults with entrepreneurs, artists, small and medium sized business owners, private and public organisations, also anyone else seriously interested in peak performance. In his own electric, 'cool', motivational and humorous style he is able to simplify otherwise confusing concepts into bite size chunks to share tips, suggestions and ideas for development, promotion and marketing, enabling his audience to become the very best they can be. He is the founder and owner of the www.ArtistSuccessCoaching.com organisation and various website affiliations. Patrick has many years experience in coaching, training, mentoring and consulting inside and outside of the music and entertainment industries, as well as within public and private organisations. In addition he has a wealth of experience working with professionals in studios and on stage including being a solo recording artist and songwriter himself. His debut single "Special Love" earned him a much respected and coveted MOBO award nomination. He has a passion for helping people who are talented but unable to fully express themselves because of a lack in confidence, minimum self-belief, low self-esteem, erroneous thinking habits, negative influences and suspect role models. His tried, tested, proven methods, strategies and techniques pulls no punches and aims at working with each individual from the inside out, enabling them to realize the power, beauty and confidence they have waiting to come out ... Producing fast results! Patrick recognises the value of delivering equal opportunities regardless of age, race, culture, gender, academic ability, physical capability or class.

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Introduction

Congratulations and welcome to the start of a brand new journey in your quest to becoming the best singer or vocalist you can be. What you're reading will probably be quite different to any other manual you've read in the past in terms of style, approach, presentation, simplicity and content... But I can assure you it will provide you with exactly what you need to know, nothing more, nothing less. This ePackage is part of a series to help serious artists like yourself achieve your personal goals, dreams and ambitions of performing on stage or in the studio at a professional level and getting rewarded financially for your efforts. If you say the money is not important and you just simply want to sing for the love of it... That's great! But why not get paid and give money to someone in your family or circle of friends who need it. You see the money versus art argument is really quite foolish because history is littered with brilliant, talented, artists who have suffered unnecessarily and allowed others to make a profit from their gift and talent. Now tell me something... Does that sound right to you? Of course not! The truth is, it is your God given right to be fairly rewarded for what you do. The music and entertainment business is a multi-billion dollar industry. Don't know about you, but I believe that means there is plenty of money to go around. If you're interested in learning more about how to turn your talent into an income and not get trapped in a 9to5, please send an email to [email protected] But first things first... Before you can get paid, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to practice. The thing is, practice by itself is not enough. I've worked with individuals and groups who `practice' constantly but never seem to improve. How can that be? The answer is simple. They don't practice correctly...This manual will help you do things the right way.

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Why I Wrote This Manual

After working with thousands of singers, vocalists, musicians and other kinds of artists, it has become increasingly evident the majority are lacking in musical knowledge. Specifically, if you're involved in and love the music genres of R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Funk and other modern styles, you must have specialized knowledge. Far too often those who have a gift or natural ability do not realize it's up to them to nurture the raw talent they have in order to attain an industry standard. To be brutally honest the majority of artists are simple deceiving themselves by thinking they are better than they actually are...

Critical Information

The majority of artists are not at industry standard although they think they are. They will never make it unless they change the way they think. I urge you not to make the same mistake!

This manual, along with the associated audio, does not only provide a cool, fun, satisfying workout but also gives you a great introduction or refresher of certain basic rudiments and theory of music in a clear, easy to understand way. This is especially true if you want to know a quick way to acquire the knowledge you need to achieve and maintain an industry standard and the sound you want! You'll also discover the traditional information most of us get when studying music is not complete, which is perhaps the reason why there is a major difference between how you sound and the artists you admire. If you love the singing style and music of: Soul, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, HipHop and other contemporary genres of the 21st Century... This is for you! You will improve your singing and vocals... FAST! You will train your musical ear, learn what you really must know to sound the way you really want to sound! Serious Artists Look Here! This is your invitation to visit a brand new site dedicated to provide you as a performing and creative artist the tools, strategies and techniques to do whatever it is you REALLY want do, which is... Develop, Perform, Create, Be Satisfied And GET PAID!!! For more information www.ArtistSuccessCoaching.com

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Musical Principles ­ Major Scale

To fully understand the Blues form and sound, we must have a reference and for simplicity we will use the major scale. The Blues form consists of using three scales... Major, Blues and Major Pentatonic interchangeably. In the western world, especially within classical music the major scale is used as a foundation. It's probable you have heard this scale in the past. It's the most common scale given in early music and singing lessons. If you're not familiar with the sound of the major scale, please listen to the audio which accompanies this manual. You can also play it on a piano or keyboard. (See below)

As you can see from the diagram above there are 8 notes in a major scale with letter names from the first 7 letters of the alphabet.

C D E F G A B C=1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

As a vocalist you MUST learn this scale both upwards and downwards.

NOTE: The C major scale is the easiest scale to play on the piano or keyboard, however it's important you realize every note has its own scale.

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Audio Overview

There are two audio sections: Audio 1 - Soulful Singing Vocal Exercises with 8 exclusive tracks. Audio 2 - Bonus Audio ­ Breakdown of the 5 most important scales you need to know.

FACT Every other industry requires you to go through a certain level of specific training before you can qualify and become a professional... It's no different with singing!

As audio exercises go, what you have here is something quite fresh. If you love the singing style and music of: Soul, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, HipHop and other contemporary genres of the 21st Century, you'll love this. Each exercise is a downloadable mp3 track and uses musical notes and chords based on the styles of music you love to listen to. You will also understand the correct musical scales you must understand and use to create a soulful vocal sound. Many people understand vocal training is important but feel it's a total waste of time going to regular singing lessons, because it's so B-O-R-I-N-G!!! What you will find is one of the main reason why you and many other people find traditional singing lessons and vocal training sessions boring and ineffective is simply because the notes of the melodies you are given to sing simply do not touch your musical taste buds. These exercises will produce great results, but in addition you'll enjoy the process of training and improving yourself. Get ready for a brand new simplified approach.

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Bonus Reports

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How To Identify Your Comfortable Singing Range

There is something that most singers are guilty of at some point or another, and that is trying to sing out of their range. Don't really know why this is, but in all my years as a consultant and coach I can perhaps count on one hand the amount of singers wanting to sing in the low area of their register. Yep, there's something about singing high that most singers want to accomplish. Now obviously there is nothing wrong in trying to extend your range, but when you begin to almost burst a blood vessel in the process, some serious words have to be said. Now my next statement may be something you will not want to hear, but you must know what you're dealing with. Your voice and your vocal make up is fully developed by the time you reach your late teens... Oh dear, I hope you're still with me. I'm sorry to disappoint you if you had dreams of singing like Stevie Wonder. If you sound like Barry White, there's not a lot I can really do to help. There are a few people who go on to change their voice after this age, but it's very rare.

Warning: Accept your range! If you continue to try and alter nature, you may be doing yourself more harm than good.

However there is something you can do. Your natural range should be about two octaves or a little less. That would be about 14 consecutive white notes on a piano. These notes may not be comfortable at the moment, but with exercise and by working on technique, you can increase your range slightly. Two octaves is normally all you'll ever need to sing most songs anyway. When someone has difficulties with range, it's not unusual to find the song is not in the right key for the voice in question. That's one of the most common errors when choosing a song. Serious Artists Look Here! This is your invitation to visit a brand new site dedicated to provide you as a performing and creative artist the tools, strategies and techniques to do whatever it is you REALLY want do, which is... Develop, Perform, Create, Be Satisfied And GET PAID!!! For more information www.ArtistSuccessCoaching.com Page 30

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How To Identify Your Comfortable Singing Range (cont.)

When you hear a song on CD, you must realize the song has been tailor made for that specific artist. This is why sometimes you find you're able to start the song comfortably but have a battle keeping up with the singer at the end. However it must be said, at times the reason why you are unable to reach those big notes, is normally due to incorrect breathing, overall execution and technique. There is also a major possibility the song is simply not in the right key for you! Regular, specific, focused exercises are necessary in order for you not only to increase and decrease your range, but also to maintain your technique and current level of excellence. As the saying goes, 'what you don't use you lose.' So find your voice, know your range and also find the best key for you to sing in. You simply must aim to develop a sound that is pleasing to the ear. Finally, have fun!!!

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